OCP to hold auditions for next production

Published 4:41 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ORANGE — The Orange Community Players new season is just right around the corner, and auditions are being held now for its next production.

The Orange Community Players will begin its 2015-2016 season with the presentation of “Lend Me a Tenor” starting Aug. 13. OCP is holding auditions at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 11, at The Playhouse, which is located at 708 W. Division in downtown Orange.
People auditioning for roles in the production will read from the script. Casting will be for an ensemble, non-traditional, multi-cultural cast and include four male roles and four female roles.
According to Broadway.com, “Lend Me a Tenor” is a classic farce that wins big laughs from mistaken identity, mixed signals and misunderstandings. World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers.
The mayhem ensues as everyone believes Tito is dead. The excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention.