Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
Written by: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Cleo House, Jr.
A very funny, funny play. One of the best of the season. You really need to see this play. Good actors, director, just good fun.
Fabulous job, cast and crew! Such a great show!
Amazing performances! I would totally see it again.
My face hurts from laughing so much!
We saw the show on Mother's Day and it was terrific!
Absolutely a GREAT show
Fast paced, never a dull moment! This is one talented cast!
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it—in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.
Directed by: Cheryl D. Loudd
Having sat on a capital murder trial, 12 Angry Men did a great job portraying the environment of that jury room.
Great performance in the coolest theater around! We will see it again!
The performance was wonderful! Not just because our baby was in it. The acting from all of the men was superb. I highly recommend this to everyone!
Set in Harlem in 1905, Intimate Apparel shares the story of Esther, an African-American seamstress who lives in a boarding house. She sews fine lingerie for clients from the elite of the Upper East Side to the prostitutes of the Tenderloin district. Esther has spent years working and saving her earnings to become a self-made woman, yet she is single and, at 35 years of age, feels that she may never marry...until a letter arrives from a secret admirer. Suddenly she makes the acquaintance of a lonely Barbadian laborer who is part of a legion of men building the Panama Canal. Their love letters continue and affections build. Soon a marriage proposal is made and accepted. As she offers her hand in marriage to a man she hardly knows, she finds herself caught in a bittersweet infatuation with a betrothed Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant. Her gentle courage carries her through times of disappointment and loss as she remains true to herself to the end.
Intimate Apparel is the recipient of the American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play.
Members of the cast include: Terri White- Esther, Jonathan Gonzalez – Mr. Marks, Artrell Sam – George, Monica Russo –Mrs. Van Buren, Kimberly Roberts - Mayme and Loretta Petty – Mrs. Dickson.
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by: Denise O'Neal
January 30 - February 15, 2015
Parental Guidance Strongly Suggested. Show Contains Adult Themes.
Here are Milo's adventures in the Land of Wisdom where he's forced to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses. When he must return home, Milo's sorry to leave his friends-- but enriched by his experience, he realizes his attitude towards learning will never be the same.
Written by Norton Juster, Susan Nanus Based on the book by Norton Juster
Directed by:Curtis Barber
"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by: Jonathan Gonzalez
This is a feel-good show, perfect for the holidays! The children are a delight.The Santa is fantastic, especially taking into consideration this is his very first production. I love that the set is painted to represent a snow globe, with most of the action taking place within it's confines. Another excellent job done by the outstanding folks at The Pearl!
This is a great show that is entertaining for all ages! Great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Wonderful show. great actors. true to movie. loved it. want to see it again
This production has a lot of heart to it and if you're in need of some Christmas spirit, head over to the Pearl Theater and see this holiday gem.