Footlight Theatre presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

PUBLISHED IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE JUNE 10, 2015

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Beginning June 12, the Footlight Theatre will be showing the production of the comedy “Lend Me A Tenor.”

“Lend Me A Tenor” will be running for two weekends. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. There also is a show Thursday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Alice Dickey, director of “Lend Me A Tenor,” is excited to be bringing this comedy to the community.
“It’s a great cast, that’s the best part, she said. “We have a lot of local stage veterans who have experience in local theater, and it shows. It’s really nice.”

“Lend Me A Tenor” is one of the most popular stage plays to view. In 1989, it became a beloved play in the Broadway community and received nine Tony Award nominations, including for best play.

Dickey believes the community of northwest Indiana will enjoy “Lend Me A Tenor.”

“I think the community is going to love it, she said. “it’s a hilarious show. It’s great. I like the show a lot because it is slapstick like Marx brothers and Abbott and Costello. There’s a great scene that reminds me of the joke ‘Who’s On First?’

“It’s a great comedy. There is not a minute of the show that goes by that you won’t be laughing.”

Footlight Theatre has been a staple in the Michigan City community for the past 65 years.

“Some of the people who are with the organization have been here for 30-plus years,” Dickey said. “Our president has been in it for his whole adult life, I think.”

Dickey guarantees that every seat in the Footlight Theatre is a good one.
“It’s a small and intimate venue, so the audience is almost right on the stage. It only seats 80 people, so there’s not a seat where you can’t get an awesome view of the stage,” Dickey said.

Tickets for “Lend Me A Tenor” are available by calling 219-874-4035 or by visiting http://www.footlightplayers.org. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children under 12. A coupon for two tickets for $20 is available on the website.

Casey is a freelance reporter.

‘Lend Me A Tenor’

Where: June 12-14 and 18-21

When: Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City

Tickets: $12 adults, $10 for children under 12

219-874-4035 or http://www.footlightplayers.org

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