The show's general manager is determined to see the show go on, so he smatters blackface on his assistant and throws him on stage. (The blackface is necessary because Othello is Moorish, but its use here has been controversial among some reviewers.) When Morelli wakes up, he joins the play too. What ensues is a vortex of slapstick entrances and exits, plot twists, double-entendres, and mistaken identities.
Lend Me a Tenor opens at 8 p.m. Friday at the Broward Stage Door Theatre (8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs). Tickets cost $38. The show runs through November 13. Call 954-344-7765, or visit stagedoortheatre.com.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 14. Continues through Nov. 13, 2011