Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

by  Ken Ludwig

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

“Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Ludwig knows no ridiculous limits.” - BroadwayWorld.com
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Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors

by  Ken Ludwig

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. 

Please note: “La Traviata Brindisi-Allegretto (no Vocals)," which is used in Comedy of Tenors, is orginally found in Karaoke Opera, Vol. 9: Puccini & Verdi for Tenor. This song file is made available by Musical Concepts

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Ken Ludwig is a comedic genius [...] A Comedy of Tenors is full of non-stop hilarity." - Princeton Found, Read More

“From conception to execution, everything about A Comedy of Tenors hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.” - The News-Herald, Read More 

“Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Ludwig knows no ridiculous limits.” - BroadwayWorld.com, Read More 

“Playwright Ken Ludwig has hit the jackpot again with his fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors [...]” - Beacon Journal, Read More 

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Videos

  • A Comedy of Tenors Cleveland Playhouse Trailer
  • A Comedy of Tenors preview
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Paris 1936. A suite in the Faubourg Ritz Hotel.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4m, 3f
TATIANA RACON
CARLO
TITO
MARIA
MIMI
MAX
SAUNDERS
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Authors

Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than thirty countries and over twenty languages. He has written twenty-four plays and musicals, with six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His Tony-winning play Lend Me A Tenor, was called " ...

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A Comedy of Tenors premiered in a co-production at the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, OH in September 2015 and the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ in October 2015 under the direction of Stephen Wadsworth.

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