SEPTEMBER 2019 | Volume 183


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A Comedy of Tenors
by Ken Ludwig
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Oct. 4-19
$28/$25 or 604-266-7191

A Fun, Frenzied Farce with a little Traviata on the side

It’s 1930s Paris, and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep an amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. A Comedy of Tenors is an uproarious comedy filled with slamming doors, unbridled passion, and madcap hilarity on an operatic scale!

Directed by Kayt Roth, Metro Theatre is delighted to present our Season 57 opener A Comedy of Tenors, written by comic genius Ken Ludwig, on stage October 4 – 19.

A Comedy of Tenors is about love in many forms, and how you can fight with someone and still care for them despite their best efforts to drive you crazy.

Tito, who does not like change, is having a mid-life crisis. Max is a singer trying to move beyond his assistant roots, and he and his wife Maggie are having a baby. The famous Russian soprano Tatiana Racón is in Paris on the hunt for her former beau, while Tito and Maria’s daughter, Mimi, are also in town with her own lover, trying to earn a role in a movie. Factor in an up-and-coming star who threatens to unseat everybody else, and everything that possibly can go wrong does.

Director Kayt Roth: “Madcap comedy is something that we don’t see a lot of in the theatre these days. Mistaken identities, fast-paced jokes, impossible deadlines and sultry situations can make a person laugh like no other – A Comedy of Tenors is comedy in its purest form.”

Tickets are $28 Adult or $25 Senior/Student with a special 2 tickets for $40 every Thursday.

Tickets can be reserved by leaving a message at the Box Office 604-266-7191 or purchased online at TICKETS – A Comedy Of Tenors

Content advisory: A Comedy of Tenors contains strong language and sexual references.

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts. This is our 57th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. A COMEDY OF TENORS is our 518th show.


Henry Saunders: Bill McNaughton

Max: Vicente Sandoval

Maria Merelli: Cindy Hirschberg-Schon

Tito Merelli/Beppo: Carlos Vela-Martinez

Mimi Merelli: Katie Chapman

Carlo Nucci: Mostafa Shaker

Tatiana Racón: Tracy Labrosse

Jacqueline, Announcer: Emmanuelle Corne Bertrand


Director: Kayt Roth

Production Manager: Heather Stewart

Stage Manager: Sophie Gardner

Asst Stg Mgr: Lavina Schafer

Set Designer: Kathleen Hilton

Costume Designer: Chrysta Webster

Costume Designer: Chloe Knowles

Lighting Designer: Les Erskine

Sound Designer: Kayt Roth

Properties: Lavina Schafer

Board Operator: Leslie Thompson

General Manager: Les Erskine

Head Carpenter: Robin Richardson

Scenic Painting: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Set Decoration: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Photographer: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Wardrobe Manager: Sean Ullmann

Hair & Make-up: Abbey McLane




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