April 5 - 7, 2013

This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. World famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the harried General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the cultural map. Morelli is nowhere to be found; when he finally arrives drunk, it is too late for any rehearsal. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, ‘Il Stupendo’ is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Saunders coaxes Max into Morelli’s costume, intending to fool the audience with this fake ‘Il Stupendo’, blackface and all. Nervous amateur Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli revives and dresses for his second act. With two Otellos now in costume and two women en dishabille, each thinking she is with ‘Il Stupendo’, the farce spins out of control onstage and off.

Directed by Rainee Angles

By Ken Ludwig

The Cast

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    Benjamin Gullett

    Max

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    Hannah Hengler

    Maggie

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    Bob Brown

    Saunders

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    Jeff Horick

    Tito

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    Stormi Bledsoe

    Maria

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    Mark Holmes

    Bellhop

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    Chelsea Heifner

    Diana

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    Leslie Holmes

    Julia

The Staff

Production Team

Director: Rainee Angles
Stage Manager: Sarah Williams
Assistant Stage Manager: Megan Marvin
Production Design: Rainee Angles and Abraham Martin
Costume Design: Laura Martin
Technical Director: Abraham Martin
Sound Design: Benjamin Gullett
Publicity Manager: Benjamin Gullett

The Crew

Set Construction: Brent Angles, Daniel Bragdon, D.J. Griffith, Abraham Martin, Bryce Nartker, Seth Potts
Light Board Operator: Seth Potts
Sound Board Operator: Tina Kessinger
Props / Run Crew: Charlotte Brown, Hannah Kessinger, Shelby Pittl
Wardrobe / Make-Up: Tina Kessinger, Heather Washburn
Charge Artist: Megan Marvin
Paint Crew: Charlotte Brown, Hannah Hengler, Shelby Pittl
Ticket Staff: Veronica Carpenter, Micaela Countryman, Jenna Horick
Photographer: Sarah Jo Beyersdoerfer

Production Photos

Special Thanks

Aaron’s   Angles Mobile Home Service   Jacquob Benkiel   Steve Bikowsky   Dr. Kevin Boys   Kenny Brate   Jim Buck   Paula Campagna   Robin Clonch   Costume Gallery   Keisha Crago   Paul Davis   Jovon Freshwater   Mike & Connie Gullett   Laura Jacky   Alicia Jones   Mike Knauff   Dr. Ryan McCall   Bryan McComas   Patri-Tot Center   J. R. Roush   Casey Selby   SSCC Faculty, Staff & Administration   SSCC Student Government   WSRW