Set in the 1930s, Lend Me a Tenor is a madcap, screwball comedy that takes place when Tito Merelli, the fiery-tempered and world famous Italian tenor, arrives to play Othello at a Cleveland opera company. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor's jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max's young girlfriend, and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star's attention. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.