SYNOPSIS: 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, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Saunders: Male, late 50s, any ethnicity – High-strung American producer. He’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.
Max: Male, 30s, any ethnicity – Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders. Smart, level-headed and quick with a joke. Should also sing well.
Maria: Female, early 50s, Italian – Stunning wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Big personality, explosive temper. Italian accent.
Tito/Beppo: Male, 50s, Italian – Tito is one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature. Has a bit of a diva complex and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop – joyous and full of life, as down to earth as Tito is regal. Strong tenor.
Mimi: Female, 20s, Italian-American – Bright-eyed star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.
Carlo: Male, 20s, Italian – Dashing, young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career. Speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must be a strong tenor.
Racon: Female, late 40s, Russian – Famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent; must also sing well.