Placer Community Theater’s Lend Me a Tenor is
a fun show, and for me, it was full of laughs from beginning to
end. The script for this farce has a lot of built-in humor, but
what makes it work is some excellent comic acting. Much of that
comes from PCT regulars, but there is also some new talent in this
production – new to PCT, but players with significant experience
elsewhere. Topping that list would be director Chris Harada, who
really made a mark in his debut with this company.
The show pulls all the comic levers: mistaken
identity, double-entendre, physical comedy – and strong portrayal of
some of the main characters. Also impressive about this show is the
set, which seemed more elaborate than those of past PCT productions
and that seemed to fit the action perfectly. This show has “good
time” written all over it. Lose your worries, get some laughs, and
take it in before it closes.