The Stage Door Main Stage season consists of three to four full-length plays or musicals. Our shows are presented at a variety of venues throughout the Fredericksburg community- we truly are your community theatre! All are welcome and encouraged to participate in productions. We are always seeking new talent and technicians to add to our Stage Door family!
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Sheila Clark
February 24-26 and March 3 & 4
Auditions December 4 & 5
Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. It was directed on Broadway by Jerry Zaks, and in London by David Gilmore.