Both Oscar Cheda and Gia Bradley-Cheda, as the tenor and his wife, are charming -- if not particularly memorable. As the bellhop who is ready to hop into bed with the tenor, Jeffery Taylor is charming too. The performer with the most box office appeal in this production is Nell Gwynn, who resembles an Amazonian version of Jean Harlow and is nearly as funny. M.J. Friel is appealing, but he's overshadowed by Finnerty Steeves's Maggie, who accomplishes the seemingly odd task of being assertive and virginal at the same time. Lend this cast a round of applause.
Lend Me a Tenor.
Written by Ken Ludwig; directed by Hugh Murphy; with Barbara Bradshaw, Oscar Cheda, Gia Bradley-Cheda, M.J. Friel, Nell Gwynn, Finnerty Steeves, Jeffery Taylor, John Carson Wall. Through October 11. Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs; 954-344-7765.