MOON OVER BUFFALO
THE COMEDY BY KEN LUDWIG
Show runs: February 13th - March 1st 2020 (actors must be available for all performance dates)
Audition dates: To be announced
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, they might just have one last shot at stardom. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Mistaken identities, outrageous plot twists, slapstick comedy, and a slew of self-obsessed performers desperately try to keep things from falling apart.
Cast of 8 actors (4M, 4F) to play the following roles. All ages are playing ages. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.
George Hay: Male, Late 40s – mid 50s.
A pompous, megalomaniac, drunken actor, who does not want to admit he is getting old. (Strong physical comedy)
Charlotte Hay: Female, Late 40s – mid 50s.
Very attractive leading lady. A larger than life drama queen. (Scenes with upper-class British accent, physical comedy)
Ethel: Female, mid 60s – mid 70s
Must be old enough to be believable as Charlotte’s mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, with a huge stage presence and strong comedic skills. Hard of hearing.
Rosalind (Roz) Hay: Female, mid 20s – early 30s.
Sweet, attractive, thinks she knows what she wants but is torn. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Howard: Male, late 20s – early 30s.
Must be able to do strong physical comedy. A wimp, a little annoying, nervous and very excitable. (Strong physical comedy)
Eileen: Female, early to mid 20s.
Bombshell babe. Play naive, yet can be manipulative. She has the looks to get what she wants.
Paul: Male, mid to late 30s.
Must be able to do strong physical comedy. Leading man type with a quiet, subtle sense of humor. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Richard: Male, 50s.
Very well dressed, polished. Stiff, arrogant uppity, yet confident lawyer type.
Unless otherwise stated, auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and no appointment is necessary
Auditions will be held at Hill Country Community Theatre in Cottonwood Shores, Texas
Please email Executive Director, Mike Rademaekers, at email@example.com or call 830.693.2474 for further information.
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