Moon Over Buffalo

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by Ken Ludwig | Samuel French | Comedy

Directed by:

Patrice Whitson

Audition Dates:

Sunday, July 21 and Monday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Performances:

September 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21  | 8:00 PM
September 15, 22  |  2:30 PM  Sunday Matinee

Synopsis:

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, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. 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.

Characters:

Seeking a 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.

Charlotte Hay: Female, Late 40s – mid 50s.
Very attractive leading lady. A larger than life drama queen. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

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.

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.

Details:

LTM’s Audition Form.pdf

Auditions will take place at the theatre. Actors will be asked to perform a cold reading from selections of the play. No monologue is needed.

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