Auditions

Auditions Moon Over Buffalo

Moon Over Buffalo is another exceptional farce by the talented playwright Ken Ludwig who brought us Lend Me a Tenor! 

This hilarious backstage farce follows the antics of the Charlotte and George Hay, two seasoned performers currently doing repertoire in Buffalo, New York in 1953. Charlotte and George have just found out they’ve been given a shot at starring roles in an upcoming Frank Capra film. But will George be sober enough to perform? Will Charlotte appear or run off with her agent? Will Capra see Cyrano de Bergerac, Private Lives, or maybe a mix of the two? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, in this valentine to the theater hams everywhere.

Auditions:

Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 PM and Monday, June 12, 7:00 PM the QP Playhouse.

Callbacks will are on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM. 

Readings will be from the script. Please email director Paul Murphy with any questions you may have at paulwmurphy@gmail.com

Production Dates: September 29, 30 & October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 2017

Rehearsals will begin August 6, 2017. The rehearsal schedule will be Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Character Descriptions:

George Hay – 50s A larger than life actor who never stops performing. Commanding and at times vulnerable, he loves his wife Charlotte, but does have a wandering eye and a bad habit of drinking when he’s under pressure.

Charlotte Hay – 50s An eccentric actress still looking for her big break, especially on the silver screen. She’s tangles with George with ease and relish, providing as much drama off stage as she does on stage.

Ethel – 70s Charlotte’s comic mother, who has also lived a life in the theater and is now the company’s costumer. Hard of hearing, she enjoys ribbing George and delivering zingers.

Rosalind – 20s-30s A bright, attractive daughter of Charlotte and George. She is determined to have a “normal life” far away from the theater world her parents have pursued. She arrives in Buffalo to introduce her fiancé.

Howard – 30s The good-natured, eager to please fiancé of Rosalind, who has a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. A weatherman by day, he is secretly enamored by the theater.

Eileen – 30s A sensitive, attractive actress who had an affair with George. She prone to crying and theatrics, and is ripping mad at George.

Paul – 20s- 30s A likeable and capable company manager, who tries to keep his unruly cast in check. He loves the theater and can’t quite get over his feelings for Rosalind.

Richard, –40s-60s A lovable, stable lawyer for George and Charlotte. He dreams of running away with Charlotte and saving her from the chaos of George.

  

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