AUDITIONS: At the Old Opera House in Charles Town
Moon Over Buffalo
7:00pm, Thursday, February 20
2:00pm, Sunday, February 23
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor and A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. Now, 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.
Moon Over Buffalo will be directed by Will Heyser and presented at the Old Opera House on May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2020.
Characters and Approximate Ages:
George Hay - (Male 50-60s) lead actor and head of the acting troupe, Charlotte’s husband, having an affair with Eileen
Charlotte Hay - (Female 50-60s) George’s wife, helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads, even those for which she is a bit too old.
Ethel - (Female 70s) Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, troublemaker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay - (Female 20-30s years old) George and Charlotte's daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wants her own career
Eileen - (Female 20-30s years old) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George
Howard - (Male 20-30s years old) Rosalind's fiancé
Paul - (Male 20-30s years old) used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first and foremost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her.
Richard - (Male 50-60s) George and Charlotte's attorney; he is in love with Charlotte
Several of these roles require actors who can handle strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, stage combat (fencing), etc.
You can complete this and bring it with you to the auditions, saving you some time and effort when you arrive. Forms will also be available at the auditions.
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