Moon Over Buffalo

Moon Over Buffalo Auditions

Written by Ken Ludwig//Directed by Ben Cummins

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Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo will be held on Monday, January 23rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Covey Center for the Arts, located at 425 W Center St. in Provo.

Callbacks will be Thursday, January 26th from 6:30 PM-9:30 PM by invitation.

Performances will be April 13-May 6, 2023 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays).

Please come with a brief comedic monologue, 1 minute or less. Casting needs: three females, and four males. The role of Ethel has been cast.

Rehearsals will be scheduled 2-3 evenings a week based on actor availability and role. All roles are paid.

THE STORY 
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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

George Hay – (Male, 50s) A traveling actor. He tends towards the dramatic. Strong physical comedy required, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.

Charlotte Hay – (Female, 50s) George’s wife and actress in his company. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Rosalind “Roz” Hay – (Female, 20-30 years old)  The Hay’s daughter, who left the stage to lead a “normal” life. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Eileen – (Female, early 20s) An actress in George’s company who was George’s “one-night stand.”

Howard – (Male, late 20s-early 30s) – A TV weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé. Strong physical comedy required.

Paul – (Male, late 20s-early 30s) Stage Manager for George’s company and Rosalind’s ex-fiance. Strong physical comedy required.

Richard – (Male, 50s) A Love-sick lawyer who is courting Charlotte.

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