Announcing auditions for our spring comedy! Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3:00-5:00 pm and Mon., Dec. 4 at 7:00-9:00 pm. Email the director, Chris Merritt for an audition time, email@example.com. Be prepared to read cold from the script. SHOW DATES ARE MARCH 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on MARCH 17 at 1:00 pm
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.
George Hay – (Male, 40-50’s) An actor who dreams & schemes about fortune & fame, a bit of a ladies man. Very dramatic, slapstick type, over-the-top actor must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Charlotte Hay – (Female, 40-50’s) George's long-suffering wife and the true talent of the troupe who almost made it in Hollywood despite George's antics.
Ethel – (Female, 60-70’s) Charlotte’s mother. Lively, a bit of a trouble-maker, and hard of hearing which tends to lead into comic misunderstandings. Huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay – (Female 20-30’s) George and Charlotte’s daughter, use to be an actress and a member of their troupe, but decided for a real career.
Eileen – (Female 20’s) An aspiring actress, eager to please. Has a crush on George and tends to flirt with him.
Howard – (Male 20-30’s) A weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé. Comes across wimpy, annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Strong physical comedy.
Paul – (Male 20-30’s) A member of the acting troupe, and Rosalind’s former beau. He still loves her and wants to be with her, but he is an actor first and foremost. Strong physical comedy.
Richard – (Male 40-50’s) George and Charlotte’s attorney. In love with Charlotte- tries to convince her to leave George. Wealthy and used to getting what he wants.