Moon Over Buffalo Auditions
for the first show of our 2017-2018 season!
MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig Directed by Mark Hamilton
PERFORMANCE DATES: March 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 2017
AUDITION DATES: Saturday, January 7 12 Noon-4:00 pm Monday, January 9 6:00-9:00 pm IF callbacks are needed they will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 2:00-4:00 pm
AUDITION LOCATION: MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theatre 500 SW Longview Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
AUDITION & SHOW INFORMATION
Audition details will consist of cold readings from the script. Audition sides taken directly from the script will be available on the audition day, and you will be given time to read and review them in advance. You are welcome to prepare a monologue, but it is not required.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin in early February 2017 and will include evenings and some Saturdays.
SYNOPSIS: Moon Over Buffalo is the story of a “past their prime” acting couple who are on tour in Buffalo, NY in 1953 with their repertory company consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at Hollywood stardom when they discover director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance.
CAST REQUIREMENTS: George Hay – Very dramatic, slapstick type, over-the-top actor. Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls,= and stage combat.
Charlotte Hay – She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads, a bit past her prime but she tries to keep things up and running. Physical comedian, big personality.
Ethel – Charlotte’s mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay – George and Charlotte’s 20-something daughter, used to be an actress and a member of their acting troupe, but she decided that she wanted a real career, so she left – determined never to act again – or be like her parents.
Eileen – is an aspiring young actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.
Howard – is a TV weatherman and Rosalind’s fiancé. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Paul – young and handsome member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind, 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. Must be able to do strong physical comedy
Richard – He is George and Charlotte’s attorney, but he is in love with Charlotte – always trying to get her to leave George. He is wealthy and used to getting what he wants, and he is both amused and perplexed by the Hay family
QUESTIONS? Contact director Mark Hamilton at Hamkcla@icloud.com or cell/text 816-769-3942