auditions

WHEN: Wednesday March 4 @6:30pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: East Boston Social Center - 68 Central Sq., East Boston MA 02128

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. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, 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.

 

Directed by Stephanie Cotton-Snell

 

Performance DatesJune 5 @ 7pm & June 6 @ 2pm and 7pm

 

Rehearsal ScheduleMarch 16 - May 27 on Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tech rehearsals: week of June 1 @5:30pm - 8:30pm

All levels of experience are welcomed! Some involved in the Playhouse are brand new to theatre, and others are seasoned professionals, so you will be warmly welcomed, no matter what your level of experience is.

No preparation required. You will be provided with scenes from the play. Please expect to stay for the entire 2 hours as you will be paired to read with several actors. If you cannot commit for the entire time, please let the production team know once you arrive.

Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to read the play before auditions. If you would like to borrow a copy, the director has two extra copies available for short term lending. Please feel free to contact her if you are interested in borrowing a copy at
 cottonsnell@yahoo.com



CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:


George Hay - (Male, 50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor. Must be comfortable performing/learning strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.

Charlotte Hay - (Female, 50s) She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads, even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do/learn a British accent.

Ethel - (Female, 70s) Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should be comfortable with huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.

Rosalind “Roz” Hay - (This role is already been cast) (Female, 20-30 years old) George and Charlotte's 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 - (Female - early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.

Howard - (Male - late 20s-early 30s) a weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do/learn strong physical comedy.

Paul - (Male - late 20s-early 30s) is a member of the acting troupe, who used to be with Rosalind and still loves her and wants her back; but he is an actor first andforemost, so he wouldn't leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do/learn strong physical comedy.

Richard - (Male - 50s) 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.

“Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

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