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MOON OVER BUFFALO
BY KEN LUDWIG
DIRECTED BY AJ FUEX

Audition Date: March 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals to begin April 8th, Monday-Thursday, 7:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m.

Performance Dates and time:
Friday, June 7, 2024 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2024 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2024 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 13, 2024 7:30 PM
Friday, June 14, 2024 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2024 7:30 PM

Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) if you have one. If you don’t have this file you can still submit the form.

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Synopsis:
The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo
centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. 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.

The role age is not necessarily the actor’s age. Actors will do cold readings from sides provided for their particular role requested.

ROLES:
George Hay
Lead Male
40s – 50s; an actor, something of a ham, but a compelling talent; former Broadway and film star. Jealous of those who are more successful than him.

Charlotte Hay
Lead. Female.
40s-50’s; Charlotte Hay is an actress, a still vivid former Broadway star; Broadway Diva no longer on Broadway and wife of George; cares about her husband and family.

Ethel
Supporting Female
60s – 80’s; an actress, a dignified former star who tours with her daughter Charlotte and Son in Law, George; almost completely deaf.

Rosalind (Roz)
Supporting Female
20-40
The Daughter of George and Charlotte, an actress in their company not wanting to continue the family business and looking to have a “normal” life.

Howard
Supporting Male
20’s – 30’s
Howard works in TV as a weather reporter, He is handsome, good natured and a bit awkward; Roz’s connection to a normal life.

Eileen
Supporting Female
20-39’s
Eileen is a young actress, and ingénue in the touring company of George and Charlotte.

Paul
Supporting Male
20-40

Richard
Supporting Male
40-60

AUDITIONS: Febuary 17, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Bastrop Opera House 711 Spring Street, Bastrop

Please fill out and submit our online audition form

Audition form: Click Here

Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a résumé if you have one. If you don’t have either of these items, you can still submit the form. 

 

Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your vocal quality and range. (About a minute) Make sure to bring your own music track to sing along to. A bluetooth speaker will be provided for you to connect to. There will be no live accompanist to play for you. No a cappella please. The Music Director will be present to check your vocal range.

 

Sides from the show will be provided for cold reads.

 

Dance call audition is the following day, 2/18 from 1pm to 4pm and is required to attend. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and suitable shoes. If you can tap and have tap shoes, bring ’em! 

 

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Golden Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Roles:
Man in Chair
Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl. This is a non-singing role. Age: 30 to 60
 
Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Age: 40 to 60
 
Underling
Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor. Age: 30 to 50
 
Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman. Age: 25 to 35
 
George
Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart. Age: 25 to 35
 
Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler. Age: 30 to 50
 
Kitty
Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler. Age: 20 to 30
 
Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers. (Gangsters can be Male or Female.) Age: 25 to 45
 
Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli. Age: 35 to 45
 
Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts. Age: 25 to 35
 
The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell. Age: 35 to 50
 
Trix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. Age: 25 to 45
 
Ensemble
Staff; Reporters Age: 20