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Moon Over Buffalo

Ken Ludwig’s 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 5 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 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.

By: KEN LUDWIG

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, March 22nd, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, March 29th, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 31st, 2019 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Moon Over Buffalo, by Ken Ludwig, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 1/6/19 & 1/7/19 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 3/22/19-3/31/19

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Be prepared to cold read from the script based on the character or characters you are auditioning for. Please bring your resume and headshot if you have one. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on Wednesday, January 9th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown:

George Hay – (Male, 50s) very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor Must
be able to do 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 an upper-class
British accent.

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

Rosalind “Roz” Hay – (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. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Eileen – (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on
George and has been having a fling with him.

Howard – (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 strong physical comedy.

Paul – (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 and
foremost, so he wouldn’t leave the troupe to be with her. Must be able to do
strong physical comedy

Richard – (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.