Auditions for Greater Lewisville Community Theatre’s production of
MOON OVER BUFFALO
by Ken Ludwig
Saturday, July 22 from 2 - 5 pm
AND Monday, July 24 from 7 - 9 pm
Call backs will be Tuesday, July 25, 7 - 9 pm
Director: Cade A. Butler
Stage Manager: Jordan Cantrell
In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on Goerge 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 ingenue, 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 fiance 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.
July 26-September 7
7:00 - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday. Some optional Saturdays as well. (Directors will distribute a detailed rehearsal schedule for all actors.)
TECH WEEK/DRESS REHEARSALS:
Saturday, September 2 - Dry Tech Run
Sunday, September 3 - Cue-to-cue and Run-Through (Required attendance)
Monday, September 4 - TBD - Labor Day (Possible Required Attendance)
Tuesday, September 5 - Rehearsal (Required Attendance)
Wednesday, August 6 - Rehearsal/Photo Call (Required Attendance)
Thursday, September 7 - Board Preview Night/Final Dress (Required Attendance)
September 8-24, Friday and Saturday shows at 8:00pm, Sunday shows at 3:00pm
NOTE: Actors/crew must be able to commit to all performance dates & tech/dress rehearsals.
GEORGE HAY: 50’s, a traveling actor
CHARLOTTE HAY: 50’s, George’s wife, an actress in his company
ETHEL: 70-80’s, Charlotte’s nearly deaf mother
ROSALIND (“ROZ”): 20-30’s, George and Charlotte’s daughter, who left the stage to lead a “normal” life
HOWARD: Late 20-30’s, a TV weatherman, Charlotte’s fiance
EILEEN: 20’s, an actress in George’s company, George’s “one night stand”
PAUL: 20-30’s, stage manager for George’s company, Rosalind’s ex-fiance
RICHARD: 50’s, a love-sick lawyer who is courting Charlotte
Those auditioning for the show should complete the following:
Sign up for an audition time slot HERE
Fill out the Audition Information Form prior to your audition (Headshots and Resumes may be uploaded here)
Prepare a 1-2 Minute Contemporary Comedic Monologue
Actors will be contacted via email regarding callbacks. Callback materials/sides will be made available for actors asked to attend callbacks.
Those who would like to serve in one of the following roles on the CREW should email Cade Butler at email@example.com prior to 7pm on 7.25.23:
Light Operator (Paid Position)
Sound Operator (Paid Position)
Ages are how the character will be perceived and not necessarily the age of the actor. All characters are open to actors of any ethnicity.
CHARACTER ACTION DISCLOSURES:
- Multiple characters engage in profanity and sexual innuendo
- Multiple characters engage in on-stage intimacy:
- George and Charlotte engage in onstage, closed mouth kissing
- Richard and Charlotte engage in onstage, closed mouth kissing
- Rosalind and Howard engage in onstage, closed mouth kissing
- Rosalind and Paul engage in onstage, closed mouth kissing
- George and Charlotte engage in onstage swordplay
Auditions will be Open Call at GLCT, 160 W. Main Street in Old Town Lewisville.
PLEASE NOTE: The entrance is off Elm St, in the rear of the building. (See MAP)
Audition questions may be directed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.