Moon Over Buffalo
by Hill Country Community Theatre (HCCT)
Dec. 09 - Dec. 10 (2019)
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 Hill Country Community Theatre is casting the third show of their 2019-20 season, the comedy “Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo” written by Ken Ludwig. Auditions are Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at the theatre, 4003 W FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition for cold readings. The show will be directed by Laura Gisi.
The roles are:
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-50s; 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 Female – 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’s - 30’s; 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's; a young actress, and ingénue in the touring company of George and Charlotte.
Paul – Supporting: Male, 20’s to 40’s
Richard – Supporting: Male, 40’s to 60’s
Production dates are for three weeks, February 13 – March 1, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:15 PM. For more information, please call the theatre at (830) 693-2474 or send an email to director@theHCCT.org.