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Auditions

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Ken Ludwig's
Moon Over Buffalo

 

Directed by Courtney Woolard

Runs: Jan 5 - 21
Rehearsals: begin Nov 2017

 

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Audition Times

  • Sat, Nov 4, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Sun, Nov 5, 2:00-4:00 pm

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

Seeking 4 women and 4 men for the following roles:

  • George Hay (50s) - a has been actor who is chasing his glory days. Strong comic actor, capable of strong physical comedy
  • Charlotte Hay (50s) - his wife, less faded, extremely quick wit and comic timing
  • Ethel (70s +) - a former actress, Charlotte's mother, a bit hard of hearing these days
  • Rosalind Hay (20s to 30s), George and Charlotte's daughter who has found better things to do than pursue the theatre. Was once involved with Paul
  • Eileen (20s to 30s) - an aspiring young actress who has made a mistake or two along the way
  • Howard (late 20s to 30s) - A TV weatherman. Engaged to Roz and a bit of a wimp
  • Paul Singer (late 20s to 30s) - A decently talented actor who helps run the touring company. Was once involved with Roz.
  • Richard Maynard (50s) - Lawyer to the Hays and would love to elope with Charlotte if she'd give him the chance.

Audition Requirements

  • A current headshot and resume are helpful but not required.
  • A monologue is not required. We will primarily do cold readings from the script.
  • Bring a detailed list of conflicts for November - January.

Synopsis

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious 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 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.

"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!"
USA Today

"Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that's something to be cherished."
The New York Times

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