The Tennessee Valley Art Association will hold open auditions for the award-winning Broadway comedy, Moon Over Buffalo on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre on 3rd Street in Sheffield, AL. Michael Green is directing this farce by Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor.
Roles are available for 2 men and 1 woman (age 50s), 1 woman (70s), 2 men and 2 women (20s-30s). Ages are those of the characters and not necessarily those of the actors. Production dates are September 9-12, 17, and 18 at the Ritz Theatre. Rehearsals will begin July 25. For copies of audition material, a cast description or more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1953, George and Charlotte Hay have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, goes on a grief-stricken drinking binge, and to complicate matters, Frank Capra is headed to town to scout the couple for his next big movie. As a result, the Hay family–including mother in law Ethel, practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, must work overtime to get sloppy-drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose–or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With pratfalls, slamming doors, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, screwball comedy in the old tradition, a valentine to the stage and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.
“Wildly funny!” – ABC News
“…packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory.” – USA Today
“…roles that any actor…would give his soul to play.” – Boston Herald
“The funniest show in New York. This has to be one of the most hysterical things ever put on stage.” – New York Post
“…is by far Broadway’s funniest, most enjoyable lighthearted play!” –Entertainment Weekly