Auditions for “Moon Over Buffalo”

Auditions for “Moon Over Buffalo”

Ramona Hillside Players in Hemet, CA will hold open auditions for “Moon Over Buffalo”.
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Sarah Gibbon

Auditions April 1st & 2nd, 2024
All auditions begin at 7:00 PM

Performance dates are May 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, June 1st, & 2nd, 2024 @ RHP in Hemet

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come prepared with a resume, headshot, pen/pencil, and a list of conflicts.

George and Charlotte Hay are fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in Buffalo, NY with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his next movie. Everything that could go wrong does go wrong in this valentine to the stage and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.


*** All roles open. Seeking diverse actors of all ages. All are welcome. ***

George Hay: (Late 40’s-50’s) is very dramatic, a slapstick type, overthe-top actor. As leader of his own acting troupe, George has always had aspirations to be famous. He’s a bit of a ladies man but really is devoted to his wife, Charlotte. The actor must be able to do strong physical comedy, which could include pratfalls, running, stage slaps, stage combat, etc.

Charlotte Hay: (Late 40’s-50’s) is very much a drama queen. She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even the ones she’s a bit old for. She is a consummate actress who still has dreams of being a star–at all costs! She loves George but is getting tired of his philandering. She has to be able to do an upper-class British accent. Some physical comedy required.

Ethel: (late 60’s) is Charlotte’s mother–close to her daughter, but not happy with her daughter’s choice of a husband. She is also an actress–very witty, and doesn’t take any crap from anyone! She is very hard of hearing, which leads to comic misunderstandings.

Rosalind Hay: (mid-to-late 20’s) 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! Rosalind is, in fact, always repressing her dramatic side, but it’s a losing battle by the end. She has a new fiancé, Howard, but she used to be in love with an actor in her parent’s troupe, Paul. The actress has to also be able to do an upper-class British accent.

Howard: (late 20’s-early 30’s) is Rosalind’s fiancé–a weatherman–so he considers himself to be in the “acting” business. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. The actor must be able to do strong physical comedy.

Eileen: (early 20’s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him. Eileen wants to be a leading actress with the company, and she comes across very flighty and naïve, but ultimately will do anything to get what she wants. She can be played as a bit manipulative.

Paul: (late 20’s-early 30’s) 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. Paul has a quiet, subtle sense of humor and often holds the company together. The actor must be able to do an upper-class British accent and must be able to do strong physical comedy.

Richard: (50’s) 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.

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Hemet, CA 92544

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