Carmel Community Players is excited to announce auditions for Moon Over Buffalo.
Auditions will take place:
Sunday, October 1st 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Monday, October 2nd 7:00 PM - 9:00PM
Location: CCP Warehouse,
510 3rd Avenue SW, Suite D*, Carmel, IN 46032
*Note: It actually says Ste. "J" on the door. Some people have said the space can be difficult to find. The building is the same one where the Winter Farmer's Market is held on Saturdays, with the large rabbits painted on the side. If you go to the very north end of the building and walk past the dumpsters toward the large loading bay, the door is tucked back into the corner on your left. There should be signs in the parking lot pointing to the door. We apologize if there is any confusion.]
Headshots/resumes welcome. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. If you have a prepared monologue you may present it as time allows, but it is not required.
It’s the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. They intend to run Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: talent scout, Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee!
With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.
Director Elizabeth Ruddell is seeking to cast the following characters:
George Hay - (Male, 40s-50s) a traveling actor, very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, stage combat (fencing), etc.
Charlotte Hay - (Female, 40s-50s) George's wife, helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even those for which she is a bit too old. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Ethel - (Female, 60s-70s) Charlotte's mother. Grumpy, trouble-maker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should have huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
Rosalind “Roz” Hay - (Female, 20-30 years old) 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. Must be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Eileen - (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.
Howard - (late 20s-early 30s) – a weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. Must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Paul - (late 20s-early 30s) 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. Must be able to do strong physical comedy
Richard - (50s) 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
Rehearsals will begin in October, with performances on the following dates:
- Friday, December 8, 2023 - 7:30 pm
- Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 7:30 pm
- Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 2:30 pm
- Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 7:30 pm
- Friday, December 15, 2023 - 7:30 pm
- Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 7:30 pm
- Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 2:30 pm
All performances will be at The Cat in Carmel.