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Casting call for hilarious 'Moon Over Buffalo'

The Hill Country Community Theatre is auditioning cast members for its production of 'Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo.'

The Hill Country Community Theatre is casting the third show of its 2019-20 season, “Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo.” Auditions for the comedy are 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, December 9-10, at the theater, 4003 FM 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition for cold readings. The show will be directed by Laura Gisi.

The hilarious "Moon Over Buffalo," written by Ludwig, centers on Charlotte and George Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing "Private Lives" and "Cyrano De Bergerac" in Buffalo 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 just might 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.

AVAILABLE ROLES ARE:

  • George Hay – lead: Male, 40s to 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 to 50s; an actress, a still vivid former Broadway star; wife of George; cares about her husband and family.
  • Ethel — supporting: Female, 60s to 80s; an actress; a dignified former star who tours with her daughter Charlotte and son-in-law George; almost completely deaf.
  • Rosalind "Roz" – supporting: Female, 20s to 30s; 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, 20s to 30s; 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, 20s; a young actress and ingénue in the touring company of George and Charlotte.
  • Paul – supporting: Male, 20s to 40s
  • Richard – Supporting: male, 40s to 60s

The production runs February 13-March 1 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, contact the theater at 830-693-2474 or director@thehcct.org.

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