The Baytown Little Theater announces auditions for the upcoming comedy by playwright Ken Ludwig, Moon Over Buffalo, September 30 and October 1 at 7:00 PM at the theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd.
Moon Over Buffalo is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theater troupe performing at the Erlander Theatre in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. The diva lead actress, Charlotte Hay, is barely tolerant of her philandering semi-alcoholic husband, George, and mishaps and confusions arise for the company when presented the opportunity of famed film director Frank Capra attending a performance to consider the two for a starring roles in his next movie. Their temperamental daughter Rosalind splits time between fiancé Howard and ex-fiancé Paul, who works as the company’s stage manager. Charlotte’s nearly-deaf mother, Ethel, and Richard, a would-be suitor for Charlotte, make their contributions to the mayhem as Eileen, a young actress in the company, reveals her pregnancy to all. The hopeful actors sprint through the tangle of confusion to produce a woefully misbegotten mixture of two different plays in their hoped-for presentation piece, and in the play’s climactic scene, manage to set everything right by still more series of coincidences and mishaps. Overall, Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced and energetic night of entertainment.
Roles to be cast include George and Charlotte Hay, mother Ethel, daughter Rosalind, fiancé Howard, ex-fiancé Paul, actress Eileen, and Charlotte’s suitor, Richard. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 281.424.7617.