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Production: Gretna Theatre 2014 Season (See all 4 roles)

Actors for "Moon Over Buffalo" (Supporting)

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Casting the 2014 Gretna Theatre Season. Season include: "Camelot" (Alan Jay Lerner, book & lyrics; Frederick Loewe, music; Richard Sabellico, dir.-choreo.; Louis F. Goldberg, music...more

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Males & Females, ages 18-64, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Actors for "Moon Over Buffalo": (Supporting)

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Full Character Breakdown

Ken Ludwig’s uproarious comic farce follows in the same madcap tradition of Lend me a Tenor. The play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, has-been actors who are on the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue. Just as they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom with an impending visit from none other than film director Frank Capra, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, resulting in non-stop hilarity. Originally starring Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco on Broadway, this is a bust-a-gut, side-splitting laugh riot!

NOTE: Due to the “plays within the play scenes” in the script, almost all actors double in the “onstage” roles in scenes from Cyrano and/or Private Lives.

Will cast ONLY THREE of the following four roles under AEA contracts, the balance of the cast will be non-union: George, Charlotte, Richard, Ethel.

George Hay
50s. A traveling actor and head of his own acting troupe. Not quite a “has-been” but more of a “never-was”. Although he has played some excellent roles he has always been just shy of that “big break” and is still dreaming of being the “big star” he thinks he should be. A bit of a ham with a large ego who can be overbearing but endearing. Excellent comic actor with great stage presence and physical agility. Fencing or stage combat skills are a plus. Starring role. Could be played by a “name”.

Richard Maynard
50s. A lawyer and friend to Charlotte and advisor to George. Good-looking and lovable with a keen wit and air of urbane sophistication. Successful and charismatic, he is attracted to Charlotte and would like to “take her away” from her life on the road. Excellent character actor with great coming timing capable of delivering “bon mots”. Featured role.

Charlotte Hay
50s. Wife and acting partner of George. Not a “has-been” but more of an “almost-was”. Still hankering for a major film career and tired of playing “the road” to survive. She has played all the standard leading lady roles and is probably a better actor than George. Excellent comic actress with great stage presence and ability to do physical comedy as well. Starring role. Could be played by a “name”.

Ethel
Early 70s. Charlotte’s nearly-deaf mother. Once an actress, she now helps out backstage with wardrobe and other odds and ends. She is never aware of very much unless it’s in front of her and in a shouting tone. She is constantly mistaken in what she “hears”. Excellent comic character actress capable of delivering an occasional “put down”. Prefer to cast someone short of stature and impish. Featured role.