Rockville Little Theatre

Auditions

Moon over Buffalo

By Ken Ludwig

Directed by Seth Ghitelman

Monday, June 6 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 9 @ 7:00 PM

Auditions are by appointment. Please select a slot on SignUp Genius for the night that is most convenient for you.

Auditions will consist of a two minute comic monologue. There will be monologues available if you don't have one prepared.

Auditions will be held at the
Glenview Mansion Cottage
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.

All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).

Audition form available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

Don't forget to select an audition slot on SignUp Genius.

For more information about auditions, contact the production team at mob@rlt-online.org .

Please note, due to ongoing safety concerns, all participants in an RLT production must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Exceptions may be given for medical or religious concerns. However, non-vaccinated volunteers may only participate in select ways. For more information, please contact info@rlt-online.org.


Performance Dates

September 2022: 23, 24, 25*, 30
October 1, 2*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm


Production Staff

Director

Seth Ghitelman

Producer

David Gross

Producer

Dean Fiala

Stage Manager

Anne Cary

Set Designer

Maggie Modig

Master Carpenter

Steve Leshin

Sound Designer

Jeff Miller

Set Dressing

Malca Giblin

Properties

Malca Giblin

Cast of Characters

George - (55-65) Patriarch of the family and the theater troupe. A Classical actor who never got his break in the movies. Loving father and husband in his own mind. - Role will involve stage combat

Charlotte - (45-55) Matriarch of the family and the theater troupe. Starred in B movies and never got her big break in the movies. Great comic role originally played by Carol Burnett. - Role will involve stage combat

Ethel - (65-75) Almost deaf mother of Charlotte and thorn in the side of George. She is more grounded than she looks.

Rosalind - (25-35) Daughter of George and Charlotte. She left the theater troupe to try and have a 'regular' life, but is unwittingly at first pulled back into theater and her relationship with Paul. She is the fiancee of Howard as the show begins. - Role will involve intimacy

Howard - (25-35) Fiancé of Rosalind. Weatherman at local TV station who is mistaken for Frank Capra. Naive about theater, but anxious to impress his prospective new in-laws. - Role will involve stage combat

Eileen - (25-30) The young ingénue who is pregnant by George. Distressed by her situation, but wants to do the right thing.

Paul - (25-35) Actor and Company manager. He keeps the troupe running. Still in love with Rosalind. - Role will involve intimacy and stage combat

Richard - (40-50) Lawyer for the Hays and lover of Charlotte. Wants to give Charlotte the kind of life he thinks she deserves outside of theater.

Synopsis

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingéue, they receive word that they might just 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.

Maryland State Arts Council

Supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org) and the Nora Roberts Foundation (norarobertsfoundation.org)

Nora Roberts Foundation
RLT logo and show logos since the 2017-18 season courtesy of
Stacy Kleber Design