Show Dates: December 2nd-4th & 7th-10th
Playwright Alfred Uhry brilliantly mined his Atlanta Jewish upbringing for his Pulitzer- and Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy", and he digs into it again for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo", resulting in the same successful mix of thought-provoking drama and laughter, with a touch of romance. Now coming to CenterStage North Theatre, the Tony-winning play takes you back to December 1939, as Atlanta hosts the "Gone With the Wind" premiere and Hitler invades Poland. But the biggest concern of the Freitag family is Ballyhoo, a lavish ball for the southern Jewish elite. When Uncle Adolph brings Joe — his new, very eligible assistant — home for dinner, sparks fly between his niece and the Brooklyn native, whose presence lights a fuse on a family dispute over long-held beliefs and prejudices.
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Audition Dates: Monday Nov 28th & Tuesday Nov 29th @ 7:00pm
Show Dates: December 10th-12th & 15th-18th
Centerstage North will hold open auditions for our winter production of Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig on Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00pm. Callbacks will be Wednesday, November 30th, if necessary. Auditions will be held at The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta GA. Please bring a headshot and resume, if you have them.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Roles listed below are open. CSN supports and encourages diversity in all casting. NOTE: CenterStage North Theatre is an all volunteer troupe and we do not offer pay or stipends at this time.
MOON OVER BUFFALO
Directed by Kirk and Leigh-Ann Campbell
Performance Dates: February 10-12 and February 15-18, 2022
Rehearsals will start in early December at The British Academy of Performing Arts - 2550 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta GA. Rehearsals will be Saturday or Sunday afternoons, and two weeknight evenings. The exact schedule will be discussed at auditions.
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 ingénue, 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.
George Hay - (Male, 50s) 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, 50s) She 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, 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.
Questions prior to the audition may be directed to email@example.com.