auditions

Auditions are by appointment only.

Auditions are held at Act3 Playhouse and consist of a group dance audition (when applicable), and a private vocal/acting audition. Parents and friends are welcome to wait in our lobby or enjoy the great shopping and dining available in the Sandy Springs Plaza while you wait!

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig

The play centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 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

Email Director, Patrick Hill for more information and to schedule an audition.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, February 6th 1pm-6pm
Sunday, February 7th 1pm-6pm
Monday, February 8th 7:30pm-10:30pm – Callbacks

For the audition, please prepare the assigned sides from the script to be delivered to you via email with your audition confirmation. You do not need to memorize the sides. You will be scheduled for an hour long block of time to read with several other actors. Please plan to stay the entire hour.

Rehearsals:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm-10:30pm February 22nd-April 7th
Mandatory Tech Week Saturday, April 9th-Thursday, April 14th (Industry Performance)

Shows:
April 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, 29th-30th 8pm and April 24th 3pm

Casting Notes:
All roles are available for 4 men and 4 women, aged 18 and up.
Actors will be paid a stipend.

Character Descriptions and suggested playable age ranges

George Hay: (Late 40s-50s) is very dramatic, a slapstick type, over-the-top actor. As leader of his own acting troupe, George has always had aspirations to be famous. He’s a bit of a ladies man but really is devoted to his wife, Charlotte. A very physical role, which could include pratfalls, running, stage slaps, stage combat, etc.

Charlotte Hay: (Late 40s-50s) is very much a drama queen. She helps to run the acting troupe and plays all the leads even the ones she’s a bit old for. She is a consummate actress who still has dreams of being a star – at all costs. She loves George but is getting tired of his philandering. A somewhat physical role that includes swordplay.

Ethel: (late 60s) is Charlotte’s mother – close to her daughter, but not happy with her daughter’s choice of a husband. She is also an actress – very witty, and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. She is very hard of hearing, which leads to comic misunderstandings.

Rosalind Hay: (mid-to-late 20s) 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. Rosalind is, in fact, always repressing her dramatic side, but it’s a losing battle by the end. She has a new fiancé, Howard, but she used to be in love with an actor in her parent’s troupe, Paul.

Howard: (late 20s-early 30s) is Rosalind’s fiancé – a weatherman – so he considers himself to be in the “acting” business. He comes across as a wimp, a little annoying, nervous, and very excitable. A somewhat physical role.

Eileen: (early 20s) is an aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him. Eileen wants to be a leading actress with the company, and she comes across very flighty and naive, but ultimately will do anything to get what she wants. She can be played as a bit manipulative.

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. Paul has a quiet, subtle sense of humor and often holds the company together.

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.

For youth auditions, visit the Act3 Arts Academy!

what to bring to auditions?

Auditionees are required to bring a resume, photo, references, Act3 audition form, dance shoes and attire (when applicable) and a GREAT ATTITUDE!