Auditions: May 24 & 26
Performances: August 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14.
Act Two Theatre announces Open Auditions for Moon over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig.
Directed by Justin Spurgeon.
Auditions: Tuesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 26 from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Callbacks: Sunday, May 29 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
4 Male, 4 Female. All parts are available.
8 Performance dates are August 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14.
Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons beginning May 31.
Auditions will consist of a 1-minute comedic monologue. The use of a monologue is recommended, but not required. Sides from the show for cold reading will be available for those who choose not to present a monologue. Callbacks will consist of further cold readings from the script.
Download the Audition Form We recommend that you download the audition form and fill it out in advance. This will allow you to focus on your audition and eliminate distractions and delays.
Please arrive as early as 6:15pm or as late as 8:30pm to audition. Bring a resume and a list of any conflict dates. Bring a headshot (optional), if available. No appointment necessary.
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
One St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Performing Arts Theatre is in the City Hall building, Western(far right) most building at the opposite end from the Rec-Plex. Act Two Theatre performs in St. Peters to one of the largest average audiences of local St. Louis area theatre companies. Each show runs 6-8 performances with attendance numbers ranging between 1000-1800 per run. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to receive the gift, joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.
Moon Over Buffalo is the story of an acting couple on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac(revised one-nostril version) and Noël Coward’s Private Lives. This backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway and also starred Philip Bosco as her megalomaniac, often drunk husband and leading man. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route toBuffalo to catch their matinee performance. And, being a farce, you have all the craziness that includes five doors opening and closing, people hiding in closets, half-dressed actors, near misses in running into people who are hiding, mistaken identities and mass confusion. Timing is everything…and as the show goes on the timing gets better and better.
George Hay: (Late 40’s-50’s) 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. The actor must be able to do strong physical comedy, which could include pratfalls, running, stage slaps, stage combat, etc.
Charlotte Hay: (Late 40’s-50’s) 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. She has to be able to do an upper-class British accent. Some physical comedy required.
Ethel: (late 60’s) 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 20’s) 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. The actress has to also be able to do an upper-class British accent.
Howard: (late 20’s-early 30’s) 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. The actor must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Eileen: (early 20’s) 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 naïve, but ultimately will do anything to get what she wants. She can be played as a bit manipulative.
Paul: (late 20’s-early 30’s) 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. The actor must be able to do an upper-class British accent and must be able to do strong physical comedy.
Richard: (50’s) 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.
Download the Audition Form. We recommend that you download the audition form and fill it out in advance. This will allow you to focus on your audition and eliminate distractions and delays.
Act Two Theatre
2016 Performance and Audition Dates
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Feb. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21.
Auditions: Nov. 23 & 24
Odd Couple (Female Version)
May 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22.
Auditions: Feb. 23 & 25
Moon Over Buffalo
August 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14.
Auditions: May 24 & 26
Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical
Nov. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
Auditions: Aug. 16 & 18
About Act Two Theatre:
2016 marks Act Two Theatre’s 23rd season. We are proud to present another year of high-quality theatre in St. Peters, Missouri. We are located in the beautiful 318-seat Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, adjacent to the Rec-Plex. The theater has comfortable seating and a terrific stage!
Act Two Theatre performs to one of the largest average audiences as compared to other local St. Louis area theatre companies. Except for the Muny and Stages no other professional, regional or community theatre company boasts a larger following. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to share in the joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.