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January 2024

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Moon Over Buffalo
open Auditions Jan. 23rd and 25th!

The Penfield Players are excited to announce auditions for Moon Over Buffalo, by Ken Ludwig.


Shawn Essler is directing this comedic love letter to regional theater.

 

A travelling repertory theatre company are on tour and dealing with dwindling audiences due to the rise of televisions in the home in 1953. But famous movie director Frank Capra is in town to see the show and could be the answer to their prayers for Hollywood stardom. Affairs, lawyers, mistaken identities, poor communication, and a healthy dose of day-drinking threaten to derail the entire thing!

 

All this and more in beautiful downtown Buffalo!!!

 

Auditions are planned for 6:30pm on Tuesday, Jan.23 and Thursday, Jan. 25th at the Penfield Community Center at 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526.

Callbacks on Wednesday Jan. 31st.
Rehearsals begin February.

 

Show Performances run from April 26th through May 11th.

 

This situational comedy has a cast of eight: 4 men and 4 women.

Characters:
Can Play 40s to 60s in age:
• George Hay, a traveling actor.
• Charlotte Hay, George's wife and actress in his company.
• Richard, a lovesick lawyer who is courting Charlotte.

 

Can Play 20s to 30s in age:
• Rosalind (Roz), George & Charlotte's daughter, who left the stage to lead a "normal" life.
• Howard, a TV weatherman and Rosalind's fiancé.
• Paul, stage manager for George's company, and Rosalind's ex-fiancé.
• Eileen, an actress in George's company who was George's "one-night stand."

 

Can Play 70s to 80s in age:
• Ethel, Charlotte's nearly deaf mother.

 

Note that character ages are not locked, and we can use appendages to age/de-age talent if needed.

 

Please bring a resume and headshot, and a list of potential conflicts. A short monologue can be prepared. Sides from the script will be provided.

Crusaders Amok
open Auditions Jan. 24th and 27th!

The Penfield Players are thrilled to announce auditions for their Winter Readers' Theater, "Crusaders Amok".

 

A Readers Theater is just that, script in hand reading; only two or three rehearsals, and two performances.

 

If you liked what the British did for the Spanish Inquisition, you’ll love what our own local playwright Tristan Berlet has done for the Crusades.

 

If you're afraid of death, then you're a lot smarter than any of the characters in this new crusading comedy. But if you aren't, then join this crew of noble madmen as they set out to destroy anything and everything in the name of Innocent; Pope Innocent to be exact, and his Crusade!

 

Auditions for 25 characters will happen on Wednesday, January 24th 8:00 - 10:00 PM and Saturday, January the 27th from Noon - 3:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield.

 

Bring a resume and headshot if available, sides will be provided.

 

All genders, all ethnicities, and teens through seniors are welcome.

 

Some performers may be cast as multiple characters.

 

Rehearsals to be scheduled later.

 

Performances are :
1. Saturday, February 17th, at 2:00 PM (“dress” rehearsal 10:00 AM)
2. Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 PM

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