Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo & On Golden Pond
at Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:00am in 2nd Space Theatre
at 928 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA
If you are interested in auditioning for On Golden Pond and are unable to attend the audition/callbacks, please call the GCP Business Office at 559-266-0211 to arrange an audition at an earlier date.
(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at email@example.com)
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
Rehearsals Begin: January 22 Performs: March 1 – April 14, 2024
Director: Denise Graziani
Set in the summer of 1953, George and Charlotte Hay, failed Broadway stars, attempt to regain their former glory in Buffalo, New York. Moon Over Buffalo is a non-stop comedy that portrays the ridiculous lives of the people who inhabit the world of theatre.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
GEORGE HAY A traveling actor. Very dramatic, slapstick-type, over-the-top actor. Must be able to do strong physical comedy, including pratfalls, running, and a bit of stage combat.
CHARLOTTE HAY George’s wife and actress in his company. 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.
ROSALIND “ROZ” HAY George & 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.
HOWARD 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 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.
ETHEL Charlotte’s mother. Grumpy, troublemaker, hard of hearing, leading to comic misunderstandings. Should have huge stage presence and strong comedic skills.
RICHARD George & Charlotte’s love-sick lawyer who is courting 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.
EILEEN An aspiring actress, eager to please. She has a crush on George and has been having a fling with him.
On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Rehearsals Begin: TBA Performs: April 26 – June 9, 2024
Director: Karan Johnson
An elderly couple enjoy their latest summer in a cottage on a Maine lake, as they come to terms with the husband’s advancing age and his ongoing estrangement from his newly engaged daughter.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
NORMAN THAYER Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.
ETHEL THAYER Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.
CHARLIE MARTIN The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.
CHELSEA THAYER WAYNE Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.
BILLY RAY The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray – he is a typical California teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.
BILL RAY Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father – Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel.