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 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with only five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s alleged indiscretion 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 matinée, and if 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 as confusion surrounds everyone who enters the theatre: the Hays’ stage manager, their lawyer, their visiting daughter and her clueless fiancé, and Charlotte’s aging, deaf mother who hates every bone in George’s body. The show must go on, of course, but at curtain time one question remains: exactly which play are they performing?
Moon Over Buffalo was nominated for two Tony Awards and marked Carol Burnett’s triumphant return to Broadway after 30 years, where she starred opposite Philip Bosco. Subsequent Broadway casts included Lynn Redgrave and Robert Goulet. In London it played at the legendary Old Vic starring Joan Collins and Frank Langella.
Directed by Mike Mackenzie and stage managed by Leanna McCarthy, Moon Over Buffalo stars:
David Wallace as George Hay
Michelle Collier as Charlotte Hay
Devon Busswood as Rosalind
Sue Sparlin as Ethel
Cory Haas as Howard
Julie Casselman as Eileen
Clifford Upham as Paul
Cameron Forbes as Richard Maynard
Moon Over Buffalo runs November 2 to 30, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. There will be two Sunday matinees: November 17 and 24 at 2:30pm.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors or students.
NOTE: On Friday, November 8 students pay only $15 cash with a valid student ID card! Check out the details.
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To reserve tickets, call our box office at 604-266-7191 or order them online at Eventbrite.ca.
We’re located at 1370 SW Marine Drive in Vancouver.