Moon Over Buffalo
by Sam Bass Community Theatre
Jan. 27 - Feb. 18, 2017
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 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 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.
Sam Bass Theatre’s production of MOON OVER BUFFALO will be directed by Brett Weaver who is making his directorial debut at Sam Bass Theatre. Mr. Weaver has been involved in every aspect of performing arts for over 30 years, doing professional voice over work for commercials, animation and feature films. Mr. Weaver has performed with many of Austin’s most loved Improv Comedy groups, and has been seen on the Sam Bass Stage in “The Boys Next Door,” “God’s Favorite,” and “For The Love Of Mahalia.” When asked about why Mr. Weaver took on one of the most beloved shows to ever hit the stage, Mr. Weaver Said “It's funny! And there are moments that show more of the humanity of these characters. I think that this show is hilarious and let’s face it we just need to laugh more. That's what I hope to bring to our audiences.”
Mr. Weaver is thrilled about the caliber of talent he was able to cast in this fantastic show saying “There are a lot of new faces on Sam Bass' Stage. It's a wonderful opportunity to see known Austin actors in a smaller setting! We have a great cast of characters performing in this show! Lots of physical comedy and quips!”
The Show Stars
R. Michael Clinkscales as George Hayes Multiple B. Iden Payne, Critic Table, Broadway World, and Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Award Nominee
Scott Shipman - Richard Maynard B Iden Payne Nominee and Critic's Choice Award Winner, Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Award Winner
Monica Ballard - Ethel
Tessa Demmings - Rosalind
Carol Wright - Charlotte Hay
Rhett O’Hara - Howard
Susan Barrat - Eileen
Andy Barham - Paul
Technical Direction by ERIC NELSON. The production features Scenic Designs by DEBORAH MISCHEL/ERIC NELSON/JIM MISCHEL With OLIN MEADOWS as Costume Designer and Make Up By KATIE BROWN with PATRICK MCELHINNEY as Stage Manager.
MOON OVER BUFFALO IS PRODUCED WITH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT BY SAMUEL FRENCH PLAY SERVICE.
Recommendation: This show is rated PG for some mild adult language
Run Time: Approximately two hours including one intermission
Special events in celebration of MOON OVER BUFFALO, include:
OPENING NIGHT Performance and After Party - WITH CHAMPAGNE TOAST AND BUFFET FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2016
The City Of Round Rock, and Round Rock Arts are the Leading Sponsors for MOON OVER BUFFALO
Sam Bass Theatre - A non-profit organization, Sam Bass Theatre creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. The Sam Bass Community Theatre (SBCT) has been offering quality live theater to the Round Rock/Georgetown/Austin area for over thirty five years. Proud to be the first theatre company in Round Rock, SBCT strives to create thought provoking, entertaining, and enchanting live theatre all year long. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively contribute to the development of the arts in Central Texas.Sam Bass Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season is sponsored in part, City of Round Rock.
January 27 - February 18, 2017
600 North Lee Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664
Tickets are available online www.sambasstheatre.org by phone at 512-763-7228, or in person at the SAM BASS THEATRE Box Office, 600 N. Lee Street (Located inside Memorial Park Round Rock) Thursday through Saturday, 7:00-9:00 pm Sundays 2:00-4:00 pm.
Moon Over Buffalo opens Friday, Jan 27, 2017 and runs through Feb10, at Sam Bass Theatre!
Get $5 off Tix on opening weekend at www.sambasstheatre.com/tickets
Opening Night and Champagne After Party
SAM BASS THEATRE is wheelchair accessible.