Moon Over Buffalo, another of Ken Ludwig’s comedic masterpieces, plays at the Historic Palace Theatre in Georgetown fromApril 11 to May 4. This popular stage comedy brought a lot of laughs to Palace audiences when first performed as part of our 2006 Season. For our All-Star Season 2013-2014, Moon Over Buffalo, directed by Artistic Director Mary Ellen Butler, returns in the spirit in which it was intended: to bring down the house with laughter!
Opening October 1, 1995, on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre, Moon Over Buffalo ran for 309 performances, after 22 previews and an out-of-town tryout in Boston. Philip Bosco was nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Play, and Carol Burnett was nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actress in a Play.
To sum up the plot for Moon Over Buffalo is next to impossible! What it is NOT: It is not about an animal roaming the prairie. What it is: It IS about a rather crazy series of events in a repertory theatre in Buffalo, NY. Traveling actors George and Charlotte Hay are performing Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives when George receives a phone call from Frank Capra, THE famousfilm director, who says that he needs replacements for Ronald Coleman and Greer Garson, the two stars of his current film, and that he plans to see one of George’s shows and consider George and Charlotte for the parts. While Charlotte has grandiose dreams of becoming a Hollywood film star, George is quite satisfied as a stage actor, and sees live theater as being superior to film. From here, complications and duplicity abound!
Following separations and reunions, Charlotte and daughter Roz try to get George prepared for the afternoon’s showing of Private Lives, which Capra intends to see. George, in a drunken stupor, decides he would rather do Cyrano, and dresses appropriately. The resulting show is a disaster, as George is several minutes late to arrive onstage and in the wrong costume and character. Hilarious pandemonium ensues!
The Palace’s 2013-2014 All-Star Season has two very generous sponsors: HEB and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Additionally, the Palace production of Moon Over Buffalo is sponsored by Vitalogy Skincare, and the Palace’s non-profit partner for this production is the Ride on Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.).
Moon Over Buffalo (with Adult Themes and Mild Profanity) plays at the Palace on weekends from April 11 to May 4, 2014. Actual production dates are April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, and May 2-4, 2014. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sundayshows are at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $26 General Admission, $24 Seniors (55+), $14 Students (10-22) and Active Military, and $10 Children (9 and younger). Rated Adult Themes & Mild Profanity
The Palace seats about 295, with reserved seating paid for in the ticket price. The Palace office in the lobby of the theatre is openMonday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (except for some holiday dates). Purchase tickets and select seating on-line at www.georgetownpalace.com or by calling (512) 869-7469 or (512) 869-5081. (Please call ahead regarding special needs seating.) Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card are accepted. The Historic Palace Theatre is located at 810 South Austin Avenue in downtown Georgetown and is part of the most beautiful Town Square in Texas!