June 14 - 30, 2013
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Rick Wright
Assistant Director Alicia Mendez

Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple not exactly the Lunts are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives. This backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway co-starring with Philip Bosco as her megalomaniac, drunken husband and leading man. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic, and director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this valentine to 'Theater Hams' everywhere.

COMPLETE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Thursday June 13, 2013 - PWYC* PREVIEW 8pm

Friday June 14, 2013 - OPENING NIGHT 8pm

Saturday June 15, 2013 8pm

Friday June 21, 2013 8pm

Saturday June 22, 2013 8pm

Sunday June 23, 2013 2pm

Friday June 29, 2013 8pm

Saturday June 29, 2013 8pm

Sunday June 30, 2013 2pm
* Pay-What-You-Can-Preview

 

MEET THE CAST

Buddy Mahoney (George) is honored to be back at SSR in this great show that he's been hoping to do since he first heard of it.  He has been seen at SSR as Amos in "Chicago," as Max in "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" and as Mr. Cladwell in "Urinetown."  He just wrapped production as Norman Bulansky in STAGEright Theater's production of "The Boys Next Door."  Seattle audiences have seen him onstage in "A Tuna Christmas" at ArtsWest and Burien Little Theater, "Is He Dead" and "Twilight Zones Live" at Theater Schmeater, "The Mystery of Irma Vep" at Renton Civic and as Roger De Bris in "The Producers" at SMT.  Love and thanks always to his family and friends both here, there and looking down from above for making his performing dreams come true.  Enjoy the show!!

Bradetta Vines (Charlotte) is thrilled to making her SecondStory Repertory debut. Favorite roles include Thelma Cates in ‘Night Mother, Emma Goldman in Assassins Mama Morton in Chicago, Kathy in The Last Five Years, and the title role in The Drowsy Chaperon. Bradetta will be seen this summer in Songs For A New World at Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY. She is a produced playwright with the hopes of one day achieving every playwright’s dream – a published monologue in a monologue book. Bradetta would like to thank SSR for this amazing opportunity, her cast and her friends Doug and Frank and her wonderful family, Tammi, Cassie, Alix, Teya, for their continuous love and support.

Sara Trowbridge (Roz) is delighted to return to the SecondStory main stage, and to work with a stellar cast and crew.  A Pacific Northwest theater veteran, she was last seen at SSR's Sprouts production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.  Other favorite past roles include Jane Banbury in Fallen Angels at Theater Schmeater, Annie in Misery at SecondStory Repertory, and Bess in Abundance at the Edge of the World.  She would like to send special thanks to her incredible support system team, without whom she would not have been able to move forward with her Year of Change.  Thank you all - you are amazing, and I love you.  5:30 AM?  HA!  We eat 5:30 AM for breakfast.

Jana Gueck (Eileen) is delighted to work on her first production at SecondStory Repertory. Recent roles have been “Aunt Martha” Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant (Book-It Repertory), “Patty Simcox” Grease (Renton Civic Theatre), “Grace,” Cinderella (Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre), she has also been on the set of Dead of Night as “Teresa” (Investigation Discovery), and Human Nature as “Eve.” Jana graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Theatre Arts in 2010 and works as a teacher at Applause Studio.

Doug Knoop (Richard) is delighted to make his debut with SSR. Last fall he directed "night mother" for his production company, KTO Productions. Earlier in 2012 he performed with the Snohomish Theatre Project and the Phoenix Theatre. Prior to that, he played Finbar in "The Weir," performed in "Brigadoon" for Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre, "Run for Your Wife" for Renton and Bellevue Civic Theatres, "West" for Breeders Theater and "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Chicago" for Seattle Musical Theatre. Thanks to Rick, Mark, Jen and this wonderful cast and crew.

Isaiah Crowson (Howard) began his theatrical career over a decade ago and is wicked excited to be appearing on the SSR Stage yet again!  Isaiah has performed in theaters all over the Pacific Northwest, even appearing in the pilot episode of  Untethered.  You may have seen him in such roles as Bud/Pan in Batboy the Musical! (SSR), Jake in Evil Dead! (Artswest), Richard in Private Lives (SSR), Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie (The Merc Playhouse), Smudge in Forever Plaid (SSR), Allan Felix in Play It Again, Sam (Phoenix Theatre) and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show (SSR) to name a few.  Isaiah is also the founder and Artistic Director of BrainCog Productions.

Pat Haines-Ainsworth (Ethel) appeared most recently as Arlene last month in “Next Fall” at ArtsWest. Earlier this season she appeared on the SecondStory stage as Pig in “Duck For President”. Her adaptation of the Ant and the Grasshopper, titled Bayou Bugs, is scheduled for production in spring of 2014 here at SecondStory.  Thank you my family for their love and patience.

MEET THE CREW

Rick Wright (Director) has been involved with Theater in the Puget Sound area for over thirty five years.  He has directed shows for several theaters in the North Seattle area including the Camwood Players, Off the Wall, Sky Performing Arts, and for the Everett Theatre Players. He spent 3 years teaching technical theater to high school students. Next year he is slated to direct Keely and Du for SSR. He is currently a resident director at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

Alicia Mendez (Assistant Director) is excited to be part of this hilarious production. She is pleased to say that Moon Over Buffalo is the end of her 7 year hiatus from directing.  She wants to thank Mark, Jen and Rick for inviting her in as an assistant director and occasionally letting her feel like she's in charge. Next Alicia is taking the position of Artistic Director of the Stroum Jewish Community Center's summer performance arts camp and playing Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein at Burien Little Theater.

Kim Moore (Stage Manager) is excited for her first SSR production. Previous she has
worked at SMT including ASM for Scrooge the Musical and props for Altar Boyz. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their support. And her roommates Lo, Jesse and Tay for being awesome.

Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer) has designed for Book-It Repertory Theatre (Anna Karenina, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant), Seattle Musical Theatre (Legally Blonde), Vashon Opera (Eugene Onegin), Youth Theatre Northwest (Little Women, The Sound of Music, Cinderella: Rockin’ the ‘80sThe Crucible, and The Who’s Tommy ), Harlequin Productions (Gloucester Blue, The Americans Across the Street, and A Christmas Survival Guide), Theatre 912 (Everything in the Garden, Jason and Medea and The Cherry Orchard), SecondStory Repertory (Zombie Prom, The Dancing Princess, The Princess and the Pea and Children of Eden), ReAct Theatre (Driving Miss Daisy, A Language of Their Own and Yellow Face), Live Girls (Quickies 13and Emerald City), Ghostlight Theatricals (Freak Storm and Hedda), and Seattle Pacific University (Much Ado About Nothing).  Upcoming work can be seen in Jesus Christ Superstar at Harlequin Productions, Into the Woods on Vashon Island, Henry V with Wooden O, The Tempest in association with Bainbridge Performing Arts and Die Fledermaus at Vashon Opera.



   

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