February 10th - April 10th, 2022
George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, are playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five 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 he 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.
Were it movie, Moon Over Buffalo would be rated PG, with some coarse humor, alchohol use, and adult situations.
$43 A Level Seating / $39 B Level Seating / $29 C Level Seating
All matinees start at 1 pm and all evening shows start at 8pm
Praise for Moon Over Buffalo
“Moon Over Buffalo,” the season opening offering at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, is two-hours of delightful hysteria — controlled hysteria that features belly-laughing word play, incredibly choregraphed physical comedy and a team of actors who create an unbelievably believable scenario.
The script is verbally stunning, rich with humor and situational comedy, but it takes the entire cast to expand on the words, whether George is fumbling-stumbling or bellowing, Charlotte is ranting and recanting, or other actors are flaunting raised eyebrows, grinning so wildly it seems their eyes might pop out, or sharing lipstick-smearing kisses.
“Moon” is directed by Galloway Stevens, who, based on his roles in several Cabaret comedies, might have been cast as the physically adroit stumbling, tumbling, bumbling George.
The dialogue is always alive and sassy, with tweaky comments like, “It’s like being in an asylum on the guards’ day off.”
That’s an apt description for “Moon Over Buffalo.” It’s crazy fun.
Deftly directed by Associate Artistic Director Galloway Stevens, the professional cast creates just the right balance of wit, sarcasm, and slapstick for a very satisfying audience experience.
Comments on Our Facebook Page
"Great opening night, loved the show!!!"
"It is an awesome and hilarious show! These actors do a great job. We had a blast."
"This was such a great play!! Laughed through the whole play. A must see!"
"This play is so funny, a must see!"
"Got to shed your winter coat of gloom and make it to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the hilarious Moon over Buffalo. Not unlike the great theatre farce Noises Off(and Waiting for Guffman) it is a play that if you love theatre you’ll laugh, if you’ve done theatre, you’ll cringe (and laugh harder). And there is a sweet side to it, the romantic vision of doing what you love, what you can’t live without! You should check it out!!"
"Saw it yesterday. Brilliant comedic timing."
"Fun show. Go see it!!!"
"Totally enjoyed this performance!"
"A great production, funny and fun!"
"It’s a great show!"
Brik comes to us from New York City where he has been residing for the past five years. Other regional performance credits include Mitch Green in The Little Dog Laughed (Portland Center Stage); Nathaniel Hawthorne in Charmed (Salt Lake Acting Company); Watson in The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence (Relative Theatrics); Harold Dobbs in Proof (The Alliance Theatre); Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Macduff in Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare); Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (Theatre in the Square). “Thank you to Galloway for the opportunity to be a part of this talented ensemble cast. Enjoy the show!”
Laurie comes to us from New York, NY where she has been a resident for over 20 years. Other performance credits include Theatre: Lori in Strictly Personal (Soho Playhouse); Kate Keller in All My Sons (Montana Rep); Ethel Banks in Barefoot in the Park (Montana Rep & Fireside Theatre); Kate Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs (University of Southern Indiana); Sonia in Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike (Engeman Theatre); Grace in Faith Healer (Riverside Theatre); Jean in Good People (Public Theatre, ME); Muriel in The Fox On The Fairway (New Harmony Theatre); Jeanette in Last Of The Red Hot Lovers (New Harmony Theatre); Louise in Always Patsy Cline (Sierra Rep & New Harmony & Ivoryton Theatres); M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias (Arkansas Rep & Ivoryton Theatre); Female Greek Chorus in How I learned To Drive (Hangar Theatre); Mrs. van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank (Rochester Civic Theatre). TV & Film: Hunters, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU & Broad City as well as Lost Girls, Bridge of Spies, Growing Up Smith, Good Kids, The Adjustment Bureau, Revolutionary Road & 8:46. “Thank you for supporting live theatre!” lauriedawn.net
Livia was last seen on the Oregon Cabaret stage as Hannah in The Spitfire Grill. Other OCT roles include Baruska in Once and Dotty in Noises Off! Broadway credits include Ensemble in Via Galactica and Rizzo in Grease. Other roles include Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Eleanor in The Lion in Winter, Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline, Mama Rose in Gypsy, Laura Keene in Sockdology, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, The Witch in Into the Woods, Maria Callas in Master Class, Rebecca in Rags, Titania in Another Midsummer Night, Mrs. Shubert in Sheer Madness. Genise also served as Artistic Director for Camelot Theatre from 2002 - 2016 where she directed and starred in over 50 plays and musicals. “I want to thank my daughters Mandy & Gennie for their continued love & support.”
Sierra returns to Oregon Cabaret after appearing as Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q, Lulu/Sally US in Cabaret, and Suzanne/Countess/Admirer in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Other performance credits include Miss Shields in A Christmas Story: The Musical (2021 National Tour); Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Ophelia in Hamlet, Marianne in Sense & Sensibility (PCPA Theatrefest); Calliope in Ken Ludwig’s Twas The Night Before Christmas (2019 National Tour); Meg in Leading Ladies (The Great American Melodrama). “Tim & Stanley: You have my whole heart. Mom, Dad, & the boys: I love you forever.” www.Sierra-Wells.com
Samuel is originally from Hermiston, OR but has been residing in New York City for the past four years. Other performance credits include Sailor/Pirate/Ensemble in Pericles (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Folger Theater, Guthrie Theater); Thomas Franklin in Alabama Story (Actors Theatre of Indiana); Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Island Shakespeare Festival). Samuel received a BFA in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Musical Theatre from Southern Oregon University. “Thank you to everyone! I hope to do Jim proud.”
August returns to the OCT stage after last appearing as Murray the Cop in The Odd Couple as well as Lovin' Al, Emilio, and Ensemble in Working. Other performance credits include Hoke Coleburn in Driving Miss Daisy, Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, Clarence Oddbody III in It's a Wonderful Life - The Radio Play, Sidney Lipton in God's Favorite, Lucien P. Smith in The Boys Next Door, Sparky in Plaid Tidings, Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened… (Rockwall Community Playhouse, Roc
Rebecca is a native of Palmdale, CA but has been residing in New York City for the past nine years. Other performance credits include Aphra Behn in Or, (Portland Stage); Janet in Rocky Horror, Julie in Miss Julie, Kost in Cabaret (Winnipesaukee Playhouse); Louise in Gypsy (Interlakes Theatre); Corie in Barefoot in the Park (Sharon Playhouse); Billie in Nice Work if You Can Get It (Broward Stage Door); Shelby in Steel Magnolias (Great American Melodrama); Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sierra Repertory Theatre). “Thank you Galloway, Val, and Rick for bringing me to Oregon and to Nick for being my partner in shenanigans onstage and off.”
Nicholas is making his OCT debut performance and hails from Philadelphia, PA but has been a resident of New York City for the past ten years. Other performance credits include Clown 1 in The 39 Steps (Surflight/Cortland/Forestburgh/Laguna Playhouse/Natl. Tour), Joe Pitt in Angels in America (Richmond Triangle Playhouse), Norman in The Norman Conquests (Winnipesaukee Playhouse). “Many thanks to Val and Galloway for this opportunity and to Rebecca for everything else.” www.nicholaswilder.com
Director - Galloway Stevens
Assistant Director- Isaac Newton
Stage Manager - Julie Bangs
Assistant Stage Manager - Isabella Cervantes
Costume Designer - Ryan Moller
Sound Designer - Kimberley Carbone
Technical Director - Spencer Funk