Moonlight and Magnolias

By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin

Show Information
Runs June 2-18 (11 performances)
First read-through scheduled for Tuesday, April 18
Full performance schedule and show description found here.

Open Call Auditions
Monday, March 13, 2017
6:30PM to 9:30PM

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:30PM to 9:30PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00PM to 10:00PM

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From the Director
Moonlight and Magnolias is about the true story of the making of Gone With The Wind. David O. Selznick, the producer of the movie, is in trouble: The movie is over budget, the actors are unhappy, and production has stopped. He fires the director and writer and hires Victor Fleming and Ben Hecht to take over. To get the movie back on track he locks the three of them in his office and gives the deadline of one week to rewrite the script, Hecht has never read the book, with only Selznick’s secretary given permission to enter with food—which is only bananas and peanuts! It’s a fast-paced and intense comedy set in Selznick’s office that most accurately depicts what can happen when making art takes a turn for the worse…because art is hard even when it’s easy!

Audition Information

Please familiarize yourself with our General Audition Guidelines before arriving.
Audition forms can be downloaded here

Please prepare a contemporary comedic or contemporary dramatic monologue of two minutes max. Actors of all racial and social backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

Character Descriptions

David O. Selznick (29-38) - Successful Hollywood film producer. Beginning to become obsessed with making the movie of the book. Confident and sometimes bullish, but still wants to prove his worth in the job. A job he feels he is always one flop away from losing.

Miss Poppenguhl (22-35) - It is her that provides much of the humor and her opening scene with Selznick sets the style and pace of the whole play. Being close to, but outside of, the movie-making process she gives a more realistic view of the ridiculousness of it all. Very strong and dry sense of humor.

Ben Hecht (35-50) - Writer of numerous Hollywood movies. Hecht never the less wants to prove he is more than a movie hack, that his work has intellectual and cultural worth like the less lucrative theatre work he left. He feels as well that his is one flop from going back to his old bottom-rung journalist job. 

Victor Fleming (40-60) - Successful Hollywood director. Skilled, but impatient with artistic temperaments. Fleming has made hits but also a difficult working reputation. He also feels his is a flop away from going back to being a driver to more powerful people.