Auditions for the WORLD PREMIERE production of:
MAMA/MOONby Tom Frattare  

Directed by Ian Wolfgang Hinz

When: Wednesday October 18th from 6pm-9pm. and Saturday October 21st 2pm-4:30pm

Where: Ensemble Theatre.  2843 Washington Blvd.  Cleveland Hts., OH 44118.

What to prepare: One contemporary monologue and cold readings from the Mama/Moon script. Come dressed to move.  

Callbacks: If needed, TBA.


Amazingly, two Rock and Roll legends, Mama Cass and Keith Moon, both died at age of 32 in the same London flat about four years apart in the mid-1970's.

MAMA / MOON is the story of the last few hours in each of their lives. It's a play about Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. But also about the whirlwind of celebrity and the all too often side affects of loneliness and addiction on the road to Redemption.

In the first half of MAMA / MOON, Mama Cass Elliot, formerly of The Mamas and The Papas, and fresh off a career-capping, two week, sold out, solo engagement at the London Palladium, tries to complete her comeback by enticing a young admirer into becoming the most meaningful relationship in her life.

In the second half of MAMA / MOON, Keith Moon, the innovative and wildly eccentric and erratic drummer for the rock band The Who, tries desperately, despite his hell-raising ways, to hold on to his job, his sanity and his longtime girlfriend, before time runs out.

In the end, Keith and Cass become closer friends than anyone could imagine.

Roles include:

"MAMA" CASS ELLIOT, 32 - American singer

KEITH MOON, 32 but looks 40s - English drummer for The Who

Ensemble of 4 men a “/ “ indicates potential doubling:

Voice of BRIAN MATTHEWS, 40 - BBC Radio Host / OLIVER REED, 40 - English actor and hell raiser.

ALLAN CARR, 37 Cass' American agent / M.C.

GEORGE, 31 - American / HARRY NILSSON, 33 / BRIDEGROOM -Honey’s future husband

TREAT, 24 -American / NEIL BOLAND -Keith’s former personal assistant

Ensemble of 3 women a “/“ indicates potential doubling:

MICHELLE PHILLIPS, 29 - Cass' former band mate/ INGE INGE, 20s - Swedish /STEWARDESS #1

LENA, 20s - Swedish stewardess / STEWARDESS #2

HONEY, 20s - Keith's Swedish girlfriend

Please Note:

Actors will receive a modest stipend.

This production is the focal production of the 7th annual Colombi New Plays Festival. Actors will be expected to participate in post-show talkbacks and other support activities for this world premiere production during the festival. This production will also be live-streamed via Ensemble’s livestream channel.

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In the subject line please put: MAMA/MOON.  Please, if you can, include a headshot and resume.

You can also bring headshot and resume to auditions.

Please call or email (216-321-2930 | with any questions!


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Please Note:  

  • Additional "auditions" may be held on a show by show basis.
  • The Ensemble Theatre casting/audition process is open to all ages and ethnicities.  We encourage everyone who would like to audition to do so for any/all roles they are interested in.  Roles are open to both traditional & non traditional casting with the exception where age or ethnicity is essential to the role.

 We look forward to meeting you at auditions!