AUDITIONS: ELF

About the play: This family musical brings the 2003 movie to a new level with cheerful, Christmas-infused songs. Buddy always believed he was like every other elf in Santa’s workshop, despite his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities. When Buddy discovers he is actually a human,  he decides to make a change. As he travels to New York City in search of his long-lost dad and his true identity, Buddy will discover many new things and save Christmas in the process. 

Director: Alex Price

Music Director: Andy Jennings

Choreographer: Lincoln Wright 
Performance Space: Wilson Auditorium

Performance Dates: November 29th-December 22nd 

Auditions: Sunday, September 22nd and Monday, September 23rd, 6-9 PM.  Enter through front doors of theatre. There will be singing, reading and dancing, be prepared to stay for a decent amount of time (possibly the whole time), and be sure to dress comfortably with close toed shoes.

Callbacks: If needed, TBD. 

Expected Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays-Thursday 6:30-9:30 PM, Sundays 5-8 PM

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Summary:

Men: 7
Women: 3
Boys: 1 Ensemble: 12-16

Buddy:

Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Jovie

Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Walter

Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 65
Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Emily

Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Michael

Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family. Gender: Male

Age: 12 to 16
Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Deb

Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Manager

A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2Greenway

Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Santa

Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
Gender: Male

Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Chadwick

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50

Matthews

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 40

Ensemble

Adults playing roles such as, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman

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Posted on August 29, 2019