Audition Announcement: Rudolph
September 6, 2022

Rudolph

Title of Show: Rudolph

Synopsis:

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!

Director: Ryan Schisler

AD/Choreographer: Amber Schisler

Ages Called: Grades 2nd-12th Grade

 

IMPORTANT DATES

AUDITIONS

Sunday, Sept 18 (6:00PM-8:00PM) @ SBCT
Monday, Sep. 19 (6:00PM-8:00PM) @ SBCT

South Bend Civic Theatre
403 N. Main Street
South Bend, IN

 

Callbacks

  • Tuesday, Sept 20 (6-8:30PM)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Monday-Thursday
Oct 2- Nov 23
6:00-8:00PM

Tech Week (NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED)
Saturday-Wednesday
Nov 26-Dec 3
5:30-9:00PM

LIVE SHOWS

December

  • Thursday, Dec 1 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, Dec 2 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Dec 3 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Dec 4 @ 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 7 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Dec 8 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, Dec 9 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Dec 10 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Dec 11 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Dec 16 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Dec 17 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Dec 18 @ 2:00pm
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Additional Information

  • Auditioneers will sign in in the main lobby.

  • Will be expected to arrive at beginning of audition if possible and stay until dismissed
  • Must wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes
  • All Cast Members will be responsible to pay a $25 costume fee that is due at the first rehearsal. Check made out to SBCT or Cash at check in. 

ROLES

Sam – The story’s narrator – and a snowman! Sam remembers the winter of “the big storm” – so well, in fact, that he decides to tell the whole story. Sam should be a strong singer and actor. As the narrator, the audience should understand every word Sam says!

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Santa Claus – Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Claus – Another classic Christmas character.

Donner – Rudolph’s father and a proud member of the team who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Donner does not sing a solo but should be a strong actor.

Mrs. Donner – Rudolph’s mother. She loves her son and even sets off to find Rudolph after he runs away.

Young Rudolph – The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Rudolph – The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A#3

Bumble – The Abominable Snow Monster can either be a few students operating a puppet or one student costumed as the monster.

Hermey – A bit of an odd elf – he doesn’t want to make toys; he wants to be a dentist! Like Rudolph, Hermey is a misfit, and they become close friends over their shared outsider status.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G#3

Boss Elf – A great role for a student who is a natural leader and has good comedic instincts. Boss Elf grumbles about Hermey’s interest in dentistry at first, but it’s only because he cares so much about making perfect toys for Santa – he doesn’t mean any harm.

Gender: Male

Fireball – One of the yearlings. He is not particularly nice to Rudolph after his glowing nose is revealed.

Gender: Male

Clarice – A doe who takes a liking to Rudolph in spite of his glowing, red nose. She is kind to him and even goes to look for him after he runs away.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Elves – The Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf4, and Aviator Elf) are Santa’s helpers and the choral backbone of the show. Elves 1 – 4 sing solos, and Aviator Elf has a featured spoken line.

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Coach Comet- The coach in charge of training the yearlings. He is good at his job, even if he is a little gruff, and doesn’t take kindly at all to Rudolph’s glowing red nose.

Gender: Male

Clarice’s Father – A great role for a newcomer to the stage.

Gender: Male

Yukon Cornelius – A prospector in the hunt for silver and gold, Yukon has a big personality and is not afraid of anything, including Bumble. Yukon sings “Fame And Fortune,” but keep in mind that this song can be done in a character voice.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

King Moonracer – A great cameo role. This character does not sing a solo but should embody a regal, authoritative presence onstage. King Moonracer cares about the Misfit Toys on the island and wants to help them find real homes.

Gender: Male

Charlie-In-The-Box – The sentry on the Island of Misfit Toys. Sad to be named Charlie instead of Jack, Charlie-in-the-Box has several important lines and a few solos.

Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C4

Dolly – Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys.

Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E4

Cowboy – One of the Misfit Toys.

Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: E4

Train – One of the Misfit Toys.

Plane – One of the Misfit Toys.

 Bird-Fish – One of the Misfit Toys.

Spotted Elephant – Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys.

Ensemble – Roles include: Herald Reporter, Chicago Reporter, Daily Mail Reporter, Daily News Reporter, Chronicler Reporter, Reindeer (including Reindeer 1, Reindeer 2, Reindeer 3), Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf 4, and Aviator Elf), Yearlings, Misfit Toys

Questions? Reach out to the director!

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