AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES AND CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner, you are welcome here!
Actor’s Playhouse to hold auditions for:
Elf, Jr: The Musical
Directed by Leslie Ann Harkins & Erick Weeks
Seeking: Male and Female performers ages 5 to 19.
Wednesday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30pm
No appointment necessary. Only come to one of the auditions.
There are singing and speaking roles available. See cast breakdown below.
If auditioning for a singing/speaking role, prepare a one minute musical theatre song. Bring your music on CD. There will also be a cold read from the script.
If auditioning for a speaking role, there will be a cold read from the script and be prepared to sing “Jingle Bells” with a group.
Young actors or those seeing non-featured ensemble roles should be prepared to sing “Jingle Bells” as a group.
All auditionees will be taught a short dance combination.
December 9 – 7:30pm
December 10 – 7:30pm
December 11 – 7:30pm
December 12 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
December 13 – 2:00pm
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. As a young orphan, he mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. He’s determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Santa Claus -Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. Seeking a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit. Male – Range: Bb3 – D5
Buddy – Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf – he’s an adult human. Seeking an older teen who is an excellent actor, good singer and has an energetic earnestness and comedic timing. Male – Range: B3 – G5
Elves – Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Seeking younger performers who enjoy singing. Boys and Girls ages 5 and up. Solo Elf 1 Range F#4 – C5 – Solo Elf 2 G4 – Bb4
Charlie – is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Seeking a performer with a good speaking voice and is comfortable taking command of the stage. Male – Speaking Role
Shawanda – a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others. Seeking a good actress with a good speaking voice. Female – Speaking Role
Sam – one of Walter’s office staff who is in a bind. Seeking a performer with a good speaking voice. Male – Speaking Role
Walter Hobbs – Buddy’s real father. He’s so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional. Seeking a great teen actor/singer with a strong, authoritative presence, but can also show his softer side. Male – Range: B3 – E5
Deb – Walter’s secretary, is responsible for keeping her boss happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. Seeking a young actress with a pleasant demeanor and a good speaking voice. Female – Speaking Role
Emily Hobbs – is Walter’s devoted wife. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Seeking an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Female Range: G3 – D5
Michael Hobbs – is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Seeking a solid actor/ singer with an unchanged voice. Male – Range: G3 – D5
Security Guards – Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission. Seeking a duo that works well together and fits the bill for a tough pair. Male or Female – Speaking Role
Jovie – Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration. Seeking a teen female actor with a strong singing voice. Female – Range: G3 – Db5
Mr. Greenway – Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. Seeking and older teen with a commanding presence. Male – Speaking Role
Charlotte Dennon – is a TV reporter with a big personality. She doesn’t like being shown up. Seeking an older teen with charisma and strong acting ability. Female – Speaking Role
Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin – are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts. Seeking older teens with nice singing voices and some acting experience. Females – Speaking Roles
The Ensemble – includes Santa’s Helpers, New Yorkers, Macy’s Employees, Fake Santa, Policemen, Office Staff, Carolers and Finale Soloists. All are important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. Featured actors will double cast as ensemle members. Males or Females – Ages 5-19