Elf the Musical

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on BroadwayThe Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners,Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Buddy, a young orphan, 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. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Auditions

If you are already a company member simply log into your membership profile on the website and register to audition. You must be registered in order to audition. For Elf Ensemble and specific role auditions, you are asked to arrive at 1:30 for registration. Elf auditions will take place between 2:00-7:00pm on the same day, please make sure you leave the entire day open. Auditions will take place at Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Rd.

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You must be a member to audition for Elf the Musical. Company auditions will be held September 1, 2018 from 9am-2pm. If you wish to join the Company to Audition for this production, please click here to register for a company audition. Please register early to ensure your time spot!

Audition Information

  • Cast Size: 20-25
  • Cast Type: Adult with some children
  • Dance Requirements: Basic to advanced, there will be featured tap dancers needed
  • Rehearsals will be every Sunday from 1-6 pm, with additional rehearsals as needed Wednesday evening from 7-10

Please make sure you are prepared with any conflicts you may have that would interfere with rehearsals.

Character Breakdown

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. If you are interested in the role of Buddy you must be a strong vocalist and actor, be comfortable being silly. Any extra dance or acrobatic skills would be an asset.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 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. If you are interested in this role you should have strong vocals and acting skills. Strong dance would also be an asset, including tap.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

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

Gender: Male
Age: 45 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. We are looking for a strong young performer with a strong voice and able or willing to learn dance.

Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 14
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. This role requires a strong comedic actress with strong dance ability, acrobatics is an asset.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 65
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Manager
A manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 70
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Greenway, may also play Santa
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: 45 to 75

Santa, may also play Greenway
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: 45 to 75
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Chadwick
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and is willing to do anything to do that. Strong dance, tap required. (basic lessons may be provided for the right performer)

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 50

Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two. Strong dance, tap required. ( basic lessons may be provided for the right performer)

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 50

Ensemble
All ensemble members will play many roles and have lots to do. Looking for  strong dance abilities, some with tap and strong vocals.

We will be asking all those being considered as cast members to attend call backs on Saturday, September 1, please make sure you keep the day open from 2:30- 7:00 pm.

Here is the information for you to prepare for your audition: 

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time
  • Please come wearing comfortable clothes/shoes you can move in, if you can tap or are willing to learn please let us know in the “What roles you are interested in?” section and please bring a water bottle.
  • You will be taught a song and dance, in a group, that you will perform for the audition panel.
  • You will be taught a piece of music from the show to perform, you may be asked to do a reading from the show, at the discretion of the directing team. 


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