ELF Auditions

Dates


Prep Session:
June 17, 7:00 pm

Auditions: June 24 & 25, 7:00 pm


Production Dates


First Rehearsal:
October 13, 2019

Performances: December 6 – 28, 2019

Details

Director: Michael J. Lasley
Choreographer: Anne Beck
Music Director: Brent E. Marty

Most roles are for adults. There are a small number of roles for children in the ensemble – as few as 2. Specifics are undetermined at this time, but will be determined by auditions. For the main cast and ensemble we will not see anyone under 16 years of age except where specifically specified as a younger actor.

Come prepared with 16 bars of an appropriate song and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. You may or may not be asked to read from the show. Everyone will be expected to go through a movement/dance audition.

Character Descriptions

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. 
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.
Age: 25 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.
Age: 55 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.

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

Debbie

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.
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.
Age: 35 to 40, Vocal range top: F#4, Vocal range bottom: B2

Greenway

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. 
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.
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.
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.
Age: 35 to 40

Ensemble

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

If you have questions, please email auditions@civictheatre.org & attend the Prep Session.

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