Auditions

Auditions For Elf the Musical


Artists Civic Theatre and Studio will hold auditions for Elf the Musical on Monday, September 19th and Tuesday September 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the One Reid Street Theatre on the corner of Reid and South Railroad Avenue.

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.

Production dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 2nd - 18th. School shows are scheduled for December 8th. Our production will be directed by Kris Webster. Roles are available for 11 characters plus Ensemble. Audition will consist of a prepared song selection and cold readings and a choreography audition. Please wear clothes you can comfortably move in. Cold readings will be from selected scenes from the script. Please prepare a 1 minute song, not from this play. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to register.



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.

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.

Gender: Female

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.

Gender: Male

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.

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: 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.

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

Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Tiara, 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





Auditions for plays typically involve cold readings from the script.

Auditions for musicals involve cold readings, a dance audition, and a singing audition.

Directors may want the actors to supply their own accompaniment music, and may have specifics on what kind of audition songs they want to hear. Preferences (if any) will be indicated on the audition poster and here on the audition page.