Auditions for Elf the Musical


AUDITION DATES:

August 22 @ 2:30 – *Children Only* (Ages approximately 7 – 14)

NOTE: This includes boys auditioning for Michael Hobbs

August 22 & 23 @ 6:30 PM – Adults plus call backs for Michael Hobbs

Location: Actors Guild of Parkersburg Rehearsal Hall

724 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

(Enter through the black door on Market Street and go up the stairs to the top floor)

Auditions will consist of reading, singing and dancing from the script and score. All who are auditioning should be prepared to learn a 32-count choreographed combo. Please wear appropriate shoes to move in.

For Audition scenes and music, please visit our website!

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm

Sunday, Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm

Friday, Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm

Sunday, Nov 28 @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm

Sunday, Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Friday, Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Strike: Sunday, Dec 12

PRODUCTION STAFF:

David Rexroad – Director (davidpburg@outlook.com)

Charlie Matthews – Assistant Director

Barbara Full – Musical Director

Erin Augenstein – Choreographer

Nora Cora– Production Assistant

Deanna Spring – Advisor

Beth Lane – Technical Director

Amy Snider – Costumer

Jean Newton & Pam Piggott – Props

OVERVIEW:

Based on the much-loved 2003 film, in this heart-warming musical, Santa narrates the story of Buddy, an apparently oversized elf who has been raised in the North Pole. Buddy is devastated when he learns he is really a human. Santa must reveal to his wannabe elf that baby Buddy mistakenly crawled into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve many years ago and was transported to the North Pole on Santa’s return home.

With Santa's blessing, Buddy decides to travel to New York City to find his real father. He is shocked to learn that his own father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't believe in Santa. How can this be? Buddy decides to change his new family and bring the true meaning of Christmas back into New York City. Along the way, he discovers friendship, romance, and his true identity. Elf is a modern-day holiday classic that spreads Christmas cheer for all to hear! It is rated PG

CHARACTERS:

Buddy

Buddy is the perfect elf! He is good-natured, he means well, and he is happy all the time. There’s only one problem: he’s not an elf; he’s an adult human. Buddy has an infectious personality with outrageous genuine enthusiasm for everything he does. This role requires a strong mover with a great sense of physical comedy.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Jovie

Buddy’s girlfriend. Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken. She doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She is kind of cynical because of the men she has dated and a bit tough around the edges. She is caught off guard by Buddy’s big heart and his complete adoration. This role requires a strong belting singing voice.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Walter Hobbs

Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time

for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. He has a strong, authoritative presence, but he reveals a softer side.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Emily Hobbs

Emily Hobbs is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time

at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to

provide a positive family dynamic. She has a witty NYC sense of humor and warmth. This role requires a strong belting voice.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Michael Hobbs

Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 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. He has an unchanged voice and can be played by someone approximately 9 – 13 years old.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Deb

Deb, Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office

happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. She has a pleasant

demeanor, yet efficient work ethic. Requires an excellent belting voice.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: D4

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, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their

Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to

him. Santa is a somewhat cranky man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Manager

The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the

manager of Macy’s, he is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Mr. Greenway

He is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big Boss with a commanding presence and a tyrannical workaholic.

Gender: Male

Vocal range: Baritone

Chadwick

One of Walter’s right-hand men. He’s desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two. Part of the Ensemble.

Matthews

One of Walter’s right-hand men. He’s desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two. Part of the Ensemble.

Ensemble

4 Boys & 4 Girls - Ages approximately 7 – 14

They play Santa’s Elves and will appear in several of the ensemble production numbers as regular NYC Children.

5 Men & 5 Women

They play various characters throughout the show such as Macy’s employees, office workers, fake Santas and inhabitants of New York City.


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