Auditions – “Elf: The Musical”

Elf: The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Production Team

Director:  Matt Beutner
Assistant Director: Tim Herndon
Music Director:  Ashley Green
Choreographer:  Nolan Moralez
Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon

Performances

December 3-23, 2021

Because this is a holiday show there are many extra performances beyond the normal weekend schedule.

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm

Other evening shows: Thursday, December 9; Thursday, December 16; Monday, December 20; Tuesday, December 21; Wednesday, December 22; Thursday, December 23

 

Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 25.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on November 29-December 2 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, November 28.

Benefits

  • Actor stipends are available for some roles.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
  • Housing is available upon request.

Auditions

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 29-30
6-9pm
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)

Audition Requirements

  • Please come prepared with a headshot and resume.
  • You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
  • Auditions may include a cold reading from the script.
  • Prepare a clearly marked 16 to 32 bar cut from a song in the style of the show. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide the sheet music.

Schedule Audition Slot

Click on this link to schedule your audition time slot through Sign Up Genius

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0448aca92ba4fb6-elf

Video Submissions

If you are unable to attend general auditions, you may send a video submission to auditions@granburytheatrecompany.org by Monday, June 28 at 5pm

Please include a headshot, resume, and a list of rehearsal/performance conflicts.

Callbacks

If needed and by invitation only

Thursday, July 1
6-9pm
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)

 

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

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.

CHARACTER LISTING

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
Height: at least 6 feet tall
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: 10 to 13
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, 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