Audition Notice for ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.
at BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE in RANDOLPH, NJ
Brundage Park Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming performances of ELF The Musical, JR. All auditions will be at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ. Some of the roles have already been cast by the director. All auditioners ages 8-18 should be prepared to sing and read from sides, provide a headshot and resume if available. Photos will be taken at the audition for those performers without headshots. All auditioners must be available for rehearsals during tech week and for all performance dates. No appointments necessary for auditions.
Audition Dates: October 14, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and October 16, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Performance Dates: December 6 and 13 at 7:00 pm, December 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Larry Turner
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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 reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother 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.
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. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Buddy is the perfect elf! He s good-natured, he means well, and he’ s happy all the time. There’ s only one problem. He’s not an elf!!!He’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. It’s helpful to cast an actor who is taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3
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. Cast a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but be sure they can also show his softer side.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
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. Cast an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth.
Gender: female Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’ s, but don’ t be mistaken, she doesn’ t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’ s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’ s complete adoration. This is a fantastic role for a young woman with a strong singing voice and acting chops.
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Elves: Santa’s special helpers who love their jobs making toys. Enjoy singing and working together. Ideal for younger performers. Gender: Both.
Charlie: Manages the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped, bows tied and always remains friendly with the rest of the Elves. Good speaking voice and ability to command the stage. Gender: Male.
Shawanda: Dependable and caring, she does whatever she can to help out others. Must have a clear speaking voice. Gender: Female
Sam: One of Walter Hobbs’ office staff, who is in a bind at the top of the show. Must be able to make strong character choices.
Deb: Walter’s secretary, very positive attitude, pleasant demeanor and very efficient work ethic. Gender: female.
Michael Hobbs: Son of Walter and Emily Hobbs, smarter-than-average 12 year old, who befriends Buddy. Looking for a solid actor and singer with an unchanged voice. Gender: Male. Vocal Range D5-G3.
Security Guards #1 and #2: A stern duo from Walter’s office, should work well together and fits the bill for a tough pair. Gender: Both
Saleswoman: Works at Macy’s department store, smiling, over-friendly and always tries to sell something.
Manager: Featured role for a performer with good comedic timing. Does everything he can to make sure the department store employees stay in line. Gender: Male
Santa’s Helper: Works at the department store, good role for performer with a loud voice. Gender: Both
Fake Santa: Rough around the edges, a poor replacement for the real Santa. He’s over-the-top, and has good physical movement.
Police Officer #1 and #2: Friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household. Gender: Both
Sarah: Staff member at Walter’s office. Good singing voice. Gender: Female
Mr. Greenway: Crankiest businessman around, big boss, looking for an older performer with a commanding presence.
Chadwick and Matthews: Staff members at Walter’s office, doing everything they can to save the day and make their boss happy. Need a pair of good character actors who are able to drive the action of scenes. Gender: Male.
Charlotte Dennon: TV reporter, big personality. Ideal for a performer, who has professional charisma, makes strong acting choices.
Final Soloists: 4 Strong solo singers, Range B4-B3.
Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin: Small, featured roles with nice singing voices.
Ensemble: Various New Yorkers, Macy’s employees, Office staff, Carolers, etc. Actors/Singers Needed to create the distinct worlds between the North Pole and New York City. Gender: Both
For further information please contact Brundage Park Playhouse at (973) 989-7092.