Auditions for Elf, Jr.
Sept 8 and Sept 15
Auditions for CCT's Christmas Production, "Elf The Musical, Jr." will take place in the Carteret Community Theatre auditorium on September 8th and 15th beginning at 11:00 a.m. The ending time will be determined by turnout.
Rehearsals for this production will be twice weekly and on Saturdays and will increase as show time approaches.
Show dates are December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. Please bring with you a list of the conflicts for weekdays AND weekends your child will have between the audition date and the final show.
This is a Jr. version of the show so ALL ACTORS WILL RANGE IN AGE FROM 5 TO EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD. Most speaking roles will be reserved for children fifth grade and up although some exceptions may be made. You must be able to read to audition for a speaking role.
**Character Specific Audition Information with Song and Monologue Requirements**
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.
Audition Info: https://youtu.be/y9pmW289xP8, on sheet music, measures 20-42 or page 1-3. MUST PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR AUDITIONS!
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. 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.
Audition Info: https://youtu.be/sL-bocjOz2M “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” sheet music, measures 17- 43 or page 29-30. MUST PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR AUDITIONS!
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.
Audition Info: https://youtu.be/y0xVnh0qwT0, “Never Fall in Love (with an elf)” sheet music, measures 4-27 or page 64-65. MUST PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR AUDITIONS!
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.
https://youtu.be/8h_jzyp6hUU “There is a Santa Claus,” sheet music, measures 22-34, pgs 70/71. MUST PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR AUDITIONS!
MICHAEL HOBBS is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old 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.
https://youtu.be/8h_jzyp6hUU “There is a Santa Claus,” sheet music, Michael: measures 5-20, Pgs 69/70. MUST PREPARE A 1 MINUTE MONOLOGUE FOR AUDITIONS!
CHARLIE is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly.
SHAWANDA is a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever he/she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though he/she accidentally reveals that he/she is a human.
SAM is one of Walter's Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show.
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.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
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.
SECURITY Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter's office, making sure everyone who enters has permission.
The SALES CLERK is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy's. She's the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something.
The MANAGER is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
Santa's HELPER works as a Macy's Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa.
FAKE SANTA is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He's an employee of Macy's who is a bit rough around the edges. a little over-the-top and has good physical control of his body.
POLICE OFFICER #1 and #2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household.
SARAH is a staff member at Walter's office.
MR. GREENWAY is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss.
CHADWICK and MATTHEWS are staff members at Walter's office who are doing everything they can think of to save the day and make their boss happy.
CHARLOTTE Dennon is a TV reporter with a big personality. She does her best to keep her professional persona in public and doesn't like being shown up.
DARLENE Lambert and EMMA Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa's magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts.
The ELVES are Santa's special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadlines.
Audition info: Must prepare a Christmas song to sing. Must provide cd on a track or sheet music for the audition.
September 28, 2018
Dance Arts Studio Rental
Dec 1-3, 2018
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