Elf the Musical Auditions
Musical Theatre West generally holds auditions for its productions six to eight weeks before a show’s opening date. All roles are open to both Equity and non-Equity performers, and all ethnicities are always encouraged to audition.
ELF THE MUSICAL AUDITION INFO
Director/Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
Associate Director/Choreographer: Bill Burns
Musical Director: Dennis Castellano
AUDITIONS ARE HELD AT:
The Musical Theatre West Reiner Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Wednesday, July 25
9:00 am – 5:00 pm EPA (Lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
7:00 pm Female Dance call – sign ups start at 6:00 pm (must sign in by 6:45pm)
8:30 pm Male Dance call – sign ups start at 7:30 pm (must sign in by 8:15pm)
Thursday, July 26
Friday, July 27
ELF CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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. Must move well.
Vocal range: Baritone (Bb2 – E4)
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. Buddy is preferably taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.
Vocal range: Tenor (Bb2 – A4)
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. Looking for a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but must also show his softer side. Strong movement and tap skills a plus.
Vocal range: High Baritone (A2 – G4)
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. This is a plum role for a woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor. Must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Must move well.
Vocal Range: Alto (C4 – C5)
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. Looking for an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C.
Vocal range: Alto (F3 – D5)
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. Lookng for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice up to a E. Must move well, Tap dance skills a bonus.
Vocal range: Child Male Alto (F3 – E5)
Jovie works as a store elf at Macys, 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 Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat. and great acting chops. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.
Vocal range: Alto (G3 – D5)
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.
Vocal Range: Tenor (to A5)
The Ensemble, includes Elves, New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents. The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Looking for strong technical dancer/singers and singer/dancers. Must also tap. Must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on the knees.