Auditions Elf the Musical Jr

Auditions Elf the Musical Jr

Inland Regional Youth Theatre will be holding auditions for their fall production of Elf the Musical Jr. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

We will be casting students ages 7-18 for this production. Auditions will be held on Monday August 13th and Wednesday August 15th from 4-6 pm at First Baptist Church 5500 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside. Callbacks will be on Thursday August 16th at 3:30pm. Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of August 20th at First Baptist Church. Performances will be November 16-18 at Ramona High School.

No appointment is necessary. Be prepared to sing approximately one minute of a song from a Broadway musical. Please bring an mp3 player with your karaoke background track for the audition. No a Capella singing. Bring your performing resume and headshot.

Registration Fees for our production are as follows:
$250 per cast member (includes script, cast t-shirt, photo CD)
$200 for 2nd+ family members (no photo CD included).
Registration Fees are due at callbacks.

All roles are open:

Santa Claus: male, Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit; a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit; range: Bb3-D5

Buddy: male, the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf – he’s an adult human; an older teen who is an excellent actor, good singer and has an energetic earnestness and comedic timing; range, B3-G5

Jovie: female, works as a store elf at Macy’s, but she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit, kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration; a teen female actor with a strong singing voice; range: G3–Db5

Michael Hobbs: male, 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; a solid actor/ singer with an unchanged voice; range: G3–D5

Charlie: male, in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied; a performer with a good speaking voice and is comfortable taking command of the stage; speaking role.

Shawanda: female, a dependable and caring elf, will do whatever she can to help out others; a good actress with a good speaking voice; speaking role.

Sam: male, one of Walter’s office staff who is in a bind; a performer with a good speaking voice; speaking role.

Walter Hobbs: male, Buddy’s real father. He’s so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional; a great teen actor/singer with a strong, authoritative presence, but can also show his softer side; range, B3–E5

Deb: female, Walter’s secretary, is responsible for keeping her boss happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone; a young actress with a pleasant demeanor and a good speaking voice; speaking role

Emily Hobbs: female, Walter’s devoted wife, a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic; an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth; range, G3–D5

Security Guards: male or female, Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission; a duo that works well together and fits the bill for a tough pair; speaking role.

Mr. Greenway: male, one of the crankiest businessmen around; an older teen with a commanding presence; speaking role.

Charlotte Dennon: female, a TV reporter with a big personality. She doesn’t like being shown up; an older teen with charisma and strong acting ability; speaking role

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin: females, on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts; older teens with nice singing voices and some acting experience; speaking roles.

Elves: boys and girls, 7+, Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.

The Ensemble: males or females, includes Santa’s Helpers, New Yorkers, Macy’s Employees, Fake Santa, Policemen, Office Staff, Carolers and Finale Soloists. All are important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City.


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