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Please note: We are not associated with Actors’ Equity Association and do not participate in union contracts. We are a volunteer-based organization and actors receive small stipends to help offset transportation costs associated with participating in our productions.

Elf – The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin

Music by Mathew Skylar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berebaum

Director: Craig Scheiber

Music Director: Mark Press

Vocal Director: Christopher Puckett

Choreographer: Elizabeth Posluns

AUDITION & PRODUCTION DETAILS

ALL ADULT ACTORS MUST BE UP TO DATE WITH THEIR VACCINATION SERIES

“Up to date”, according to the CDC, means you’ve received your primary series and at least one booster. This is required for participation and will be verified on-site with your proof of vaccination.

Audition Dates

Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Monday, August 22, 2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Audition Location

Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds

Callbacks (by invitation only)

Sunday, August 28 between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates

September 12, 2022 – November 17, 2022

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and one weekend day TBD. Actors may not be called to every rehearsal. All TECH days are REQUIRED, including: November 12 & 13 (Times TBD); TECH week (November 14-17) 6:30-11pm.

Rehearsal Location

Edmonds Driftwood Players Rehearsal Annex located at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds OR Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds

Performance Dates

November 18 – December 18, 2022 for a total of 18 performances (Thurs/Fri/Sat curtain at 8pm; Sunday curtain at 2pm; call times will be no more than 1.5 hours prior to curtain; NO Thanksgiving Day performance)

Performance Location

This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players, located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds

SYNOPSIS

Buddy Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus’ bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves decide to raise the child as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he’s actually a human being and, at Santa’s prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs.

Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his son, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.

AUDITION REQUIREMENT

Song:

Prepare 32 bars (no longer than a minute) of a song from a Broadway musical that shows your strongest vocal and character range. Don’t be afraid to make strong choices!

Note – an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. No recorded music please.

Monologue: Prepare a monologue that is two minutes or less. Contemporary monologues are preferred. Comedic monologues are welcome but not required

Dance: No dance at the initial audition, but both tap and jazz combinations will be taught at the callback for ensemble and most principal roles

Headshot and Resume: Please bring one copy of each.

CASTING

Actors of all ethnicity, gender and identity are encouraged to audition. Age ranges are a guideline only. We would like to have elves able to move on stage with knee pads. We are also eager to have actors capable of using inline skates to skate in the Rockefeller Center scene.

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

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 Hobbs – 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 Hobbs – 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 Hobbs – 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: 12 to 16

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

The following roles may also double as ensemble:

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; good and friendly person just trying to do their job and get by.

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Mr. 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 Claus – 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

Ensemble – Elves, customers, fake santas, security guards, employees, etc.

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Edmonds Driftwood Players is not associated with Actors’ Equity Association and does not participate in union contracts.

We are a volunteer-based organization and actors receive $100 stipends to help offset transportation costs associated with participating in our productions.


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