Book by Music by Lyrics by
Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin Matthew Sklar Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Originally produced by Warner Bros.
Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features
Directed by Lisa Riggle
Auditions: October 19 & 20, 2020
Performances: December 1 – 6, 2020
Auditions for Ardmore Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “Elf The Musical” will be Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Goddard Center. Please enter by the stage door on the North side of the building. Due to the large size of the script, we will not be handing out reading copies before auditions. Volunteers are always welcome to work on sets, costumes, props and other backstage areas. Everyone is encouraged to participate. You do not have to be a member of ALT to be involved in the production. Everyone will have to wear a mask when not on stage.
For the singing part of auditions, everyone will sing “Jingle Bells”. A pianist will be provided and you will have a choice of 3 keys to sing it in. There be some basic movement choreography at auditions. Tuesday will be just for callbacks. If you are unable to come on Monday, please let us know. No experience is necessary to audition.
Lisa Riggle will be directing this musical for Ardmore Little Theatre. Lisa has been in several productions, including “Hello, Dolly”, “Mamma Mia”, “Annie” and “9 to 5 the Musical” to name just a few. Dr. David Hobbs will be the orchestra director for this show and Kelsey Armstrong will be the choreographer. Performances will be December 1 – 6, 2020 at the Goddard Center. All performances are at 7:00pm, except for the Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm.
SYNOPSIS: A young orphan, Buddy, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and ends up at the North Pole. Raised among elves he is unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities lead him to 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. Learning that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t believe in Santa, Buddy seeks to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Some of The Characters:
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. Vocal range: Ab2 – C5.
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. Vocal range: G3 – D5.
WALTER: 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. Vocal range: A2 – G4.
EMILY: 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. Vocal range: F3 – Eb5.
MICHAEL: Buddy’s step-brother 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. Vocal range: F3 – G5.
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. Vocal range: D4 – Eb5.
MANAGER: A heavy-set manager at Macy’s. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by. Vocal range: B2 – F#4.
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.
SANTA: 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. Vocal range: A2 – E4.
CHADWICK: One of Walter’s right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
MATTHEWS: One of Walter’s right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
ENSEMBLE: Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shawnda, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santas 1-6, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.