Audition Details:
• For all roles: Prepare a one minute song that best shows your vocal range. Bring sheet music in
correct key. An accompanist will be provided. You can also bring a mp3 or CD. Please no a cappella.
• Bring a photo/headshot and resume (if available) even if you e-mailed it prior.
• Bring your calendar through November 16, 2017; all conflicts will be required to be listed on
audition form. No performance conflicts will be accommodated. Rehearsals will begin October 3rd.
• Non-Equity production.
Play description:
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North
Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and
poor toy-making abilities cause him to face 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. Faced with the harsh
reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa,
Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of
Christmas.


Character Breakdown: ALL ROLES ARE 18 AND UNDER


Santa Claus
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.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Buddy
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. It's helpful to cast an actor who is taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy
and adds to the humor of the show. 
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Elves 
The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve
deadline. These roles are great for younger performers, or for those who can embody a youthful
spirit, enjoy singing and work well together as a group.
Gender: both


Charlie
Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every
bow is tied. Cast a young performer with a good speaking voice, someone who is comfortable taking
command of the stage and has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly.
Gender: male


Shawanda 
Shawanda is a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others, including
Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human. Cast a good actress with a clear
speaking voice for this very important moment in the story.
Gender: female
Sam
Sam is one of Walter’s Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show. A young performer with a
good speaking voice and strong character choices will do the trick.
Gender: male

Walter Hobbs
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.
Cast a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but be sure they can also show his softer
side
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3


Deb
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 young woman
with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor with a good speaking voice
Gender: female


Emily Hobbs
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. Cast an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of
maturity and warmth.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3


Michael Hobbs
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. Look for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3


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


Saleswoman
The Saleswoman 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. This is a great ensemble role
for a young woman with little stage experience.
Gender: female
Manager
The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the
manager of Macy’s, he’s doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
Gender: male

Jovie
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.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Santa's Helper
Santa's Helper works as a Macys Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa.
This is a good ensemble role for a performer with a loud voice.
Gender: both


Fake 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. Fake Santa should be played by a performer who is unafraid of being a little over-
the-top and has good physical control of his body.
Gender: male
Policemen
Policeman #1 and Policeman #2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs
household. These are perfect featured roles for two ensemble members. 
Gender: both


Sarah
Sarah is a staff member at Walters office. This is a nice role for a less experienced actor with a good
singing voice.
Gender: female


Mr. Greenway
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss, so look for an older
student with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.
Gender: male


Chadwick and Matthews
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. Cast a pair of good character actors who work
well with each other and are able to drive the action of scenes.
Gender: male


Charlotte Dennon
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. This is a great role for a young woman with
professional charisma and someone who can make strong acting choices.
Gender: female
Finale Soloists
Finale Soloists #1,#2,#3 and #4 are good roles to highlight four of your strong solo singers.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3


Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin
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. Look for two young ladies with nice
singing voices and some acting experience to take on these small, but featured roles.
Gender: female


Ensemble
The Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macys Employees, Macy's
Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys,
Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children, and Parents are all important roles for creating the
distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. These roles can all be double cast from the

ensemble, and it s important to remind your young performers that the stronger and more specific
their character choices, the richer and more vivid the story becomes.
Gender: both

OB Playhouse and Theatre Company

ELF The Musical JR.
Book by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum.


Directed & Choreographed by Jennie Gray Connard
Produced by Bill Connard


A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a holiday musical that has become a modern day
classic. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-
nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan
and Bob Martin.


Audition Date/Time: By appointment.
Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.


Callbacks: By invitation –Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m.


Production Dates/Times: At OB Playhouse
November 17, 2017 – December 17, 2017 
Friday’s at 7 p.m., Saturday’s at 4 p.m; 7 p.m., Sunday’s at 2 p.m.


Rehearsals will begin on October 3 rd


DOUBLE CASTING MAY BE UTILIZED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE LONGER RUN


To Reserve Your Audition Time:
E-mail jennieconnard@gmail.com with your name and telephone number and picture/resume
attached (if available). Please put “Elf Jr. Audition” in the subject when E-mailing. Appointments will
be scheduled in five-minute increments.


Where:
OB Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92106


& Theatre Company (619) 795-9305