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ANNOUNCES ITS AUDITIONS FOR:

ELF

The Musical

SAN DIEGO PREMIERE


All ages and ethnicities are desired and encouraged!


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 by Jennie Gray Connard
Music Directed by Kirk Valles
Co-ChNoreographed by Alyssa Austin & Jennie Gray Connard
Produced by Bill Connard

• Non-Equity/Non paying production.

OB Playhouse has produced the “Jr.” version of this holiday title known the world over and we are beyond excited to be producing the SAN DIEGO PREMIERE of the full musical this season. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

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 realities that his father is on the naughty list and 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.

Audition Date/Time: By appointment. Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Callbacks: By invitation –Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Production Dates/Times: At OB Playhouse
December 6 – December 22, 2019, Thursday – Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.

Rehearsals will begin on October 13th and will generally run Sunday – Wednesday evenings and with the possibility of some Saturday mornings.  

To Reserve Your Audition Time:
E-mail jennieconnard@gmail.com with your 

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Picture/resume attached (Please send a portrait of your face/selfie if you do not have a "headshot" and list any performing experience, if you have any.)

Please put “Elf 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

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.  Please no A Capella or backing tracks.
• Bring a photo/headshot and resume (if available) even if you e-mailed it prior.
• Bring your calendar through December 6; all conflicts will be required to be listed on audition form. No performance conflicts will be accommodated. Rehearsals will begin October 13th.

Character Breakdown: 

PLEASE NOTE: The part of Jovie has been cast. 

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
All ethnicities

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.
Gender: male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
All ethnicities

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.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: F3
All ethnicities

Michael
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
All ethnicities

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
All ethnicities

Macy’s Manager
A at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: Male
Age: 25-40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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: 30-55
All ethnicities

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. Will also play Fake Santa
Gender: male
Age: 40-70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
All ethnicities

Chadwick
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two. This character will also serve in the ensemble.
Gender: both
Age: 25-45

All ethnicities

Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two. This character will also serve in the ensemble.
Gender: both
Age: 25-45
All ethnicities

Charlie
Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every
bow is tied. 
Age 7-13 (however, older children will be considered if they are 4.5 ft or under)
All ethnicities

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. 
Age 7-13 (however, older children will be considered if they are 4.5 ft or under)
All ethnicities

Elves
The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. 
Age 7-13 (however, older children will be considered if they are 4.5 ft or under)
Gender: both
All ethnicities

Ensemble
Mrs. Claus, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, Sarah, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Charlotte, Man, Woman
All ethnicities

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