Elf-The Musical Auditions
Edmonds Driftwood Players
About the project and the company
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 Schieber
Music Director Mark Press
Vocal Director Christopher Puckett
Choreographer Elizabeth Posluns
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.
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.
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.
Edmonds Driftwood Players Rehearsal Annex located at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds OR Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds
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)
This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players, located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds
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.
Location of Audition
The Wade James Theatre located at 950 Main Street, Edmonds
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.
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
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Monday, August 22, 2022 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
(By invitation only) Sunday, August 28 between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00 pm
Go to website provided and follow instructions at bottom of page to complete the audition sign-up process.
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