The Firehouse Theatre is hosting auditions for Elf The Musical that will open in December. The audition deadline to submit a video is October 21, 2020 and the production will take place December 9-12. All performances are going to be held outdoors at The Sound at Cypress Waters on Wednesday – Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Elf the Musical, based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, is the charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is elf-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, he embarks on a journey to New York City with dreams to find his birth father and discover his true identity. What’s an adopted elf to do when he realizes his father is on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list and his half-brother doesn’t believe that there is a Santa Claus? It’s up to Buddy to save Christmas! Find your inner ELF as the writers of Annie and The Wedding Singer bring us the unforgettable gift of a Broadway musical for the holiday season! After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Farmers Branch The Firehouse Theatre Elf The Musical

ELF THE MUSICAL AUDITION INFO:

Beginning immediately – please film yourself singing two 16-32 bar cuts, (one up tempo, one ballad) in the style of the show. Songs from he musical are perfectly fine. Video should be from the waist up or 3/4 in horizontal format. Please email your videos to production@thefirehousetheatre.com. All videos must be submitted by 10/21/20.

CALLBACK DATES:

If necessary, performers will be contacted about any callbacks needed. If in person callbacks are needed, all safety protocols will be strictly followed, including social distancing and masks.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

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. 25 to 35. 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. 25 to 30. 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. 55 to 65. 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. 40 to 50. 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. 12 to 16. 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. 25 to 55. 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. 35 to 40. 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. 55 to 65.
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. 65 to 80. 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. 40 to 50.
MATTHEWS: One of Walter’s right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two. 35 to 40.
ENSEMBLE: Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Shwanda, 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

ELF – THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

In 2015 The Firehouse Theatre produced their first show and is now an award-winning live theatre in Farmers Branch. They received the Best Performance Venue Under 500 Seats award presented by Broadway World in 2017 and 2018, and brought home 14 Column Awards in 2019.

The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 and you can also find them on Facebook. Contact the Box Office for additional questions at 972-620-3747 or office@thefirehousetheatre.com for more information.

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