Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

ELF - The Musical Auditions

Adult Principal and Chorus:
Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on August 6 and 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. The Women’s Chorus dance call is 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and Men’s Chorus dance call is 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on August 4th.  All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing.  Auditions for the role of Michael, (young actor to play 10- 12 years old), will be held from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. on August 6.

Those who attend Chorus Dance Call Audition do not need to also sign up for the General Auditions to be called back and considered for a Chorus or Principal Roles.

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong dancing abilities are required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsals for ELF – The Musical begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The production opens Tuesday, November 20 and runs through December 23, 2018. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

ARVADA CENTER – ELF – The Musical
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

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

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

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: 10 to 12
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

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: C4

Manager
A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 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: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: E3

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.
Gender: Male
Age: 65 to 80
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Chadwick
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Matthews
One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 40
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Chorus
Singer
Seeking male and female singers who dance, age 20s - 60s, of all ethnic backgrounds to portray various ensemble roles in Elf.  Some featured roles, as well as understudies, will be cast from the ensemble.

Dancer 
Seeking Male and female dancers who tap and sing, age 20s - 60s, of all ethnic backgrounds, to portray various ensemble roles in Elf.  Some featured roles, as well as understudies, will be cast from the ensemble. 

Location: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

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