Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Skylar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Music Directed by Joni Gage Produced by Billy DiCrosta Choreographed by Gina Helland
It's time to get Sparkle, Jolly, Twinkle, Jingle with Broadway On Main Theatre Company ....
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. 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.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Please Note: Broadway On Main is a come-as-you-are environment and seeks
Non-Union Actors, 7 through adult, of ALL ethnicities, races, religions, creeds, orientations, and gender identities.
Space is Limited!
Auditions & Performances will be held at
Cabaret on Main Theater
597 Main Street Rear
East Haven, CT 06512
You must be registered in order to audition!
Children 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Teens 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Adults 5:00 - 8:00pm
DANCE AUDITION TEENS/ADULTS
6:30 - 9:00 pm (Tap and Jazz Combo)
Sign-ups for an audition time slot will begin thirty minutes prior to auditions
PRINCIPLE CALL-BACKS TEENS/ADULTS (As Needed )Tues 8/29
6:30 to 9:00 pm
If you are unable to audition in person but would like to be in the show, video submissions may be emailed to our producer firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants may sing a one-minute cut from their choice of any musical theatre song that best showcases their vocal strength and storytelling skills in the styles of the show. Sides will be provided to those actors whom the director needs to see for specific roles.
You should not sing from the show for the first day of auditions.
Candidates must bring a track with them, NO ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED!
No acapella singing.
For callbacks, you will be asked to sing from the show and/or read additional sides with other prospective cast members.
Children and Teens $295
*Discounted Participatio fee for NHAOPA STUDENTS $195
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Cast members 18 and up must register in advance even though there is NO REGISTRATION FEE.
ALL children and teens will be accepted into our program. Those wishing to play a specific character should attend auditions. All other children 7-12 will not need to audition and will be placed into the show where needed by the director during the rehearsal process.
Principle Roles will be based on auditions.
In order to audition, you must register in advance.
By registering you accept ANY role given to you.
Participants may be asked to bring a few basic costume pieces from home, for the shows.
Broadway on Main will provide all other materials.
Performers 7 through Adult
Below is a basic schedule. Please know things change as shows come together. Once the show is cast, and we know people's conflicts, etc., we will provide you with a more detailed schedule of when you are needed.
Rehearsals: Begin Monday, 9/11/23
ACTING Mon 5:30 - 9 pm
ALL(Children's ensemble only needed till 7pm)
MUSIC Tues 7 - 9 pm
Principles, Teens & Adult Ensemble Only (TBA some rehearsals will be soloists only)
CHOREO Thurs 5:30 - 9 pm
Children 5:30 - 7pm As Need
Everyone Else 6 - 9pm As Needed
MUSIC Fridays 5:30 - 7 pm
Children's Ensemble i.e Elves Music Rehearsal
*PUTTING IT TOGETHER
SUNDAYS* 1 - 6 pm or 5 to 8
Only Called As Needed
*Sundays do not start till 9/24
Mon 11/5 - Friday 11/9 Times TBA
All will be called. 12 and under ensemble will be released early.
Fri 11/10/2023 7 pm
Sat 11/11/2023 2pm(possible matinee needed) & 7pm
Sun 11/12/2023 2pm
Fri 11/17/2023 7 pm
Sat 11/18/2023 7pm
Sun 11/19/2023 2pm
ELF CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
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. Must move well.
Vocal range: Baritone (Bb2 – E4)
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. Buddy is preferably taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show. Must have strong movement skills and be able to tap dance and rollerblade.
Vocal range: Tenor (Bb2 – A4)
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. Looking for a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but must also show his softer side. Strong movement and tap skills a plus.
Vocal range: High Baritone (A2 – G4)
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 woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor. Must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Must move well.
Vocal Range: Alto (C4 – C5)
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. Looking for an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C.
Vocal range: Alto (F3 – D5)
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. Lookng for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice up to a E. Must move well, Tap dance skills a bonus.
Vocal range: Child Male Alto (F3 – E5)
Jovie works as a store elf at Macys, 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 Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat. and great acting chops. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.
Vocal range: Alto (G3 – D5)
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.
Vocal Range: Tenor (to A5)
Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission. They are a duo and a tough pair.
The Saleswoman is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy’s. She is the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something.
The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy’s, he is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken: she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She is 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.
Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: G3
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.
Fake Santa is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He is 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.
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.
Sarah is a staff member at Walter’s office. Gender: Female
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence.
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. These are good roles for character actors who work well with each other and are able to drive the action of scenes.
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.
Finale Soloists #1, #2, #3 and #4 are good roles that highlight four strong solo singers.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3
David Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin
David Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santas magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts.
Comforting New Yorker
Macy’s Employee #1
Members of the Rockefeller Crowd Office Staff
Boy with rage issues on Fake Santa’s Lap
Children and Parents are all important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. The stronger and more specific the actor’s character choices, the richer and more vivid the story becomes.
Gender: Male and Female
The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.
Looking for strong technical dancer/singers and singer/dancers. Must also tap.
Broadway On Main is a multi-generational program. We feel that, as part of the educational process, it is necessary for our youth to have the opportunity to share their stage experience alongside seasoned adult actors.