Elf Jr Character Breakdown and Audition Information

Please check out MTI Audition Central at THIS LINK for audition material.

Scroll down until you see the "Select a Show" drop-down menu and choose "Elf Jr."

Auditions for Elf Jr will be held in 2 parts.

1. Vocal Audition Self-Tape: 

Please record and submit a video of you singing the song selection in Audition Central for the character you are interested in. If you are unsure, feel free to sing any song from Elf. If possible, please sing to the karaoke track. The Karaoke and Guide Vocal versions of all the songs are available HERE.

VOCAL AUDITION HOW-TO

2. In-Person Acting Audition

All auditioners will attend an in-person audition at From Stage to Screen Acting Studio on September 10th from 11:0 AM - 1:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Auditions are to determine roles. Everyone that registers is guaranteed a spot in the show. Some characters may be double cast, and some actors may be cast as multiple characters.

Please see below for a character breakdown.

Santa Claus

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. 

Gender: Male

Buddy

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. 

Gender: Male

Elves

The Elves are Santa s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. These roles are great for younger performers, or for those who can embody a youthful spirit, enjoy singing and work well together as a group.

Gender: Any

Charlie

Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied.

Gender: Any

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. 

Gender: Female

Sam

Sam is one of Walter's Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show. 

Gender: Male

Walter Hobbs

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. 

Gender: Male

Deb

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. 

Gender: Female

Emily Hobbs

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. 

Gender: Female

Michael Hobbs

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.

Gender: Male

Security Guards

Security Guard #1 and Security Guard #2 are a stern duo from Walter's office, making sure everyone who enters has permission. 

Gender: Any

Saleswoman

The Saleswoman is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy's. She's the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something. 

Gender: Female

Manager

The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy's, they're doing everything they can to make sure all the employees stay in line.

Gender: Any

 

Jovie

Jovie works as a store elf at Macy's, 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.

Gender: Female

Santa's Helper

Santa's Helper works as a Macy's Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa.

Gender: Any

Fake Santa

Fake Santa is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He's an employee of Macy's who is a bit rough around the edges. 

Gender: Male

Policemen

Policeman #1 and Policeman #2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household.

Gender: Any

Sarah

Sarah is a staff member at Walter's office. 

Gender: Female

 

Mr. Greenway

Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. 

Gender: Male

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. 

Gender: Any

Charlotte Dennon

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. 

Gender: Female

Finale Soloists

Finale Soloists #1,#2,#3 and #4 are good roles to highlight four of your strong solo singers.

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa's magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts. 

Gender: Female

Ensemble

The Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy s Employees, Macy s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents are all important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. These roles can all be double cast from your ensemble, and it s important to remind your young performers that the stronger and more specific their character choices, the richer and more vivid the story becomes.

Gender: Any