Description:

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 10th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 16th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 17th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 17th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday September 23, 2018 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

The Crighton Theatre:

234 Main Street
Conroe, TX 77301


Show Notes:

Students must be enrolled in a class in order to sign up for an audition.

Auditions:

Klein United Methodist Church
5920 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77388
Map

Vocal Auditions:
Friday, September 14th
Auditions will begin at 4:30pm
Please sign-up through your Family Account

WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS:
Lots of enthusiasm and a smile!
Arrive with completed Audition Packet, music, (on a cd, phone, iPad or iPod) and appropriately dressed.  Auditioning is like a job interview.  You don’t need to wear a suit, but don’t wear shorts and flip flops.
Attach a 5X7 headshot to the back of the audition form. Please use paper clips instead of staples. 
Prepare a 60-second song in the style of the show for which you’re auditioning.  Your musical accompaniment should be without vocals. Also prepare a 30 second to one-minute monologue. 
A CD player/speakers or bluetooth player will be available to play your prerecorded accompaniment track.

Dance Auditions:
Saturday, September 15th
Ages 8-12 @ 10:00am
Ages 13-18 @ 11:00am
**If you already own tap shoes, please bring them.** 

Callbacks will begin at 2:00pm

Rehearsals:
Klein United Methodist Church 
Fridays 5pm-9pm & Saturdays 9:15am Praise & Worship, Rehearsal 9:30am-3:00pm
September 21-22, 28-29
October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
November 2-3

Tech Week at The Crighton Theatre November 4-8

School Day Shows:
Thursday, November 15th,  9:30am & 12:00 noon
Friday, November 16th, 9:30am & 12:00 noon
**Please note that there is a place on the audition form to inform us if you are unable to perform in a school-day show. Knowing this upfront will alert us to the need for any understudies. The inability to perform in a school day show will not affect your casting. **

Please join our Facebook Group: CYT Houston's Elf Jr. 2018, and be sure to check out the Parent Hub , which has a ton of great information regarding auditions and shows.

Artistic Team:
Director - Rebecca McDowell
Vocal Director - Ashlie Driver
Choreographer - Ann LeBlanc

If you have questions, please email Jeannie Bailey at jeannie@cythouston.org.


Characters:

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. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

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. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Elves

The Elves are Santa's special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.

Charlie

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

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.

Sam

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

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. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: B3

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.

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. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

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. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Security Guards

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

Saleswoman

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

Manager

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

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. Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Santa's Helper

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

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.

Policemen

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

Sarah

Sarah is a staff member at Walter's office.

Mr. Greenway

Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around.

Chadwick

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.

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.

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.

Finale Soloists

Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B3

Darlene Lambert

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.

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.

Ensemble

Includes New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy's Employees, 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.