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The Augusta Players announces Auditions for ELF, Sept 11-12, 2021

The Augusta Players announces auditions for the holiday musical the 2nd production of their 77th Season: ELF – The Musical. Songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin; Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Directed by Scott Seidl, Choreography by Ashley Chasteen, Music Direction by Jeannie Butler.

To be performed December 10, 11, 12, 2021. There will also be an invited VIP rehearsal on December 3 in the rehearsal studio, a special event performance on December 4 and an invited dress rehearsal on December 10. There will be school performances on the mornings of December 8 and 9. Principal actors will also be asked to appear at marketing events and on local media. 

Great roles for performers of ALL types. All roles are open. We are actively seeking a diverse cast. Performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities are especially encouraged to audition and will be considered for all roles

Adults 16 and older.
Lead role for one boy (See description below)
Ensemble roles for 4 to 6 children, under 4’10”, 10 – 14 years old.

LOCATION:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
739 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901

DATES / TIMES:
Saturday, September 11
10:00am – 4:00pm. Open Call. (Actors/Singers/Dancers)
Performers will be seen in the order that they arrive.

Sunday, September 12
1:00pm – 4:00pm. Callbacks as needed.

If there is absolutely no way you can attend one of those dates / times please contact s.seidl@augustaplayers.org as soon as possible.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Actors/Singers/Dancers – Please see the character breakdown and audition information below. Prepare a musical theatre song in the style of the show. You will be asked to also do the movement audition as well. A movement combination will be taught. You may be asked to come to callbacks to read from the script. No a capella singing. An accompanist will be provided.

PLEASE do not call the school with questions and please read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with October 11, 2021 through Sunday, December 12, 2021. (Rehearsals may start later) Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (i.e., Thanksgiving break) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged.  Conflicts must be noted at the audition. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM November 29 – December 12, 2021.

There is an audition form and conflict policy you can download and fill out ahead of time to bring to the audition – click HERE.

For more information about the show go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_(musical)

https://www.mtishows.com/elf-the-musical

SYNOPSIS

This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. 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. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

CHARACTER DESCIPTIONS

  • Buddy: 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
  • 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: Walter’s secretary who 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Greenway: One of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss. 
  • Ensemble: Elves, New Yorkers, Macy’s Employees, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff – all creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City
  • OTHER ROLES will be cast from the ensemble
  • Children’s ensemble: (4-6 young actors). Under 4’10”, 10 to 14 years old. Must move well.

If you have other questions after reading this notice, you may contact The Augusta Players at (706) 826-4707 or email info@augustaplayers.org

Director – Scott Seidl
Choreographers – Ashley Chasteen, Scott Seidl
Music Director – Jeannie Butler
Stage Managers – Ashley Gambill
Scenic Design – Mike Grigsby, Brice Wright
Video Design – Mike Grigsby
Lighting Design – Hideaki Tsutsui
Costume Design –
Prop Design – Sue Lingenfelter
Audio Design – Trey Maxwell

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