Elf the Musical

book by THOMAS MEEHAN and BOB MARTIN

music by MATTHEW SKLAR

lyrics by CHAD BEGUELIN

based on the New Line Cinema film by DAVID BERENDAUM

directed by LIZ GILROY

ABOUT THE SHOW

Two Act Musical  |  Rated 6+  |  Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

Based on the beloved holiday film, 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. 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.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is sure to be a must-see, this holiday season. 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).

DIRECTED BY: Liz Gilroy

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY: TBA

CHOREOGRAPHED BY: TBA

Selected Director/Choreographer Credits: Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, There Goes The Bride, Legends Of Country (Stagewest). Sexy Laundry, Not In My Backyard, Bingo Ladies (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), Boeing Boeing, A Christmas Carol (Upper Canada Playhouse). Rob Ford The Musical (Factory Theatre), One Moment, ‘Fitz Happens, (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), A Christmas Carol (The Charlottetown Festival), Newfoundland Mary (Smile Theatre). The Wakoski Bros. (Best of Toronto Fringe), Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty And The Beast (St. Lawrence College),  Cabaret (Randolph College for the Performing Arts), and Grease (Sheridan College).

COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Please review the Rehearsal and Performance Schedule prior to making this commitment. Conflicts may be accommodated and considered during the rehearsal process. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL PERFORMANCES.

NOTE: SCHEDULES ARE BASED ON THE MAXIMUM POTENTIAL OF DATES AVAILABLE AND WHILE NOT ALL DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AVAILABILITY MUST BE MAINTAINED FOR SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY.

CALLBACKS

To be held LIVE via Zoom. To be considered, auditioners MUST make themselves be available for the entire callback time. Details will be included in the invitation when sent.

August 22, 2020 – 11am to 6pm

REHEARSALS

October 5 to November 12, 2020

Sundays – 2:30pm to 10pm
Monday to Thursday – 6:30pm to 10:30pm

 

TECH WEEK

November 14 to November 19, 2020

Saturday & Sunday – 1pm to 11pm

Tuesday to Thursday - 6pm to 11pm

 

PERFORMANCES

November 20, 2020 to December 13, 2020

Tuesdays to Wednesdays

9am CALL - 10am SHOW

Thursdays

9am CALL - 10am SHOW

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Fridays

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Saturdays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Sundays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

Mondays

Off

December 15, 2020 to January 2,2021

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays

1pm CALL – 2pm SHOW

Tuesdays to Sundays

6pm CALL – 7pm SHOW

Mondays, December 24 to Dec 26 

Off

CHARARTER BREAKDOWN 
AGES: 12+ 

Some cast will play more than 1 character

Buddy (M)

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.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: Tenor

Jovie (F)

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.

Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range: Alto

Walter (M)

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.

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range : High Baritone

Emily (F)

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.

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range: Alto

Michael (M)

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.

Age: 12 to 16

Vocal range: Alto

Deb (F)

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.

Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: Alto

Manager (M)

A heavy-set manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range: Tenor

Greenway (M)

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.

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal Range: Tenor

 

Santa (M)

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. 

Age: 65 to 80

Vocal range: Baritone

Chadwick (M)

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.

Age: 40 to 50

Matthews(M)

One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.

Age: 35 to 40

 

Ensemble

 
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