KCP’S 2022 YOUTH PRODUCTION

Auditions June 13th to 18th 

 

About the show

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.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace their “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Elf Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). www.MTIShows.com

 

BEFORE YOU AUDITION – PLEASE READ

Rehearsal and Production requirements
A full commitment to the following calendar and expectations:
*Ages 10-18 may audition
* Read through/meet and greet: June 27th (TBC)
*Rehearsals start September 6th                 
 *Rehearsal times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:00 and Sundays 1:00-5:00. You must make every effort to be present at all the rehearsals for which you are scheduled so as to not hold back the rehearsal process. If there will be conflicts (such as previously scheduled appointments, vacations etc.), please be prepared to let us know at the auditions.
 
Mandatory dates *Non-negotiable
Move in at theatre: November 21st                
Tech and Dress rehearsals: November 21st & November 22nd
Performances at Georgian College Theatre – School Matinees: November 23rd, 24th, 25th (Must be available from 8 am- 3:30 pm)
Public Performances: November 24th, November 25th, November 26th
 
• Membership Fee of $100 is due and payable within 14 days of casting and is non-refundable.
• Signed agreement with KCP policies and Code of Conduct due at the second rehearsal.
Show Information

Note: 

  1. The ensemble in Elf Jr features many high energy and exciting roles for all ages, and we intend to give every cast member a featured part at some point in the show.
  2. Please dress appropriately as a dance/movement audition will be required.
  3. Please make yourself familiar with the show before your audition. Info can be found at: 

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

Audition Details
 
 
 

AUDITIONS INFORMATION

Session 1:

For anyone interested in a primary role, which include:Santa Claus, Buddy, Walter Hobbs, Deb, Sam, Emily Hobbs, Michael Hobbs, Manager, Jovie, Mr(s) Greenway, Chadwick and Matthews. This session will involve individual auditions and a small group dance audition.Anyone who auditions for a primary role will ALSO be considered for featured/ ensemble roles.
 
Session 2:
For anyone interested in auditioning ONLY for ensemble groups and featured roles such as Elves, Fake Santa, Security Guards, Policeman, News Reporter, New Yorkers, Salesperson, as well as several other fun and high energy roles. This session will involve a group dance and singing audition. No solo singing is required.
 
Session 3:
Callbacks for anyone considered for a primary role.

Session 1 (Primary Roles): June 13th & 14th 4-8pm (choose one day)These auditions will be scheduled in hour long sections for groups of 8-10 people. We will send you an excerpt from the script that you will have to become familiar with. There are 4 segments to this session 

  1. We teach the group a small choreographed/movement number from the show. 
  2. Individual vocal auditions – Please prepare 2 minutes/16 Bars MAX of a musical theatre song that showcases your vocal range. You must  provide a karaoke track,  or send sheet music ahead of time for the accompanist. Please do not sing a capella.
  3.  Cold reading – you will be asked to perform part of the excerpt we sent you at scheduling time.
  4. The group dance routine learned at the beginning of auditions will be performed again 

Note: Anyone considered for a primary role is  required to attend session 3. These individuals will be notified by email promptly after session 1*


Session 2 (Featured & Ensemble roles) June 16th 5-9pm

This session will require no individual auditionsThese auditions will be scheduled in hour blocks with up to 15 people.There are  three segments to this session

  1. All attendees will warm up with dance and movement activities. The choreographer will teach a simple dance sequence to be performed back in groups.
  2. Everyone will learn an ensemble number from the show. The song will be sent to you in your email once you schedule your audition.
  3. Cold reading – The directors may ask attendees to read for featured roles.


 Session 3 (callbacks for primary roles) June 18th 10 am- 12 pm

During this session we will be doing cold reads and learning songs from the show. Everyone that is called back will be required to stay for the whole allotted time unless stated otherwise in the email. 

Note : All attendees could be required to read & sing for several different characters, so be prepared for anything and become familiar with the show.

AUDITION FORM

The Production Team

Director: Noah Hollinshead

Music Director: Karen Parnell

Choreographers: Margo Spellman, Claire Johnson

 

Stage Manager: Carley Beattie

Executive Producer: Andree Day

Venue – Georgian Theatre

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