Elf the Musical, Jr. Audition Notice

We are so excited to announce the audition dates for our next Education Department production, Elf Jr!  This show is going to be an absolute blast and we hope to see you all there! Below are the dates and signups for auditions. 

Please contact christina@gctcomeplay.org if you have any further questions!


Auditions for Elf Jr. on JULY 10TH

Show Dates: December 3rd– 19th

Rehearsal Start: Mid-September

  • Please prepare one of the provided vocal selections for your audition (at the end of this page). If you are auditioning for a principle character, please choose the selection for that character and indicate it on your audition form.
  • Please fill out this audition form and bring a headshot to your audition.
  • A dance call will be held at 3:00PM the day of auditions. Please bring jazz shoes, character shoes, or low tread sneakers.
  • Sign up for your slot here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44ACA82CA5F4CE9-elfjr
  • Possible callback will be held Monday July 12th. *Please indicate on your Audition Form if you are NOT available on this day

Available Roles:

Buddy is the perfect elf! He is good-natured, he means well, and he is happy all the time. There’s only one problem: he’s not an elf; he’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has energetic earnestness and comedic timing. 

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. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit.

The Elves are Santas 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.

Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Cast a young performer with a good speaking voice, someone who is comfortable taking command of the stage and has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly.

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.

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.

Deb, Walters secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. This is a plum role for a young woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor with a good speaking voice

Emily Hobbs 
Emily Hobbs is Walters 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.

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.

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

Jovie works as a store elf at Macys, but don t be mistaken she doesnt quite exude the Christmas spirit. She s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddys complete adoration. This is a fantastic role for a young woman with a strong singing voice and acting chops.

Mr. Greenway 
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss.

The Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macys Employees, Macys Employee #1, Security Guards, Fake Santa, Reporters, 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.