Upcoming Auditions

Announcing Auditions for…

Elf the Musical JR. & The Student Advisory Board Disney Cabaret


The Student Advisory Board Disney Cabaret

A Playmakers Student Advisory Board Production

Directed by Student Advisory Board Members
Musical Direction by Ashley Stevens
Choreographed by Kendall Claire Lamont & Hannah Wilkerson

Performance on Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Auditions for youth actors ages 9-18 will be held on Tuesday, October 30, from 5:00-7:00pm. (You do not need to be a SAB member to audition.)

Auditions will be held at LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building in Room 135.

Rehearsals for the SAB Disney Cabaret will be held minimally, November – January. The rehearsal schedule is flexible based on the availability of the cast.

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare 16-32 bars of a Broadway-style song. Please bring a karaoke track with you, either on a phone, or something that can be pulled up on YouTube. No accompanist will be provided.

To secure an audition time, please email michael@playmakersbr.org

The Playmakers Student Advisory Board presents a night of classic Disney songs that will be produced, choreographed, and directed entirely by the SAB.


Elf the Musical JR.

A Playmakers Young Professionals Production

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Directed by Bailey Wax
Musical Direction by Lisa Smith
Choreography by Tony Collins

December 7 – 16, 2018
Performances at the Reilly Theatre on LSU’s Campus

Auditions for youth actors ages 8-17 will be held Monday, October 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm.
Callbacks will be held the following day, Tuesday, October 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm, and will consist of cold reading and singing from the script.

There is a $225 production fee for all youth actors.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building in Room 135.

Rehearsals for Elf the Musical JR. will be held Monday through Friday, October 29th – December 5th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm each evening.

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare no longer than 32 bars of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music with you to your audition, an accompanist will be provided.

To secure an audition time, please email michael@playmakersbr.org with your young actor’s name and age.


About Elf the Musical JR.

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.

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical 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.


Character Breakdown

**Playmakers is interested in collaborating with actors 8 years of age and older of all races, ethnicities, and identities. All casting is flexible and is at Playmakers’ discretion.**

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. An older (and somewhat cranky) man trying hard to keep his holiday spirit.
Gender: Male

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. A young man who has energetic earnestness and comedic timing.
Gender: Male

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. Charlie has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly.
Gender: Male

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.
Gender: Female

Sam
Sam is one of Walter’s Office Staff who is in a bind.
Gender: Male

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. Walter has a strong, authoritative presence, but also shows his softer side.
Gender: Male

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. Deb has a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic.
Gender: Female

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. Emily conveys a sense of maturity and warmth.
Gender: Female

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.
Gender: Male

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, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something.
Gender: Female

Manager
As the manager of Macy’s, he’s doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
Gender: Male

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.
Gender: Female

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.
Gender: Male

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.
Gender: Female

Mr. Greenway
Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence.
Gender: Male

Chadwick and 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.
Gender: Male


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. Charlotte oozes professional charisma.
Gender: Female

Darlene Lambert and 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.
Gender: Female


Ensemble
The Ensemble, including New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents all create the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City.