Description:

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf 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.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Nov 3rd @ 9:30am  
  • Thursday, Nov 3rd @ 12:00pm  
  • Friday, Nov 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Nov 6th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Monday September 12, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Tritico Theatre:

4205 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605


Show Notes:

Want to be in the show? Here is how you can! Read through this checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
  •  Ages 8 to 18
  •  Registered in current class session (Fall 2022) www.cytlakecharles.org to register.
  • Sign-up for an audition spot through your family account. Print audition form and Production Fee Policy form which can be found under "shows" and "PDFs" tabs on top of page.
  • Prepare a one minute song
  • For readings, please choose one of the suggested sides from script, click this link (Elf Jr SIDES ) to access the sides provided . The sides do not need to be memorized and auditionees will read with a member of the artistic team. If you are not comfortable with cold reads, a prepared and memorized one minute monologue will be acceptable.             
  • September 1st-3rd. Location is at First Baptist Church in Westlake entering main entrance.
  • Choose audition date, September 1st or September 2nd and choose preferred time.
  • September 3rd is the dance audition. Thursday Auditionees will be called 9-10a, Friday auditionees will be called 10-11a on that day
  • Callbacks are September 3rd 1-4p following dance auditions. An email is sent out after dance auditions with a list of auditionees who are "called back" to do cold reads for specific characters. If a student does not receive a callback, it does NOT mean they are not cast in the show.   
  • Show Fair will be held during first rehearsal on Friday September 16th. All cast members and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend. Head shots will be taken so ALL CAST must wear black shirts and dressed to have photos done for show playbill.

Audition tips: Don't use any songs from the show. Use songs from musicals. Bring your music on your electronic device. Attire for 1st audition is Sunday's best but comfortable, Attire for 2nd Audition is workout clothing and closed toe shoes to dance in. 

If you are cast in the show, you will need to attend the show fair. At Show Fair, please be prepared for the following:  Head Shots, Pay Production Fee $180 (3 Payments of $60 can be made on your family account with 1st payment due after casting). Parents Sign Up for Volunteer Committees (costumes, sets, props, front of house, and more). Pick up show script. Parent Meeting.
Good luck with your auditions!


Characters:

Santa

Buddy

Elves

Charlie the Head Elf

Shawanda the Elf

Sam

Walter Hobbs

Deb

Emily Hobbs

Michael Hobbs

Security Guards

Saleswoman

Manager

Jovie

Fake Santa

Policemen

Sarah

Mr. Greenway

Chadwick

Matthews

Charlotte Dennon

Darlene Lambert

Emma Van Brocklin

New Yorkers

Macy's Employees