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2019 Elf Jr. information

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Dear Parents/Guardians of current 6th and 7th Grade Students,

In mid-December of 2019 Elf, Jr., will be presented at the North Allegheny Senior High School by 7th and 8th grade Middle School students. Students interested in performing must audition for a place in the cast. The information below is intended to explain some of the musical program details, so that you are aware of them prior to the audition process.

Auditions for Elf , Jr. will take place at NASH on Saturday, June 1, 2019, between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR Monday, June 3, 2019, between 5:00 - 8:00 PM. ALL interested students must visit http://bit.ly/elfjr-registration to complete an audition registration form. You will find audition materials here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-acting and here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-vocal . Lastly, you will select an audition time slot here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-signup1 and here: http://bit.ly/2019elfjr-signup2 . Please note that your selected time slot is where you will perform a two minute singing audition. After each fifth singing audition, that group of 5 students that just sang will perform the acting auditions together. Dancing will be judged at a later date.

Before you sign up to audition, please take a few moments to review the information included below to understand the details and expectations. The Directing Team is excited to begin the process for another fun show!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us:
Robert Tozier 724.934.7230 btozier@northallegheny.org
Ahlam Weidman 412.445.2355 aweidman@northallegheny.org

 

Commitment
Students should only audition if they are able to fully commit to the show - all rehearsals and performances. Allowable absences from rehearsals are for illness and emergencies only. The musical is comparable to a team sport; we need everyone there to make it successful. Students who miss for other reasons will be dismissed from the show.

Rehearsal Schedule
This is still being finalized, but rehearsals are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30, and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00. Rehearsals will be held at NASH and possibly Marshall Middle School, if needed. Extra Rehearsals may be added as we get closer to the performances.

How Many Students?
We can showcase approximately 60 cast members, comprised of 7th and 8th graders only. Interested 6th graders may participate as stage crew only. We do not double cast. Cuts will be made based on audition scores.

Advertising and Cost:
We will not collect business ads, but will encourage parents to buy ad space to send wishes and notes to their children. The participation fee will be $60.00 per student.

Volunteers:
We need your help!! We will ask parents to volunteer if they are able. Some of the areas we need help include: Lobby Sales. Set building and painting, Costumes, Props, Ushersing, Help with meals, and Backstage help. All volunteers must have the district-required clearances.

Tickets:
Online ticket sales will begin about a month before the show opens through ShowClix. Parents will receive an online code for presale about a week before the public has access.

First Round Auditions:
2 Parts:
Vocal: Will be given a few song selections to choose from
Acting: Will be given script passages to learn and perform
All audition materials can be found on our website. You will audition individually for the signing and in groups of 5 for the acting.

Following first round Auditions
You will receive an email a week after the auditions letting you know who will be included in the production. If your child has been chosen for a callback for a bigger role, you will be notified and given instructions. Callbacks will tentatively be held a few days before school starts in August.

Performances:
Wednesday, December 11: TWO performances: 5th & 6th Grade show in the morning, and Senior Citizen Performance in the afternoon.
Friday, December 13: Evening
Saturday, December 14: Evening
Sunday, December 15: Matinee


 

Vocal Auditions -

Boys –

Worlds Greatest Dad – Beginning to mm. 28
Score | Practice | Perform

Happy All the Time – mm. 20 – mm. 50
Score | Practice | Perform

 

Girls –

Never Fall In Love with an Elf – mm. 1 – mm. 57
Score | Practice | Perform

I’ll Believe in You – pick up to mm. 45 – end
Score | Practice | Perform

Acting Auditions -

Part 1...

 

CHARLIE
How you doing, Buddy?
BUDDY
Um, fine Charlie, but... I guess I m gonna be a little short on today s quota.
CHARLIE
That s all right, Buddy. Just tell me, how many Etch A Sketches® did you get finished?
BUDDY
I made, uh, eighty-five!
CHARLIE
Eighty-five? It s ten a.m. and you ve only made eighty-five?
BUDDY
Why don t you just say it? I m the worst toy maker in the whole wide world. I m a Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins.
CHARLIE
You re not a Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins. You have lots of talents, uh, special talents in fact, like, uh...
ELF #1
You re the best basketball player in the whole North Pole!
ELF #2
Even better than Santa!
ELF #3
And you re the only baritone in the Jinglesingers!
ELF #4
You bring us down a whole octave.
ELF #5
In a good way!
CHARLIE
See, Buddy? Hey, these elves are getting pretty thirsty. Would you mind doing a round with the cocoa cart?
BUDDY
Yay! Cocoa cart! Cocoa cart!
(BUDDY leaves. CHARLIE motions to SHAWANDA to join him.)
CHARLIE
Hey, Shawanda.
SHAWANDA
Yeah, Charlie?
CHARLIE
I hate to do this to you, but do you think you could pick up the slack with those Etch A Sketches®?
(BUDDY returns. He listens, unnoticed.)
SHAWANDA
No problem.
CHARLIE
I appreciate it. I feel bad for the big guy. I just hope he doesn t get wise.
SHAWANDA
Well, if he hasn t figured out by now that he s a human I don t think he ever will.
BUDDY
Human?!? I m human?
(Beat.)
CHARLIE
(desperately whispering to ELF #1)
Get Santa!
(ELF #1 runs off to get SANTA.)
BUDDY
You said I m human!
CHARLIE
No. No.
SHAWANDA
No, not you Buddy. We we re talking about some other Buddy. Some Buddy... else.
BUDDY
No you weren t!

 

 

Part 2...


FAKE SANTA
(in a heavy New York accent)
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
(The first MOTHER in line leads a small CHILD to FAKE SANTA as BUDDY rushes over.)
BUDDY
Santa! Yeah! Yeah! It s me, Buddy! It s me!
FAKE SANTA
Yo, Buddy, how ya doin ?
(SANTA S HELPER places the CHILD on FAKE SANTA s lap.)
BUDDY
It s me! Who the heck are you?
FAKE SANTA
Whadda ya talkin about? I m Santa Claus.
BUDDY
No, you re not.
FAKE SANTA
Yes, I am.
BUDDY
No, you re not.
FAKE SANTA
(to the CHILD)
What can I get you for Christmas?
BUDDY
(whispers to CHILD)
Don t tell him what you want, he s a liar!
FAKE SANTA
Let the kid talk.
CHILD
I want Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
BUDDY
(to FAKE SANTA)
You don t smell like Santa. You smell like beef and cheese.
FAKE SANTA
Just cool it, Zippy.
BUDDY
You re a fake.
FAKE SANTA
I m a fake? How d you like to be dead?
BUDDY
(pulling off FAKE SANTA s hat with the white hair attached)
Look, he s not really Santa!
(BUDDY holds the hat high in the air and begins to run.)
Santa s a fake! Santa s a fake! Santa s a fake!
(FAKE SANTA chases BUDDY, trying to get his hat back. The CHILDREN scream as their PARENTS try to comfort them.)
MOTHER
Help! Somebody please help Santa Claus!
(Two POLICEMEN appear. They grab BUDDY s arms to stop him and return the hat to FAKE SANTA.)
BUDDY
Santa s a fake.
Buddy the Elf.You got a last name, Buddy the Elf?
POLICEMAN #1
Calm down. Tell us your name.
BUDDY
Buddy the Elf.
POLICEMAN #2
You got a last name, Buddy the Elf?
BUDDY
Hey I do! I m Buddy Hobbs. Do you know my dad, Walter Hobbs?
POLICEMAN #1
No, but we ll locate him while you re sitting in a cell cooling your heels.
BUDDY
Thanks. My heels are incredibly sweaty. How did you know?

Music:

I’ll Believe in you - prepare the whole song: boys prepare Michael / girls prepare Mrs. Hobbs
Score | Practice | Perform 

Worlds Greatest Dad - boys
Score | Practice | Perform

Never Fall in Love with an Elf - girls
Score | Practice | Perform 


 Callback Auditions -

Acting:

Girls - please learn each female part listed below

Boys - Please learn each male part listed below

 

1st Audition Call Back Script

SIDE 1

WALTER
You have to work on Christmas Eve, tough luck, so do I. Get it through your heads, Greenway s on his way and if he doesn't buy our pitch, we're all fired.

DEB
May I make a suggestion?

WALTER
Anything.

DEB
Whenever we visited my grammy in Budapest, she would tell us the story of little Palko, the one-legged boy. He wished and he wished every year for a leg and then one Christmas morning there it was, under the tree. From Santa.

WALTER
A leg?

DEB
Yes. A leg.

WALTER
A human leg?

DEB
Yes, because he'd been a very good boy.

WALTER
That's the most disgusting story I've ever heard.

DEB
Well, it's incredibly touching when you hear it in Hungarian.

SIDE 2

CHADWICK
Little tomato people. They are busily preparing for Christmas, but little do they know, the mean tomato who lives on top of the mountain is planning to steal Christmas this year.

WALTER
You are describing the Grinch.

CHADWICK
But with tomatoes!

WALTER
Greenway is going to fire us all if we don' t come up with something good, you understand that?

(MATTHEWS bursts in, carrying a small manuscript.)

MATTHEWS
I got it! You are familiar, of course, with Christopher Smith.

WALTER
Are you kidding? Christopher Smith was the greatest writer of Christmas stories who ever lived.

MATTHEWS
Mr. Hobbs, I met this guy who recently acquired a desk once owned by one Christopher Smith and in a secret drawer he finds a manuscript.

WALTER
A lost Chris Smith Christmas story?

MATTHEWS
A lost Chris Smith Christmas story!

(MATTHEWS hands WALTER a small, yellowing manuscript.)

MATTHEWS
Be careful. It' s the only copy.

(Suddenly, BUDDY, in his business suit, bursts into the conference room, having just come from his date.)

BUDDY
I'm in love! And I don t care who knows it!

WALTER
Buddy, please. We're very busy.

BUDDY
Dad, I need a table for two at Tavern on the Green, seven o clock, Christmas Eve. And four hundred dollars.

MATTHEWS
The guy's waiting in the lobby, Mr. Hobbs.

WALTER

(to BUDDY)
Buddy. We'll talk about this in a minute. Just, do me a favor and sit there in that chair. Amuse yourself.

BUDDY
Oh, okay, Dad.

WALTER

(to MATTHEWS)
Well, bring the guy up here. I want to thank him personally.

MATTHEWS
He's not waiting for a thank you. He's waiting for $300,000.

(WALTER puts down the manuscript.)

WALTER
What?

CHADWICK
Mr. Hobbs, we've been trying to come up with an idea for a story, but we got nothing.

MATTHEWS
We're idiots!

CHADWICK
And then this comes along: It's a gift from God!

MATTHEWS
And God gets mad when you don't accept his gifts.

WALTER
Fine. I'll write the guy a check.

SIDE 3

DEB
Mr. Greenway, sir.

BUDDY

(standing up)
Hi, Mr. Greenway, I'm Buddy the Elf!

MR. GREENWAY
What? Who the devil is that?

WALTER
Well, he's, uh, he's my, son.

MR. GREENWAY
What?!?

WALTER
Deb! Buddy needs a break.

DEB

(to BUDDY)
Buddy, why don t you come help me put these documents through the shredder?

BUDDY
What's a shredder??

DEB
It's a machine that makes snow.

BUDDY

No way!

(BUDDY and DEB leave the office.)

MR. GREENWAY
Hobbs! My phone has been ringing off the hook. Angry mothers, kids crying, What happened to Jingles, the jolly Christmas puppy?

WALTER
It was an unfortunate oversight, Mr. Greenway

MR. GREENWAY
Hobbs, you're out of a job unless you can come up with a blockbuster idea for a new Christmas book. I mean a through- the-roof national bestseller!

WALTER
Well, sir, that's easier said than done.

MR. GREENWAY
Yes, it is. So, you better get your top writers on it, because I will be back in New York on the evening of December twenty- fourth. At that time, you will present to me, in exact detail, your plans for the book! Happy holidays, Hobbs.

 

2nd Audition Script

SIDE 1

BUDDY
How did you like your dinner?

JOVIE
Greasy souvlaki on a stick is not dinner.

BUDDY
But it's the world's best souvlaki...

JOVIE
Look, how about we just call it a night?

BUDDY
No! We've still got so much to do on our date. It's too early to take you home. Hey, did I tell you? You look miraculous.

JOVIE
Miraculous, huh? Okay, well you look miraculous too. That elf getup made you look incredibly dorky.

BUDDY
Thanks!

JOVIE
That wasn't a compliment.

BUDDY
I know! Let's do something Christmas-y! Oh! Let's go skating!

JOVIE
I'm not a very good skater

BUDDY
That's okay, neither am I. Santa says I'm a hazard. He calls me Edward Scissorfeet

JOVIE
Stop. Let's make a pact. If you try to be less elf-y, I'll try to be less witchy.

BUDDY
Okay. I'd like it if you'd be less witchy.

JOVIE
I came to Rockefeller Center last year too, my first Christmas in New York.

BUDDY
Oh, where'd you come from?

JOVIE
L.A. Christmases there are surreal. No snow.

BUDDY
No snow?!??

JOVIE
We've never even seen snow. I've always wanted to.

BUDDY
That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.

JOVIE
Yeah, I've been here for almost two years and it hasn' snowed once. You know, when I was a kid, I dreamed of having a snowy Christmas Eve dinner at Tavern on the Green with Billy Crystal. That sounds so stupid.

BUDDY
No, it doesn't! Who's Billy Crystal? He sounds magical.

JOVIE
He's an actor.

BUDDY
You know what? We are going to have Christmas Eve dinner at Tavern on the Green!

JOVIE
I don't think so. For one thing, it's been closed for months. It just re-opened, now it's even harder to get in.

BUDDY
My dad can get us a table! He can do anything!

JOVIE
Buddy don't promise things you can't deliver.

BUDDY
Jovie, I will make your dream come true. I promise.

JOVIE
Wow, I might actually have a real Christmas.

BUDDY
You see? You do have Christmas spirit!

JOVIE
I guess I do. A little.

BUDDY
Now you have to spread it around and remember the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

 

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