2019 Elf Jr. Call-Back Materials

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 


 

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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