Director: Richard Cerato
Choreographer: Richard Cerato
Music Director: David Blackburn
Stage Manager: Maria Kruger
The Georgetown Palace announces auditions for our production of Elf, The Musical. The production is scheduled to open Friday, November 19 and close on Thursday, December 30. Being a Christmas Production we will have weekday performances on December 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30p. Including an Adaptive Performance on Thursday, December 2nd (Inclusion Show)
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 realities that his father is on the naughty list and 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.
What we’re looking for:
We’re looking for talented and diverse performers who will have a lot of fun bringing this heartwarming Christmas musical to life. We’re looking for a large cast for this production, with the principals, and a diverse ensemble to round it out. We are seeking talented performers of all ethnicities for all roles in this production, ages 10 and up.
We will NOT be holding in-person auditions for this production. Auditions for dance and vocals will be done via self-tape. Auditions will consist of singing one or two selected vocal sides from the show, using the audition tracks provided. And dancing, using the choreography reference video, and track provided. The Singing Audition Video should be uploaded to the Audition Video section and the Dance Video needs to be uploaded to the Talent Profile section. Both Videos need to be uploaded to theatre forms by Friday, September 10 at midnight.
All auditioning for this production are asked to submit both singing and dancing videos.
Link to the dance video can be found HERE
Link to the audition music and tracks can be found HERE
Callbacks will be in person, and are September 13th by invitation only.
Direction for Self-Tape: Make sure you are filming in widescreen/landscape, and are positioned in front of a blank background (backdrop/wall).
For SLATE, please slate your full name in a close up.
For SINGING, please make sure it’s close enough to show your face/facial expressions and that it is well lit.
For DANCING, please make sure we can see your full body.
Click HERE to fill out the form
Callbacks will be held, by invitation only, on Tuesday, September 13th, from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Georgetown Palace. Callbacks are posted on the Palace website, those invited will NOT be emailed.
Rehearsals will begin on September 27th. We will distribute scripts and music before that date.
Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm. Being a Christmas Production we will have weekday performances on December 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30p.
The Georgetown Palace is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.
Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors.
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