Looking for a new opportunity to perform on stage? This coming holiday season, MYTP is embarking on a new endeavour with our youth production of Elf: The Musical Jr! This is an audition only, no fee program, that will run from September to December 2018. We will be looking for actors, dancers and singers ages 18 and under. For eligibility and requirements, see below:
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Must be 18yrs or under
- Must be available for all rehearsals, Sunday’s (Sept-Dec, excluding holiday weekends), 1pm-5pm. All rehearsals will take place at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.
- Must be available for all tech and dress rehearsals and shows (December 27-30, specific times TBA).
- Basic clothing will be required for costuming purposes, with MYTP supplying all specialty attire and items.
- $100 deposit required on all auditions and will be returned on completion of show and return of script (or in the case of not cast).
Auditions will take place on Sunday, September 9th 2018. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email regarding specific audition times.
Please tailor your audition to specific character(s) from Elf: The Musical Jr. (see below for examples)
To register and book and audition for Elf: The Musical Jr. CLICK HERE
SEE BELOW FOR MONOLOGUE EXAMPLES AND AUDITION SONGS
To clear any confusion: The monologues and songs below are suggestions based on the specific show. If you are auditioning for a specific role, it is highly recommended you choose from the following list (for both song and monologue), but if you have something else prepared, that is okay and you should continue to prepare that. Refer to this when making your choices.
As well, to those that are within the younger age range (4-8yrs) and auditioning, you can choose something that is more age appropriate. It does not have to be difficult or long. If you want to come in and sing “Happy Birthday” or “O’Canada” that works for us! It you have something else already working and prepared, keep it up and we’ll be happy to see what you come in with!
You didn’t ruin Christmas. No one can! Oh, I could stand here all night reading names out of this thing and you still wouldn’t believe in him, would you? Well, it doesn’t matter because Christmas is a lot more than just Santa Claus. Christmas is… is… eating souvlaki with your girlfriend and getting your first kiss under a big, glittery Christmas tree. It’s travelling miles and miles to be with your family and walking through the Lincoln Tunnel with cars blowing their horns and truck drivers yelling things that no person should say. It’s hoping that when you wake up on Christmas morning all the cars, and all the big grey office buildings, and all the piles of garbage will be covered in snow. You see? Snow!! You can’t ruin Christmas! It’s all around you. You just got to get into the spirit of it. And the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Everybody! Sing! Sing! Anybody?
Jovie (Buddy’s love interest, works at Macy’s)
I came to Rockefeller Center last year too, my first Christmas in New York. When I lived in LA, Christmases were surreal. NO snow. But I’ve still never seen snow. I’ve always wanted to. I’ve been here for almost two years and it hasn’t 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.
Michael Hobbs (Walter’s son and Buddy’s half brother)
I don’t know. I know what what I don’t want for Christmas… I don’t want a check that’s made out to cash or a corporate re-gift from some secret stash. I’d like a day with my dad. Just a day. Actually, make that two. If you can do that Santa, I’ll believe in you. I’d like to feel like he cares. Even if it’s not true. If you can do that Santa, I’ll believe in you. Even though it’s been years since you’ve heard from me, I thought it was worth a shot. If it’s true that you’re magic, I guarantee, we could use all the magic you’ve got.
Mr. Greenway (Walter Hobb’s boss)
Hobbs! My phone has been ringing off the hook. Angry mothers, kids crying, “What happened to Jingles, the jolly Christmas puppy?” Listen 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! So, you better get your top writers on it, because I will be back in New York on the evening of December 24th. At that time, you will present to me, in exact details your plans for the book! Happy holidays, Hobbs.
You see, Buddy, once upon a time there was this young woman, Susan Welles. She had a baby, but she passed away soon after he was born. That baby was put in an orphanage, and one Christmas night he crawled into my toy sack, and I brought him back here by mistake. The elves took him in, raised him as one of their own. (pause) Buddy, it’s you! It’s your story! Now, you do have a human father, but he never knew that you were born. He lived in a faraway land called New York City.
Elf (Works in Santa’s workshop)
How you doing, buddy? Just tell me, how many Etch A Sketches did you get finished? Eighty-five? It’s 10am and you’ve only made 85? Listen Buddy, you have lots of talents, uh, special talents in fact, like, uh… You’re the best basketball player in the whole North Pole! Even better than Santa! And you’re the only baritone in the Jinglesingers! You bring us down a whole octave. In a good way! See Buddy? Now, these elves are getting pretty thirsty. Would you mind doing a round with the cocoa cart?