Elf: The Musical, Jr. Auditions-Stage Door Youth


Elf is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book is adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the 2003 film. The musical ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010-11 and 2012–13, and also toured the U.S. in 2012. A new tour launched in 2014. This junior version is condensed from the original and performed in one act. 

William "Buddy" Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Years later, Buddy finds out that he's an ordinary human being and heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. He finds him, but Walter doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas, nor do many other New Yorkers. This is a problem because Santa's sleigh is powered by the people's belief in Christmas.

Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.


Directed by: Matt Armentrout

Music Direction by: Paul Beaulieu

Choreography by: Amy Beaulieu

Stage Manager: Amy Kneipp

Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Griffiths


Production Dates: December 1 at 7:30 p.m., December 2 at 7:30 p.m., and December 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Chancellor High School


Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Chancellor High School. The first rehearsal and mandatory parent meeting will be held on September 14. 

Audition Date: September 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Chancellor High School, broken down as follows:

     Grades K-5: 4:00-5:15 p.m.

     Grades 6-8: 5:15-6:30 p.m.

     Grades 9-12: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

     (Please meet us in the CHS Auditorium)

     Possible call backs will be held on September 12. 


Requirements: All those auditioning will perform cold readings from the Elf script or a short improv scene (if needed). Each individual should prepare an upbeat Broadway-style song and provide their own background instrumental track. Tracks may be on a CD or can be mp3s or YouTube links on phones or other smart devices. We will provide the CD player and speaker connections. 


Please email youth@stagedoorproductions.org with any questions.