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ELF HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

*While it is not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in the production, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONIONING TO GET VACCINATED. This will help create a safer environment and help protect everyone involved in the show.*
Click Here to read more about why FCCT came to this decision.

When?

Saturday August 21 – 9am to Noon – ages 11 to 18, 1pm to 4pm – ages 19+

Sunday August 22 – 10am to 2pm - Call-backs

Callbacks are Sunday, August 22 10am - 2pm. Auditioners will be contacted by email the evening of Saturday, August 21 after 6pm regarding callbacks.

Where?

Backstage Collaborative Warehouse: 720 East Vine Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Rehearsals are here as well, general schedule is Monday - Thursday 6:30 to 9:30, starting Sept. 13. A specific schedule will be created after the show is cast, the days you need to be there will be based on your role. There may be a weekend rehearsal added if needed, and a "Sitz Probe" rehearsal with the Orchestra will be on a Saturday in early November. 

What is Required for auditions?


Make sure you are available for all of the following performance dates:
Friday November  19   @ 10a
Friday November   19     @ 7p
Saturday November  20   @ 2p
Saturday November  20   @ 7p
Sunday November   21   @ 2p

  1. Google Form

    Complete the Google Form prior to your audition on Saturday, August 21. After choosing an hour time slot, you will be assigned to a 20 minute time slot within that hour, along with 3 or 4 other auditionees in that same time slot, but called individually to audition. An email confirmation will be sent by early August. 

     

  2. Resume and Head shot

    Please list past experience in theatre, music, dance and education on a separate form, and bring a printed copy with a head shot or photo of yourself to give to the directors when you are called into your audition. 

     

  3. Callbacks

    Please make yourself available for callbacks on Sunday, August 22, 10am - 2pm. It may not go that long, but good to be prepared that it may take the whole time. If you are called back, you will sing excerpts from the show and read scenes from the script. Not all roles will be called back. Call backs will be announced online after 6pm on Saturday, August 21. Casting decisions will be made during the week following auditions and you will be contacted sometime that week. 

     

  4. Musical Audition: 

    For your musical audition, please prepare: TWO contrasting songs, 16-32 bars in length, (30 seconds) in the style of the show. One number can be a non musical-theater piece. 

    • For ages 11 to 16 - Only ONE song is required, 30 seconds or 16-32 bars in length, style of the show.

    • Please bring Sheet music in the appropriate key with cuts marked. Accompanist is provided; no CD tracks or  a cappella please. Songs from the show are not required, but acceptable. Some singers may be asked to demonstrate their vocal range through basic vocal exercises. 
       

  5. Speaking audition:

    You must also prepare a one-minute comedic monologue from a published play. Show character and strong choices with your monologue piece.

     

  6. Bring clothing and shoes for movement if you are asked to come for call-backs 

 
For questions about the audition process and roles please contact Karen Christophersen at production@fortcollinschildrenstheatre.org.

 

Important Information about Working with FCCT
 
  1. Background Checks

    Fort Collins Children’s Theatre (FCCT) has begun implementing a background check policy, effective May 1, 2019 for all volunteers, cast, and staff 18 years of age and older. 

    If you are cast, we will require a background check. 

    Why did we decide to do this?

    • For the safety of children who are entrusted to our organization during their time with us.

    • To provide a way for FCCT to ensure we are hiring employees and obtaining volunteers who have children’s best interest in mind.

    • To abide by guidelines that are already in place at theatre companies all over the country.
       

  2. Vaccination Policy

    While it is not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONIONING TO GET VACCINATED. This will help protect everyone involved in the show.
     

  3. 2021 Mask Policy

    This will be enforced throughout the audition, rehearsal, and production process. Please make sure you are aware of this policy and willing to follow it throughout the duration of the show process.

    • AUDITIONS
       

      Everyone will wear masks at auditions except for one single auditioner at a time who may remove his/her mask before performing audition pieces. Only the directors (wearing masks) will be in the room with the one auditioner who has removed his/her mask. Auditioners must replace their masks before exiting the audition room.
       

    • REHEARSALS
       

      Everyone (all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals) will wear masks throughout the entirety of the rehearsal process until tech week. There will be no exceptions to this rule, and this rule is to be followed even if everyone in the room is vaccinated.
       

    • TECH WEEK
       

      During sitzprobe, everyone will wear masks entering/exiting the space and as much as possible while in the space. It is understood that orchestra members and the musical director will need to have their masks off to play and conduct. 

       

      While at the Lincoln Center, production team and performers will wear masks entering and exiting the Lincoln Center backstage. Everyone will wear masks or face shields backstage whenever possible. It is understood that performers may need to remove masks to apply makeup or so that masks do not interfere with makeup or costumes. Production team members, however, are expected to keep masks on anytime they are backstage. When on stage, performers may perform without masks. Orchestra members may also perform without masks when in the pit. The musical director may also conduct without a mask. The sign language interpreter may also interpret without a mask. In the house, rules will defer to Lincoln Center rules. 
       

    • PROVISIONS
       

      FCCT will provide face shields so that facial expressions are visible during rehearsals. FCCT will also provide additional PPE as required for makeup and costume designers who may be close to performers at a time when those performers are unable to wear masks.
       

    • *SUBJECT TO CHANGE
       

      This policy is subject to change based on CDC, WHO, county, state, and/or federal recommendations.

About the show:
 

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

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.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Elf Character Breakdown

11 featured roles:

  • Buddy - Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.
    Gender: Male    
    Age: 25 to 35

  • Jovie - Buddy's girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.
    Gender: Female    
    Age: 25 to 30

  • Walter - Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.
    Gender: Male    
    Age: 55 to 65

  • Emily - Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 40 to 50

  • Michael - Buddy's stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 12 to 16

  • Deb - Walter's secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 25 to 55

  • Manager - A manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 35 to 40

  • Greenway - Walter's boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 55 to 65

  • Santa - Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 65 to 80

  • Chadwick - One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job, and perhaps the dumber of the two.
    Gender: Male    
    Age: 40 to 50

  • Matthews - One of Walter's right-hand men. He is desperate to keep his job and is the schemer of the two.
    Gender: Male    
    Age: 35 to 40

Ensemble Roles: 9 folks taking on multiple characters. Mostly ensemble singing and dancing, some spoken lines as well.

  • Mrs. Claus, 

  • Elves, including Charlie and Tiara, 

  • Manhattan crowd folks: man, flyer guys, business man, passerby, Teenager, Mr. Narwhal, 

  • Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, 

  • Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3, 

  • Boy, Mother, Policeman 1&2, 

  • Employees; Sam, Sarah, Jim, 

  • Vendor, Waitress, 

  • Newscaster Charlotte, and onlookers; Man, Woman

Please complete the Google Form to register for auditions.