Slidell Little Theatre director Scott Sauber is looking for an energetic and jazzy cast for ‘The Happy Elf.’
‘The Happy Elf’ follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? Families will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! ‘The Happy Elf’ is destined to become a holiday classic.
The score is jazz in style written by Harry Connick Jr., so singers should prepare something upbeat yet traditional sounding. For example, anything from HAMILTON would be the wrong style and Disney too straight forward. Jason Robert Brown and Sondheim are not audition friendly. Think Pasek & Paul, Shaiman & Wittman, even Cole Porter. Auditioners need to know the show opens the day after Thanksgiving so there will be rehearsals during the holiday.
Characters include: Eubie, Molly, Hamm, Santa, and others. There are multiple roles for all ages, including children. All of the characters, along with audition tips can be found at http://www.slidelllittletheatre.org/auditions/. Auditions are at Slidell Little Theatre on October 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. The show will run from November 24th – December 10th.