AUDITIONS SEPT. 10 FOR 'HAPPY ELF' HOLIDAY SHOW

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AUDITIONS SEPT. 10 FOR 'HAPPY ELF' HOLIDAY SHOW

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Posted on August 29, 2016

‘The Happy Elf’ auditions Photo of the theater seats in Steele Hall at Cal U.
Sept. 10, 2016
Steele Hall

The Department of Music and Theatre, along with Mon Valley Dance Council, will audition performers for roles in California University’s holiday production of “The Happy Elf.” 

Based on Grammy Award winner Harry Connick Jr.’s original song, this jazzy and whimsical show features dancers and “triple threats” — performers who can act, sing and dance — ages 5 and older. 

Auditions will be held Sept. 10 in Steele Hall.

Try out for a role

Male and female performers of all ages and abilities will be considered for acting, singing and dancing roles.

Auditioners should dress appropriately, bring their own shoes and report 30 minutes before their scheduled audition times to the Blaney Theater lobby entrance at the rear of Steele Hall.

Performers auditioning for actor/singer/dancer roles should prepare a musical theater selection between 16 and 32 bars in length and arrive ready to dance.

Audition schedule

10 a.m. to noon — Dancers only, ages 5 to adult. Come dressed to move and bring all shoes needed. No singing or acting is required.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Children ages 5- 12 (under 5 feet tall). Bring sheet music (no a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment). Bring clothing and shoes for the dance portion. In addition to an active chorus of children, the roles of Molly, Curtis and Norbert’s “mini-me” will be sought.

2-4 p.m. — Teens and adults (ensemble). Bring sheet music (no a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment). Bring clothing and shoes for the dance portion. Roles include a smooth-singing Santa and his Mrs.; elves of various types; and cranky residents of Bluesville who sing the blues.

About the holiday show

“The Happy Elf” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 8-10, with matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. All shows are in Cal U’s Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. Performances are open to the public.

Contact us

Questions? Call the Department of Music and Theatre at 724-938-4220.