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.

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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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 every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and "New Yorkers" of every type.

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals for Elf The Musical JR will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC).  Tech, dress rehearsals and an extended run of holiday performances will be in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM).

  • November 20, 21 – 3:30-5:30 PM Rehearsals (TUMC)

  • November 27-30 – 3:30-6:00 PM Rehearsals (TUMC)

  • December 4-7 – 3:30-6:00 PM Rehearsals (TUMC)

  • December 11-14 – 3:30-6:00 PM Rehearsals (TUMC)

  • December 17 – 3:30-7:30 PM Tech/Dress Rehearsal (GRPM-Sunday)

  • December 18 – 3:30-8:30 PM Tech/Dress Rehearsal (GRPM)

  • December 20 – EVENING PERFORMANCE (GRPM)

  • December 22 – EVENING PERFORMANCE (GRPM)

  • December 28 – 1:00 PERFORMANCE (GRPM)

  • December 29 – 1:00 and 7:00 PERFORMANCE (GRPM)

Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.

Audition Information

Auditions will be open-house style at Trinity United Methodist Church between 4:00 and 7:00 PM, October 11.    Callbacks will be the following evening at Trinity UMC between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.  The callback list will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon after auditions are complete.

Remember, the purpose of auditioning for a stageGR production is not to determine whether you will be in the show, but to identify what role is best suited for your vocal and acting range.  No resume is required.

On audition day, please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.    At auditions, callbacks and rehearsals, wear comfortable, modest clothing that you can easily move and dance in.   Most of all, prepare to have fun.

Break a leg!

 

Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI

 

Cast List

Congratulations to the cast of Elf The Musical JR!  It is comprised of 55 students from 26 different schools!

This is also the first stageGR production where we will have several cast members playing swing roles! 

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Elf the Musical JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
See more at the mtishows.com web site.