Audition Prep

Monologue Suggestions

All auditions will require preparation of one monologue of your choosing. Monologues should be 30 seconds – 2 minutes in length. Remember to try to cater your monologue choice to the character you wish to audition for. Children between 8 and 12 years old that are auditioning may choose a poem if they wish.

Below you will find some monologue suggestions if you are having trouble finding a suitable or enjoyable monologue.

SANTA(to audience)
In laws. They come every year on Christmas Day. I finish my rounds, just start to unwind, then the door bursts open and the kids run in, start dancing with the elves and the elves get into the eggnog and start riding the reindeer. Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m a big fan of Christmas. It’s just, well, I had fifty bucks on Boise. What am I complaining about? It’s Christmas! Let’s read a Christmas story. 
(he picks up a large book)Ah. Here’s the one. The story of Buddy the Elf – well, he thought he was an elf – we’ll get into that part. Oh! You know what? Before we start I’m going to turn off my cell phone. It’s pretty irritating when one of these things goes off in the middle of a story. Gonna unwrap my candies now too. Okay. It begins once upon a time, in a little village here at the North Pole called Christmas Town. Nw this town is unique for two reasons: One, there’s no Starbucks; and two: everyone who lives here is an elf!  

ELVES  (Kid/ensemble role) 

Any poem or monologue 

WALTER

Walter is a “holiday Scrooge”. If you are interested in Walter try to use a monologue that portrays a powerful, controlling and overbearing parent. 

EMILY 

It’s different. If a little kid believes in a talking purple dinosaur, it’s delightful. If he still believes when he is thirty , it’s profoundly disturbing. Look, just because Buddy is crazy doesn’t mean we should love him any less. I have a friend who’s a psychiatrist. You remember Barry? With the Ferreri? I’m going to give him a call right now. Maybe he can tell us where we should look for Buddy. 

MICHAEL

Michael is a young boy trying to find his holiday spirit. Any monologue from a kid’s point of view would be suitable. 

BUDDY

You didn’t ruin Christmas. No one can! (to the crowd) Oh, I could stand here all night reading names out of this thing, and you still wouldn’t believe  in him, would you? Well, it doesn’t matter because Christmas is a lot more than just Santa Claus. Christmas is…is…sleeping on a futon. Having cold spaghetti for breakfast with your little brother. Right? It’s going ice skating with your girlfriend and kissing her for the very first time under a big, glittery Christmas tree. It’s travelling for miles and miles to be with your family, walking through the Lincoln Tunnel with cars blowing their horns the whole time and truck drivers yelling things that no person should say to another human being, let alone to an elf. You see? You can’t ruin Christmas! It’s all around you. You just got to get into the spirit of it. And the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

 

JOVIE

Stop. Just. Stop. I can’t take any more of your crazy stories. (pause). Forget it. It’s my fault. I knew you couldn’t get a table. But still, I got all dressed up and came here. And then an hour went by, then another hour and I waited. I didn’t leave. Why? Because our date on Thursday was the only good time I’ve had in the last year and a half. How sad is that? I just thought that if anyone could give me a real Christmas it would be you. “Lower your expectations, so you don’t get disappointed”. I should have that tattooed on my forehead.

 

Vocals

Participants 12 and under: Please prepare a short a capella (without music) Christmas song.

Participants over 13:  You are required to sing TWO PIECES

1) 16 bars a capella (without music) song of choice from musical or movie musical (approx. 1 minute of singing)

2) One song from the tracks below. You will be singing your song of choice with the accompaniment track in the audition room. We will provide the music during your audition. 
Never Fall In Love with an Elf
World’s Greatest Dad (two keys available)
The Story of Buddy the Elf
Nobody Cares About Santa
There is a Santa Clause

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