Elf: The Musical to hold open auditions in Salford for pivotal role of Michael Hobbs

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Producers of the smash-hit show Elf: The Musical will hold open auditions at The Lowry, Salford on Sun 18 June in search of a young male actor to play the pivotal role of Michael Hobbs.

The successful auditionee will play the role during the show’s Christmas 2017 season alongside recently announced Ben Forster in the lead role of Buddy the Elf.

Elf: The Musical plays at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Sat 11 – Sat 18 November and The Lowry, Salford from Sat 24 November- Sun 14 January 2018.

The musical is searching for boys between 9 and 12 years old who are no taller than 4’10”. Auditionees must be excellent actors, singers (unbroken voice) and move well.

Those wishing to audition must arrive at The Lowry at 10am on Sun 18 June. Upon arrival, individuals will be asked to complete an application form. Auditionees are asked to prepare themselves to stay until 3pm. Food and drink are available to buy from The Lowry Tower Coffee Shop throughout the day.

The successful auditionee must be prepared to travel to London for rehearsals and Plymouth for the first week of the run (accommodation will be provided in both these locations).

For further information in advance of the day please contact David at London Management via david@london-management.co.uk.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, Elf: The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s 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, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Michael Rose in association with the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin present the Theatre Royal Plymouth production of Elf at The Lowry.

Elf: The Musical features a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), with songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

The production will feature direction and choreography by Morgan Young (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), set design and costumes by Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, lighting design by Olivier Award winner Tim Lutkin, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, video design by Ian William Galloway and sound design by Avgoustos Psillas & Terry Jardine for Autograph. Musical supervision will be by Stuart Morley.

 
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Audition info
Elf: The Musical
Auditions for the role of Michael Hobbs
Location: The Lowry, Salford
Date: Sun 18 June 2017
Time: Registration 10am (please be prepared to stay until 3pm)

Listing info
Elf: The Musical
Dates: Fri 24 November 2017 – Sun 14 January 2018
Times: 7.30pm, Wed, Sat & Sun 2pm
Ticket price: £25.50 – £58.50 (including booking fee)
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