Choral & Classroom

Broadway Junior - Elf JUNIOR


Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Overview / Synopsis

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by TONY Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by TONY Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

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 his stepbrother 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 everyone young performer embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Audio Sampler - HL00147944 $10.00

ShowKit - HL00147934 $695.00

This ShowKit includes:

  • Production Guide
  • Director's Guide
  • P/V Vocal Score
  • 30 Actor's Scripts
  • 2 Rehearsal CDs
  • 2 Accompaniment CDs
  • Media Disc
  • Choreographic DVD
  • Cross-curricular Guide
  • 30 Family Matters Booklets
Individual Components

00147935 - Director's Guide $100.00

00147936 - Piano/Vocal Score $40.00

00147937 - Actor's Script $10.00

00147938 - Actor's Script 10-pak $75.00

00147939 - Performance/Accompaniment CD pack $75.00

00147940 - Student Rehearsal CD $10.00

00147941 - Student Rehearsal CD 20-pak $100.00

00147942 - Choreography DVD $50.00

00147943 - Media Disc $10.00

00147944 - Audio Sampler $10.00

Happy All the Time

[Santa, Elves, Buddy]

World's Greatest Dad

[Buddy, New Yorkers]


[Buddy, Macy's Employees, Manager, Jovie]

I'll Believe in You

[Michael, Emily]

A Christmas Song

[Buddy, Jovie, Crowd]

World's Greatest Dad (Reprise)

[Buddy, Carolers]

Never Fall in Love (with an Elf)


There Is a Santa Claus

[Michael, Emily, New Yorkers]

The Story of Buddy

[Buddy, Michael, Emily, Mr. Greenway, Deb, Matthews, Chadwick, Sam, Sarah, Walter]

A Christmas Song (Reprise)

[Entire Cast]

Sparklejollytwinklejingley (Reprise)

[Entire Cast]

Santa Claus

Santa Claus has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit.
Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5


Buddy is the perfect elf! He's good-natured, he means well, and he's happy... all the time. There's only one problem. He's not an elf - he's an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. It's helpful to cast an actor who is taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show.
Vocal Range: B3 - G5


The Elves are Santa's special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. These roles are great for younger performers, or for those who can embody a youthful spirit, enjoy singing and work well together as a group.
Vocal Ranges: Solo Elf 1: F#4 - C5, Solo Elf 2: G4 - Bb5


Charlie is in charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Cast a young performer with a good speaking voice, someone who is comfortable taking command of the stage and has authority over the rest of the Elves, but always remains friendly.
Vocal Range: Speaking role


Shawanda is a dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human. Cast a good actress with a clear speaking voice for this very important moment in the story.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role


Sam is one of Walter's Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show. A young performer with a good speaking voice and strong character choices will do the trick.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

Walter Hobbs

Walter Hobbs, Buddy's real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. Cast a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but be sure they can also show his softer side.
Vocal Range: B3 - E5


Deb, Walter's secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. This is a plum role for a young woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor with a good speaking voice.

Emily Hobbs

Emily Hobbs is Walter's devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Cast an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth.
Vocal Range: G3 - D5

Michael Hobbs

Michael Hobbs is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Look for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice.
Vocal Range: G3 - D5

Security Guard 1 and 2

Security Guard 1 and 2 are a stern duo from Walter's office, making sure everyone who enters has permission. Cast a duo that works well together and fits the bill for a tough pair.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role


The saleswoman is the first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy's. She's the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something. This is a great ensemble role for a young woman with little stage experience.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role


The Manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy's, he's doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role


Jovie works as a store elf at Macy's, but don't be mistaken - she doesn't quite exude the Christmas spirit. She's kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy's complete adoration. This is a fantastic role for a young woman with a strong singing voice and acting chops.
Vocal Range: G3 - Db5

Santa's Helper

Santa's Helper works as a Macy's Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa. This is a good ensemble role for a performer with a loud voice.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

Fake Santa

Fake Santa is a poor replacement for the real Santa. He's an employee of Macy's who is a bit rough around the edges. Fake Santa should be played by a performer who is unafraid of being a little over-the-top and has good physical control of his body.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

Policeman 1 and 2

Policeman 1 and 2 are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household. These are perfect featured roles for two ensemble members.
Vocal Range: Speaking Roles


Sarah is a staff member at Walter's office. This is a nice role for a less experienced actor with a good singing voice.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

Mr. Greenway

Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss, so look for an older student with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.
Vocal Range: Speaking Role

Chadwick and Matthews

Chadwick and Matthews are staff members at Walter's office who are doing everything they can think of to save the day and make their boss happy. Cast a pair of good character actors who work well with each other and are able to drive the action of scenes.
Vocal Range: Speaking Roles

Charlotte Dennon

Charlotte Dennon is a TV reporter with a big personality. She does her best to keep her professional persona in public and doesn't like being shown up. This is a great role for a young woman with professional charisma and someone who can make strong acting choices.
Vocal Range: A3 to A4

Finale Soloists 1, 2, 3, and 4

Finale Soloists 1,2,3 and 4 are good roles to highlight four of your strong solos singers.
Vocal Ranges: Solo 1: D4 - B4, Solo 2: D4 - B4, Solo 3: D4 - F#4, Solo 4: B3 - G#4

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin

Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin are on the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa's magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts. Look for two young ladies with nice singing voices and some acting experience to take on these small, but featured, roles.


New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy's Employees, Macy's Employee 1, Member of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents are all important roles for creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City. These roles can all be double cast from your ensemble, and it's important to remind your young performers that the stronger and more specific their character choices, the richer and more vivid the story becomes.
Vocal Range: Comforting New Yorker: F4 - C5

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