Auditions for Community Children’s Theatre production of ”Elf Jr.” directed by Peggy Breaux Hupp, will take place on Friday, October 20th at 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m. at Community Children’s Theatre’s rehearsal building (8800 N Industrial Rd., Peoria, IL 61615) for children ages 8-18. Prepare a song to sing (not from this show) and bring your sheet music. Dress in comfortable clothing for dance movement. Possible callbacks will be held Saturday afternoon. Performance dates: December 7 – 10 at Peoria Players. There is no fee to audition. Children who are cast will have a $61 registration fee.
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. (show description taken from MTI’s website)