KCMT Presents “Elf the Musical” in November 2022!

SHOW DATES

  • Performances: November 3-20, 2022
  • Special Performances: NK Fishline and Foster Children Benefits dates to be announced
  • Tickets go on sale on October 3, 2022!

REGISTRATION FOR ELF IS NOW CLOSED. 

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.

WANT TO BE IN OUR NEXT SHOW?

Online cast enrollment for Elf the Musical are now open until August 9 at 6 PM. Online enrollment includes updating (or registering) the actor’s information, signing student waivers, and enrolling in an audition prep session. Parents are required to attend the in-person audition prep session with their child on August 9  in order to finalize payment, security, and volunteer opportunities.

Audition materials can be found by clicking on the AUDITIONS TAB.

REGISTRATION/AUDITION PREP SESSIONS

During this time you will be taught and coached on the songs, lines and dance to be performed for your audition. There are multiple registration sessions (see list below) to choose from and you can sign up for the one that works for your family when you enroll online. All enrollment is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” and should be completed before arriving. Please remember to bookmark this link as it also the place where you can order items from our online store, such as extra production shirts.

A parent or guardian must be present during Audition Prep. Each session takes approximately an hour and a half, and at the conclusion, you will receive your audition appointment which includes the date and time of your audition. If you have any questions or experience difficulty with registration, please email our Auditions Manager. The sessions will run as follows:

  • SESSION 1, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • SESSION 2, 4:45 – 6:15 PM
  • SESSION 3, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • SESSION 4, 7:15 – 8:45 PM

 

KCMT AGE REQUIREMENTS

  • The ELF cast is open to performers seven (7) years of age (by the date of auditions) through age 18.
  • Under-aged siblings of KCMT veteran actors may register on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Auditions Manager for details.

TUITION RATES

  • Non-refundable Registration Fee = $50
  • First Child = $200
  • Each Additional Child = $150

Each tuition includes a participant’s t-shirt, a printed copy of our full-color program, and a non-personalized DVD of your cast’s performance.

CHARITABLE AID

For those who are in financial crisis, single-parent families, a parent in the military, a parent out of work, or a participating foster child. KCMT may be able to help offset PART of the tuition cost if funds are available. To apply, please follow this online registration link and pay the $50 registration fee. Then download the KCMT Scholarship Request Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request as indicated.

WITHDRAWALS

  • Within TWO weeks of AUDITION DAY – Refunds will be granted, including tuition and volunteer deposits, minus the $50 registration fee.
  • AFTER TWO weeks of AUDITION DAY – NO Refunds will be granted, including all tuition.

, AUDITIONS

  • August 2, ONLINE Registration opens
  • August 9, Required Registration is due
  • August 11 and 13, Auditions by assigned appointment
  • August 15 – 20, Callbacks by assignment

PLEASE NOTE: You must attend the following:

  • Required Registration Paperwork is due by 8/9
  • Every Callback you are invited to attend
  • Every teaching rehearsal (new blocking, choreography and vocal material)

Audition appointments for all roles are required including chorus and will be assigned by the Audition Manager.

Callbacks – attendance at Callbacks is required in order to be considered for a lead role. Actors must attend the callback(s) for any role(s) indicated by the director. If an actor misses a callback for a specific role, the actor will not be considered for that role.

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION

  1. ELF audition AUDIO FILES can be found on Google Drive at THIS LINK.
  2. The matching LYRIC SHEETS can be found HERE
  3. ELF audition LINES can be found HERE
  4. ELF audition DANCE VIDEOS can be found HERE

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT “ELF THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS

  • If you wish to be considered as a specialty dancer, please be sure to indicate so on your online registration that you are available EVERY Friday, 4:30-7:00 PM.
  • Dance Callbacks will be Friday, August 12, 3:00-7:00 PM, by appointment.

Please check out KCMT tips HERE.

 

Rehearsal Specifics

  • August 23 – November 2, 2021
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45 – 6:45 PM
  • Fridays – Dancers, 4:30 – 7 PM
  • Saturdays, 10-1 Cast CD, 1-3 Leads, 3-6 Cast AB

Schedule Specifics

Please always check the online Rehearsal Calendar for all current schedules. Updates are also sent via email at the beginning of each week.

Each actor can expect to spend at least 3 hours, but no more than 10 hours, in rehearsal each week. They will learn dancing and vocals for chorus numbers, as well as scene blocking and character development. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45 – 6:45 PM, and a three-hour block on Saturdays, either 10 AM – 1 PM or 3 – 6 PM, depending on your cast assignment. Specialty dancers and leads may have additional Friday rehearsals. Actors are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals.

Please pick your child up on time after rehearsal. Actors should only be at KCMT (rehearsals and performances) only when they are scheduled. We are not equipped to watch children who are not actively involved in rehearsals/performances.

 

CONFLICT CALENDAR

The Conflict Calendar plays an important role in casting a show. “Conflicts” that arise AFTER a show is cast are the same as “missing a rehearsal.” All KNOWN conflicts must be declared at registration. Absences arising after the Conflict Calendar is submitted, must go through the Attendance Supervisor and could jeopardize your casting in the production. You can download a copy of the Conflict Calendar KCMT Parent Handbook August 2022. It will also be emailed to you when you complete your registration.

 

PRODUCTION WEEKS

Production Weeks are the last two weeks on our rehearsal schedule. Leads are required not to participate in any overnight activities during production weeks. We require that you clear your child’s schedule of all outside activities during production weeks. Extra activities during production weeks sap the energy from their performances.

If at any time an actor or actress needs to be replaced due to unforeseen circumstances, permission and arrangements for their replacement MUST be coordinated through a Director.

The cast list will be published approximately two weeks after auditions.