Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday show of their 22-23 Youth Season, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr, Saturday October 8 at 10am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Jeff Hidek and Blake Carter (both from Wilmington’s Elf the Musical!) runs November 18 through November 27 at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street.
If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is no fee to participate in this production.
Auditions are in thirty- minute time slots. Please be prepared to read and sing from a provided script. Break a leg!
All roles are available, and we welcome of levels of experience! Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for our entire season!
The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!
Available Roles
The story’s narrator – and a snowman! Sam remembers the winter of “the big storm” – so well, in fact, that he decides to tell the whole story.
Santa Claus
Needs no introduction!
Mrs. Claus
Another classic Christmas character.
Rudolph’s father and a proud member of the team who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve
Mrs. Donner
Rudolph’s mother. She loves her son and even sets off to find Rudolph after he runs away.
Young Rudolph
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose.
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose.
A bit of an odd elf – he doesn’t want to make toys; he wants to be a dentist! Like Rudolph, Hermey is a misfit, and they become close friends over their shared outsider status.
Boss Elf
A great role for a student who is a natural leader and has good comedic instincts. Boss Elf grumbles about Hermey’s interest in dentistry at first, but it’s only because he cares so much about making perfect toys for Santa – he doesn’t mean any harm.
One of the yearlings. He is not particularly nice to Rudolph after his glowing nose is revealed.
A doe who takes a liking to Rudolph in spite of his glowing, red nose. She is kind to him and even goes to look for him after he runs away.
The Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf4, and Aviator Elf) are Santa’s helpers and the choral backbone of the show.
Coach Comet
The coach in charge of training the yearlings. He is good at his job, even if he is a little gruff, and doesn’t take kindly at all to Rudolph’s glowing red nose.
Clarice’s Father
Yukon Cornelius
A prospector in the hunt for silver and gold, Yukon has a big personality and is not afraid of anything, including Bumble.
King Moonracer
King Moonracer cares about the Misfit Toys on the island and wants to help them find real homes. Cast a good actor in this role who can command the stage.
The sentry on the Island of Misfit Toys
Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys.
One of the Misfit Toys.
One of the Misfit Toys.
One of the Misfit Toys.
One of the Misfit Toys.
Spotted Elephant
Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys.
Roles include: Herald Reporter, Chicago Reporter, Daily Mail Reporter, Daily News Reporter, Chronicler Reporter, Reindeer (including Reindeer 1, Reindeer 2, Reindeer 3), Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf 4, and Aviator Elf), Yearlings, Misfit Toys