About The Show
Cast Size: 14 featured roles for Child- Teen-Adult, 10-18 ensemble members
Cast Type: Ages 5 – 97, all experience levels encouraged to audition
- Santa, Elves, Reindeer: Intermediate, previous experience recommended
- All other characters: Basic/Beginner, no experience necessary
Class Fee: $250 per family. Scholarships available.
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!
Director: Kearney Jordan
Assistant Director: Dana Sammond
Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage
December 21-23, 2023
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM | Saturday at 2:00PM
Script Adaptation by Robert Penola
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Arrangements by Timothy Splain
Orchestrations by William C. White
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks
Developed by Character Arts Creations, LLC.
Sunday, October 29 — 12:00PM, 2:00 PM
Monday, October 30 — 6:00PM
Callbacks: Monday, October 30 — 8:00PM
Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Lobby
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201
Singing: Please be prepare to sing at least one of the following songs: click here
- Holly Jolly Christmas
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- Songs will be taught and reviewed during the audition process. Auditionees should select the song that best matches their desired role or what is most comfortable for age/ range.
- All general auditionees will demonstrate balance, rhythm, sequencing and basic movement skills through games and activities
- Those wanting to be considered for Santa/Elves, Reindeers & Toys will be taught a 30 – 45 second combination during the audition
- Please wear clothing that allows for movement and appropriate shoes
- Scene side selections: click here
- Scenes will be practiced and presented during auditions
Read Thru: Saturday, November 4 12:00 – 4:00PM
Sunday-Thursday Rehearsals: November 5 – December 12
Monday-Wednesday Tech Week: December 18 – 20
*Not all actors called all rehearsal days. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the read-thru.
Area Event: November 25
Costume Fittings: November 29 – December 1
TEEN-ADULT ROLES (to appear anywhere 19-97)
SAM THE SNOWMAN (Vocal Range B3-C5)
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. Sam should be a strong singer and actor. As the narrator, Sam is integral to the audience understanding the story and should demonstrate a warm and welcoming stage presence.
SANTA CLAUS (Vocal Range B3 – D5)
Needs no introduction! Seeking a mature actor with great stage presence who can act, carry a tune, and completely embody this significant character role.
Another classic Christmas character. Seeking an actor that can make strong character choices and demonstrate being kind but firm with her husband.
Rudolph’s father and a proud member of the team who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Character actor displaying large range of emotions and likability.
Rudolph’s mother. She loves her son and even sets off to find Rudolph after he runs away. Actor that reads as motherly and pairs well with Donner and Rudolph.
The Abominable Snow Monster. Larger than life personality despite not uttering a single decipherable sentence. Intimidating….but in a lovable endearing way.
A great role for a newcomer to the stage. His brief cameo really drives home that Rudolph is an outcast in Christmastown.
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.
Embodies a regal, authoritative presence onstage. King Moonracer cares about the Misfit Toys on the island and wants to help them find real homes.
YUKON CORNELIUS (Vocal Range C4 – D5)
A prospector in the hunt for silver and gold, Yukon has a big personality and is not afraid of anything, including Bumble. Displays a commanding stage presence, the ability to make strong character choices, and a willingness to chew the scenery!
CHILD- TEEN ROLES (Ages 5-18)
Young Rudolph (Vocal range B4- G#3)
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Young Rudolph should be a good actor and ideally appear younger onstage.
Rudolph (Vocal range D5-A#3)
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Rudolph should be an excellent actor and singer, and he should be able to embody the emotional heart of the story.
Hermey (Vocal range D5-G#3)
A bit of an odd elf and a triple threat of a performer– 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.
Clarice (Vocal range C5-B3)
A kind, patient doe who takes a liking to Rudolph in spite of his glowing, red nose. She shows gumption and even goes to look for him after he runs away.
Elves (Vocal range C5-B3)
The Elves (including but not limited to Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf 4, and Aviator Elf) are Santa’s helpers and the choral backbone of the show. Elves 1 – 4 sing solos, and Aviator Elf has a featured spoken line.
A great role for 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.
Featured Island of Misfit Toys:
- Charlie-In-The-Box (Vocal range B4-C4)
- Dolly (Vocal range G4- E4)
- Cowboy (Vocal range G4- E4)
- Train, Plane,
- Bird-Fish, Spotted Elephant
- Yearlings, Reporters, Elves, and Reindeer.
*ensemble roles may be doubled with any listed featured roles
More information coming soon!
Questions about any of our summer auditions? Please reach out to us at Academy@SpokaneCivicTheatre.com