Below is a description of each character and their singing requirements. The final ages and gender of the characters will depend on who auditions. As an example: The rolls of Tarney and Peter have been played by boys, girls and adults in past productions. Therefore, anyone is a candidate for the rolls listed below.
A wide-eyed, curious elf longing to know the truth about Christmas. Sings: SOLO, DUET, ENSEMBLE NUMBER & GROUP NUMBERS
A trouble maker and somewhat selfish boy who befriends Tarney and tries to show him the ropes about Christmas, family and life in general. (English Accent) Sings: SOLO, DUET & ENSEMBLE NUMBER
Forman of the elves. A jovial and energetic character who prides himself on getting the job done! Sings: SOLO & GROUP NUMBERS
Tarney’s best friend who has a genuine concern for Tarney and tries to keep him on track. Sings: GROUP NUMBERS
Marnie, Grumbo, Tiner, Joloby, Littlest One, Lukie, Sammy, Pinky:
Energetic and excited elves. Committed to their work as well as pleasing Grandfather Christmas. Sing: GROUP NUMBERS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ELVES WHO CAN SING, DANCE AND ACT. MANY WILL HAVE LINES.
There are four categories of toys: Ballerinas, Toy Soldiers, Jack in the Boxes and Drummer Boys. These are the toys the elves are working on. They are on stage for the entire workshop scene which is approximately ½ of the play. At one point the toys come to life which culminates into a big show stopping number “Dance of the Toys.” All toys SING & DANCE. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR THOSE WHO CAN DO GYMNASTICS. IDEALLY THE TOYS AND MOST ELVES WILL BE CAST AS CHILDREN. ONCE AGAIN THIS WILL DEPEND ON WHO COMES TO THE AUDITION.
Caregiver of the elves. He is like our Santa Claus figure but is tall, thin and wears a blue coat instead of red. (The original European figure of St. Nick) Sings: SOLO /RAP & ENSEMBLE NUMBER
Gentle and caring man who helps Tarney discover the truth. (English accent) Sings: SOLO & ENSEMBLE NUMBER
Strict but kind woman who struggles with raising a precocious boy. (English accent) Sings: SOLO LINE in ENSEMBLE NUMBER & GROUP NUMBER
Sweet, cute and fascinated as Grandfather shares his unique version of the Christmas story. (English accents) Sings: ENSEMBLE NUMBER & GROUP NUMBER
Tomboy, friend of Peter. Has some sly characteristics like Peter. (English accent) Sings: DUET & GROUP NUMBER.
Chestnuts, umbrellas, flowers, newspapers all boldly selling their wares in town square. (English accents) Sing: GROUP NUMBER
Shoppers & Street kids (Adults & Children):
Walking, conversing and shopping in town square. Sing: GROUP NUMBER. ALL VENDORS, SHOPPERS, MOLLY & STREET KIDS PERFORM GROUP NUMBER “CHRISTMAS TIME OF YEAR.” LOOKING FOR SINGERS AND DANCERS.