Elf Non-Equity Audition Information

Non-Equity actors may sign up for an audition online.

How to Sign Up for an Audition Slot:
Auditioners must sign up online for their audition time. Audition sign-up will be available beginning Friday, August 13, 2021.

Audition Information:

  • Auditions will be held on Friday, August 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT.
  • Audition slots are three minutes.
  • Auditioners should prepare 32 bars from a song in the style of the musical.
  • A headshot and resume are recommended.
  • Call backs are by invitation only on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Time TBA.
Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
November 8, 2021 – December 2, 2021 (Rehearsal)
December 3, 2021 – December 18, 2021 (Performance)
Audition Location:
Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Room 245
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Cast breakdown for “Elf the Musical”

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
BUDDY – (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: Low A flat to High C) Any ethnicity, male, age 30s to 40s but boyish. Funny and warm with an infectious personality. He has been raised as one of Santa’s Elves and has the innocence of a child. He has outrageous enthusiasm for everything he sees and does but it is very genuine. We are seeking a comedian with great timing and impeccable physical comedic skills. Must be charming and extremely likable.
JOVIE – (Mezzo Soprano/Alto. Range: G (below middle C) to High F, strong belt) Any ethnicity, female, age 20s to 30s, warm, funny and comedic. A New Yorker that doesn’t have much Christmas spirit until meeting Buddy. Must have a great singing voice and be appealing and relatable and offbeat funny.
WALTER – (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: Low A to High G) Any ethnicity, male, age 50s. He is an upscale successful business man who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. He is a workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things. Must have a great singing voice.
EMILY – (Mezzo Soprano. Range: A flat (below middle C) to D, strong belt) Female, age 40s, warm, amazing singing voice. A very New York, dry-witted loving mother to Michael, and wife of Walter.
MICHAEL – (Soprano/Mezzo Soprano. Range: F (below middle C) to High G, strong belt) Any ethnicity, male, age 10-12 years, funny, smart, amazing singing voice.
DEB* – (Mezzo Soprano/Alto. Range: Middle C to D, strong belt) Any ethnicity, female, age 30s to 40s, funny secretary, full of character and sharp wit, great singing voice and moves well.
MR. GREENWAY* – (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: D sharp to High A) Any ethnicity, male, age 50s, shrewd businessman, must have an amazing singing voice and great comic timing.
SANTA – (Baritone: Range: Low A to E above middle C). Any ethnicity, male, age 50s to 60s, jolly, warm, funny, good singing voice. Down to earth; a beer and pizza kind of Santa.