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Elf The Musical

The Algonquin Arts Theatre is proud to announce virtual audition submissions for its upcoming LIVE! production of the ELF the Musical. Performances will run from November 27-December 12.

Director: Anthony Greco
Musical Director: Stephen Strouse
Choreographer: Jessica O'Brien

Please submit the following via email:

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Vaccination Status
  • Please prepare a 32 measure cut of a song in the style of the show which shows your vocal range as well as personality!

Please email your audition to [email protected] no later than Friday, September 17, 2021. Note: Please share your video file as a link viewable by anyone with the link.

Details to be announced.

Rehearsals will be at Algonquin Arts Theatre or in a nearby location and will not begin before October 1.

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We are asking for the cooperation of all cast members to help us produce this show in a unique circumstance. We will only be considering fully vaccinated cast members*. Actors must bring proof of vaccination to the call back. Masks may be required at times during the rehearsal process.

With safety in mind, we have policies & procedures in place designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, we cannot guarantee that you will not become ill and participation in this show could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. As such, our cast member agreement will include a COVID-19 waiver. Pandemic-related protocols are subject to change based on public policies and recommendations of the CDC, NJ Department of Health and other agencies.

*Except for the role of Michael.

This is a fun, fantastic ensemble show just in time for the holidays!

We are only considering actors under the age of 16 for the role of Michael. There are no ensemble roles for actors 15 and younger. All other actors who audition must be 16 by September 1, 2021.

(male identifying, age 30-early 40s. Vocal range: Tenor, Ab2-C5)

Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

(female identifying, ages 20-30s. Vocal range: Mezzo with strong belt, G3-D5)

Buddy's, eventual girlfriend. She works at Macy's and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she's dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy's genuinely big heart.

(male identifying, age 50+. Vocal range: Baritone, A2-G4)

Buddy's workaholic father. He is a Children's book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

(female identifying, age 40+. Vocal range: Mezzo, F3-Eb5)

Walter's wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

(male identifying, age 10-13. Vocal range: unchanged voice/youth tenor, F3-G5)

Buddy's step brother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn't take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family.
Note: Proof of vaccination is not required for this role

(female identifying, age 25+. Vocal range: Mezzo, D4-Eb5)

Walter's secretary, a truly great comic role! Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

(male identifying, age 30+. Vocal range: Baritone, B2-F#4)

The panic-stricken, overworked manager at Macy's Department Store. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

(male identifying, age 40+. Vocal range: Baritone, A2-E4)

Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller, in fact, hes the narrator of our play!

(male identifying, age 50+. Non-singing role)

Walter's boss, the Ebeneezer Scrooge of our story! He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

Chadwick, Matthews, Sam, Charlie, Tiara, Mrs. Claus, Mr. Narwhal, Security Guard 1 & 2, Fake Santa, Sarah, Charlotte, & more!

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