LVLT announces open auditions for Elf The Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by: Chris Davies & Walter Niejadlik, Music Director: Toby McEvoy
Disclaimer: LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!
Audition Dates: In-person auditions will take place on Monday September 18 and Tuesday September 19 from 7 – 9 pm.
Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Dr. Las Vegas, NV, 89103
Performance Dates: December 1 - 17, 2023 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, and one Saturday Matinee on December 9th at 2pm.
Show Description: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf grows up, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
All roles are available.
Please prepare a song from the show (see suggestions below by role) or a song that best shows your voice in a similar broadway style. Please bring sheet music in your key if you are singing a song that is NOT from the show. You should be prepared to move and there will be cold readings from the script.
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.
Age: 25 to 35
Audition Song: World’s Greatest Dad, or Christmas Song
Buddy's 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.
Age: 25 to 30
Audition Song: Never Fall in Love with an Elf
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.
Audition Song: Nobody Cares about Santa or song of your choice
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.
Age: 40 to 50s
Audition Song: I’ll believe in you
Buddy's stepbrother 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.
Age: 11 – 15 / must play 12 years old
Audition Song: I’ll believe in you or there is a santa claus
Walter's secretary. 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.
Age: 25 to 55
Audition Song: Christmas always gets in the way
A manager at Macy's. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.
Age: 30s to 40s
Audition Song: SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley
Walter's boss. 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.
Age: 55 to 65
Audition Song: Song of your choice
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.
Age: 50s to 60s
Audition Song: Nobody Cares about Santa
Male and Female 20 – 60s
Elves, employees, New Yorkers, Santas, Security Guards, office workers, shoppers. The ensemble will also play various smaller roles as well.
Audition song: SparkleJollyTwinkly or Christmas Song
Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the theatre at 702-362-7996 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org