Elf: The Musical

Audition Information and Registration

Thanks for your interest in auditioning! Please read the information below, then find the link to fill out the registration form near the bottom of this page.

Performance Dates:
All performances are at 7:30pm, except Sundays which are at 2:00pm.

  • Week 1:
    Friday, Dec 1
    Saturday, Dec 2
    Sunday, Dec 3 (at 2:00)
  • Week 2:
    Thursday, Dec 7
    Friday, Dec 8
    Saturday, Dec 9
    Sunday, Dec 10 (at 2:00)

Audition information

Audition Dates:

  • Monday, Sept 25th
  • Tuesday, Sept 26th

Callback Date:
Wednesday, Sept 27. Time TBD

Music Selections for Callbacks:

Nebraska Communities Playhouse
217 Locust Street, Hickman NE 68372

What to expect:
Auditioners should prepare to sing 32 (ish) bars from a musical of their choice, other than Elf.  Please bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please come prepared to do a little dancing.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  Callbacks will include singing and reading selections from the Elf script, as well as some more dancing!

If you have questions, please email or call us.

Show Information

Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin
Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin
Elf, 2003

In this heart-warming musical, Santa narrates the story of Buddy, an apparently oversized elf who has been raised in the North Pole. During the lead up to Christmas, Buddy overhears the other elves discussing how he is really a human but hasn’t realized. He is devastated and Santa must reveal to his wannabe elf that baby Buddy mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts on Christmas Eve many years ago and was transported to the North Pole on Santa’s return home. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy decides to travel to New York City to find his real father (who is on the naughty list). Shocked that that his own father could be on the naughty list, he is further astounded that his half-brother doesn’t believe in Santa. How can this be? Buddy decides to change the outlook and behavior of his new family and bring the true meaning of Christmas back into New York City. Along the way, he discovers friendship, romance, and his identity. Elf is a modern-day holiday classic that aims to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear!

We are seeking about 12-15 adults and 3-5 kids to fill out the roles below. (Links are to character descriptions)

Buddy Male, Lead, Tenor
Walter Hobbs Male, Supporting, Tenor
Mr. Greenway Male, Supporting, Tenor
Michael Hobbs Male, Supporting, Treble/Boy Soprano
Santa Claus Male, Supporting, Baritone
Emily Hobbs Female, Supporting, Alto
Jovie Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano
Charlie Male, Featured
Shawanda Female, Featured
Deb Female, Featured, Alto
Ensemble Either Gender, Ensemble
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass



Register to audition

Now that you are familiar with who we are looking for… Fill out the audition registration form!