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virtual Auditions: Elf

Submission deadline: September 30, 2021

Due to COVID-19, all auditions will be online video submissions. You can submit your application by using the form below, or by emailing your audition materials to casting@artshhi.com with the subject line: ELF, [YOUR NAME] .

Performance Timeline

  • 1st Rehearsal: November 16, 2021
  • Preview: December 7, 2021
  • Opening: December 10, 2021
  • Closing: January 2, 2022

Video Instructions

  • Full body slate with name (If you have previous played the role before, mention this also).
  • Please use the sides provided below for your video audition. A video reel is not sufficient.
  • Shoot from waist up.
  • (Optional) Submit two takes to show different choices. Please edit together takes so they are one file.
  • Set up your phone/device in landscape orientation, not portrait.
  • Use sufficient lighting (non-incandescent, bright-white lighting with some diffusion is recommended).
  • Sound should be clear and audible. An external mic (e.g: Lavalier) to eliminate background noise is advised.
  • Make sure the background of your video is clean. Avoid busy and/or dark backgrounds that could distract the viewer/listener.

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Elf The Musical

Kinky Boots

Dec 7 – Jan 2
Directed by Mark Martino who recently directed Kiss Me, Kate
at the Arts Center.
Red

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Directed by Whitaker Gannon who recently Assistant Directed the smash-hit Neil Simon's Rumors at the Arts Center.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.  The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances. A monitor is not provided.

Available roles

Buddy

Male
20–35

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Tenor (B2-A4)

Buddy is the perfect elf! He’s good-natured, he means well, and he’s happy all the time. There’s only one problem. He’s not an elf, he’s an adult human. This role is perfect for a young man who is an excellent actor and good singer who has the energetic earnestness and comedic timing that Buddy needs. Buddy is preferably taller than the other Elves. This will help differentiate Buddy and adds to the humor of the show. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.

Deb

Female
30–40

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Alto (C4-C5)

Walter’s secretary, has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone. This is a plum role for a woman with a pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic, who is a solid actor. Must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Must move well.

Emily

Female
40s

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Alto (F3- D5)

Emily is Walter’s devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend a little more time at home. She is a problem solver and an excellent mother who is doing everything she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Looking for an excellent actress and singer who effortlessly conveys a sense of maturity and warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C.

Female Ensemble

Female
Various Ages

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

The Ensemble, includes Elves, New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents. The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Looking for strong technical dancer/singers and singer/dancers. Must also tap. Must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on the knees. The Ensemble actors will also understudy principal roles.

Jovie

Female
20–35

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Alto (G3 - D5)

Jovie works as a store elf at Macys, but don’t be mistaken, she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She’s kind of cynical, a bit tough around the edges, and now the target of Buddy’s complete adoration Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat. and great acting chops. Must have strong movement skills and be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus.

Male Ensemble

Male
Various Ages

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:

The Ensemble, includes Elves, New Yorkers, Comforting New Yorker, Macy’s Employees, Macy’s Employee #1, Members of the Rockefeller Crowd, Office Staff, Business Woman, Flyer Guys, Teenager, Jogger, Carolers, Passerby, Children and Parents. The Elves are Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Looking for strong technical dancer/singers and singer/dancers. Must also tap. Must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on the knees. The Ensemble actors will also understudy principal roles.

Michael

Male
11–13

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Child Male Alto (F3-E5)

Michael is the smarter-than-average 12-year-old son of Walter and Emily. He quickly befriends his new adult brother, Buddy, and does everything he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Looking for a solid young actor and singer with an unchanged voice up to a E. Must move well, Tap dance skills a bonus.

Mr. Greenway

Male
50s

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Tenor (to A5)

Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.

Santa

Male
50–65

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Baritone (Bb2-E4)

Santa has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season, and it is starting to show. He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is still the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (and somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit. Must move well.

Store Manager

Male
35–45

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    Tenor (B2 – F#4)

The manager is a terrific featured acting role for a performer with good comedic timing. As the manager of Macy’s, he is doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line and to just get by.

Walter

Male
50s

This Role Has Been Cast

  • Vocal Range:
    High Baritone (A2-G4)

Buddy’s real father, is so focused on keeping his job that he is not making time for his family. He can be stern and unemotional at times, but ultimately he learns to recommit to his family. Looking for a great actor with a strong, authoritative presence, but must also show his softer side. Strong movement and tap skills a plus.

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina!