Dec 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:00pm
Dec 6 & 13, 2020 at 2:30pm
About the Show:
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to NYC to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
ACTA Theatre Presents:
"ELF - the Musical"
Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum
Directed by Paige Turner Cain
We are looking for an enthusiastic cast of:
5 male actors for solo roles of Buddy the Elf, Walter Hobbs, Santa, Macy’s Manager and Mr Greenway.
5 +male supporting singing actors willing to be featured in multiple roles including a fun ensemble of Fake Santa’s
3 female actors for solo roles of Jovie, Emily Hobbs (Elf’s mom), and the Secretary
3 women supporting singing actors willing to be featured in multiple roles
2 male and 2 female teens willing to play multiple roles
1 boy solo role for Michael approximately 12 years old
5 smiling happy children singers as Santa’s elves.
Monday September 14 and Tuesday September 15
Children and Teen Auditions:
Wednesday September 16 and Thursday September 17
Auditions will be singing only, (no cold reads) so please show some personality in your audition song! When you make appt. please indicate if you will need an accompanist or will using a track.
Auditions will be held in Heritage Hall (ACTA's Green Room). Heritage Hall entrance is located on the opposite side of the building from ACTA's front doors.
Mask required for entry. We will be conducting temperature checks of all those auditioning and practicing social distancing.
Your audition options are:
By appointment: Email director at with name, age group, phone number and preferred night/time and you will be assigned an audition time.
Video audition: Email a video audition of Approximately 16 to 32 bars of a Broadway style song of your choice or from the musical score of Elf. Start your video with your name, age and a brief description of show experience. I also need to know height of any child or teen! Must receive videos by Monday September 14.
Physical safety and prevention of Covid spread is extremely important to ACTA and the Directors of this production. Our goal is to cast, rehearse, and perform this musical in the safest possible fashion. Cast size will be limited to allow appropriate spacing and to minimize crowding onstage and off. Rehearsals will be limited to as few people as possible and choreography may be taught in small groups and/or through video zoom. Masks will be worn during all rehearsals AND during performances as much as possible. But we have some creative ideas! and we can still have a great experience if we all believe it can be done!