Elf, the musical
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Aug. 26 - Aug. 28 (2023)

Buddy Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa Claus’ bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. After discovering the baby, Santa and his elves decide to raise the child as an elf. Years later, Buddy finds out that he’s actually a human being and, at Santa’s prompting, heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs.

Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his son, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Auditions for Elf The Musical

By Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguilin
Directed by Tam Francis

August 26 – 28, 2023

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Buddy the Elf

Male, 18-30. (High Baritone/Tenor A2-Ab4) Childlike, sweet, able to do physical comedy energetic earnestness and comedic timing. Must have chemistry with Jovi.


Male, late 40’s to early 50’s. (High Baritone/Tenor B2-G4)Publishing Exec. Busy, self-important, unemotional at times, but ultimately, he learns to recommit to his family. He has a strong, authoritative presence, but he reveals a softer side.


Female, late 40’s to early 50’s. (Alto G3- D5) Wife of Walter, mother of Michael Sweet, caring, but also stands up for herself and children. She has a sense of maturity and warmth.


Male, 10 to 14 (ideally 12). (Treble/Boy Soprano B2-G4) Son of Emily & Walter. Funny, cynical, but must have acting skills to transition to excited and awestruck.


Female 18-30. (Mezzo Soprano/Alto G3- E5)Love interest for Buddy. Stoic and guarded, must have chemistry with Buddy.


Male, 50+ (Baritone A2-D4)He is annoyed with the Elves, tired of lying to Buddy and sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. Stereotypical Santa with a bit of crankiness.

Deb, Chadwick, Matthews, Sam, Jim, Sarah

Male or Female, 20-50, Office workers with recurring scenes. Deb (Alto B3- C5) more on the upbeat, positive side. Chadwick & Matthews are very duo (think: Abbott & Costello)

Macy Manager

Male or Female 20-50, (ideally African American). Sincere, hard-worker, takes his job seriously. Good Comedic-timing

North Pole Elves

Male/female short in stature children ages 7 to 12. Two main elves: Charlie (male) has authority over the rest of the Elves, but he always remains friendly (in a relationship with Tiara). Tiara (female) She will do whatever she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human. Santa elves 1-4 (possibly extras) must be able to have distinct characters between elves and human children. Will double as kids in other scenes: Macy’s boy, ice-skating scene, NY teen Central park scene.


Male or Female age 40-70. (High Baritone/Tenor G3-A4) Mr. Greenway is one of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence.

Misc. Speaking and singing parts that will be doubled/tripled

Males: Office Sam, Macy’s Santa (must be physically fit to grapple with Buddy) Security guards, Fake Santa, Park Man, NY Vendor, Macy’s Police,  Ice-skating extras, NY man, NY flyer guys/gals, NY Business man, NY Passerby, Central Park Extras

Females: Mrs. Claus, Charlotte, Waitress, Security guards, , Macy’s Police,  Ice-skating extras, NY man, NY flyer guys/gals, Macy’s Mother, Macy’s Saleswomen, Macy’s customer, NY Passerby, Park Woman, Salvation Army Lady, Central Park Extras

Crew Opportunities

Additional stage hands needed, kid-wrangler, contact Stage Manager: Sondra Schaible at sondra.schaible@lockhart.txed.netFor help with Costuming contact: Jill Kammerdiener at jill.kammerdiener@gmail.com, For help with set construction, painting, props text: Liza McCarthy at 512-560-3382

Audition instructions

Auditions will consist of group cold readings from the script as well as singing and learning brief choreography. All actors will be expected to sing and dance.

Bring a prepared piece (NO a capella and NO USBs). Email an MP3 or YouTube link to info@mygbt.org. Actors may be thanked (stopped) mid-song.

Actors should be aware that this show will be multi-generation. Adult actors must enjoy working with children. Children must be well-behaved and professional.

If you are unable to make the auditions or have any questions, you can reach out to the director, Tammy Francis, a swiveler1@gmail.com For questions regarding vocal particulars, contact assistant director Victoria Peterson at victoriasingsall@gmail.com

Regrets will be notified through email and cast will be called or texted.

Audition Dates

Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10 am
Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 12 pm
Monday, August 28, 2023 at 6 pm

Production Dates

Dec 1 – Dec 23, with shows on Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Rehearsal Schedule

TBD based on actor availability, but most actors should expect to attend three to four rehearsals a week, with both weekday and weekend rehearsals. Actors REQUIRED to be available THANKSGIVING week.

Audition Location

Gaslight-Baker Theatre
216 S Main Street
Lockhart, Texas 78644