Elf: The Musical Auditions

Auditions are now open for Elf The Musical! The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear – so embrace your inner elf and join us for auditions!

Elf The Musical Auditions Now Open!

You are invited to join the Arts Center of Kershaw County for a production of Elf the Musical!

Important Details

  • This is a production featuring both adults and young performers. To be eligible performers must be ages 8 and up.
  • There is no registration for auditions. You are invited to attend whichever date suits you best.
  • If you are under 18 you will need a parent present at your audition to help you fill out forms. Once these are complete parents are free either to stay or return at the end of the audition.
  • The production is scheduled for December 1-3 & December 8-10

Audition Dates

  • September 24th: Performers ages 8-13 will audition from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Performers ages 14 and up will audition from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
  • September 25th: Performers ages 8-13 will audition from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Performers ages 14 and up will audition from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

This program is free and open to the public. There is neither an audition nor a participation fee.

Before the Audition

  • Review The Audition Booklet: You can find the audition booklet here with all the additional information you’ll need. Don’t wait until the night before the audition to review the booklet.
  • Prepare a Song: You will need to prepare one or more of the provided song cuts in the audition booklet. You can find these cuts on pages 22-40. Additionally, inside the booklet you’ll find a link to the recordings of these songs so you can learn them. Each cut has a time stamp at the top of the page. You can sing or learn any or all of the cuts. We may ask for multiple song cuts from an audtionee.
  • Be Prepared to Read: You will also be asked to read some of the script cuts found on pages 10-21 of the booklet. You do not need to memorize them but it would be beneficial to look over them before the auditions.
  • Be Prepared to Dance: There will be a dance call at auditions as well. Please dress appropriately and wear appropriate shoes. The dance may consist of jumping. You can also show any special moves at auditions as well.

About The Show

The story of Elf the Musical is one both familiar and fantastical. 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 New York City 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!

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf The Musical features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).