Auditions Announced for ELF the Musical at the Covedale Center

CCPACincinnati Landmark Productions to hold auditions for the Covedale Center’s holiday show, ELF the Musical.

  • Saturday, August 21st 2:00 to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 22nd 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    Callbacks: Monday, August 23rd 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Audition Location:
The Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211
If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email Jennifer Perrino at
Tim Perrino, Director; Greg Dastillung, Music Director; Cassidy Steele, Choreographer and Angelica Ortiz, Stage Manager
  • You will be asked to read from the script.
  • Please prepare a song to sing for 32 measures in musical theatre style.
  • You will be taught a dance combination as well.
  • Must be a minimum of 10 years of age to audition.
    Please note: Need young performers 10 to 19 years old to play elves, children and selected roles throughout the show. Other roles will be older performers.
  • MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition
  • A headshot/picture is appreciated. Please bring a headshot and resume
  • CLP is actively seeking a diverse cast. Performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities are especially encouraged to audition and will be considered for all roles
  • No more than 2 conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process.
  • All roles are paid positions. No Roles have been precast.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions – But must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.

Elf the Musical
December 2 – 26, 2021

Songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin;
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Based on the beloved holiday film

This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. 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. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

For more information on auditions, contact us at (513) 241 – 6550. Check us out on the web at

Characters include:

  • Buddy: 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. Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Charlie: In charge of monitoring the other Elves, making sure every present is wrapped and every bow is tied. Shawanda: A dependable and caring elf. She will do whatever she can to help out others, including Buddy, even though she accidentally reveals that he is a human.
  • Walter Hobbs: 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. Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Sam: One of Walter’s Office Staff who is in a bind at the top of the show.
  • Deb: Walter’s secretary who has the big responsibility of keeping her boss and the whole office happy. She does this by sharing her positive attitude with everyone.
  • Emily Hobbs: 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. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Michael Hobbs: 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. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin: On the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts.
  • Santa Claus: 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. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Ensemble and Featured:

  • Elves: Santa’s special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline.
  • Security Guards: A stern duo from Walter’s office, making sure everyone who enters has permission.
  • Saleswoman: The first person to greet Buddy as he enters Macy’s. She’s the consummate sales person: smiling, overfriendly, and always trying to sell something.
  • Manager: The manager of Macy’s, he’s doing everything he can to make sure all the employees stay in line.
  • Jovie: Works as a store elf at Macy’s, 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. Vocal range top: Db5, Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Santa’s Helper: Works as a Macy’s Employee and announces when each kid gets to visit with Santa.
  • Fake Santa: A poor replacement for the real Santa. He is an employee of Macy’s who is a bit rough around the edges. Fake Santa is a little over-the-top.
  • Policemen: Are a friendly pair of cops who return Buddy to the Hobbs household. Sarah: A staff member at Walter’s office.
  • Mr. Greenway: One of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss. Chadwick and Matthews: Staff members at Walter’s office who are doing everything they can think of to save the day and make their boss happy.
  • Charlotte Dennon: A TV reporter with a big personality. She does her best to keep her professional persona in public and doesn’t like being shown up.
  • Darlene Lambert and Emma Van Brocklin: On the scene in Central Park and are convinced of Santa’s magic after Buddy reveals their past Christmas gifts.
  • Ensemble: 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 creating the distinct worlds of the North Pole and New York City.

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