Syracuse Stage to hold children’s auditions for ‘Elf the Musical’

Syracuse, NY –Syracuse Stage will host general auditions for children for two roles in 2018/2019 season holiday show, “Elf the Musical,” on Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. by appointment only, at the Syracuse Stage / SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St.

“Elf the Musical” is Syracuse Stage’s annual holiday family show. Based on the New Line Cinema film starring Will Ferrell, “Elf the Musical” follows an oversized elf named Buddy on his search for his real family in New York City. Filled with humor and terrific songs, this heartwarming musical will be co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

Audition Information

Michael: Buddy’s stepbrother who is excited to have a new friend and brother. Unlike his mother, he doesn’t take much convincing to have Christmas spirit, but like his mother, he wishes his father would spend more time with the family. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Dec. 31 and convincingly play a 10 – 12-year-old. Vocal range between F3 and G5.

Little Boy / Swing: Seen sitting on Santa’s lap. This role will also serve as Michael’s understudy. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Dec. 31 and convincingly play a 10 – 12-year-old. Vocal range between F3 and G5.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song of their choice and sides that will be provided when audition appointments are made.

Auditioners should note that “Elf the Musical” includes a significant number of morning student matinees in addition to evening performances. Children must be available for rehearsals beginning Oct. 23 through the end of the show’s run on Jan. 6, 2019.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Becca Grady at (315) 443-4008 or


Elf the Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Directed by Donna Drake
Choreography by Brian J. Marcum
Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet

Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum
Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

Nov. 23, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

About Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in over 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Additional support comes from the government, foundations, corporations and Syracuse University. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.