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Audition Songs for Elf: The Musical

About the show

This musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's gift bag and was transported back to the North Pole. He is unaware that he is human, until one day, he was told the truth about his birth father and started his journey to New York City to discover his true identity.

Buddy Male Lead B3-Ab5 Tenor

Buddy believes that he is an elf his whole life until he was told about his birth father who lives in New York City. Buddy is cheery, optimistic, and good natured. Sometimes he is very clumsy. He falls in love with Jovie, a co-worker at a store he works for.

  • Stranger from Big Fish

  • Good Kid from The Lightning Thief

  • For the Dreamers from Back to the Future

Jovie Female Lead G3-Db5 Mezzo-Soprano

Jovie works as a store elf at Macy's. She is not a cheery person and a bit cynical about Christmas. She does not enjoy her job. She eventually goes on a date with Buddy and begins to revive her enthusiasm for Christmas after spending time with him.

  • On My Way from Violet

  • I Am Playing Me from Title of Show

  • I’m Not from Little By Little

Walter Hobbs Male Supporting B3-E5 Tenor

He is the birth father of Buddy. He is hard working, always busy with his job, and never spends time with his family. He is grumpy and irritable. When meeting Buddy, he is embarrassed and annoyed. At the end, he realizes that he needed to quit his job to be happy and spend more time with his family.

  • I Never Knew from Far from Heaven

  • Where Are All the People from Chaplin

  • It All Fades Away from The Bridges of Madison County

Santa Claus Male Supporting A2-D4 Baritone

Santa is the narrator of the musical and father figure to Buddy. Santa revealed to Buddy the truth about his past and gave his blessing for him to go find his father. Santa is frustrated and tired from a world that seems to be losing its Christmas spirit.

  • A Bit of Earth from The Secret Garden

  • Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on The way To the Forum

  • Something Was Missing from Annie


The ensemble double up in their parts and make up the residents of New York City, employees at Macy's, and the elves at the North Pole. Actors must be able to quickly change out of costume for different characters. Requires a great deal of energy and sense of fun throughout the show.

Ensemble Female

  • Gotta Get Out from Ordinary Days

  • Ireland from Legally Blonde

  • Always A Bridesmaid from I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Ensemble Male

  • I Believe from The Book of Mormon

  • Way Ahead of My Time (Caveman Song) from the Taxi Cabaret

  • The Pinstripes Are All They See from Catch Me If You Can (Baritone)

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Tina Golden

Vocal and MT Audition Coach

10+ years singing and dance experience

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