2018 Auditions

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Auditions for the Holiday Production of Elf the Musical

The Ogunquit Playhouse is holding auditions for the upcoming production of Elf the Musical, running at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH from Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 16.



NORTH POLE ELVES: Seeking children of all types and personalities to portray Santa’s Elves.  Should be no taller than 60”

MICHAEL: Male, any ethnicity, to play 12 years old.  Funny and smart, he quickly bonds with Buddy and is determined to share a great Christmas with his entire family.  Amazing singing voice up to an E.



Auditions will take place on Saturday, September 29, 10AM to 4PM at The Music Hall Loft, located at 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Audition Day is scheduled as follows:

Open call sing 10AM – 1PM

Dance ‘Callbacks’ 1:30PM – 3PM

Michael ‘Callbacks’ 3PM – 4PM

*ALL talent auditioning should be available to attend the Dance Callbacks if asked to stay*


To schedule an open call singing appointment from 10AM to 1PM, please email Sal Bucci, Ogunquit Playhouse Producing Assistant, at sbucci@ogunquitplayhouse.org. Please title your email ‘Elf Auditions – (Name of your child)’, and please provide the first and last name of your child, their gender, height, and the best email/phone contact information. Your child will be assigned to a specific hour within the 10AM – 1PM time block.



SONGS: Please prepare a short song (no longer than 2 minutes) that shows personality and range.  Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. You may sing a song from the show.

SIDES: Boys interested in being considered for the role of MICHAEL should review the packet linked below. You may be called back to read/sing in the 3:00PM hour.

DANCING: You may be asked to attend a Dance Callback beginning at 1:30PM.  Please wear comfortable clothes and dance shoes or sneakers


Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, November 13th in Ogunquit, Maine. A rehearsal schedule is not set, but please note that we will accommodate school schedules to the best of our ability.

Elf The Musical runs for 3 weeks between Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 16. If cast, your child will participate during 1 performance week within the 3 week run, totaling 8 consecutive performances. View the full performance schedule HERE.

We will double cast the role of Michael – 2 boys will share the performance schedule evenly throughout the duration of the run.