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Starlight Community Theater


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.  

Directed by Megan Gardner with Music Direction by Elise Kurbat and Choreography by Lindsay Tejera 

We will be casting as an ALL-AGES show (7-75+)

COVID PROTOCOLS - Starlight Community Theater requires all actors, production team, and staff to be fully vaccinated, and provide a copy of their vaccination cards before rehearsals begin. Starlight reserves the right to adapt the Covid Protocol to protect the health of our volunteers and patrons.


  • Sign up for one 30-minute slot for Saturday, September 24, 2022.  These auditions will be in person in small groups at Starlight Community Theater. 
  • The 9am and 11am  slots are ONLY for youth 14 and under.  All other slots are for adults 15-75+.
  • Please prepare 1 minute of a Broadway style song.  Please bring sheet music for our music director (to accompany you) or a background music track on a phone/tablet.
  • Fill-out the audition registration form at:  https://forms.gle/Hd7AFRBcWGQ2fETN9
  • Please send your theater resume & headshot (optional) to: i[email protected]

CALLBACKS - Callbacks by invitation will be held at the theater from 9am-1pm on Sunday, September 25.  Not getting a callback does not mean you are not being considered.

PERFORMANCES - ELF THE MUSICAL will perform Dec 2-18, 2022 live in person at Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085.  

CHARACTERS - Working together in “Elf” will be both a joy and an honor. Elf The Musical is about hope and faith even during difficult times. Buddy the Elf is thrust into a strange and complicated world, yet he never loses his faith in the power of Christmas. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

BUDDY HOBBS, 19-30 year old male - Born a human but raised at the North Pole as a Christmas Elf, Buddy is eager to find his place in the world. He is a child at heart and that child-like curiosity makes him both endearing and gets him into trouble.

JOVIE, 19-30 year old female - Buddy’s girlfriend. She works at Macy’s and has a bit of a cynical outlook on life and love because of the men she’s dated. She is caught off guard by Buddy’s genuinely big heart.

WALTER HOBBS, 40-60 year old male - Buddy’s workaholic father. He is a Children’s book writer, but lacks any of the childlike spirit that Buddy has. He is selfish, tense, and generally angry with life.

EMILY HOBBS, 40-50 year old female - Walter’s wife. Though she is sweet and willing to take him in, she thinks Buddy is crazy at first. Wishes her husband would spend more time with the family.

SANTA CLAUSE, 40-75 year old male - Just another workingman. Loves his job and Christmas, but also likes to kick-back and watch the game when a rare opportunity arises. A natural storyteller.

MICHAEL HOBBS, 8-14 year old boy or girl - Buddy’s stepbrother(sister) 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.

DEB, 40-65 year old female - Walter’s secretary. Takes an instant liking to Buddy simply for the novelty of it. Though she aims to please and is a bit of a suck-up, she feels under appreciated.

MR. GREENWAY, 40-75 year old male - Walter’s boss. He is what Walter will become if he continues down the path he is on. A tyrannical, workaholic who cares nothing about the people around him or who work for him.

MACY'S MANAGER, 25-55 year old male or female - A good, friendly person just trying to do his/her job and get by.

ENSEMBLE:  Mrs. Claus, Elves, Walter's staff, Security Guards, Customers, Saleswoman, Store Elves, Fake Santas, Police Officers, Vendor, Waitress, New Yorkers of all ages.

Date: 09/24/2022 (Sat.)

Location: Starlight Community Theater
1611 W Whispering Wind Dr, Ste 9, Phoenix, AZ 85085

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9:00am - 9:30am  

Youth (7-14) Audition (10)

All slots filled
Ghost Bravo
Neq Watts
Meredith Arends
Ciara Jess
Lauren Gardea
Maya Mircic
Haizy Kovac
Andrei Igdanes
Olivia Bamberg
Anahbella Conroy
9:30am - 10:00am  

Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

8 of 10 slots filled
Joshua Rodela
Buddy the elf if possible
Riley Watkins
Milly Thompson
JC Kovac
Devon Breese
Declan Massey
McKenzie Jessen
Stephen DePastino
Preferably qith a singing part
10:00am - 10:30am  

Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

9 of 10 slots filled
Marisa Tualla
Rhiannon Cummings
Kelsey Kerber
Joshua Merrill
Alec Merrill
EJ Freed
Bre Corkell
Ashley Smith
Sofia Hoover
10:30am - 11:00am  

Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

3 of 10 slots filled
Isabella Skinner
Liz King
Sophie Bell
11:00am - 11:30am  

Youth (7-14) Audition (10)

5 of 10 slots filled
Haizy Kovac
Nathania Vanderham
Olivia Vanderham
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Kamden Hooper
Jonas Cox
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Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

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Samantha Schaefer
Jessica Wells
12:00pm - 12:30pm  

Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

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Maya Jackson
12:30pm - 1:00pm  

Adult (15-75+) Audition (10)

8 of 10 slots filled
Matthew Eads
Matthew Eads
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Mark Groberski
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