BOX OFFICE: 601.948.3533




Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 for youth

Saturday, August 5 and Monday, August 7 for adults



  • Actors must make an appointment online (see link below) or by calling ext 222.  (If the box office is too busy to take the call, the caller can be directed to ext. 236)
  • Actors must prepare (memorize) a monologue no more than 2 minutes long.
  • Actors must bring a recent photo to leave with us.
  • Actors must arrive 15 minutes prior to audition appointment to fill out paperwork.
  • Actors should bring resumes if they have them, but resumes are not mandatory.
  • Actors may prepare up to 60 seconds of any song.
  • New Stage will provide CD player, iPod deck, and a keyboard.
  • Singers may bring their own accompanist.
  • New Stage will not provide an accompanist.
  • Actors choosing to sing must have accompaniment in the form of CD, iPod, or piano player accompanist.
  • Actors are strongly discouraged from singing a cappella.
  • Actors will have a maximum of 3 minutes for audition.  Auditions will be timed and the time limit will be adhered to.


This audition will be a general audition for shows in our 2023-2024 season.

Directors will hold callbacks at a later date.

Anyone wishing to audition for LEND ME A SOPRANO needs to submit a photo and resume to asap and no later than Monday, July 10.





  • Friday, August 4 for ages 6 through 17 at 3:30 -6:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 5 for ages 6 through 17 at 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 5 for adults at 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Monday, August 7 for adults at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Registration online for adults and children will open on July 5
  • Registration by phone for adults and children will open on July 17



  • The registration deadline for youth auditions is Wednesday, August 2, 2023
  • The registration deadline for adult auditions is Thursday, August 3, 2023


Elf Casting Notice_Local Auditions (PDF)

Elf The Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin; Music by Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by William (Peppy) Biddy with musical direction by Carol Joy Sparkman
Show Dates: November 30 – December 21, 2023
Rehearsals Begin: November 7, 2023

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. 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 toymaking 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. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

Local casting is currently ongoing for all of the musical’s characters.  If you would like to submit for the production, please send picture and resume to and put the name of the character you wish to be considered for and where you live in the subject line.  The deadline for submissions in August 2, 2023.   

New Stage Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Actors of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit their information.

Character Breakdown

BUDDY – (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: Low A flat to High C) Any ethnicity, male identifying, age 30s to 40s but boyish. 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 – (Mezzo Soprano/Alto. Range: G (below middle C) to High F, strong belt) Any ethnicity, female identifying, age 20s to 30s, warm, funny and comedic. 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 – (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: Low A to High G) Any ethnicity, male identifying, age 50s. He is an upscale successful business man who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. He is a workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things.

MICHAEL  – (Vocal Range: F3 to G5) Youth actor, any ethnicity, male identifying, age 12 – 17. 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.

EMILY – (Mezzo Soprano. Range: A flat (below middle C) to D, strong belt) Female identifying, age 40s, 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.

The following roles will also be members of the ensemble

DEB – (Mezzo Soprano/Alto. Range: Middle C to D, strong belt) Any ethnicity, female identifying, age 30s to 40s, 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– (High Baritone/Tenor. Range: D sharp to High A) Any ethnicity, male identifying, age 45-65, 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.

SANTA – (Baritone: Range: Low A to E above middle C). Any ethnicity, male identifying, age 50s to 70s, 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.

MANAGER – (Baritone/Tenor. Range:B2toF#4) Any ethnicity, male identifying,  age 25-45,  Manager at Macy’s. He is a good, friendly guy just trying to do his job and get by.

CHADWICK & MATTHEWS – Any ethnicity, male identifying, age 25 – 50,  Walter’s right-hand men. Desperate to keep job, schemers and not always with it. and perhaps the dumber of the two.

SARAH – Any ethnicity, female identifying, age 25-50, Sarah is a staff member at Walter’s office.

CHARLOTTE DENNON – Any ethnicity, female identifying, age 25 – 40, Charlotte Dennon is 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.

ENSEMBLE – Mrs. Claus, Elves, Charlie, Tiara, Mr. Narwhal, Teenager, Employees, Security Guard 1&2, Customer 1&2, Saleswoman, Store Elf 1&2, Fake Santa 1&2&3 ++, Boy, Mother, Policeman or woman 1&2, Jim, Vendor, Waitress, Finale Soloists


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Actors interested in future auditions should send their photo and resume to New Stage also sees professional actors in New York City by appointment, at the UPTA auditions in Memphis each February, and at SETC in March. Auditions for Unframed are ongoing and information can be found on the Unframed at New Stage Theatre Facebook page. Artistic and production personnel may submit picture and/or resume to Artistic Director Francine Reynolds at To receive information about future auditions sign up to receive our e-newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of our home page.

Thank you for your interest in New Stage Theatre.