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Audition Notice
The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Artisan Center Theater

Production of

by Sharon K. Schmeling 

& Sharon K. Lindblad


Directed by Hayden Casey

Music Directed by Sahara Donna

Choreographed by Piper Daniel


AUDITION DATES: October 2 & 3, 2023 from 6:00pm –  9:00pm 

Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday October 4, 2023 from 6:00pm –  9:00pm


  • Audition form and more information at: https://www.artisanct.com/auditions
  • Auditions will be held at Artisan Center Theater located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, TX 76053
  • Rehearsals begin October 9, 2023 and are generally Mondays, Tuesdays, (no Wednesdays) Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30pm – 9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm (Not everyone will be called to all rehearsals)



November 17 - December 16, 2023 performances will be Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30pm, and Saturdays at 11:30am and 1:30pm. There is a performance Tuesday December 12th at 11:00am. Additional performances may be scheduled based on cast availability.



  • Please prepare 16-32 bars (60 seconds or less) of a song that best suits your vocal ability.
  • Please bring your accompaniment on a track, since an accompanist will not be provided. Singing acapella is discouraged. 
  • Actors will be asked to perform a short monologue provided by the director prior to the audition.
  • There will be a dance component to the audition at call-backs for certain roles (bring appropriate footwear and dress to move).
  • Actors will be doing cold readings from the script at callbacks. 
  • Roles may be double cast depending on actor availability.
  • If you are unable to attend, please send an audition video to auditions@artisanct.com You will still be required to complete all digital paperwork and come to callbacks in person if requested.


Please see the registration link for the conflict calendar. It is critical that you let Artisan Center Theater know all of your conflicts when you register to audition. Artisan Center Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.



A poor cobbler has broken his arm and can no longer make his beautiful shoes. If the rent isn’t paid immediately, the landlord will evict him and his wife. However, instead of selling their last pair of shoes, the poor yet generous couple give them away to a needy beggar woman. That night, they go to bed weary, worried, and penniless. Suddenly, a troupe of elves appear, singing and dancing, and revive the cobbler’s work.



We encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types, ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


Narrator - The Storyteller. Any Gender. Speaking Role.

The Shoemaker - A kind, old Cobbler. Male Presenting.

The Shoemaker’s Wife - His equally kind wife. Female Presenting.

Landlord - Their Wicked Landlord. Any Gender. 

Old Beggar Woman - A poor traveler. Female Presenting. Speaking Role.

Elf 1  - The bossy elf. Any Gender.

Elf 2 - The lazy elf. Any Gender.

Elf 3 - The nervous elf. Any Gender.

Mother - A wealthy woman. Female Presenting. Speaking Role.

Girl - Her sweet daughter. Female Presenting. Speaking Role.



Artisan Center Theater produces year round, full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. On Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces children's shows each year where children perform for children. As part of their charge to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 Artisan has been blessed to serve, entertain, and offer theater opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people in the DFW area and beyond. Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.





 Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053

817-284-1200 | ArtisanCT.com