Limelight produces several productions each season. Performances are held at Studio 3’s Artspace Theater or at the Mesa Arts Center. All auditions are held at Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy. In addition to these productions, Limelight also presents “no-cut” Actor’s Conservatory productions where no audition is required and everyone gets a role. Information on these shows can be found at

If auditions are currently open (See below for information), you may signup now!

If you need to cancel your audition for any reason, please email us at or call (480) 545-1492.

Callbacks for Elf Jr

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Elf Jr! We had many people who auditioned and are not able to cast everyone in the show. If you are not called back it does not mean you were not cast. You may be cast in the ensemble, so please check back next week for the cast list.


Please check carefully as you may be on more than one list. Dance Callback is 8:30-9am. All callbacks for Elves and Buddy should check in at 9am. Everyone else should plan to arrive at 9:30am. We will release you at various time before 12pm.


Here is a link to the callback material.


Callbacks for dance will be 8:30am-9am on Saturday, September 30. We need to see the following numbers for the dance audition:
1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 18, 33, 39, 35, 36

Callbacks for Elf Roles (Scenes for Charlie, Shwanda, Elves, and sing Finale Soloists)

Callbacks for Adult and Teen Roles (Scenes for Sam, Deb, Saleswoman, Manager, Sarah, Charlotte Dennon, Darlene Lambert & Emma Van Brocklin. Sing for Finale Soloists)
1,8, 12,17, 19, 22, 29, 39, 33

Callbacks for Michael Hobbs (Scenes & Sing I’ll Believe in You measures 4-43)
4, 14, 16, 17, 26, 31

Callbacks for Emily Hobbs (Scenes & Sing I’ll Believe in You measures 24-43)
12, 19, 39

Callbacks for Jovie (Scenes & Sing Never Fall In Love with an Elf)
12, 17, 19, 29, 42

Callbacks for Buddy (Scenes & Sing Worlds Greatest Dad)
9, 10, 43, 55, 60

Callbacks for Santa (Scenes & Sing measures 20-34 of Happy All the Time)
9, 43, 50, 55, 60

Callbacks for Teen & Adult Male Roles (Scenes for Chadwick & Matthews, Fake Santa, Policemen & Security Guards)
9, 10, 11, 31, 41, 43, 50, 55, 60

Callbacks for Walter Hobbs (Scenes & Sing the Story of Buddy the Elf measures 51-74)
9, 43, 55, 60

Callbacks for Greenway (Scenes, no singing required)
9, 11, 41, 43, 55, 60

Auditions for Elf Jr

Elf Auditions

Saturday, September 23 from 11am-2pm

Performers Ages 6-19

Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy (511 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 12, Gilbert, 85233) on Guadalupe Rd between Gilbert and Cooper Roads.

There will be Callbacks: Saturday, September 30 from 9am-12pm

  • The callback list will be posted o
  • n Sunday, September 24 on our Limelight Facebook Page. Callback material will be posted in advance on the website.
  • If you don’t receive a callback, it doesn’t mean you are not cast. It means we don’t need to see anything else from you. You may be cast as a specific role and NOT receive a callback.


  • Fridays, December 8 and 15 at 6:30pm
  • Saturdays, December 9 and 16 at 3:30 & 7pm
  • Sundays, December 10 and 17 at 2:30pm
  • Additional performances may be added.



  1. Follow this Link to download an audition packet
  2. Register for your audition at this Link
  3. Fill out your conflicts form in the audition packet
  4. Learn the scene in the audition packet and choose a solo song. (info in the packet)
  5. Come to auditions dressed to dance with your music on a phone/ipod/ipad, flash drive, etc or sheet music. A CD player is not available at this time.

Musicians Wanted for Side Show

Copy of AUDITIONS (1)

Are you an experienced musician looking to be a part of an incredible production? Limelight Performing Arts is casting musicians for its upcoming production.

We are currently looking for piano/keyboard, drums, auxiliary percussion, bass guitar, violin, and possibly a trumpet or woodwind player.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Wednesday, October 11 “Sitz Probe” First run with the cast
Friday, October 13 Tech Rehearsal with musicians 5-9pm
Saturday, October 14 Dress Rehearsal with musicians 2-8pm
Wednesday, October 18 Final Dress with musicians 6-10pm
Thursday, October 19 possible added rehearsal TBA

Performance Schedule: (musicians called 30 minutes before showtime
Friday, October 20 at 7pm
Saturday, October 21 at 3:30 & 7pm
Sunday, October 22 at 2:30pm & 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Friday, October 27 at 7pm
Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 & 7pm
Sunday, October 29 at 2:30pm


Interested in auditioning? Please send an audition video of yourself playing one of the attached selections by Friday, September 15. with the Subject Line “Side Show Musician Auditions” You may include an optional resume and second clip of you performing anything else if you’d like. If you are interested in submitting as an auxiliary percussionist, you do not need to send a video; simply send a resume or list of previous experience.

There will be both volunteer and paid positions available based on experience.


Links to music:

Cast List: Side Show


Congratulations to the cast of Side Show!

We are still making decisions on the roles of Terry & Buddy, and may be holding supplemental auditions for these roles. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them email us at


Meet the Cast!


Owen Aspinall – Male Cossack
Tamara Benham – Auntie, Hunchback
Tate Chernen – The Geek, Ray
Tilda Ellefson – Venus de Milo, Judge
Vincent Farley – Roustabout, Tod Browning
Grace Fraser – Roustabout, Cameraman
Gracie Gamble – Teen Violet, Sword Swallower
Hailey Gates – Bearded Lady
Jordan Gingell – Sir
Ryley Hansen – Human Pin Cushion
McKenna Henry – Bat Boy
Lauren Hiller – Roustabout
Kayla King – Fortune Teller
Hailey Laidig – Young Violet, Dog Boy
Felicity Martin – Amazon Woman, Sir’s Lawyer
Julian Mendoza – TBA Terry or Buddy

Gabby Martinez – Tattooed Lady

Caitlin Miller – 3 Legged Man
Jessica Montecalvo – Teen Daisy, Snake Charmer
Connor Olden – Lizard Man
Shayna Padjen – Half Man, Half Woman
Tori Penman – Acrobat
Jordan Sagy – Jake
Annabelle Skala – Daisy Hilton
Brett Small – Roustabout, Announcer
Savannah Springer – Young Daisy, Female Cossack
Samantha Timothy – Violet Hilton
Becca Webb – Pinhead Lady, Tap Dancing Minister


Alternates – Marin Halvorson, Teagan Dinyes, Shayla Forero.

Auditions for Side Show


Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival) (musical)
Mainstage Musical at Studio 3 Artspace Theatre
Auditions: August 23, 2017 from 7-9pm
Callbacks: August 26, 2017 from 12:30-3:30pm
Performances: October 20-29, 2017
*Casting ages 13-20 with select roles for ages 6-12
*Also casting live musicians

See the links above to register to audition or download an audition packet.

“Side Show (2014 Broadway Revival)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.