For the Townsman
Everyone’s favourite Christmas story comes to the Key City Theatre when Parkland Productions presents “Elf Jr. the Musical,” a live song-and-dance-filled stage adaptation of the New Line Cinema film.
Elf JR. features songs, by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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.
“Elf Jr. The Musical” is directed by Frank Hackett and Rick Bendkowski. In addition, the production team includes Musical Director Stephanie Tichauer, Choreographer Lisa Aasebo, Costume Designer Meghan Driver, Prop Manager Dana Geddes, Master Set Builder Scott Yuill, Stage Manager Erica Cross, Set Graphic designs by Zach Silver and Set Piece design by Enna Standing.
Elf runs at The Key City Theatre Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, at 7 pm; Sunday, December 11 will be a matinee performance at 3 pm.
A reception with the cast and crew will follow the opening night performance. Tickets are $20 for adults / $17 for students and seniors. However, you are welcome to pay more. As it turns out, we may have overspent on fake snow and syrup. Who knew fake snow was so pricey?
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Key City Theatre Box Office at 250-426-7006 or online at www.keycitytheatre.com.