A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, 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. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.
Rehearsals for Elf The Musical will run from late-August until early-December, with biweekly classes to prepare the cast for five high-energy, fun-filled performances! Students will learn choreography, staging, characterization, and the vocal techniques necessary to excel on the stage. There will also be opportunities for students to work on props and sets, and do promotional activities for the show. The final rehearsal schedule will be available by August 15th. The commitment required will be 2 hours on one weeknight (likely Tuesday or Thursday) and every other Saturday for 3 hours. There is a total of 76 hours of instruction time plus 4 public performances.
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SHOW DATES: DECEMBER 6, 7, 8
Total Program Cost: approximately $500 as broken down below.
|$10||$101.25 x 4 or|
$400 x 1
|$50 plus some required items and makeup (approx. $40)||Shirts, hoodies, jackets, performance tickets.|
Family Rates: DCCS offers a 10% discount for additional family members in any program (this extends across all Kindermusik, Choir, and Musical has Theatre programming)
Loyalty Discount: For students enrolled in multiple programs (ie. Musical Theatre and Choir), they are assessed a 5% discount rate to each program’s registration fees.