Elf springs to life next month
IT IS less than four weeks until Elf The Musical Jnr opens in Echuca.
And the cast of 41 have only six rehearsals left at EchucaMoama Theatre Company’s shed before bumping into the theatre.
Kim McFadden, who is codirecting the show with husband Glen, said she had been really impressed with the dancing, choreography and singing this year.
‘‘Kaitlyn Platt and Emma Favaloro have been incredible in the creativity of their dance sequences, while Victoria Pannett has developed a depth of sound and harmonies with our whole cast,’’ she said.
‘‘They definitely sound marvellously full from a group so young.’’
Mrs McFadden also praised Jean Pedretti, Ann Ryan and Maureen Huthnance for creating many of the ‘‘Christmassy’’ costumes.
Elf tells the hilarious story of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
Years later, Buddy finds out he is human and heads to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs.
He finds him, but Walter doesn’t believe in the spirit of Christmas. Buddy is deter- mined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Kim encouraged everyone to come along to the show, which will be performed at Echuca’s Paramount Theatre on November 10-12 and 17-18.
‘‘Like all directors we want everyone to come and see our wonderfully talented cast,’’ she said.
‘‘The whole cast and crew have worked so hard and I am sure you will love the show and have many laughs, as we have throughout our rehearsals.’’
Tickets are available at the Paramount.