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.

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