Stu­dents to present ‘Elf Jr.’

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - NEWS -

TOR­RING­TON — The stu­dents of the Warner The­atre Cen­ter for Arts Ed­u­ca­tion will present the first pro­duc­tion of this year’s Young Ac­tors Series, “Elf Jr.” in the Nancy Ma­rine Stu­dio The­atre, Nov. 17-18.

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.

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.

The Young Ac­tors Series gives stu­dents of the WTCAE the unique op­por­tu­nity to show­case the skills they have learned in their per­form­ing arts classes at the WTCAE through high-cal­iber, full-scale the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions on the Warner’s mag­nif­i­cent Main Stage and Nancy Ma­rine Stu­dio The­atre Stage.

Per­for­mances of ELF JR. are Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The Young Ac­tors Series is spon­sored by The Lufkin Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the Warner Box Of­fice at 860489-7180 or vis­it­ing warn­erthe­atre.org

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The stu­dents of the Warner The­atre Cen­ter for Arts Ed­u­ca­tion will present the first pro­duc­tion of this year’s Young Ac­tors Series, “Elf Jr.”

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