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