Se­away Val­ley The­atre presents Elf the Mu­si­cal

Seaway News - - NEWS - SHAWNA O’NEILL [email protected]

CORNWALL, On­tario – The cast and crew of Elf the Mu­si­cal Jr. met on Sun­day, Nov. 25 to re­hearse their up­com­ing hol­i­day pro­duc­tion, pre­sented by Se­away Val­ley The­atre Com­pany.

With an en­er­getic cast of 45 ac­tors be­tween the ages of 6 and 18, and a story based on the hit movie Elf, Di­rec­tor Corey Disotell an­tic­i­pates that the pro­duc­tion will be a suc­cess.

“Be­cause it’s a Christ­mas show at Christ­mas (time), it’s that much more mag­i­cal,”said Disotell.“I think it’s re­ally mo­ti­vat­ing the kids to do awe­some.”

The per­for­mance fol­lows Buddy, played by Haydn Preston, on a jour­ney to New York City to find his birth fa­ther and his true iden­tity. As a young or­phan, Buddy mis­tak­enly crawled into Santa’s bag of toys and was raised as an elf at the North Pole. With Buddy’s birth fa­ther on the naughty list, he is de­ter­mined to re­new the Christ­mas spirit within his fam­ily and the en­tire city.

The mu­si­cal will be per­formed on Satur­day, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and on Sun­day, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Aultsville The­atre.Disotell said that he is cer­tain the play will in­still a great sense of hol­i­day spirit in those who at­tend. He be­lieves that au­di­ences of all ages will en­joy the pro­duc­tion.

In the past, Disotell di­rected a cabaret. For his first mu­si­cal, he is thank­ful to have an amaz­ing team, in­clud­ing the chore­og­ra­pher, mu­si­cal di­rec­tor and volunteers. He is also proud of the cast that will be in the pro­duc­tion and com­mends their spir­its.

“From day one, their en­thu­si­asm was in­fec­tious. I would say about half of the cast has been with us be­fore and the other half are new,” he ex­plained.

“We are al­ways look­ing for peo­ple to come out and sup­port us, whether it’s on stage or be­hind the scenes, or just com­ing to watch the shows,” said Disotell.

Disotell said that tick­ets are sell­ing fast, with one of three shows al­most com­pletely sold out. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at the United Way Cen­traide SDG of­fice, or on­line here.

From left, Haydn Preston play­ing Buddy and Hay­ley Gosse play­ing Jovie.

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