GALLOWAY – Galloway Township Middle School students will embrace their inner elf when the drama club presents "Elf the Musical Jr." Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 15-17.
The show is produced, directed and choreographed by teachers Brian Conover and Patti Yamaguchi, who have presented more than 40 productions at the middle school in over 20 years.
“We have over 50 students in the cast and on the crew who have been working very hard since September, putting in many hours of rehearsal,” Conover said.
“It’s a great holiday event for families and the community. We will even have a special guest appearance on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., just before the 1 p.m. matinee, by the big guy from up north, Santa Claus himself. Children who attend the show will be able to have cocoa and a visit with Mr. Claus.”
"Elf The Musical Jr." is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema musical about an orphan who crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is mistakenly taken to the North Pole. He is given the name Buddy and raised by the elves until his size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth.
With Santa's permission, he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father.
The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16, and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Middle School, 100 S. Reeds Road.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students and children and can be purchased at the door.
For information call 609-748-1250, ext. 5284.
Santa Claus - Liam Camp
Mrs. Claus – Maggie Klapatch
Buddy the Elf – Connor Morrissey
Santa Elf 1 – Bryce Ballard
Santa Elf 2 – Cassidy Gubbins
Santa Elf 3 – Jenna Sweeney
Santa Elf 4 – Deva Whitmore
Santa Elf 5 – Ruth Wozniak
Charlie Elf – Lexi Hughes
Shawanda Elf – April Kachnic
N.Y. Businesswoman – Lia Opperman
Flyer People – Amber Lute, Lydia Mohr
N.Y. Jogger – Sunrose Rousnee
N.Y. Teenager – Alanna Stoloff
Sam – Brody Wright
Walter Hobbs – Jon Martinez
Deb – Jorja Dell-Priscoli
Emily Hobbs – Samantha Garofolo
Michael Hobbs – Donovan Cruz
Security Guards – Ellie Seguinot, Cassidy Gubbins
Macy’s Saleswoman – Aliyah McKethan
Macy’s Manager – Kameiko Rheinheimer
Macy’s Employee – Hannah Pasquarella
Jovie – Abigail Murphy
Macy’s Santa – Zach Glass
Policeman – Zoe Johannessan, Shavie Lee
Sarah – Alysia Ntwambe
Mr. Greenway – Connor Cella
Chadwick – Kristian Ortiz
Matthews – Aspen Mazzatta
Charlotte Dennon – Livia Pino
Darlene Lambert – Kayla Friel
Emma von Brocklin – Zoe Greblunas
Ensemble – Isabella Fox, Nicole Gillis, Louise Kennedy, Abigail McIntyre, Sarah Pao, Zsalaya Santana, Abby Sibley, Laci Trull, Alexis Vaugh, Melvin Vazquez, Lacey Wilson, Elizabeth Wolf, Lily Worth