Galloway Middle School spreading Christmas cheer with 'Elf the Musical Jr.'

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 

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