Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Elf the Musical JR. Based on the beloved holiday film and featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts, Buddy is transported to the North Pole and raised as a would-be elf, 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 his stepbrother 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.

talented cast, comprised of award winners and nominees ages 6-18, presents the show December 7-10 in Anthem. award-winning production staff includes Director Sarah Brayer, Choreographer Lyndsie Clymer, and Vocal Director Caia Decker.

Performances take place Thursday - Sunday, December at Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Times vary, see website for details. Tickets may be purchased online at www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org. Adult tickets are $19; Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $16.

Elf the Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona. The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity. MTA's principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


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