Elf the Muscial, Jr. opens Friday


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The cast of Elk the Musical, Jr., during a recent rehearsal. The production will be on stage three times this weekend, with a Friday evening showing followed by a Saturday and Sunday afternoon performance.


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Buddy, played by Robert Parks, tells Santa, played by Will Wharton, what he wants for Christmas during a dress rehearsal for Elf the Musical, Jr., set to open Friday at the Surry Arts Council.


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The Surry Arts Council will present the holiday musical “Elf the Musical, Jr.,” this weekend at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

The movie version of Elf with Will Ferrell has become a modern holiday classic. This musical version follows Buddy (played by Robert Parks), a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. There he receives help from elves Charlie (Michael Senter) and Shawanda (Raegan Amos) before heading to New York City to meet his father (played by Bailey Gwyn) and stepbrother (Will Banfield).

The production features 45 area actors in the show, which is directed by Andy Atkins and choreographed by Joey Marion.

Atkins makes his Surry Arts Council directing debut. Atkins has previously directed shows for organizations throughout the community. He said he was thrilled to audition more than 80 young people on October 26-27 for the annual holiday theatre production.

Betsy Manieri returns to the Andy Griffith Playhouse as stage manager, as does Marie Poole, costume designer. Susan Michael will be involved with set design again for this production.

The show will open Friday at 7 p.m. with shows Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. each day.

Tickets are $11 adult and $6 for children under 12.

Friday at 7:00 pm, Saturday at 3:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

The box office opens one hour before performances, or tickets may be purchased by calling 786-7998.

The cast of Elk the Musical, Jr., during a recent rehearsal. The production will be on stage three times this weekend, with a Friday evening showing followed by a Saturday and Sunday afternoon performance.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Elf-1512-29481.jpgThe cast of Elk the Musical, Jr., during a recent rehearsal. The production will be on stage three times this weekend, with a Friday evening showing followed by a Saturday and Sunday afternoon performance. Submitted photo

Buddy, played by Robert Parks, tells Santa, played by Will Wharton, what he wants for Christmas during a dress rehearsal for Elf the Musical, Jr., set to open Friday at the Surry Arts Council.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Elf-1512-4030.jpgBuddy, played by Robert Parks, tells Santa, played by Will Wharton, what he wants for Christmas during a dress rehearsal for Elf the Musical, Jr., set to open Friday at the Surry Arts Council. Submitted photo

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