Auditions for “Elf” are Monday, Tuesday

Auditions for Elf-The Musical JR. will be held at the Andy Griffith Playhouse on Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 pm. each day. There are roles for both children and adults.

Andy Atkins will be the musical director for the production and Betsy Manieri and Deyton Rogers will be stage managing. Show dates are Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. The shows are in the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

“Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole,” according to a statement released by the Surry Arts Council. “Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s 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, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true spirit of Christmas.

“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. This hilarious and beloved modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.”

This production is presented in collaboration with Music Theatre International.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children 12 and younger and are on sale now. Call 786-7998 for more information.

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