Fort Scott High School invites everyone to embrace their inner elf by seeing Elf – The Musical this fall.
Elf – The Musical; with a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin; is presented at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, 14, and 16 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Fort Scott High School Auditorium.
Music Theatre International describes the show this way: “Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, 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 realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother 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.”
Buddy is played by energetic junior Noah Martin. His family includes Walter Hobbs (junior Sage Hill), Emily Hobbs (senior Addy Labbe), and Michael Hobbs (sophomore Brian Stumfoll). Buddy falls for Jovie, played by senior Mesa Jones. Other notable characters include the money-hungry boss Mr. Greenway (senior Dominic Cannon), the Macy’s manager (senior Jo Goodbody), and spirited office secretary Deb (played by senior Madi Toth).
The company is comprised of three separate ensembles of elves, office workers, and NYC citizens bringing the total cast to nearly forty students. Another twenty-some students work backstage to bring the show to life. The show is directed by FSHS Theatre Director Angie Bin and the music directed by FSHS Choral Director Emily Elliott. FSHS Alumni Taylor (Schilling) Qualls and DeLynn (Drake) Abati are Assistant Directors and Choreographers for the production.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and available at the FSHS Office and Common Ground. Seating is limited, so audiences are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Elf – the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com.