During the season of Elf Jr, YPT will have a Giving Tree to collect presents for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Captain Starlights will distribute these gifts to children who will spend Christmas at the local John Hunter Children’s Hospital.
2018 Production // 1 October to 3 November 2018
Elf the Musical Jr.
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A title known the world over, Elf The Musical, centers around 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 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 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.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All Performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Presented by Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle INC
Director: Harold Phipps
Musical Director: Freya Meredith
Choreographer: Chelsea Willis
Audience Suitability: Preschool to adult
Performance Dates: 1 October to 3 November 2018
Duration: 70 minutes (plus a 20 minute interval)