November 20 2019

BHS to Present Modern Day Holiday Classic ‘Elf, The Musical’

By: BNEWS

The always-talented drama students at Burlington High School are preparing to take the stage to present an adaption of a beloved holiday movie. 

“Burlington High School is thrilled to announce that it will present the modern holiday classic, Elf, as this year’s much anticipated musical,” an invite reads. 

Performances will take place December 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of the high school.

“Based on the 2003 blockbuster holiday film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is a whimsical story about Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole,” the release explains. “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.”

Leading the cast as the ever-animated Buddy The Elf is Lucas Vaudo. He is joined by Isabella Gill as Jovie, Luis Villalta-Santana as Walter Hobbs, Katie Clifford as Emily Hobbs, Ryan Brown as Michael Hobbs, Josh Derome-Taylor as Santa, Rachad Mensanoui as Store Manager/Mr. Greenway, Caroline O’Callaghan as Deb, Cam Noonan as Chadwick and Jensine Wagner as Matthews.

Dance ensemble members and featured assorted roles include Katie Surabian (co-choreographer), Grace Visco (choreographer assistant), Maeve O’Callaghan, Erin O’Neil, Madison Bairos, Georgia Doherty, Vittoria Rodrigues, Cathy Chang, Colleen McMakin and Julie Surabian.

Vocal ensemble members and featured assorted roles include Alexis Rigolini, Sydney Hovasse, Avah Brehm,  Caroline Sciaratta, Seema Risman, Theo Visco, Allison Irwin, Maya Pandit and M.E. Gendron.

Children’s ensemble includes Olivia Bunten, Ben Parillo, Sadie Floyd, Aaran Fitzgerald, Lexi Gill, Tayah Fulciniti, Sofie Grossman, Isabel Barnstein, Steven Noonan and Jad Abouzahra.

Creative staff includes John Middleton-Cox (Producer/Music Director), Warren Scott Friedman (Director/Choreography Supervisor), Katie Ames (Assistant Director), Peter Waldron (Set Designer), Greg Jutkiewicz (Light Designer). Also, Johnny Cagno/Fantasy Factory Costumes (Costume Designer), David Kolifrath (Stage Manager) and Madelyn Gooltz (Assistant Stage Manager).

“Elf, The Musical is sure to make everyone embrace their ‘inner elf!’” the invite says. 

Ticket prices are $10 for senior citizens and students, $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at BurlingtonTheatre.com or by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC (781-238-6842). Burlington High School, an accessible venue, is located at 123 Cambridge Street.

 

 
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