ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.
November 22 thru December 28, 2019
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS!
Join us this holiday season as we follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. After being raised as a would-be elf at the North Pole, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities causes him to embark on a new beginning to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy helps us all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, this hilarious musical is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.
ELF-THE MUSICAL JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
DATES & SHOWTIMES
Fri 11/22/2019 – 7:00 PM ~ OPENING NIGHT!
Sat 11/23/19 – 1:00PM
Sun 11/24/19 – 1:00PM
Fri 11/29/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sat 11/30/2019 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 12/1/2019 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Wed 12/4/2019 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 12/5/2019 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 12/6/2019 – 7:00 PM
Sat 12/7/2019 – 2:30 PM * Snowball Fundraiser
Sun 12/8/2019 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Wed 12/11/2019 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 12/12/2019 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Fri 12/13/2019 – 7:00 PM
Sat 12/14/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 12/15/2019 – 1:00 PM * & 4:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Wed 12/18/2019 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 12/19/2019 – 10:00 AM
Fri 12/20/2019 – 7:00 PM
Sat 12/21/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 12/22/2019 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Mon 12/23/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Thu 12/26/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Fri 12/27/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sat 12/28/2019 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Pay What You Can Performance: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
Sensory Friendly Performance: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM
ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER – Michael Matthew Ferrell, STAGE MANAGER – Cody R Braudt, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Jeff Brown, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Samantha Fromm Haddow, DIRECTING, APPRENTICE – Ian Handeland, ASSISTANT , CHOREOGRAPHER – Julie Hatlestad, TECH DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, SOUND DESIGNER – Alan Pagel, PROPS DESIGNER – Kenji Shoemaker, SET DESIGNER – Joe Stanley
PHOTOS & VIDEO
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TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW
- READ THE BOOK & WATCH THE MOVIE
- WATCH: Video Teaser – Coming Soon!
SANDY BOREN-BARRETT (Artistic Director & Director) – An accomplished director, Boren-Barrett has directed more than 60 productions at STC, which include many new works, such as Twelve Dancing Princesses by The Brothers Grimm, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, based on the books by Grace Lin, and the ballet collaborations of Owl Moon and The Snow Queen. Sandy has also directed such family favorites as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Annie Jr. and Shrek the Musical.
MICHAEL MATTHEW FERRELL (Director & Choreographer) – Michael is a three time Ivey Award Winner. He was also named the 2016, 2015 & 2010 Choreographer of the Year by Lavender Magazine. Ferrell was awarded the AARP “50 Over 50: Disruptor Award” and the WCCO “Making A Difference Award” for his work with Alive & Kickin, the Senior Rock & Roll Ensemble. He work has been seen in most of the major theaters in the Twin Cities including, Artistry, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, The Ordway Center for the Arts, Park Square Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, The Duluth Playhouse,The Minnesota Opera Company and the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards to name a few.
THOMAS MEEHAN (Book) – Thomas Meehan received the Tony Award for co-writing the book for The Producers in 2001 and in 2003 for co-writing the book for Hairspray. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and has written the books for the musicals Rocky, Elf the Musical, Cry-Baby, Young Frankenstein, Chaplin, Bombay Dreams, I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand and Annie Warbucks. In addition, he was a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy-Award winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and To Be Or Not To Be. Mr. Meehan was also a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild. He and his wife, Carolyn, divided their time between a home in Nantucket and an apartment in Greenwich Village, near which, on Hudson Street, she owned and presided over the long-running and near-legendary children’s store Peanut Butter & Jane.
BOB MARTIN (Book) has been working as an actor and writer in Canadian theatre, film and television for over 3 decades. He has had a long association with the Toronto Second City, where he co-wrote and performed in four Second City revues, directed three, and had a stint as Artistic Director. He is a co-creator of The Drowsy Chaperone, and has performed in many of its incarnations including Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles), Marquis Theatre (Broadway), Novello (London). Bob has won a number of awards for his work including an LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award, and a Tony Award. He is also co-creator of the critically acclaimed dramatic series Slings & Arrows. Recent TV projects include Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays I & II (CBC), Sensitive Skin I & II (HBO), and Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Elf (Broadway), Minsky’s (Ahmanson LA), and in dev., Gotta Dance, The Sting, and Millions. Bob reunited with Elf collaborators Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin to create the new musical The Prom, now playing on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre and nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
MATTHEW SKLAR (Music) – Matthew Sklar is a Tony®, Emmy®, and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer. His works include the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award Nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Music). He also wrote the music for The Rhythm Club (Signature Theatre), Judas & Me, and Wicked City (American Stage Company). Matthew reunited with Elf collaborators Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin to create the new musical The Prom, now playing on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre and nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Matthew received a 2015 Primetime Emmy® Award Nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically-acclaimed NBC stop-motion animated TV special “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas”, starring Jim Parsons. He adapted and arranged the music of Marvin Hamlisch for the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love, seen on PBS/American Masters. Matthew has contributed original songs/music to Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!, and the NBC Broadcast of The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
As a freshman at New York University, Matthew began playing keyboards for the Broadway production of Les Miserables, eventually conducting the show at 21. He has also been a keyboardist, conductor, and/or arranger for many Broadway productions including Shrek, Caroline, or Change, Nine, Oklahoma, 42nd Street, Putting It Together, Annie Get Your Gun, On the Town, Titanic, Guys and Dolls, Sunset Boulevard, and Miss Saigon. Matthew also appeared onstage as Oscar in the Broadway revival of 42nd Street.
Awards include the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award, and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802. His music is published by Warner/Chappell Music. Matthew was educated at The Juilliard School of Music (Pre-College Division), the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and New York University.
CHAD BEGUELIN (Lyrics) – Chad Beguelin is a four-time Tony Nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award Nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award Nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. His play HARBOR premiered off-Broadway at Primary Stages. Chad also wrote the book and lyrics for Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater) and Wicked City(American Stage Company). Chad reunited with Elf collaborators Matthew Sklar and Bob Martin to create the new musical The Prom, now playing on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre and nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program.