Elf, Jr.Cast List
By: Haley Wade
The new drama season has started, and the toy box play for this year is Elf, Jr. The two main roles are Buddy the Elf played by Caleb Zeckzer and Jovie played by Maddie Nix. The story is very similar to that of the movie it based off of, but it is a shorter, condensed version of the Broadway musical. Elf, Jr. is a musical as well, and the story stays consistent with that of its original. There’s also a lot of the same characters from the movie, such as: Deb (the bubbly receptionist that is a fan of Buddy), Fake Santa, and even the two security guards in the Empire State Building. There’s a large representation of grades in the cast list, ranging between mostly sophomores though seniors for the onstage roles – the two main leads are even played by a sophomore and a junior. There’s also a fair representation of all the grades in the ensemble.
The entire cast is buzzing with excitement over the show, and every single part is fun because everyone is involved. Although there was some momentary disappointment over not achieving a specific part, it quickly melted away as the cast found each role to be enjoyable. The theater department is looking forward to sharing this fun, lovable play and spreading the warm and cozy magic of Christmas. Showtimes are December 2nd at 7:30 pm and 3rd at 2:00 pm in the CLHS auditorium. Elf, Jr. is going to be a heartwarming you won’t want to miss! And maybe – just maybe – you’ll leave finding that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.