First Stage is slowly rolling out the shows they're going to present in their next season, and the first show they've announced is Elf, Jr!
They're combining auditions for Elf, Jr! and the 2018 Junior Theatre Festival - they'll be held Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church at 5747 E. Pea Ridge Road in Huntington, W.Va.
That musical comedy is based on the holiday film starring Will Ferrell. It tells the story of Buddy, a boy who 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. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
The musical will be directed by Amy Browning and produced by Jeanette Bailey. The show will be presented at Huntington High School's auditorium on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 2017.