Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents ‘Elf The Musical Jr.’

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Lowcountry residents will embrace their inner “elf” when the Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents its production of “Elf The Musical JR.” from Friday, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 20.

The show features 60 aspiring actors ages 7-18.

“’Elf The Musical JR.’ is an uplifting musical about one boy’s quest to find his true identity,” said music director Anna Wheeler. “The story encourages each of us to approach each day with goodwill, wonder and cheer.”

“From the first rehearsal the young actors have worked together as a team to create this wonderful experience for the community to enjoy,” added director Bonnie Hargrove.

The musical tells the story of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is given the name Buddy and raised by elves in the North Pole.  Buddy lives happily 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 reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of the holidays.

The Beaufort Children’s Theatre will present “Elf The Musical JR.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the USCB Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $25-$15, and are available online at uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling the box office at 843-521-4145.