Stage Door Youth is dedicated to developing life skills in children through affordable theatre experiences that educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of those on the stage and in the audience. Our goals include: providing hands-on affordable educational theatre experiences for youth in our community; fostering teamwork, commitment, self-esteem, and creativity; inspiring an appreciation of the arts while developing leadership qualities and self confidence; and bringing cultural enrichment to youth and adults throughout the community.
Stage Door Youth presents Elf: The Musical, Jr.
Elf is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book is adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the 2003 film. The musical ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010-11 and 2012–13, and also toured the U.S. in 2012. A new tour launched in 2014. This junior version is condensed from the original and performed in one act.
William "Buddy" Hobbs, a young orphan child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Years later, Buddy finds out that he's an ordinary human being and heads off to New York City in search of his father, Walter Hobbs. He finds him, but Walter doesn't believe in the spirit of Christmas, nor do many other New Yorkers. This is a problem because Santa's sleigh is powered by the people's belief in Christmas.
Faced with the harsh reality that Walter is on the naughty list and his half-brother, Michael, doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his birth family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Directed by: Matt Armentrout
Student Director: Margo Weber
Music Direction by: Paul Beaulieu
Choreography by: Amy Beaulieu
Stage Manager: Amy Kneipp
Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Griffiths
December 1 at 7:00 p.m., December 2 at 7:00 p.m., and December 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Chancellor High School.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL TWO HOURS BEFORE SHOWTIME. AFTER THAT TIME, ALL TICKET PURCHASES MUST BE MADE ONSITE AT THE VENUE BOX OFFICE.
Children of Eden July 2017
The Comedy of Errors September 2017
Elf: The Musical, Jr. December 2017
*Main Stage Production February 2018
11th Annual One Act Festival April 2018
*Youth Production May 2018
*Main Stage Production June 2018