It may only be summer, but A Work of Heart is preparing to spread Christmas cheer! The theater production company recently announced “Elf” as their fall musical.
Based on the 2003 film of the same name, the musical tells the story of a man named Buddy who snuck into Santa’s gift bag as a baby. When Buddy discovers that he is a human, he journeys to New York City on a search for his birth father. Along the way, he falls in love, meets his family, and brings the joy of Christmas to the Big Apple!
“It’s one of my favorite musicals ever! It’s about love and happy things!” A Work of Heart founder Nicole Lippey said on why she and director Angelo DeFazio chose to produce this show. Lippey described the musical as a lovely breath of fresh air and a wonderful way to start the school year.
“Plus, Christmas is my favorite, as Buddy the elf would say,” Lippey added.
Virtual auditions for the show are Saturday September 11 from noon-3 p.m. Those who are interested are required to register at aworkofheartproductions.com. The age range for cast members are 5-15 years old.
Rehearsals for the musical are at The United Methodist Church in Madison, NJ. The show’s performance is on Sunday, November 20 at 4 p.m. at Ridgedale Middle School.