HEMINGFORD — “Elf Jr. The Musical” is based on the beloved holiday film. This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
Tabi Bryner, producer and director for the community event, is leading a cast of more than 40 individuals from throughout the community, with the assistance of Irene Prochazka and music direction by Sue Shaver. The large cast of mostly children, with performers as young as three years old started music rehearsals in November.
Bryner’s love for theater began in college and she began working with young people during an internship in Milwaukee her senior year. She went on to spend 10 seasons as a stage manager with First Stage Children’s Theater. Milwaukee is where she learned the value of teaching ‘life skills through stage skills’ and fell in love with creating theater with young people. “It’s always an adventure! There is nothing like the energy and dedication they bring to a production.” Bryner continued, “It is a privilege to bring my love of theater to the community and to work with this group of talented and dedicated adults and young people.”
The performances for “Elf Jr. The Musical” are 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 18-19, at the multipurpose hall on the Box Butte County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Advanced tickets are available at the Hemingford Community Federal Credit Union, or by calling 308-487-5578. Ticket prices are $5 for children 12 and younger, $10 for adults. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Hemingford’s Holiday Play is not for profit. All proceeds go towards upcoming productions.