Eli Taylor as Buddy

With a cast of over 70 Lower and Middle School students, Hilton Head Christian Academy’s (HHCA) Fine Arts Department will present Elf The Musical JR. over four performances November 2, 3, and 5, 2022. Tickets are on sale at hhca.org.

This fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. has become a must-see holiday musical for the entire family.

A New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

In the show, Buddy (Eli Taylor), a young orphan, 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 and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

HHCA Theater Director Michelle McElroy-Cox said “Families from all around the Lowcountry should join us to kick off the holiday season at this fun family musical. This large cast and crew has committed many hours of preparation and rehearsal that will undoubtedly translate into amazing performances which are sure to delight.”

Shows will take place at Hilton Head Christian Academy’s Performing Arts Center at 3088 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, SC 29910. Tickets are $10-$15 and on sale at hhca.org. Showtimes: November 2 and 3 at 7pm; November 5 at 2pm and 7pm.