‘Elf, Jr.’ starring local youth plays Dec. 2-11 in Carson City | NevadaAppeal.com

‘Elf, Jr.’ starring local youth plays Dec. 2-11 in Carson City

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Braden Holub as Charlie is seen with his little elves. ‘Elf, Jr.’ plays weekends Dec. 2-11 at the Brewery Arts Center.
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“Elf,” the 2003 holiday film starring Will Ferrell, is being brought to life in the form of a musical by Wild Horse Children’s Theater.

The Northern Nevada premiere of “Elf, Jr., The Musical” is taking place weekends Dec. 2-11 at the Brewery Arts Center.

The fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. As a young orphan, Buddy mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware he’s 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 his father is on the naughty list, and his step-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.

The Carson City production is a kid-friendly, shortened version of this modern day holiday classic that’s sure to make everyone embrace his or her inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Show times are at 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The performance will be in the BAC’s Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for ages 4-12. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Ron Wood Family Resource Center and receive a free raffle ticket.

For tickets, go to http://www.wildhorsetheater.com, or call the box office at 775-887-0438. There’s no service charge to buy tickets online.

For more information, call the Wild Horse office at 775-887-0438 or email pat@wildhorsetheater.com.