(MANAHAWKIN, NJ) -- Brick Children's Community Theatre (BCCT) is having audiences singing loud for all to hear this holiday season with Elf Jr., the musical adaptation of the classic Christmas film December 2, 3 and 4 at the Stafford Township Arts Center. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
The entire family will get into the Christmas spirit when Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, Buddy is 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.
See the story of Buddy the Elf unfold, under the Direction of Heather Campagno, with a cast of interesting characters artfully depicted by talented BCCT actors. The cast features Chase Haffner as Buddy, Ava Buray as Jovie, Gavin Powers as Walter Hobbs, Regina Messenger as Emily Hobbs, Domenic Innarella as Michael and Craig Fitzgerald as Santa.
Come enjoy this entertaining and exciting musical with the entire family. There are three performances at Friday at 7:30pm and two matinee shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.
Ticket prices are $16 for all, plus a $1.50 service fee per ticket. All attendees need a ticket regardless of age. No strollers or carriages will be allowed inside the theater. This is a one-act musical with a running time under 90 minutes, with no intermission. Tickets are available for purchase online.
The Stafford Township Arts Center is located at 1000 McKinley Avenue in Manahawkin, New Jersey.
BCCT strives to be the best community theatre by enriching, entertaining and educating our communities through outstanding theatrical experiences featuring youth actors. Founded in 1992, BCCT was started by a mother-daughter team who shared their love of theatre with the children of Ocean and Monmouth counties. BCCT has grown into one of the most beloved theatres group in the area.
Here are more photos from the production.
Brick Children's Community Theatre (BCCT) is a non-profit community theater group celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year as the best community theatre by enriching, entertaining and educating our communities through outstanding theatrical productions featuring youth actors. Their performers audition from all over the county and are the BEST of the BEST. Many go on to pursue professional careers in the performing arts.
BCCT is the proud recipient of the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission 2020 Cultural Response Award for their Theater in the Park Series created and produced in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.