BONIFAY – Bonifay residents will embrace their inner “elf” when HCHS DRAMA present their production of Elf The Musical JR., it was announced today by Drew Cohen, president of Music Theatre International (MTI).

“Elf The Musical JR. is an uplifting musical about one boy’s quest to find his true identity. The story encourages each of us to approach each day with goodwill, wonder and cheer,” says Cohen. “From the first rehearsal the students from HCHS DRAMA have worked very hard to create this wonderful experience for your community to enjoy. We think they deserve a standing ovation for all their work,” he adds.

Holmes County High School Drama will present Elf The Musical JR. on Saturday December 7 at 4:00pm, Sunday December 8 at 2:30pm, and Monday December 9 at 6:30pm at the HCHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, and are available at Holmes County High School. For more information on the show please call HCHS at (850) 547 - 9000.

Elf The Musical JR. is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit and features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

The musical tells the story of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is given the name Buddy and raised by elves in the North Pole. Buddy lives happily 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 his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of the holidays.

Elf The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

At the conclusion of the show, the HCHS Chorus will perform some Christmas Standards and new favorites including Can You Hear the Angels, Fa La La, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Medley, and more.

Concessions will be provided. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a time of Christmas cheer.