The Youth Performing Arts School is preparing to debut its first musical since the beginning of the pandemic, and it’s sure to spread some Christmas cheer.
“Elf: The Musical” opens on Nov. 19 at YPAS’ Main Stage theater on South 2nd Street. The play will run two weekends on Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 3-5.
The musical is an adaptation of the popular 2003 holiday film starring Will Ferrell, where Buddy the Elf travels from the North Pole to New York City in search of his real father and start a relationship with his family.
With the first musical performance since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID protocols have been put in place in order to keep cast members and the audience safe.
Protocols include socially-distanced seating in the auditorium, a longer 20-minute intermission, and asking the audience to remain masked throughout the performance.
“We’re so excited to present ‘Elf: The Musical,'” Cayce Crowder Abellard, Productions and Admissions Associate of YPAS said. “When you’re thinking about a musical to come back with a bang, what better one than to celebrate the holidays, have a little bit of fun and be able to put as many students on stage as possible so that they get the opportunity to perform after such a long time without being able to.”
Two casts will be performing “Elf: The Musical,” allowing more students to sing loud for all to hear.
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