The Monmouth Community Players MCPKids! will stage”Elf The Musical JR” the weekend of Dec. 15-17, at Cumston Hall in Monmouth. Submitted photo

The Monmouth Community Players announce the MCPKids! production of “Elf The Musical JR” the weekend of Dec. 15-17, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St. in Monmouth.

Based on the 2003 hit movie, “Elf The Musical Jr.” 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). It 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.

The MCPKids! production of “Elf The Musical Jr.” features 32 students, ages 7-13: from Auburn: Grace Garner, Dorothy Gaspary, Ender Gaspary, and Iana Helczyk- Postole; from Augusta: Harper Small; from Farmingdale: Alex D’Alfonso, Ben D’Alfonso, Callie D’Alfonso, and Polly Lutte; from Gardiner: Jocelyn Haskell; from Hallowell: Jackie Senft; from Lewiston: Mia Baril, Bella Lambert, and Jaxon Lambert; from Litchfield: Maddox Grondin; from Monmouth: Alastair Cote, Eleanor Cote, Mason Daniels, Lia Eagers, Kenedy Guilmet, Hannah Hoke, Grace Mills, and Alice Turney; from New Gloucester: Gabe Lilley; from Oakland: Drea Wells; from Randolph: Ady Pitteroff and Ellie Pitteroff; from Wales: Avery Hamlin and Oliver Hamlin; from Wayne: Audrey Tucker; and from Winthrop: Addison Hunt and Molly Poirier. The production team includes Director Mary Melquist, Music Director Hannah Hanson, Choreographer Samantha Herriot, and Producer Emily Kalafarski.

MCPKids! is also running a poinsettia fundraiser to support the program along with the productions. One plant can be purchased through our website for $22, or two plants for $40. Poinsettias can be picked up from our own Elf Jr. elves from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, at Cumston Hall.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students, and they are available at

For more information about the show, contact the MCP Box Office at or call 207-370-9566.



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