“I’m singing! I’m in a store and I’m singing!” For those of you that are fans of classic Christmas films, or Will Ferrell, I’m sure you recognized this quote instantly from the movie Elf. To your astonishment, this spectacular production is coming to Delphi! You’ll now have the chance to view a live (musical) performance of the classic Christmas movie on Nov. 22, 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be peers of yours on the stage as well, including several high school, middle school, and elementary students from Delphi and Carroll schools.
The Delphi Opera House has been granted the opportunity to present Elf the Musical, Jr. to the town of Delphi, and now you have the privilege to go watch the show yourself for $16. Though “musical” is in the title, don’t be discouraged at the thought of random bursts of melodies throughout the program, although there are a lot. The melodies in this musical are simply beautiful. Over 30 children from Carroll County have come together since early September to work on this production under the direction of Sara Brosman and Kate Layman, who have done a fabulous job doing so.
The cast is extremely anxious and excited to share their talents and what they have prepared for you. What better way to inaugurate the holiday season than by watching your peers perform a classic holiday film? Be sure to bring your friends and family, and buy tickets soon, as tickets are almost sold out, and be ready to enjoy the magical Christmas story of Buddy, the elf.