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EPAC Press Release: Elf the Musical Jr.

For Immediate Release:

The Endicott Performing Arts Center presents:

“ELF the Musical Jr.”


with their production of ELF Jr.

Endicott, residents will embrace their inner “elf” when EPAC presents their production of Elf The Musical Jr., it was announced today by Drew Cohen, president of Music Theatre International (MTI). The show featuring EPAC Kids Repertory Company premieres on December 1st running through the 3rd with four performances scheduled on Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. This production is directed by Patrick Foti, with musical direction by Paula Bacorn.

“Elf the Musical 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 EPAC have worked together as a team to create this wonderful experience for your community to enjoy. We think they deserve a standing ovation for all their work,” he adds.

EPAC Kids will present Elf the Musical JR. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1st through the 3rd at The Robert Eckert Theater, 102 Washington Ave. Endicott, NY. Tickets are On-SALE NOW! $15 for Adults and $12 for seniors and children 12 and under, and are available at the EPAC Box office, For more information on the show please call EPAC at (607)785-8903.

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,

The EPAC Kids, ‘ELF the Musical Jr’ will be on Friday and Saturday night at 8pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm, December 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Robert Eckert Theater located at 102 Washington Ave. Endicott, NY.

The mission of EPAC is to promote the arts to the public through various artistic mediums such as musicals, plays, children and adult theater workshops, concerts, and performing arts instruction. EPAC’s vision is the continued restoration of the Historical “Lyric” theater which was built in 1917 through the offering of artistic mediums to local community, schools, groups, and associations for theatrical performances, educational purposes, special events and training programs. EPAC also strives to continually provide the highest quality musical theater, comedy, dance, and dramatic theater experiences, by promoting an ethnically diverse array of local artists and talent in order to expand the artistic horizons and experiences of the local community. EPAC will continue to be guided by its principles and commitments to inclusiveness, respecting people, valuing diversity, and equality.

General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.

Endicott Performing Arts Center - Robert Eckert Theater

102 Washington Ave. Endicott, NY 13760

EPAC Box Office (Mon. – Fri. / 9am – 5pm)


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