Elf: The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

December 20 - 21, 2019

at the St. Thomas Church Hall

The modern holiday classic

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, 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 realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

December 20 - 21, 2019

at the St. Thomas Church Hall

The modern holiday classic

Cast

Keegan Zaporozan
Buddy

Ralph Verhagen
Santa

Vince Dimanno
Walter Hobbs

Kristina Ocampo
Emily Hobbs

Caleb Ocampo
Michael Hobbs

Skye Mandin
Jovie

Kimberly Iversen
Deb/Ensemble

Glen Pinchin
Manager/Mr. Greenway

Josh Power
Chadwick/ Security Guard/ Fake Santa/ Ensemble

Zara Coulter
Matthews/ Security Guard/ Policeman/ Ensemble

Rebecca Bailey
Charlotte Dennon Sarah/ Santa's Helper/ Charlie/ Ensemble

Jamye Gallawan
Saleswoman/ Darlene Lambert/ Ensemble

Madison Willoughby
Sam/ Mother/ Shawanda /Emma Van Brockin/ Ensemble

Reece Clegg
Ensemble

Arli Clegg
Ensemble

Ailey Reuter
Ensemble

Creative Team

Stefanie Swinnard
Stage and Vocal Director

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Stefanie Swinnard

Stage and Vocal Director

Bio coming soon!

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Stage Manager

Shelley Wojcik
Choreographer

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Shelley Wojcik

Choreographer

Bio coming soon!

Steffi Munshaw
Props, Costumes & Set Designer

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Steffi Munshaw

Props, Costumes & Set Designer

A self-confessed student for life, Steffi holds a Diploma in Theatre Performance from Douglas College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Theatre Performance from the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor of Education with a Minor in Environmental Education also from SFU. When not moonlighting as a children’s theatre director, Steffi spends her days teaching grade 4/5 for Squiala First Nation.

A prolific educator, Steffi has spent many years teaching theatre to youth in Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley, and as far away as Nunavut. Steffi has performed all over the Fraser Valley with Secondary Characters, Chilliwack Musical Theatre, the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Douglas College, Simon Fraser University, the University of the Fraser Valley, Troika Collective, and 591 Productions. Some of her favourite onstage performance credits include Jo (Little Women, Secondary Characters Musical Theatre), Maria (West Side Story, Chilliwack Musical Theatre), and Alice (the Alice, SFU School for Contemporary Arts). Performing everything from classics to contemporaries and from opera to absurdism, Steffi loves creating newly imagined works of art.

In what little spare time she has left, Steffi also loves working backstage in theatre having stage managed, dramaturged, artistic directed, directed, musical directed, and designed many shows in both Chilliwack and Vancouver. Recently, she has directed for Secondary Characters Musical Theatre including The Wizard of Oz and The Last Five Years which had a successful remount at both the RickRack in the ‘Wack Festival and the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Steffi is resident production manager for Secondary Characters Musical Theatre and most recently set/props/costume designed and assistant directed their July 2018 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Susan Newbury
Costume Construction

Kris Ward
Set Construction & Design

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Kris Ward

Set Construction & Design

Kris is both an enthusiastic perform and avid woodworker. He combines these two passions as Secondary Characters' resident Set Designer, having designed and built Notre Dame Cathedral for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and this year's set for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Some of Kris' favourite onstage credits have included St. Aphrodisius (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and the villainous aristocrat, Braxton Prendergast as well as the timid Mr. Lawrence (Little Women). When not working backstage on shows, Kris has been working on his Cabinetmaker Apprenticeship through both North Island College and BCIT.

Location

St Thomas Church Hall

First Avenue at Young Road.
46048 Gore Ave, Chilliwack