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Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s presents ‘Elf’

Nov. 19-21

Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School is inviting everyone to begin their celebrations of the holiday season by attending its production of “Elf.”

“Elf” will be performed at St. Mary’s Catholic School Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 2:00 p.m.

Based on the popular Christmas film of the same name, “Elf” is the story of Buddy (Jacob Stevens), a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s (John Miller) 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 (CJ Suprenant) and his father’s wife (Natalie Marti) and discover his true identity.

Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother (Austin Forster) 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.

Julia Helget (Jovie) a Macy’s store elf, and Jacob Stevens (Buddy), a young orphan who goes to New York city to find his birth father and his father’s wife and discover his true identity.

While in New York, Buddy also meets Jovie (Julia Helget), a store elf at Macy’s who becomes the object of Buddy’s complete adoration.

With an outstanding cast, amazing musical and dance numbers, and a wonderful holiday message, “Elf” is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.

“So many people have gone above and beyond to ensure this production is unforgettable. We have every piece of the musical puzzle weighing in our favor: adorable sets, bright costumes, darling choreography (by choreographer Gary Sassenberg), and amazing talent,” said director Geri Pelzel. “Put it all together and you get a breathtaking production.”

Cast list

Buddy – Jacob Stevens

Elf features from left, Maya Nelson, Amelia Schwartz, Katelyn Rutscher, Julia Helget, Samantha Ibberson, Natalie Fischer, Addie Hoffmann, Jacob Stevens, and Laurence Simonsen.

Jovie – Julia Helget

Walter Hobbs – CJ Surprenant

Emily Hobbs – Natalie Marti

Michael Hobbs – Austin Forster

Santa Claus – John Miller

Deb – Maddie Hose

Deborah – Katelyn Rutscher

Mr. Greenway – Owen Weiss

Store Manager – Laurence Simonsen

Fake Santa at Macy’s – Owen Weiss

Charlotte Dennon – Maya Nelson

Saleswoman at Macy’s – Natalie Fischer

Waitress – Samantha Ibberson

Security Guard #1 – Jack Windschitl

Security Guard #2 – Charlie Hoffmann

Salvation Army Lady – Meriden Andres

Greenway employees

Macy’s store elves

Skaters

Jane – Samantha Ibberson

Sam – Amelia Schwartz

Cherry – Maya Nelson

Mary – Addie Hoffmann

Therese – Alexa Pelzel

Amelia Schwartz, Samantha Ibberson, Maya Nelson, Katelyn Rutscher, Natalie Fischer, Addie Hoffmann, Alexa Plelzel

Amelia Schwartz, Samantha Ibberson, Maya Nelson, Katelyn Rutscher, Natalie Fischer, Addie Hoffmann, Alexa Plelzel, Kylie Pelzel, Brynne Ibberson, Michael Balko, Jack Windschitl, Lyndsey Sellner, Caroline Currans, Emily Helget, Reese Hoffmann, Josie Helget, Kailey Nelson

Michael Balko, Charlie Hoffmann, Lucia Martinez, Lyndsey Sellner, Caroline Currans, Nora Hoffmann, Cole Schroepfer, Emily Helget, Meriden Andres, Reese Hoffmann, Josie Helget, Kailey Nelson, Macy Wagner, Kiara Murphy

Onlookers at Central Park

Lucia Martinez, Lyndsey Sellner, Caroline Currans, Nora Hoffmann, Cole Schroepfer, Emily Helget, Meriden Andres, Reese Hoffmann, Josie Helget, Kailey Nelson, Macy Wagner, Kiara Murphy

Macy Wagner, Kiara Murphy, Ethan Schwartz, Santiago Martinez, Kianna Suess, Eva Schweiss, Brynne Ibberson, Nell Weiss, Elizabeth Currans, Kylie Pelzel, Nora Hoffmann

Michael Balko, Santiago Martinez, Kianna Suess, Eva Schweiss, Nell Weiss, Elizabeth Currans, Ethan Schwartz,Emily Helget

Tech crew: Ella Pollard, Jasmine Peterman, Tyler Mathiowetz, Lacey Mathiowetz, McCoy Marti, Katelyn Fromm

Reserved tickets are available until Nov. 19 by calling the St. Mary’s Office at 507-794-4121 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Reserved ticket prices are adults/$10, students (ages 13-18)/$7 and students (preschool – age 12)/$6. Tickets must be picked up at St. Mary’s School Office prior to the performance. General admission tickets are also available at each of the performances. Ticket prices are adults/$9, students (ages 13-18)/$7 and students (preschool – age 12)/$6.

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