‘Elf Jr.’ is a fun-filled family show

By Lily Pope
Times-News correspondent 

Sydney Pereira and Camden Wilder pose for a photo in front of a Christmas tree at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center in Burlington. They star in the Alamance Children's Theatre's production of "Elf Jr., The Musical." / Photo courtesy of Alamance Children's Theatre

If you are yearning for snow and wintertime, be sure to watch Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Elf Jr., the Musical.”
Based on the New Line Cinema film “Elf,” it tells the comical story of Buddy, a Christmas elf, in the North Pole. You won’t be disappointed with the wintertime scene and props. The many hours of work put in by the crew and 30-member cast are obvious in this family, fun-filled show.
Camden Wilder perfectly portrayed the bubbly elf who travels to New York City to meet his biological father. “Elf Jr.” had many laugh-out-loud scenes and witty jokes. The cast put its own spin on the roles with personalities and costumes, which made the show even more entertaining.
Jovie, played by Sydney Pereira, had a superior individual singing performance and her character was quite lovable throughout the play.
What a great way to get in the Christmas mood and kick off the holiday season by visiting the Paramount Theater and catching this comical play.
Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and one hour prior to show time. Credit card reservations can be made by calling 336-222-TIXS.

Lily Pope is an eighth-grade home-schooler and a Teens & 20s writer.

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