PELL CITY -- The first in Spotlight’s holiday lineup is Elf Jr., a musical that will be performed by The Pell City High School Drama Club. The show is led by PCHS Drama Instructor Ginger McCurry.

McCurry is a veteran teacher, actress and director whose shows are always huge hits with crowds.

Elf Jr. follows the story of Buddy – a regular elf who’s been raised by an elf family at the North Pole. Except in this tale, Buddy’s life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s actually a human!

This musical, based on the popular Christmas movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, follows Buddy as he sets out to find his human dad. Buddy encounters a variety of characters who have lost the true spirit of Christmas, including the beautiful Jovie.

Will Buddy be able to save Santa AND Christmas? Find out Nov. 15-18.

The second Spotlight production is Miracle on 34th Street, directed by Spotlight Core Company member Jacob Call. Based on the 1946 motion picture and novel by Valentine Davies, the play reaffirms our beliefs in love, giving and, of course, Santa Claus.

“Every time I visit a rehearsal at CEPA, the theater is filled with laughter,” Spotlight Program Coordinator Lesley Warren said. “The kids and adults in the cast are having so much fun making new friends and creating something that our community is going to cherish.”

Chuck Cohron, who plays Kris Kringle, said, “This is such a wonderful experience. Getting to work with my Spotlight family and all of these talented kids is truly a blessing.”

Miracle on 34th Street is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pell City ( pellcityrotary.com ). Its an uplifting message of faith and hope combined with many funny moments.

Support your community theater and local student performers by catching Elf Jr. and Miracle on 34th Street at CEPA.

Spotlight is a county-wide, all-ages drama education program. Its mission is to foster drama education and encourage student and community participation in theater throughout St. Clair County. Spotlight is supported by Jefferson State Community College, The Alabama Council on the Arts, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, The Pell City School System and The Rotary Club of Pell City.

Tickets and Showtimes

Elf Jr., Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Miracle on 34th Street, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.pellcitycepa.com/tickets/.

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