About Elf The Musical
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).
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.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear
Schoolhouse Arts Center
A community arts organization located in the Old Standish High School in Sebago Lake Village, Schoolhouse Arts Center is a non-profit, community driven organization dedicated to arts education and the presentation of the arts.
Schoolhouse Arts Center's mission is to encourage individual growth and a spirit of community through participation in the arts. Schoolhouse seeks to foster a fun, creative, educational, and supportive arts environment where people can grow, develop skills, and involve themselves in the arts. Among these core beliefs is an idea that communities with access to the arts are richer and more vital than those without. Schoolhouse is dedicated to providing the benefits arts involvement to an area that may otherwise be underserved.
Formed in the spring of 1988 by Hank and Nancy Beebe, Schoolhouse initially endeavored to produce community plays. An arts education program was implemented in the fall of 1989, a board of directors was formed in 1990 and in 1994, the group purchased the Old Standish High School building in Sebago Lake Village—shown at right in a photograph circa 1920. A wing was added later to the south side of the building, which now serves as the dance studio and second floor art room. The basement was remade into the main performance space, with the first and second floor rooms as classroom and meeting space.