Newton Theatre to host 'Elf Jr.'

Newton. "Elf Jr." will open at the Newton Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., a prodcution that features students in K-12.

| 25 Oct 2019 | 03:05

Newton residents will embrace their inner elf when the Newton Theatre Arts Academy students present their production of Elf The Musical Jr.

The show features local students in K-12th grade.

“Elf The Musical JR. is an uplifting musical about one boy’s quest to find his true identity. The story encourages each of us to approach each day with goodwill, wonder and cheer,” said Drew Cohen, president of the Musical Theatre International. “From the first rehearsal the students from Newton Theatre Arts Academy have worked together as a team to create this wonderful experience for your community to enjoy. We think they deserve a standing ovation for all their work."

Elf The Musical Jr. is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit and features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

"Elf The Musical, Jr." premieres at The Newton Theatre on Thursday, December 12th at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at The Newton Theatre box office at 219 Spring Street in Newton, NJ; online at; or by calling 973-940-NEWT.