Cast of ‘Elf the Musical’ announced

Photo courtesy Dale Johnson
It’s a family affair as the Thomas family arrives at the set of Curtains Up Pagosa’s “Elf the Musical.” Anika Thomas will serve as Shawanda, Connor Thomas as Charlie, Kaeden Thomas as Michael, Avonlea Thomas as Elf No. 2 and Katrina Thomas as Elf Coach Extraordinaire.

By Dale Johnson
Special to The PREVIEW
Curtains Up Pagosa (CUP) is excited to announce the terrific cast for its winter show, “Elf the Musical.”
For this production, performance rights were restricted to ages 18 and under and we found the best of our young actors to portray all of the wonderful and fun characters that will grace our stage in “Elf.”
Alex Foster is featured in the starring role of Buddy the Elf, with other talented actors portraying lead roles: Kaya Knox as Jovie, newcomer Elaine Friday as Emily, Adrian Roque as Walter, Kaeden Thomas as Michael and Hunter Swinehart as Santa.
Our supporting roles are played by: Emma Happ, Connor Thomas, Anika Thomas, Miles Roque, Kayla Nasralla, Sydney Mitchell, Ella Hemenger, Cheyenne Todd, Maya Nasralla, David Morehouse, Marissa Medina, Karissa Foster, Antonia Bussoli, Alyssa Martinez, Madeline Stewart, Gracelyn Kiker and Avonlea Thomas. Featured Elves are: Gracelyn Kiker, Avonlea Thomas, Alec Jacquez, Emma Ziminsky and Sierra Liverett. Rounding out the ensemble cast are: Lexi Kappauf, Olivia Mazur, Anja Nasralla, Ruth Ann Morehouse and Raygan Porter.
CUP’s “Elf” is produced, directed and choreographed by Dale Johnson with musical direction by Robert Neel. Assistant directing, choreography and costuming are by Jeremy Medina. Our accompanist is Diane Geraghty. Neel is currently assembling musicians for our live pit, a mainstay of CUP’s musical productions.
“Elf the Musical” will be performed on our home stage at the high school on Nov.16-19 (four shows only).
Check The SUN for more information as we get closer to opening. CUP is the primary support for the performing arts in our schools, as we use our profit in service to our students and community.

This story was posted on October 3, 2017.