WCT Presents: ELF The Musical

WCT Presents: ELF The Musical

Thursday November 29, 2018  to Wednesday December 12, 2018
Sagebrush Theatre

Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by DAVID BERENBAUM

Embrace your inner Elf!

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan baby who was mistakenly transported to the North Pole in Santa’s bag of gifts. The would-be elf grows up in Santa’s workshop unaware he is human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth about his origins. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help a cynical urban world to remember the true meaning of Christmas. A great new Broadway family musical from the creators of Annie and The Drowsy Chaperone.

WCT 2018/2019 Season

Western Canada Theatre is excited to announce its 2018-19 Season, filled with terrific comedy, drama, music, and family fun, plus a touch of the unexpected! These are plays Artistic Director James MacDonald chose because they reflect who we are as Kamloopsians: big-hearted neighbours with a spirit of adventure, joy, and humanity.

Our Sagebrush season opens with the action, drama, and romance of Vern Thiessen’s Vimy to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. We follow that with a festive, toe-tapping, family holiday celebration, Elf: The Musical, based on the very popular movie. We then ring in the New Year with a new play, the world premiere of Meet My Sister, a quirky sibling-rivalry comedy with a Kamloops connection. Next, you’ll be dancing in the aisles to the international hit jukebox musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. And whether you’re a parent or a child, or both, of any age, you’ll be sure to identify with Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty, the newest generation of the hilarious and touching shows that have swept the world.

In the Pavilion, we offer theatrically diverse experiences – and a touch of risk and experimentation – with the world premiere of a raucous new comedy set right in our backyard called Kamloopa and the presentation of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s lyrical and beautiful Empire of the Son. We also have a return engagement of our 2016 sell-out production of Made in Italy for a limited time in February.

For the very young, Stage One Theatre School alumnus Randi Edmundson will bring her talents back to Kamloops with Freddie in the Neighbourhood, a family-friendly puppet show, and we will have our ever-popular 8th Annual Hallowe’en Family Dance Party. For our young adult audiences, Wednesday night’s Students’ Club at the Sagebrush Theatre will continue for high school and university students, joining with the participants of all ages of the Yac with Mac pre-show chats.

We are proud of the number of WCT productions that will be on the road this season, including earlier seasons’ GLORY and Made in Italy and this season’s Kamloopa and Vimy, carrying the names of Kamloops and WCT across British Columbia and western Canada.
We look forward to seeing you at this funny, touching, musical, adventurous season! We just can’t wait to get started, and to see you all there under the footlights in the fall of 2018

Location Information: Sagebrush Theatre

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City Centre
Sagebrush Theatre 1

1300 9th Avenue,
Kamloops, BC,
V2C 5K3

Located at 1300 9th Avenue, Sagebrush Theatre is a 706 seat Proscenium Theatre, jointly owned by the City of Kamloops and the Kamloops/Thompson School District. Western Canada Theatre acts as the management company for the Sagebrush Theatre, and is responsible for its day to day operation.

Sagebrush Theatre is the home to Western Canada Theatre and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, as well as many local and international user groups.