‘Elf: The Musical Jr.’ premieres this weekend at Aloha Theatre

  • "Elf: The Musical Jr." will premiere at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today. The show runs weekends from today through Dec. 22. (Joel Carr/Courtesy Photo)
  • "Elf: The Musical Jr." will premiere at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today. The show runs weekends from today through Dec. 22. (Joel Carr/Courtesy Photo)
  • "Elf: The Musical Jr." will premiere at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today. The show runs weekends from today through Dec. 22. (Joel Carr/Courtesy Photo)
  • ”Elf: The Musical Jr.” will premiere at the Aloha Theatre at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The show runs weekends today through Dec. 22. (Joel Carr/Courtesy Photo)

KAILUA-KONA — Aloha Theatre will premiere “Elf: The Musical Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Kainaliu.

Based on the 2003 movie “Elf” starring Will Ferrell, the musical follows the story of Buddy, a young orphan who 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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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.

The show runs weekends from today through Dec. 22. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $8-15, and can be purchased at apachawaii.org, by calling 731-7437, or at the Aloha Theatre box office.

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