Elf The Musical Jr. coming to S.S. Seward’s stage this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7

“It’s the story of Buddy the Elf” like you’ve never seen it or heard it before! Florida’s Elf and Santa helpers are guaranteed to bring out your jolliest ‘sElf’ and send you singing all the way home.  

S.S. Seward’s High School Drama Club’s production of Elf The Musical Jr. is based on the beloved holiday film and features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. 

Directed by Terry Odell and music director Dominick Pasculo, the cast and crews are ready to put on a show that will swoon you, make you laugh out loud, and melt your heart just so you can finally get into the holiday spirit and save your cares for another year. 


  • Opening show: Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $10

In the words of the cast…

Morgan Mahoney, a sophomore who plays the Shawanda, will always remember the friends she made throughout this production and how the show changed her as a person. “This show really affected my personality,” Morgan said. “I feel much more outgoing as a person and confident about myself as an actor.” 



Ally Dwyer, a junior who is president of the Drama Club, is playing Emily Hobbs. “Emily is caring and nurturing, and I’d like to think that I am caring too,” Ally said. “The whole show is really heart-warming character, and it’s been wonderful to work with such a great cast.” 



Luke Young, a junior playing Buddy the Elf, is not a stranger to lead roles. He’s played Gaston in Beauty and The Beast and Gomez in the Adams Family. But this show is different. “Playing Buddy has made me a happier, better person,” Luke said. “Buddy sees everything with the eyes of a child. He’s innocent and always jolly. He has changed the way I look at the world.” 

Our talented, young thespians are eager to entertain and inspire you, so bundle up the kids and have a wonderful holiday time, right here at home!