From screen to Hermantown High School’s stage: Students prepare for Elf the Musical

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Students at Hermantown High School are bringing the holiday classic movie Elf to the stage starting Thursday night.

November 17th and the 19th are the only two chances to catch the show. You can purchase tickets at the door or you can find them online here.

The Broadway musical adaptation of the Will Ferrell film tells the story of Buddy the elf and his big trip to New York City to find his father.

The cast and crew, directed by choir and band teachers Ken Ahlberg and Nicholas Allen, are very excited to perform this super energetic Christmas musical. For many students this is the first big musical they’ve ever been apart of. Due to the pandemic shutting down big musical productions like Elf.

Trenton Paasch and Jillian Jaros who play Buddy and Jovie say being back in full force after years of smaller shows.

Jaros told us that they’ve been in the Christmas spirit for a while now, “It was a little tough to start singing Christmas songs in September, but we’re a very festive group. So it’s fun.”

Both Mr. Ahlberg and Mr. Allen say they are very proud of their students for putting on a show so big. They say one of their favorite parts of the process was seeing students coming out of their shells on the stage.