The Winchester Headliners Theater Program will end its spring session with a production of "Elf Jr." on December 19 (Thursday), 20 (Friday), and 21 (Saturday) at 6 p.m. with an additional 1 p.m. show on Saturday, Dec. 21. Tickets are $8 general admission for the 6 p.m. shows and $7 for the 1 p.m. show at Shadow Ridge High School, located at 5050 Brent Lane in Las Vegas. They can be purchased in person, from a cast member or online.
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. The cast, which ranges in age from 6 to 18, has been working since September, with costumes and stage work professionally done by local artists and volunteers.
The Winchester Headliners Theater Program teaches basic acting skills, improvisation, life skills, public speaking techniques, scene study and self-esteem as well as technical theater skills such as sound, costume, lighting design and set construction in a fun yet educational atmosphere.
The program is facilitated by Adam Neri, who has coached children in the Clark County School District for more than a decade in theater and improvisation as well as performing with Las Vegas' Second City. He coaches two successful high school improvisation teams and has directed many plays and performances around the Las Vegas Valley, including Story Theater, a touring production for elementary school students.
Those interested in the Winchester Headliners Youth Theater Program can call the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.