Elf, Jr. , The Musical--"To Thine Elf Be True". It's based on the popular holiday film with Will Farrell, and it's coming to Springfield Little Theatre November 24-December 10 at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. The hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy features a talented youth cast as Buddy, a young orphan, 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, he heads to New York City to find his birth father, Walter. Buddy discovers his father, half-brother, and many other New Yorkers don’t believe in the spirit of Christmas. This is a problem because people’s belief powers Santa’s sleigh! Buddy is determined to win over his family and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas. Zoe Zelonky directs and choreographs this production, with musical direction by Clayton Avery. The production opens Friday Nov.24 at 7:30pm, and will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm with 2:00pm matinees Saturdays and Sundays through December 10. Tickets range from $12-$23 for this one-hour youth show, and are available at the Landers box office, 869-1334 or at www.springfieldlittletheatre.org.