Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior puts more faith in his technological inventions than in good old-fashioned Christmas magic, much to the chagrin of his father. But, when a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Meanwhile, a scheming, miserly elf takes advantage of Santa`s absence as he plots to turn the workshop into a for-profit enterprise. Together with his overly cheery elf best friend, a gregarious penguin and a host of colorful characters, Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day.
With a tuneful score, a flexible cast of beloved Christmas characters old and new and a Pixar-esque tone, Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family.
Written by Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond
Directed by Gregg Dennhardt
Music Direction by Aaron Kaplan
Choreography by Brenda Good
Cast: Ben Ballmer, Bill Chamberlain, Elizabeth Bushell, Joe Bushell, Katy Crow, Ashley Veltman, Kylie Sullivan, Asha Dale Hopman, Mariana Millan, Jadyn Marder, Archer Geye, and Millie Pickett
Understudies: Julie Bayer, Ben Ballmer, Chris Bruzzini, Abby Chafe
Production Team: Eric Luchen (Set Design), Victoria Jablonski (Costume Design), Samuel Stephen (Lighting Design), Mary Baca (Sound Design), Patrick McGuire (Properties Design), Jason Clark (Master Carpenter), Alex Trinh (Sound Board Operator), and Ellen Phelps (Production Manager)