East St. Paul actor back at it

Laurie Fischer, who runs North Kildonan Community Players with his wife Cathy, is hosting Elf the Musical at the St. Boniface University Theatre and runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2019. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

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East St. Paul resident Miranda Wiens has a role once again with the North Kildonan Community Players.

The community theatre group is gearing up to host Elf the Musical, which will be the first time it’s hit the stage in Winnipeg.

Laurie Fischer is the co-director and producer of Elf The Musical.

“We are actually the first group to ever present this musical here in Winnipeg,” Fischer told The Selkirk Journal. “We’ve been trying to get the rights to this musical for almost 10 years and because it was on tour and so popular in the United States we weren’t able to get it.”

Fischer noted the reaction for this musical had been just what he was expecting.

“It doesn’t matter who you talk to, they all know Elf the movie. They love the story, the characters and they resign ate with people ,” Fischer said. “The musical is a little bit different. Santa tells the story instead of papa elf. The music is wonderful. I call it a joyous musical.”

Fischer said that Wiens is the dance captain for this year’s production.

“I watch her take control with the less experienced actors,” Fischer said. “She’s really developed not only into a fine actress, but also a leader on stage because the younger actors will watch what she is doing.”

The musical hits the stage at the St. Boniface University Theatre and runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 1

Fischer explained that those who want to check out this musical should hurry to get their tickets as he expects it to be sold out in the near future.

“People are grabbing tickets very quickly,” Fischer added.

Tickets for the musical are $20 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Fischer at northkildonancommunityplayers@gmail.com