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IFYAC is excited to share the list of our cast for our

November 2020 Production of Elf the Musical!


Elf Cast

Buddy: Corbin Rasmussen
Jovie: Jina Lenz
Walter Hobbs: Jason Cannon
Emily Hobbs: Erin Cannon
Michael Hobbs: Trenton Polatis
Mr. Greenway: Steve Bird
Deb: Molly Harker
Manager: Bryan Atkins
Santa Claus: Shawn Thurber
Fake Santa: Mike Nash
Mrs. Claus: Jeni Todd
Chadwick: Colbie Youngberg
Matthews: Jarod Littell
Jim: Justin Zierke
Sara: April Evans
Tiara: Dana Atkins
Charlie/Vinny: Will Traynor
Charlotte: Tiffany Reeder
Doug/Sam: Leighton Linning
Salvation Army Lady: Sandi Herrin
Businessman: Evan Dunn
North Poles Elves: Ian Hart, Hailey Schuldt, Makenna Serr 
Macy's Elves: Saige Whiting, Christina Miller
Teenager: Brayden Washburn
Little boy: Jack Goodworth
Macy's mom: Heather Goodworth
Security Guards: Naz McMurphy, Tristan Campbell
Fake Santas: Jarod Littell, Will Traynor, Colbie Youngberg, Justin Zierke
Waitresses: Dana Atkins (lead waitress), Brittany Crook, Beth Honeycutt, Catelyn Larsen, Paige Youngberg
Ensemble: Dana Atkins, Grayson Atkins, Miles Atkins, Aubrey Barnard, Lauren Beesley, Alissa Braithwaite, Ella Braithwaite, Molly Braithwaite, Alaina Campbell, Emme Campbell, Tristan Campbell, Lauren Cannon, Carter Cannon, Madison Chugg, Leah Couch, Brittany Crook, Emma Cummings, April Evans, Meagan Fairbourne, Cameron Farnsworth, Nora Farnsworth, Camille Goldman, Heather Goodworth, Jack Goodworth, Lily Goodworth, Lorin Goodworth, Meg Goodworth, Brooklyn Hall, Emily Hall, Sydney Hall, Claire Hancock, Solomon Hancock, Ian Hart, Sandi Herrin, Beth Honeycutt, Alysha Honeycutt, Gage Hulse, Kayleigh Krupp, Capri John, Alesha Johnson, Emma Johnson, Brooklyn Larsen, Catelyn Larsen, Leighton Linning, Joy Linning, Jarod Littell, John Lundblade, Britin Matthews, Naz McMurphy, Leah Meek, Eva Meek, Amelia Meikle, Christina Miller, Sophia Olsen, Carolyn Polatis, Sam Porter, Kadence Reeder, Lucy Reeder, Tiffany Reeder, Ethan Rhodes, Sophia Rhodes, Makenna Serr, Hailey Schuldt, Whitney Sutherland, Kristi Thurber, Will Traynor, Brayden Washburn, Haylee Washburn, Carlie Webb, Saige Whiting, Justin Wilkins, Emalea Worley, Colbie Youngberg, Paige Youngberg, Justin Zierke

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Announcing Auditions for Elf the Musical!

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!  We are looking for a wonderful cast for IFYAC's 2020 Fall Musical.

Auditions are June 18th and 19th fro 6pm-9pm, with a separate dance audition on Saturday, June 20th.  

Prospective cast members will audition in groups of 5. Prepare 16-32 bars of an age appropriate musical number from a musical in a style similar to Elf.  Sing up for a separate dance audition on June 20th and come ready to move! Complete and bring your audition form with you to auditions.

For more information and to sign up for an audition time, visit: IFYAC.org/go/ElfAuditions

ee you soon!


We are pleased to announce our next fall musical, Elf the Musical.

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, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Performances will be at the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts on November 13, 14, 16, 17, and 18, 2020, each evening at 7:30 p.m., with a special 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on November 14th.

Auditions will be scheduled in May 2020.  Please check back for more information as it is released. 

                                                 Matilda 2

The Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre (IFYAC) is excited to present the regional premiere of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, November 15, 16, 18, and 19, 2019.

The five-time Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Full of catchy songs and exciting dance numbers, Matilda will captivate audiences with the story of a courageous little girl who has an extraordinary personality.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly-loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

For over 20 years, the Idaho Falls Arts Centre has been showcasing our area talent through quality productions in our community. Director Mary Kaufman urges audiences to take a break from their favorite tv show and join us for an evening of fun, live entertainment, “this production is about a young girl who is enthralled by books, in a family that doesn’t appreciate the page. In a generation of electronics, let us enjoy a good read and a wonderful production.”

Matilda The Musical runs November 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, with a special matinee performance on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00pm. Tickets are available now at the 'Buy Tickets' link at the top of this page.

Matilda Cast List

Announcing the Cast for the 
2019 IFYAC's Production of Matilda the Musical

Matilda Wormwood    Kathryn Hildreth
Miss Agatha Trunchbull     Matt Larsen
Miss Jennifer Honey     Dana Atkins
Mr. Harry Wormwood     Jeff Thurman
Mrs. Zinnia Wormwood     Erin Nazario
Michael Wormwood     Brayden Washburn
Mrs. Phelps    Becky Bryan
Lavender   Claire Hancock
Bruce Bogtrotter     Henry Tholen
Doctor/The Escapologist     Dalton Kohler
Sergei     Michael Todd
The Acrobat     Jamee Evans
Rudolpho     Will Traynor
Amanda Thripp     Brooklyn Larsen
Nigel     Jacob Larsen
Alice     Alaina Hansen
Hortensia     Eliza Croft
Tommy     Broc Thurman
Nurse     Joni Larsen
Children's Entertainer     Justin Zierke
Henchmen     Tristan Campbell, Steve Rush


Aubrey Andrews
Grayson Atkins
Miles Atkins
Aubrey Barnard
Alissa Braithwaite
Ella Braithwaite
Molly Braithwaite
Macy Bryan
Alaina Campbell
Carla Campbell
Emmerson Campbell
Riley Campbell
Alexa Collins
Porter Collins
Kaitlin Cook
Annie Dalbo
Anna Demkowicz
Ryan Demkowicz
Meagan Fairbourne
Cameron Farnsworth
Nora Farnsworth
Ellee Frandsen
Daisy Garces
Leah Hansen
Molly Harker
Ian Hart
Ryane Havas
Scarlet Herway
Gage Hulse
Jalaine Jagielski
Nashina Jagielski
Brooklyn Jerde
Capri John
Alesha Johnson
Charly Johnson
Zander Johnson
Amelia Larsen
Catelyn Larsen
Emma Larsen
Spencer Larsen
Brielle Leong
Micaela Loera
Aubrey Long
Christina Miller
Clara Gisele Nazario
Nina Amalia Nazario
Emma Nichols
Lilly Nichols
Maggie Nichols
Hannah Nielson
Sierra Nixon
Liberty Porter
Eliza Rhodes
Ethan Rhodes
Sophia Rhodes
Aiden Scattergood
Madeleine Scattergood
Hailey Schudlt
Collin Serr
Makenna Serr
Presley Sierra
Karri Sloan
Lucy Sloan
Marshall Sloan
Sheppard Sloan
Miriam Smith
Sumner Tholen
Leia Thurman
Sadie Thurman
Weston Thurman
Jeni Todd
Avery VanSkeenkiste
Hannah Waters
Carlie Webb
Ladriel Wheeler
Saige Whiting
Jocelyn Zierke
Brielle Youngberg



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The Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre provides quality opportunities for youth in the arts to enrich their lives through participation in music, dramatic arts and creative movement. The Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre fosters a positive outlet for youth to build on their unique skills and talents.  Through participation in choir, strings, musical theatre, artistic workshops, and dance through artistic growth and achievement, youth are empowered with a positive self-image that benefits the entire community.

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