Meet Denver's Jack Stephens of 'ELF the Musical'

Jack Stephens Elf

Jack Stephens of Eaglecrest High School is the Company Manager for the national touring production of ‘ELF The Musical,’ visiting the Buell Theatre through Sunday (Dec. 17).

Company manager of ELF The Musical, playing through Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Buell Theatre. He was the Company Manager for the Blue Man Group when it visited Denver in 2014    

  • Hometown: Denver
  • Home now: The road
  • High school: Eaglecrest in Aurora
  • Training: University of Colorado Denver
  • What’s your handle? @sirjackstephens on Instagram
  • What’s playing on your your Spotify? Adam Young’s various “film scores.” Known more popularly as “Owl City,” he set out on a project last year to compose one film score per month. And he did it. The scores are for films that don’t really exist —  but as you listen, you can imagine those cinematic visions playing out before you. And the sheer scope of his project speaks to his talent and proclivity as a musician.
  • One thing we don’t know about you: Even if I see a large, scary spider, or some similar creepy thing, crawling around my house, i can’t bear to harm them, so I catch and release.
  • How should we nurture the next generation of theatregoers? I’d love to see shows get back to “event theatre.” In the 1990s in particular, when a big Broadway show came to town, it was a real event. Audiences were exposed to all sorts of fascinating behind-the-scenes information on how the show was created. Also, having quality, affordable theatre — even on a small scale, where storytelling is strong and one’s imagination muscles are flexed. Making theatre available to a diverse array of audiences is important. 
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of seeing ELF The Musical? I hope our show puts them in the Christmas spirit, and I hope it reminds everyone to prioritize the important things in life. 
  • One thing you want to get off your chest: It is unwise and unfair to make broad, sweeping generalizations about groups or types of people based upon the actions or behaviors of only a few. I so wish more people in our government and in our society could understand this idea. 

Read our 2014 interview with Jack Stephens

ELF The Musical: Ticket information
elfAt a glance: Based on the beloved 2003 film, ELF The Musical is a modern day Christmas classic that is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults.”

  • National touring production
  • Performances through Dec. 17
  • Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Call 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • Sales to groups of 10 or more click here
  • ASL Interpreted, Audio-Described and Open Captioned Performance: Dec. 16, 3 p.m.

ELF The Musical. Jeremy Daniel Photography.

The cast of ‘ELF The Musical,’ which comes to Denver’s Buell Theatre from Dec. 13-17. Jeremy Daniel Photography.

Previous NewsCenter coverage of ELF The Musical:
How ELF became an instant holiday tradition on stage and scree

More 2017-18 ‘In the Spotlife’ profiles:

Meet Katie Drinkard of Off-Center’s The Wild Party
Meet Hugo Jon Sayles of Su Teatro’s I Don’t Speak English Only
Meet Autumn Hurlbert of Something Rotten!
Meet Zak Reynolds of DCPA Education’s The Snowy Day
Meet Rachel Kae Taylor of DCPA Education’s The Snowy Day
Meet Christy Brandt of Creede Rep’s Arsenic and Old Lace
Meet Deb Persoff of Vintage Theatre’s August: Osage County
Meet Monica Joyce Thompson of Inspire Creative’s South Pacific

More Colorado theatre coverage on the DCPA NewsCenter

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