The Cool Kid Player's (C.K.P.) Youth Performing Arts Program  is a sign up program offering ages 6 to 18 the opportunity to perform in full scale theater productions here at the Selma Arts Center. CKP produces around three shows a year, ages vary depending on the “casting call" for each performance. No experience is needed and all are included with registration. Our program also offers Performing Arts and Visual Arts classes, such as Acting, Vocal, Make-up, Art and Scenic Design.

The City of Selma Recreation Department has provided the youth of the community the opportunity to experience the performing arts since the early 2000’s.  CKP productions and classes are open to all, and provide a variety of Arts and skill level. It is the City of Selma's goal to provide youth a safe environment and affordable education of the arts.

Chef of the Month

Elf Jr. | Dec 15th - 18th

Features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!"
Presented by The Cool Kid Players : Selma's Youth Performing Arts 


Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.


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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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.

Elf JR. is presented by Cool Kid Players and is not part of the 2022/2023 mainstage season. Although season membership does not grant admission to this production, a discount will be offered.

Cast A & B 
Cast A - Thursday, Dec 15 at 7PM
Cast B - Friday, Dec 16 at 7PM
Cast A - Saturday, Dec 17 at 2PM & 7PM
Cast B - Sunday, Dec 18 at  2PM & 7PM


Elf Jr. Cast List 


* Vizual Voices ASL interpretation offered during this performance for Deaf and Hard of Hearing guests.

Rated G


General Admission :


$10 Adults  /  $7  Children under 13



Ticket Info:


Tickets are available by calling 559.891.2238, by visiting selmaartscenter.com/tickets or at the Selma Arts Center box office located at 1935 High Street, Selma, CA 93662. Box office hours are Monday-Wednesday 1PM-5PM. A processing fee will be applied when purchasing online and in the Box Office.


Seating is assigned. Doors open half an hour before show time on normal performance. For more information, call (559) 891-2238, email nicolettea@cityofselma.com, or visit the Selma Arts Center website at selmaartscenter.com/youth. Tickets will also be available at the door for the same price until sold out.


Directors - Nicolette C. Andersen, Sami  Moree Valles


Choreography  - Glenda Stewart &  Savannah West


Vocal Director  - Richard Avila 


Props by Kim Houston 


Stage Management - Hannah Armenta & Annalise Escobedo- Lyman 

CKP- Parent Spot

Parent Information Spot for Moana Jr. will be posted here weekly. 

Sign up for the Remind App.

Please call or email for questions. (559) 891-2238 nicolettea@cityofselma.com

-Parent Meeting Slides for Elf Jr.

Weekly Schedule - Elf Jr.
T-Shirt Names- Elf Jr.