Elf the musical

  • Book by Thomas Meehan, Bob Martin
  • Music by Matthew Sklar
  • Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
  • Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum

A modern-day classic about the importance of identity, different meanings of the word family, and the magical charm of the holiday season.

When little orphan Buddy accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag, he is transported to the festive North Pole. With no understanding of his origin story, Buddy lives a blissfully unaware life among his family of elves. This all comes to an end when his disastrous toy making efforts force the admission that he is a human. With a little encouragement from Santa, Buddy heads to New York City on a quest to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Despite some bumps along the way, his enthusiastic cheer encourages his new family (and the whole city) to remember the true spirit of the holiday season…“the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Recommended for ages 10 and up



November 22-December 22

Show is 2 hours and 15 minutes including an intermission 


Buddy: TJ Clark

Jovie: Hope Swanson*


Walter Hobbs: Bill Reynolds

Emily Hobbs: Noddea Skidmore

Michael Hobbs: Jonah Howell

Deb: Eva Switek

Manager: Evan Bronkema

Mr. Greenway: William Schutte

Santa Claus: Bart Sumner

Citizens of the North Pole and New York City: Stephen Hoffman, Mia Dart, Phoebe Dawson*, Miranda Fletcher*, Rebekah Levine, Abigail Mater*, Zoe Meyering, Brittany Perry, Danata Paulino, Savannah Scheid, Eva Switek, Adrian Almas, Evan Bronkema, Jake Doctor*, Cullen Dyk, Micah McDonald, Noah Potter, William Schutte, Alex Sullivan, Alex Weiss

*New to Civic Theatre stage