Elf The Musical


November 4, 2021


November 5-7, 12-14 & 18-21, 2021

Preview, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm • Sundays @ 2:30pm


Community Players Theatre

Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Bob Martin & Thomas Meehan


Elf is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The musical ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010-11 and 2012–13, and also toured the U.S. in 2012 and again in 2014.

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.

Director's Note

There is something very special about a holiday…. any holiday. There are the special foods, decorations, songs, and traditions that create memories with those we love and pass down to generations yet to be born. I am so pleased and proud to be able to help kick off your holiday season with this premiere production of Elf at Community Players. I told the cast during rehearsals that I truly feel everyone in the audience will be able to relate to one or more of the characters on stage. It may be feeling like an outcast yourself at times or struggling with seeing your children grow up and lose that spirit of imagination they once had. It may be finding the balance between the importance of work and the value of family. It may be giving yourself permission to let yourself go and enjoy life to the fullest. But whatever it might be that puts a smile on your face or a tug at your heart during your evening or afternoon with us, may it last more than just a little while. May the warmth and joy of this experience be with you the whole year through. In this time of division, illness, and stress in the world, it is even more important to pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa once in a while and sing loud for all to hear. Consider this production our gift to you and yours. In the words of Buddy himself. “Does somebody need a hug?”

Special Thanks

Special Thanks:

  • Rich Plotkin
  • Dan Virtue
  • Gary Schwartz
  • Brett Cottone
  • Mark Wright
  • Ken Sprouls
  • Kim Feger
  • Anne Cook
  • Jackie Cook
  • Jayne Ball-Saret – Grand Ball Costumes
  • ILVT Seedling Theatre

Current Covid Policies

  • All cast and staff are fully vaccinated and will be masked at all times during performances (clear masks will be worn by actors to ensure no disruption to the theatre experience).
  • Masks are required for all audience members, for all performances. No exceptions.


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