ELF: THE MUSICAL

December 3-12, 2021

The youngstown playhouse main stage

Book by Thomas Meehann & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by Nathan Beagle
Music Direction by Rosie Bresson
Choreography by Emelia Sherin

December 3-12, 2021
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Main Stage
Running time:
2 hours, 15 minutes, including one, 15-minute intermission

About the show

Based on the cherished 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, Elf is a modern-day holiday classic guaranteed to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, “the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Elf follows the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s 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, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Flex Passes

Flex Passes are on sale now. Available in three price tiers, Flex Passes include admission to any 4 performances within the 2022/2023 Season, excluding special event shows.

Playbill

CREATIVE TEAM

Nathan Beagle (Director)
Rosie Bresson (Music Director)
Emelia Sherin (Choreographer & Assistant Director)
Dante Bernard (Production Stage Manager)
Wendy Akers (Costume Designer)
Sindy Hanna (Scenic Designers)
Leslie Brown (Scenic & Projection Designer)
James Oakry (Lighting Designer)
Aaron Graneto (Sound Designer)
Johnny Pecano (Technical Director)
John Smiley (Collaborative Accompanist)
Wayne Bonner III (Assistant Choreographer/Dance Captain)

CAST

James Major Burns (Buddy)
Emelia Sherin (Jovie)
Terry Shears (Walter Hobbs)
Mikey Zoccali (Michael Hobbs at certain performances: December 3, 5, 11)
James Matig (Michael Hobbs at certain performances: December 4, 10, 12)
Ashley Milligan Smith (Emily Hobbs)
David Waldman (Santa Claus)
Denise Sculli (Deb)
Eric Chevlen (Greenway)
Wayne Bonner III (Store Manager)
Raquel Allison (Ensemble)
Joanna Andrei (Ensemble)
Lilly Andrei (Ensemble)
Trudi Herrholtz (Ensemble)
Eric McCrea (Ensemble)
Patricia Shears (Ensemble)
Brandi Valley (Ensemble)
Georgie Zordich (Ensemble)
Mekhi Dawson (Pit Singer)

MUSICIANS

Anthony Ruggiero (Keyboard 1)
John A. Smiley (Keyboard 2 & Collaborative Accompanist)
Dave Wolbert (Bass)
Jesse DeLorenzo (Percussion)
Brandon Ritchie (Trumpet)
Robert Bo Violette (Trombone)
Jake Jeges (Reed 1)
Summer Canter (Reed 2)