Friday, October 25 2019 5:46

Elf: The Musical

Written by Hania Jones

At the Media Theatre, November 13–January 12, 2020


The Quirky, Heart-Warming Tale of a Joyous “Elf” Who Brings Holiday Cheer

Get into the holiday spirit this season with Elf: The Musical at the Media Theatre! Opening November 13, this performance is the second of the five-show Broadway series at Delaware County’s award-winning theater.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit movie, the show boasts songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Skylar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway). Listen for soon-to-be hits such as “Never Fall In Love (With An Elf)” and “World’s Greatest Dad.” The book for the show is by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Inspired by the spirit of the movie, this musical production takes us on the journey of a young orphan named Buddy, who accidentally falls into Santa’s bag of gifts and finds himself at the North Pole. Buddy’s staggering growth and poor toy-making skills reveal, to Buddy’s horror, that he’s not an elf after all.

When Buddy heads to New York City to find his true identity, he finds his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t believe in Santa. Buddy sets out on a mission to bring the true meaning of Christmas to his family and to New York.

Chicago native Josh Houghton will make his Media Theatre debut as Buddy the Elf, as Media’s Newsies actress Megan McDevitt plays Buddy’s girlfriend, Jovie.  Returning cast members include Philadelphia stars such as Krissy Fraelich as Emily Hobbs and Bob Sherman as her husband Walter. Jesse Cline, Media Theatre’s Artistic Director, enlists Christian Ryan as director and choreographer, while Resident Music Director Ben Kapilow oversees the music and orchestra pit.

Add some magic to your holidays and get your tickets now for this upbeat, holiday classic where you can embrace your inner elf.After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


If You Go

Where: The Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media

When: November 13 to January 12, 2020

Tickets: 610-891-0100;

Coming Soon: Eleanor, An American Love Story

Tagged under: Musicals, Theater