October 31, 2019

Announcing Modern Day Classic, 'Elf The Musical'

La Crosse, WI – 11/04/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, November 11, 2019 for the holiday musical, Elf The Musical. Performances begin December 6, 2019 and continue through Sunday, December 22, 2019. Shows are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with a bonus performance Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag and is transported to the North Pole. Raised as an elf, Buddy doesn’t realize he is actually human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force him to face the truth. Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his father. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-sister doesn’t believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

“Based on the tremendously popular film starring Will Ferrell, Elf The Musical took audiences by storm on Broadway in the Christmas season of 2010. It was such a hit with audiences that it returned to Broadway two years later. The show has since been produced as a national tour, a West End production, and even a TV adaptation in the style of traditional holiday stop-motion animated specials. Bring the whole family and laugh until it hurts with this fun and festive comedy romp as Buddy the Elf saves Christmas,” said LCT’s Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.

Elf The Musical is directed by guest artist, Stephanie Harter Campbell. This production also features music direction by Seth Keiser, choreography by Jennifer Nichols Wilkinson, set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Irina Christel, lighting design by Jason Underferth, props design by Tina Napiorkowski, accompaniment by Sarah Leitzen, technical direction by Peter Suardi, stage management by Kyle Delap, and assistant direction by Kaleb Morgan.

The performers are Jeremiah Galvan as Buddy the Elf, Brianna Frost as Jovie, Dennis Dorman as Walter Hobbs, Patti Johnson as Emily Hobbs, Rubie Stetzer as Michaela Hobbs, Kelly Galvan as Deb, Elias Ellefson as Santa, Angi Tamke as Mrs. Claus/Ensemble, Jonathan Lamb as Mr. Greenway/Ensemble, Cole Jacobson as Manager, Allan Johnson as Chadwick/Ensemble, Aaron Frost as Matthews/Ensemble, Brittany Jansen as Charlotte Dennon/Ensemble, Sherry Picha as Waitress/Ensemble, Brittany Schilla as Saleswoman/Ensemble, Cassady Chadwell, Drew Reischl, Stephen Reischl, and Alexis Solheid as the ensemble, Ollie Olson as Charlie/Youth Ensemble, Quinn Williams as Tiara/Youth Ensemble, and youth ensemble members Adalyn Delhi, Georgia Galvan, Riley Hatlevig, Greta Kleven, Avie Nelson, Wesley Olson, Brody Reider, and Andrew Weber.

“Whatever your current stress level is this holiday season, join us for a few hours where you can sit back, relax, and let go of the to-do list running through your mind, and let this sweet story transport you,” said Director, Stephanie Harter Campbell.

Tickets are $26-$34 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.