Elf – The Musical

nov 30 - dec 23, 2018
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
School Matinees:
9:30 AM, Dec. 10-11, 2018

It’s a sparklejollytwinklejingley time of the year!

“Elf” has quickly become a modern Christmas classic! Based on the 2003 film, “Elf – The Musical” tells the story of Buddy, a human raised as an elf at the North Pole. Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making skills soon make him realize he’s not fit to live at the North Pole.

Once realizing he’s a human, Buddy travels to New York City to find his true father and understand his past, only to learn that his father is on the naughty list! Buddy must reconnect with his dad and half-brother who doesn’t believe in Santa to embrace the true meaning of Christmas. Themes of love, friendship, and Christmas cheer follow Buddy on his big-city adventure in the regional debut of this holiday show for the whole family!

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The performance at 1:00 PM on Sunday, Dec. 16, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.



Sponsored by


Mitch Kedzior
Lauren Malcomson
Corbett Reeves
Melissa Kellar
Alison Buechler
Jack Gabby
Greg Kephart
Nick Flynn
Greg Millar
Chris Ennis
Lucas White
Allison Bollinger
Ben Clark
Jazzlyn Davis
Jillian Gabby
Charissa Hamel
Will Johnson
Ethan Kellar
Shelby Kephart
Grace McGill
Lindsay Mickelson
Sam Nigg
Ethan Saltz
Andrew Smalley
Chelsea Thomson
Carl Tubbs
Julianne Ungs
Maddox Wajda
Jenna Wieskamp