Spriet Stage


Elf The Musical

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Directed by Dennis Garnhum

November 22 to December 24, 2022
Opening Night November 25
Spriet Stage

Running Time: Approximately 150 minutes


"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."


The Story

One of the greatest holiday shows presented at the Grand is back!

Based on the beloved holiday film, Elf: The Musical tells the story of Buddy, who is raised believing that he is an elf of the North Pole. That is, until his massive size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the cold truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy then embarks on a journey of self-discovery to New York City to track down his birth father, who is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.


On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, come up to the Drewlo Lounge for a brief guided discussion with Grand staff members, guest artists, and creative team members. Enhance your theatre experience with this informal chance to dive deeper into the show’s content while mingling with patrons and artists.

Elf the Musical  events:
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Pull up a chair and join us – the Drewlo Lounge Bar will be open!

Open Caption performance:  Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 1:00pm

From the Stage Door

“Those expecting to laugh as much as they did at the movie won't be disappointed.” - Associated Press
“This show makes me grin with glee from the moment it begins until its uplifting ending. The songs are a delight, and the antics of Buddy the Elf leave me in stitches. Everything about this show is about the power of believing: believing in people, possibilities, and a hopeful future. What’s not to love?” - Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director

The Cast

Michelle Bardach
Kih Becke
Meg Buchanan-Lunn
Souvlaki Vendor / Emily Understudy
Shane Carty
Aadin Church
Alicia D'Ariano
Charlie / Jovie Understudy
Riley DeLuca
Marco deLuca
Sam / Buddy Understudy
Ma-Anne Dionisio
Izad Etemadi
Buddy the Elf
Sweeney MacArthur
Jim / Walter Understudy
Charlotte Moore
Jamie Murray
Shakeil Rollock
Taurian Teelucksingh
Store Manager
Margaret Thompson
Charlotte Dennon / Deb Understudy

Production Team

Dennis Garnhum
Alexandra Kane
Musical Director
Lisa Stevens
Dana Osborne
Costume Designer
Scott Penner
Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell
Lighting Designer
Brian Kenny
Sound Designer
Kelly Luft
Stage Manager
Jordan Guetter
Assistant Stage Manager
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