Cal U Presents 'The Happy Elf' Dec. 6-9

Nov 21, 2018

Family-friendly musical comedy is presented by the Department of Music and Theatre.

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Jeshua Myers as Eubie and Garrett Smyth as Santa.


For the third consecutive year community members will join Cal U students onstage and behind the scenes when the Department of Music and Theatre performs The Happy Elf.

The holiday production is based on a song by Grammy award-winner Harry Connick Jr.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. All performances are open to the public. Children from area school districts will attend a school matinee at 10 a.m. Dec. 7.

The family-friendly musical comedy tells the story of Eubie the Elf, one of Santa's helpers, whose rose-colored view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville.

“We are again excited to do a fun holiday performance that the audiences love which has such a heart-warming message,” said Dr. Michele Pagen, who directs the production. “It’s also always a thrill to have many members of the community come together with our students and bring this show to life.”  

Ticket price is $12 for adults; $6 for those 55 and older and 12 and younger. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show.  

For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943.