THEATRE DEPARTMENT’S 'HAPPY ELF' OPENS DEC. 8

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THEATRE DEPARTMENT’S 'HAPPY ELF' OPENS DEC. 8

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Posted on November 28, 2016

Two cast members sit on the edge of a bed during 'The Happy Elf'.

Community members ages 5-55 will join Cal U students onstage and behind the scenes when the Department of Music and Theatre performs The Happy Elf.

This is the first time this holiday production has been presented at Cal U. It is based on a song by Grammy award-winner Harry Connick Jr.

Showtime is 7 p.m. Dec. 8-10, and 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 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. 9.

“It's exciting for our department to do a new holiday performance,” said Dr. Michele Pagen, who directs the production. “The Happy Elf is jazzy, fun, and also has a heart-warming message.   

“I think audiences will fall in love with it, and we are again thrilled to have many members of the community involved.”  

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.

See the show

The Happy Elf is open to the public.

Ticket price is $12 for patrons of all ages. 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.

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