Dunmorean Directs Upcoming Production of “The Happy Elf”

Happy Elf

Norbert, played by Cordell Gresh, and Little Norbert, portrayed by Leo Seamans, look over some naughty and nice lists in “The Happy Elf.”

The Music Box Dinner Playhouse will present Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf  running through Dec. 15. The holiday musical is directed by Jim Williams of Dunmore.

According to Williams, The Happy Elf is about a Christmas Eve miracle. When Eubie, the self-proclaimed “happy elf” in Santa’s workshop, learns that every child in Bluesville is on the naughty list, he heads to the dark town to try and spread some holiday cheer.

The Happy Elf features a cast of more than 20. Music direction is by Hollie Major Baker; choreography is by Michael Marone and Marikate Sullivan. 

Williams, who performed in the show at the Scranton Cultural Center five years ago, finds himself making a brief appearance again in this version – as Santa.  

The Happy Elf continues Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. Sunday matinee performances will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 15. For all shows, audience members have the option of purchasing a dinner and show ticket or a “show only” ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meal begins at 6:30 p.m. For matinees, doors open at 1 p.m., with the meal beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

The Music Box is now offering a Sunday brunch instead of its regular buffet. Brunch and dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.

Show only tickets for The Happy Elf are $20. Brunch buffet and show tickets are $35 and buffet dinner and show tickets are $38.

All can be purchased by calling the Music Box box office at 570-283-2195 or by emailing reservations@musicbox.org. Additional ticket information is available at online

The Music Box Dinner Playhouse is located at 196 Hughes Street in Swoyersville.

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