Tickets on sale for ‘Elf the Musical’


Tickets for Elf the Musical, the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole, are now on sale HERE.

The Temple Civic Theatre production is directed by Natasha Tolleson and stars Clyde Ciupek as Buddy and Carlen Gilseth as Santa Claus.

Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Elf opens at the Temple Civic Theatre on Dec. 9. Other performances will be Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 15-18. Sunday performances will begin at 2:30 p.m. and all other shows start at 7:30.

Tommy Edds is the music director for Elf, and MaryJacq Kirchhoff of Temple’s Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the choreographer. Rob Coward is the technical director, Lori Honeycutt is the stage manager and Abdallah Shuiab is assistant state manager.

The cast includes Maddie Clark as Jovie, Richard Tolleson as Walter Hobbs, Connie Gilseth as Deb, Cassie Stewart as Emily Hobbs, Luke Picarazzi as Michael Hobbs, Cameron Caple as the manager, Scott Brokke as fake Santa, and Calvin Eshbaugh as Mr. Greenway.

Also: Cameron Jackson as Chadwick, Michael Prince as Matthews and Courtland Snelling as Sam.

Portraying elves in the production are Sidney Deeters, Gabriella Blizzard, Camden Thornal, Hunter Posival, Reece Beimer, Kendra Tejada, and Rhett Picarazzi, Kal-El Tejada, Noelle Alven, Rylee Gibson and Killian Tejada.

Other cast members include Jarron ‘JJ’ Uyechi, Cleon Tollerson, Ryan Beimer, Dan Becker, DeLisa McClennon, Gracin Ivey, Callie Dennis, Moe Malone, Victoria Bongat, Joan Figueroa-Marquez, Deanna Contreras, Alita Gibson, Avis Miller, Debb Garcia-Valentin, Kim Torres, Zoe Krueger, Lauren Sanderford, Alana Hollub, Miriam Kellar, Daniel Clark, Chuck Ellis, Krista Eshbaugh, and Courtney Kidd.

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