‘Elf the Musical’ to open at Clear Space Theatre Nov. 25

Cast members to lead holiday sing-along at Nov. 25 tree lighting
November 23, 2022

“Elf the Musical” will open at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, at Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach.

Buddy is the comical, green-clad, oversized elf recognizable from the film of the same name in this generation’s classic Christmas tale.

“In our monotonous world of adult responsibilities, we sometimes forget that little kid we all once were, filled with wonder and joy. Buddy, even as an adult, is still that little kid, and you’ll find out that his happiness and love for the season is so infectious, even the most jaded cynic won’t be able to resist his holiday charms,” said Steven Martella, who plays the lead role of Buddy.

An orphaned boy raised in the North Pole by Santa and his elves, Buddy learns he is a human and his father is in New York City; that’s when the story really begins. Buddy, with his unabashed joy and innocence, brings Christmas spirit to his new family and all of New York, but not before he encounters some very non-elf behaviors along the way. The humor, music, dancing and joy of “Elf” will have the audience full of cheer as they follow Buddy on his journey in this family musical.

“Elf the Musical” is from a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. The music is written by Matthew Sklar, and Chad Beguelin wrote the lyrics.

Clear Space Theatre Artistic Director David Button directs this production along with Jerry Birl, musical director, and Shondelle Graulich, choreographer. “Elf” is sponsored by Jack Lingo Realtor.

“Elf” runs Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 11. Performance times are 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursdays; 7 p.m., Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturdays; and 2 p.m., Sundays. 

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The cast of “Elf” will be at the Rehoboth Beach tree lighting Nov. 25, leading the holiday sing-along with Kelsey Murphy, Nancy Curry and Grace Riddle. The tree lighting is set for 6:30 p.m., prior to the opening-night performance of “Elf.”


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