Santa’s ‘Elf’ comes to Theatre Lawrence


Posted by Bob Evans

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Doveton
(785) 843-7469 x205
“Elf: The Musical”
Theatre Lawrence is excited to present Elf: The Musical as this year’s family-friendly holiday musical! The show takes the stage December 3rd offering live and streamed performances through December 19th! 
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf (Spencer Greenwood) in his quest to find his true identity in a holiday bedazzled New York City. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf 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 help, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother 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.
With its enormous, colorful sets and hundreds of glittering costumes, this modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
The cast includes Spencer Greenwood (Buddy the Elf), Steven Fendt (Santa Claus), Patrick Kelly (Walter Hobbs), Kelli Szrot (Emily Hobbs), Shea Spiess (Michael Hobbs), Ellen Welander (Jovie). The large ensemble is composed of Mario Bonilla, Tony Console, Joshua Cuffe, Kerry Hagner, Sonja Holmgren, Randy G. Johnson, Abby Ilardi Lowry, John Olson, Elliot Polson, Kim Polson, Lauren Procko Boxer, Maria Putzier, Secily Rees, Anj Riffel, Hank Rischar, and Brian Williams.
Direction by Mary Doveton. Musical Direction by Patricia Ahern.
 Technical Direction by James Diemer. Choreography by Molly Gordon. 
Sound Design by Bob Newton. Costume Design by Jane Pennington
Stage Management by Kathi Killman.
Live Performances:
December 3, 4, 5 | 9, 10, 11, 12 | 17, 18, 19
(Dec 11th is SOLD OUT)
Streamed Performances:
December 9-12 and 17-19
Reminder that adults must show proof of vaccination prior to the show. Children are welcome with masks. All patrons, including children under 12 are required to wear masks at all times. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit or call (785)843-7469.
sponsored by:
Ryan J. Ward, DDS – Legends Dental
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A reminder that Theatre Lawrence is requiring proof of vaccination from all patrons over the age of 12 that plan to attend indoor, live performances.
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