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Elf the Musical comes to Town Theatre



“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.” Buddy, the elf, is coming to Town Theatre November 12–December 12 with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving or Saturday, November 27.

Tickets range from $15 to $25 and are available at or by calling 803-799-2510.

Wearing the coveted elf shoes in the role of Buddy is Tyler Broughton ( Beauty and the Beast) and Nathan Jackson ( Matilda). He confronts his stubborn father, Walter, taken by Michael Seezen ( Willy Wonka) and Tracy Steele (Spamalot). Buddy finds camaraderie in his half-brother Michael, portrayed by Kyran Burkett ( Mary Poppins) and Town newcomer, Hudson Freeman. He also receives surprising warmth from the mother he never had, Emily, shared by Caitlin DeGrave (making her Town debut) and Taryn Davis ( 42nd Street). Of course, the story includes some puppy love as Buddy becomes smitten with the Macy’s Department Store beauty, Jovie, portrayed by Mary Jayne Davis ( Mary Poppins Jr.). And then there’s the big guy himself, Santa, with Lewis Causey ( Beauty and the Beast) donning the white beard.

A full stocking’s worth of talented actors join to make this holiday offering the best kick-off to the season, including Addie Andrews, Portia Bell, LaShelle Upton-Moore Billings, Madson Butler, Catherine and Zach Cieri, Chloe and Elijah Collier, Maddie Freeman, Bianca Goodlet, Juliet Gregg, Elise and Samantha Hansford, Olivia Hite, Brock Jones, Gabbie and Micheal Kawooya, TJ Leitzsey, Avery McCree, Anniston Redd, Gaby Robinson, Miriam Ross, Jack Seezen, Stephanie Smoot, Abi Tuorto, Trey Weaver, Terrence Weeks, Jordyn Williams, and Sadie Wiskes.

Elf The Musical is directed by Hans Boeschen with musical direction by Lou Boeschen, choreography by Roxanne Rich, costumes by Billy Bishop, and scenic/lighting design by Danny Harrington. Chelsey Art is stage manager.

The show is sponsored by Abacus Planning Group, Burr Forman McNair, First Citizens Bank, and CIU.

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