Book by Bob Martin & Thomas Meehan
Score by Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin
November 17 - December 17, 2023
“Elf” is the tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s toy sack as a child and is raised by elves at the North Pole. Buddy’s comparatively enormous size and lack of natural toy making skill forces him to face the realization that he is a human.
With the blessing of Santa, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs, a cynical workaholic with a wife Emily Hobbs and son Michael. He soon makes friends with his step-family, as well as Walter’s secretary Deb, and even finds love with a Macy’s holiday employee, Jovie.
However, Buddy also discovers that most New Yorkers no longer believe in Santa, which threatens Christmas, as Santa’s sleigh can only fly if people still believe. Through relentless cheeriness and a childlike adoration of Christmas, Buddy the elf attempts to save the day and mend his relationship with his estranged dad.
Staff and Cast
Director: Michael J. Rogan
Musical Director: Jonathan Gordon
JOHN KOLAR as Buddy
ALEX PETSCHE as Jovie
TONY PIOTROWSKI as Walter Hobbs
EMILY STACK as Emily Hobbs
VIVIEN MORRISON as Michael Hobbs
AMY MANGO as Deb
NICK ALDER as Santa
BRENDA WILLIS as Mrs. Claus
CHRISTOPHER WUEHLER as Chadwick
ELISABETH ROTER as Matthews
CHRISTINE FRANCISCO as Macy’s Manager
TOBIAS MORRISON as Mr. Greenway
with KEVIN DERRICK, DAVID IGNECZI, BRYANT LYLES, LUCY “RED” MANGO, JORDON MATTHEW, ALLIE MORRISON, CHARLIE MORRISON, JONATHAN OROSZ, RALEIGH OROSZ, ERIC OSWALD, MICHELA PALMA, SOFIA PALMA, and DOROTA ZARZYCKA
and Youth Ensemble
DELANEY ALBRO, MADIGAN ALBRO, JUNIPER AXELROD, JOSEPH COAKLEY, JULIAN MICHALEC, MILO MICHALEC, FRANKIE MORRISON, SACHA MORRISON, SAWYER OROSZ, ADELAIDE ROHR, and MOLLY WALSH
Health and Safety Guidelines
Following Cuyahoga County Board of Health guidelines, CVLT recommends masks while inside of our facilities.
There are no content advisories for this production.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
40 River Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022