The Musical

Weathervane Playhouse

Akron, OH
Community Theatre

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum

November 24 - December 22, 2023

Show Description:

After selling out in its entirety two weeks before we opened last season, we are bringing back Elf the Musical.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Here, 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 permission, 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!

Staff and Cast

Director: Kevin Lambes
Musical Director: Steven A. Miller

Anthony Woods-Mitchell - Buddy
Peyton Burnor - Jovie
Michael Gaffney - Walter Hobbs
Marie Smith - Emily Hobbs
Jack Clymire - Michael Hobbs
Jeanette Warden - Deb
Gary Davis - Manager
David Lee - Mr. Greenway/Buddy Understudy
Jeffrey Holman - Santa Claus

Violet Billington - Ensemble
Isla Holman - Ensemble
Ava Lee - Ensemble
Laine Renner - Ensemble
Violet Roberts - Ensemble
Anna Smith - Ensemble
Jackson Stulak - Ensemble
Samantha Stulak - Ensemble

Makenna Bird - Ensemble
Jordan Benjamin - Ensemble/Jovie Understudy 
Angie Caldarone - Ensemble/ Emily Hobbs Understudy
Owen Casino - Ensemble
Catherine Chambers - Ensemble/Deb Understudy
Rick Cordaro - Ensemble/Santa Understudy
Ben Gonzalez - Ensemble
Grayson Griffith - Ensemble
Carrie Lee - Ensemble/Mrs. Claus
Jessica Lepley - Ensemble
Courtney Libby - Ensemble
Sarah Mickens - Ensemble/Dance Captain
Madden Rankin - Ensemble
Katie Rito - Ensemble
Brad Rito - Ensemble/Walter Hobbs Understudy
Cindi Shama - Ensemble
Sean Vollman - Ensemble
Van Wornkey - Ensemble
Shae Yaceczko - Ensemble


10am Tuesday (12/5 only)
10am Wednesday (12/13 only)
7:30pm Thursdays*
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays

*Come and join us during the holiday season for our FREE  pre-show event before every Thursday performance! Every kid will enjoy cheery crafts and a festive atmosphere throughout the lobby and use their crafts to help decorate our Weathervane windows and trees -- while also enjoying Santa’s favorite treat, cookies! And on Thursday, Dec. 14, we will have a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! This event is open to all families with the purchase of a Thursday evening "Elf" ticket. This event is sure to even warm the heart of the Grinch! 


$16 - $40

(330) 836-2626

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Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313