Cast Set for Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF at Red Branch Theatre Company
Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will complete its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the snappy, jazzy holiday musical comedy The Happy Elf. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway for the stage adaptation of the 3D-animated film that first appeared as a holiday special in 2005. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the professional theatre in residence, from December 9-18.
Follow Eubie the Elf as he sets out on a mission to restore Christmas joy to a town called Bluesville where every single child is on Santa's naughty list.
"The Happy Elf" began as a holiday song written by American singer and pianist Harry Connick, Jr. for his album "Harry for the Holidays." The song was expanded and adapted into a 3D-animated holiday special featuring Harry Connick, Jr.'s music and voice as well as stars like Carol Kane, Mickey Rooney, and Lewis Black among others.
Just as in the animated film, Harry Connick, Jr. narrates Red Branch's production of The Happy Elf, though through pre-recorded voiceover for the purposes of the upcoming stage adaptation.
Cast & Production Staff:
Eubie - Justin Moe
Molly - Katie Ganem
Hamm - Courtney Branch
Gilda - Megan Elizabeth Henderson
Norbert - Seth Fallon
Santa - Dean Davis
Mrs. Claus - Adeline Sutter
Mayor - Todd Hochkeppel
Gurt - Cheryl Campo
Curtis - Sarah Luckadoo
Stage Direction by Laura Greffen
Music Direction by Dustin Merrell
Choreography by Rick Westerkamp
Stage Management: Jeff Miller
Production Management: Carrie Loughry
Set and Properties Design: Gary Grabau
Costume Design: Andrew Malone
IF YOU GO:
THE HAPPY ELF
December 9-10, 16-17 at 7:30 PM
December 10-11, 17-18 at 2 PM
Individual tickets available for purchase online at www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com or by calling the box office at (410) 997-9352.
Prices: Students & Seniors - $14; Adults in advance - $16; All at the door - $18
Performances play the Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf is presented with permission through special arrangement with MTI. Red Branch Theatre Company's production is made possible in part through the generous support of Susan S. and Steven Porter.
Original artwork by Danamarie Hosler.