Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf


Daytime school shows:
December 18 & 19 - 10:00 a.m.

Matinee/Evening performances:
Friday, December 19: 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 20: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 21: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Friday, December 26: 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 27: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 28: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

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The Happy Elf
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Scranton Cultural Center

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The Scranton Cultural Center is proud to announce a fantastic opportunity for your students this December! Our upcoming holiday production of Harry Connick, Jr. 's THE HAPPY ELF will be performed on the Main Stage of the historic Scranton Cultural Center from December 18-26. We are presenting two school shows on Thursday Dec. 18 at 10am and Friday, Dec. 19 at 10am. Our cast of nearly 100 performers is filled with local children, teens and adults. There is a good chance that one of YOUR students will be singing and dancing as part of the cast of this fantastic professional production!

Through live theater, students are encouraged to read, develop critical and creative thinking and be curious about the world around them. Bringing your class to the SCC's production of THE HAPPY ELF enhances and supports classroom curriculum and the invaluable skills that arts education gives our children.

THE HAPPY ELF is an endearing story of Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, he longs to be part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. But, this Christmas Eve, he notices something strange- in the entire town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice! So with a pinch of elfish magic, help from his friends, and his unending holiday spirit, Eubie sets off to turn all of those children from naughty to nice in just one day! Your students will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! Based on the beloved holiday song, "The Happy Elf" by Grammy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr., THE HAPPY ELF is a new holiday classic for the entire family.

Through generous support of our donors, we are pleased to offer you $15.00 tickets at the affordable price of $5 per attendee. Many of our school group performances sell out quickly, so it is advisable to make reservations early. Please contact Sheri Melcher, Education Coordinator, for more information and to make your ticket order at smelcher@sccmt.org or 570-346-7369, ext.104. Once your reservation is processed, we will send you an email with a deposit invoice and additional information. Reservations are not guaranteed without deposit. Final payment and attendee count is due by Friday, Nov. 21. If you need to change your reservation or find you need to speak with our Business Office regarding payment, please contact us before the payment due date. We accept credit cards, purchase orders or a maximum of two checks. Sorry, we cannot decrease your reservation count after the payment deadline and no refunds for unused tickets can be made after payment is received. If you need extra seats for more chaperones or students, please call and ask for availability. We do not sell single tickets to our school show performances.

The actual running time will be available approximately one week prior to the show. As an additional education component, the SCC will provide an education packet and curriculum guide with discussion questions, activities and technical information about the show. We are looking forward to welcoming your students into the Scranton Cultural Center, one of NEPA's foremost cultural treasures this holiday season!

Families all across Northeastern Pennsylvania will celebrate the holiday season with the Scranton Cultural Center’s premiere production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf. This new musical comedy by Grammy® Award-winning and Tony® Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr., will be presented in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. The cast will be comprised of both professional actors as well as regional actors chosen at local auditions.

The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. But they’re just one problem. Surrounded by cliffs and devoid of sunlight, Bluesville is a miserable town filled with miserable people. With the help of his friends Molly and Curtis, Eubie devises a plan that will change the town forever. Will Eubie be able to get the town of Bluesville permanently removed from Santa’s naughty list? You’ll have to join us to find out! Families will love this festive tale of overcoming adversity, friendship, the power of positivity and believing in yourself! The Happy Elf is destined to become a holiday classic.