The Twin City Players Presents Elf the Musical

The Twin City Players Presents
Elf the Musical

December 13 – 19, 2021

Twin City Players announces the next production of its 2021-2022 89th Mainstage Season, the modern-day holiday classic, Elf the Musical, book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, based on the New Line Cinema Film written by David Berenbaum.

Elf the Musicalis a holiday classic about the importance of identity, different meanings of the word family, and the magical charm of the season!

When little orphan Buddy accidentally crawls into Santa’s bag, he is transported to the festive North Pole. With no understanding of his origin story, Buddy lives a blissfully unaware life among his family of elves. This all comes to an end when his disastrous toy making efforts force the admission that he is a human. With a little encouragement from Santa, Buddy heads to New York City on a quest to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Despite some bumps along the way, his enthusiastic cheer encourages his new family (and the whole city) to remember the true spirit of the holiday season... “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Tickets are $10-$15 (plus a $1 fee per ticket). Purchase tickets online at or through the TCP box office at 269-429-0400.

Performances are December 3 - 19, 2021, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm, at the TCP Playhouse, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph. Elf the Musicalis presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The show is directed by Sarah Simmons who is assisted by Michael Bond, Assistant Director & Choreographer; Tim McFeeters, Music Director; Matt Dolphy Clark, Tech Director; Dan Williams, Set Design; Reta Trux and Barb Stepka, Costumers; Tammy Green, Laura Simmons, and Sarah Simmons, Properties and Set Dressers; John Taylor, Set Builder; Cindy Jakeway, Set Painter; Lauren Tibbitts, Hair/Makeup; and Aaron Rennhack, Stage Crew. Cast members are Timothy Aranyos, Jacob Holmes, Avery Saylor, Zach Puplis, Jessica Lewis, Isabelle Meyers, Cindy Jakeway, Bill Klein, Brad Ruminer, Johnna Bither, Roberta Marszalec, John Rogers, Jr., Laura Simmons, Rebekah Woodward, Jason Woosley, and Nathan Neidlinger.

2021-2022 Season Sponsors: Indiana Michigan Power/Cook Plant, Lake Michigan Chiropractic LLC., The Herald Palladium, Timothy’s Restaurant, Meijer, and TPC Technologies, Inc.

About Twin City Players

Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at

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