Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, N.J., continues its season with an all-new production of the musical “Elf,” based on the 2003 film.
“Elf” will begin performances Nov. 5 and play weekends through Nov. 21.
“Elf” is the humorous and charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face his truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.
Patrick Mertz is set to lead the production as Buddy alongside his wife, Kimberly Mertz, playing Jovie.
Thirteen-year-old Gavin Prikril steps into the role of Buddy’s half-brother Michael Hobbs, with Jonathan Wierzbicki as Walter Hobbs and Anna Hentz as Emily Hobbs. The big man himself, Santa, will be played by David McCloughan Jr., with Rachel Fingles as Deb, Lynn Baskin as Mr. Greenway, and Lauren Waksman as the department store manager.