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  • Dec 4 — Dec 19, 2021
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Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test results required for ages 12 and over to attend.

Children under 12 are required to wear masks at all times while indoors.

It’s a musical extravaganza filled with a long list of numbers delivered expertly and joyfully, and accented by flawless and fun-filled choreography... This production is about as close as it gets to Broadway By the Sea.

Cape Cod Times

The show is exceptional and sure to put a smile on the face of even the staunchest humbug.


Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

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

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

November 23, 26, 27, 28
Tue, Fri, Sat at 7:30PM, Sun 2:00PM

December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30PM, Sun 2:00PM

NOTE: Special added matinee performance added Saturday, December 18 at 2:00PM!

Tickets $40
$30 for Members, $37 for Seniors/Veterans, $15 for Students
(Kids 5 and under, free!)

Directed by Joan Baird

Elf Cast:

Buddy the Elf - Ari Lew
Jovie - Emma Fitzpatrick
Walter - Randy Doyle
Emily - Jennifer Almeida
Santa Claus - Michael Ernst
Deb - Holly Hansen
Michael - Lucas Almeida
Store Manager/ Ensemble - Kevin Kenneally
Greenway/Ensemble - Nick Romano
Mrs Claus/Ensemble - Bridget Williams

Raye Doyle
Nicole Norris
Aquinnah Steedman
Rachael Kenneally
Virginia Ohlson
Jane Loutzenhiser
Bridget Williams

Larry Zalis
Frank Scanzillo
Doug Sivco
Michael Ernst
Kevin Kenneally
Nick Romano
Sean Beal
Peter Steedman
Eric Johnson

Santa Claus is coming to town!

You better watch out! You better not cry! You better not pout! I'm telling you why! Santa Claus is coming to town! And by town, we mean Cotuit! And by Cotuit, we mean the magical, candy-cane lane that leads to Cotuit Center for the Arts!

Not only can you see our fabulous holiday show Elf, but you can visit with Santa before some performances! Santa will be in his Gingerbread Shed to say hello before the show on Saturday evening and Sunday matinees! Bring the kids and grandparents, aunts and uncles, even your neighbor to take a selfie with Santa!

Santa will be here at the Gingerbread Shed on the following dates and times. Please come for a visit!

Saturday between 6pm and 7:00pm
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18

Sunday between 12 noon and 1:30pm
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19

Ari Lew as Buddy

Ari Lew as Buddy - photo by Jayna Simpson