Elf the Musical

November 18  – January 8, 2023

Based on the 2003 hit movie, Elf introduces us to a young orphan named Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Raised by elves his entire life, Buddy doesn’t know he is actually a human. When his enormous size and poor toy making ability cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

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Elf the Musical

November 18  – January 8, 2023

Based on the 2003 hit movie, Elf introduces us to a young orphan named Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was transported to the North Pole. Raised by elves his entire life, Buddy doesn’t know he is actually a human. When his enormous size and poor toy making ability cause him to face the truth, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Matt Michael
Matt Michael (Buddy) is elated to be back at Dutch Apple after rocking all the socks off in Rock of Ages (Lonny). He enjoys long walks on the beach, candle lit bubble baths and coloring outside the lines. I’ll leave you with this - if corn oil comes from corn and olive oil comes from olives, where the heck does baby oil come from? Thank you to Lauren and Dean for taking me in and to everyone I’ve ever worked with. For Tor.
Craig Sherman
Craig Sherman (Walter Hobbs) is based in Los Angeles and is thrilled to be here making his Dutch Apple debut! Favorite roles include Shakespeare in Something Rotten, Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Major-General Stanley in Pirates of Penzance, Sam in Mamma Mia, Max Detweiler in Sound of Music, Pulitzer u/s in Newsies. Known to children worldwide as the voice of Bob the Train. Shout-out to Pilar and David for all their support! IG: @craigpsherman www.craigshermanactor.com
Payton Moledor
Payton Moledor (Emily Hobbs) was most recently seen on the Dutch Apple stage as Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever. Born and raised on the North Carolina/Virginia border, other favorite regional credits include Pilar in Legally Blonde, Katherine in Newsies, Standby Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Myrtle Mae in Harvey, and Featured Singer/Dancer in Cedar Fair Entertainment’s Royal Rhythms. paytonmoledor.com @paytonmoledor
Carter Geesaman
Carter Geesaman (Michael Hobbs) is making his first appearance in a Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre performance. Carter has previously been on stage as Winthrop in The Music Man at Warwick High School, as well as Pete the Cat and Pecos Bill at John Beck elementary school. In 2020, Carter played Young Chilion in the Lancaster Bible College production of Ruth. He has also appeared as Mr. Smee in Peter Pan Jr., Aladdin in Aladdin Jr., Horton the Elephant in Seussical Jr., Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins Jr., and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast Jr. through camps at Creative Pursuits Academy in Lancaster. When not on stage, Carter enjoys spending time with his family, playing with friends, building Legos, playing the trumpet, researching all things Disney, and creating artwork.
Brodie Kennedy
Brodie Kennedy (Michael Hobbs) started his career at the age of 4 doing small roles in television episodes. His most recent roles have included Bruce in Matilda Jr. The Musical, Les in Disney's Newsies, Young Charlie in Kinky Boots and Tiny Tim/Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Brodie is thrilled to be joining the cast of Elf: The Musical at the Dutch Apple for his very first time!
Sam Arlen
Sam Arlen (Chadwick/Ensemble/Walter Hobbs US) has been working for Prather Productions for a decade and is thrilled to be returning for his 3rd rendition of Elf: The Musical! He was most recently seen here at the Dutch Apple in Disney's The Little Mermaid as Grimsby and Singin' in the Rain as the frustrated director Roscoe Dexter.  National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian Soloist). Favorite Regional: Kinky Boots (Rex), Annie (Bert Healy), Miracle on 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Butler), Clue the Musical (Boddy), Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Mame, and Holiday Inn. Proud Hartt School Graduate, 2009! For M&D. IG:@samarlen
James “Major” Burns
James Major Burns (Mr. Greenway/Ensemble) is stoked to return to the Dutch Apple stage. His performance credits include Buddy in Elf: The Musical, Mister in The Color Purple, Jimmy "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, Rum Tum Tugger in CATS, Nicely Nice in Guys and Dolls, The Leading Player in Pippin. His professional credits include Sebastian/King Triton US - Prather Productions (Dutch Apple), Ensemble in Rocktopia National Tour, Harpo in The Color Purple - Ephrata Performance Arts Center, Donkey in Shrek The Musical - La Comedia Dinner Theater. His film credits include Netflix’s Mind Hunters and a Holiday Disney Commercial. Next up for JMB is Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. Visit www.jamesmajorburns.com for more info!
Tricia Corcoran
Tricia Corcoran (Deb/Mrs. Claus/Ensemble). From one of her first jobs as a Green Show dancer at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah (with Jim Johnson), to performing in and choreographing the National Award winning ACCT fest production of Falsettoland in Midland, Texas, to playing mother to Jonathan Groff (name drop) in both HONK! and Batboy in nearby Ephrata, PA, and most recently performing at Gretna Theatre in Sondheim on Sondheim, Tricia has enjoyed a long and varied theatrical career. She has been seen lately at Dutch Apple in Saturday Night Fever, Singin’ in the Rain, and Grumpy Old Men. Love to K & Q.
Brynne Davidson
Brynne Davidson (Female Swing) is thrilled to be a part of her first Dutch Apple Production. Attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, she received her Associates in Dance Theatre. Brynne’s recent credits include: Catalyst Dance Company Member and Featured Ensemble/Dance Captain in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. Out of the theatre, she can be found teaching locally. Brynne sends love to all her friends and family for their support, and a thank you to everyone who makes this show possible. Enjoy the show! @brynne.rileigh
Nolan Davidson
Nolan Davidson (Male Swing) is a recent graduate of DeSales University, excited to be back on the Dutch Apple stage! Recently seen in Saturday Night Fever, other Dutch Apple Credits include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Curious George, Music Man, Nutcracker. Regional Credits: Crazy For You, Newsies, Footloose, Mary Poppins, Gypsy. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Carpe Diem!
Sophia Dewald
Sophia Dewald (Dance Captain/Ensemble/Mrs. Claus & Deb US) is thrilled to be back at the Dutch Apple this winter. Having recently appeared in Dutch Apple’s Saturday Night Fever, a few of her favorite credits include The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, Dorothy US) at Broadway Palm, Rock of Ages (Ensemble, Dance Captain) with Prather Productions, Rock of Ages (Waitress #1) at The Carnegie.
Audrey Floyd
Audrey Floyd (Shawanda/Ensemble) is a NJ/Philly based singer, dancer, and actor. She is a student at Rowan University studying Musical Theatre and Dance! Her favorite credits include Spring Awakening (The Road Company/The Grand Theatre), In the Heights (Ritz Theatre Co), Spongebob The Musical (Off Broad Street Players/The Levoy Theatre), Head Over Heels (The Road Company/The Grand Theatre), and Once on This Island (Ritz Theatre Co). She gives endless love to her loved ones for always supporting her and her dreams!
Becca Goebel
Becca Goebel (Sales Lady/Ensemble/Emily Hobbs US) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage for Elf. Favorite credits include: Saturday Night Fever (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Newsies (Broadway Theater of Pitman), Princess Brooke - Dutch Wonderland (RWS Entertainment Group), and Pirates of Penzance (Mauckingbird Theater Company). Becca holds a degree in Musical Theater from Temple University. When she is not performing you can find her teaching locally. Much love to her friends and family! Website: www.becca-goebel.com
Anthony Christopher Milfelt
Anthony Christopher Milfelt (Ensemble/Macy's Manager & Mr. Greenway US) is ecstatic to be returning to Dutch Apple! He recently performed in Saturday Night Fever at Dutch Apple. Other Dutch Apple credits include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, How I Became a Pirate, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, My Fair Lady, Phantom, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. www.AnthonyMilfelt.wixsite.com  
Jim Moyer
Jim Moyer (Santa Claus) is thrilled to be returning to our Dutch Apple stage and is excited to bring the role of Santa to life. You may have seen Jim in our productions of Will Rogers Follies, Buddy Holly Story, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, and Happy Days. Jim lives in the Harrisburg area and loves introducing his grandkids to the theatre. Here's hoping the magic of the Christmas Spirit brings you much Joy and Happiness this holiday season. Will you be on the naughty or nice list this year? Ho! Ho! Ho!
Anna Parchem
Anna Parchem (Jovie) is a Cleveland based actor, singer, and dancer who is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple after first being seen in Disney's The Little Mermaid as a Swing. Other recent credits include Herb in The Witch Sisters at Cedar Point Amusement park, and Rosie in Cabaret at Blank Canvas Theatre. Anna would like to thank Lauren for welcoming her back for this incredible opportunity and her family, friends, and partner for their endless (and sometimes reluctant) support in her singing loud for all to hear.
Adriana Michelle Scheer
Adriana Michelle Scheer (Matthews/Ensemble/Jovie US) is filled with so much joy being back on the Dutch Apple stage! Most recently she was seen in Rock of Ages. Favorite credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Holiday Inn (Lila Dixon), The Wedding Singer (Linda) and White Christmas (Judy Haynes). Thanks to all at Prather Productions and to her amazing friends that give her so much love & support! ~Live passionately~ @adrianamscheer
Brooke Siegrist
Brooke Siegrist (Female Youth Ensemble) is 12 years old and a student at Conestoga Valley School District. She has a passion for performing and a talent for dance. She’s participated in many theater and voice camps throughout Lancaster County over the years and has been taking dance classes at Encore Dance Center since age 2. She’s very excited and thankful to be apart of Dutch Apple’s Christmas Musical Elf: The Musical! “I love performing and making new friends along the way. My wish is always to please and entertain the crowds, while doing something I love!” -Brooke S.
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith (Female Youth Ensemble) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater stage. She played Henrika in Miracle on 34th Street last year. This holiday season she is also playing Fan, Belinda and The Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol at the Fulton Theater.  Cameron is a 6th grader in Lancaster County. During her 5th grade year, she was selected to be a Munchkin in the Hempfield High School production of The Wizard of Oz. When not performing, Cameron enjoys playing on her travel soccer team, doing gymnastics, competing in races and taking voice lessons.
Brandon Alexander Shawl
Brandon Alexander Shawl (Charlie/Ensemble) known by his family as “The Holiday Cheermeister,” is so excited to be working with Dutch Apple on Elf: The Musical!  Originally from the Pittsburgh, PA area, Brandon now resides in Hershey, PA.  Between contracts, Brandon works as a Tap/Musical Theatre/Jazz/Broadway Styles Instructor at One Broadway Dance Academy and Sales Associate at Royer’s Flowers and Gifts.  Previous credits include: Big Top Dreams; The Littlest Tree; Shake, Howl, and Glow Dance Party (Hersheypark/RWS Entertainment Group); Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular (King’s Island/RWS Entertainment Group); The Sound of Music (Ocean City Theatre Company); and Newsies, Big Fish, Will Roger’s Follies, Parade, and Hello, Dolly! (Alluvion Stage Company).  Thank you to my family and friends for their constant support with every contract I take, and to God for allowing me to do what I love every single day.  www.bashawl.com
Joshua Shepard
Joshua Shepard (Macy's Manager/Ensemble) is a New York based actor recently appearing here at Dutch Apple in Saturday Night Fever as Monty. Shepard has recently performed in The Wizard of Oz and Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, The Color Purple (Plaza Broadway’s Long Island) A Musical Christmas Carol (Round Barn Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Lexington’s Theatre) and the 150th anniversary for Cedar Point Entertainment. Instagram/TikTok: @joshomio

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