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‘Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical’ visits F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12

‘Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical’ visits F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12
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From a press release:

For the first time, the “Elf on the Shelf” scout elves will take center stage in a new live musical debuting this holiday season. Inspired by the beloved children’s picture book “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition” and its doll, this touring stage production will give families an exclusive glimpse into the magical world of Santa’s North Pole through indelible song and dance numbers and a heartwarming tale about Christmas spirit.

“The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” comes to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $69.50, and $125, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

This toe-tapping tale tells the story of one particularly impressive scout elf who must help his new human family overcome a personal loss and remember the importance of Christmas cheer. Can this tiny elf, along with a host of North Pole pals, make Christmas joyous for his family once again?

Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

“The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” is a creative collaboration between CCA & B and Mills Entertainment. The original stage production was developed by Sara Wordsworth (Broadway’s “In Transit,” Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” Disney Cruise Line’s “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin”) as writer and lyricist, Russ Kaplan (Broadway’s “In Transit,” “Dear Albert Einstein”) as composer, and Sam Scalamoni (“Elf the Musical,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Nickelodeon’s “StoryTime Live”) as director.

“The Elf on the Shelf, published by CCA & B and written by Carol Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell, is a bestselling Christmas picture book that comes complete with a doll of one of Santa’s scout elves. Capturing the hearts of children everywhere, the magical scout elves help Santa manage his nice list by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures and then report them back to Santa. Each morning, the scout elf returns to its family and perches in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for the scout elf each morning.

Mills Entertainment, a live entertainment content studio and division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, its specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision. Its current projects include “American Girl Live,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” and “Bring It! Live.”