The Community Foundation of North Carolina East is proud to present Elf the Musical!

The holidays will be warmer and brighter in our part of the state thanks to the efforts of The Community Foundation of NC East. The philanthropic organization is sponsoring Thalian Association Community Theatre’s production of Elf The Musical and partnering with the Association to provide a special dress rehearsal party with donation opportunities for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. 

Tickets $32
Youth Discount $16
Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $27

Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets.
Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, 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.

Melissa Spain Chief Executive Officer of The Community Foundation of North Carolina East

“On behalf of our Foundation, we are extremely pleased to be the Producing Sponsor of the 2021 ELF The Musical Performances at beautiful Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC,” said Melissa Spain, CEO. “We cannot think of a better way to bring people together from across the eastern North Carolina region, support the Thalian Association Community Theatre, and provide much needed financial support to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, during the beautiful holiday season!”

“For many years, The Community Foundation of NC East has been a supporter of Make A Wish, and an advocate for all of the life changing work that they do, 365 days a year,” Spain continues. “In addition, we always look for phenomenal opportunities to bring smiles, happiness and moments of special celebration to the Wish Recipients and their family members.  We take great pride in showing our passion for giving by extending opportunities to those who may otherwise never have the chance to participate in such special moments.  This year, we are looking very forward to helping provide those memories for many deserving families.  We are honored to have this opportunity to involve the community and the region in giving back to such an important cause.  In addition to our sponsorship of the ELF performances, we invite you to consider making a donation during the holiday season, perhaps as a gift, to The Community Foundation of NC East to be directed to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.  There is no better way to celebrate this season than by giving a gift in honor or in memory of someone you wish to remember.  I look very forward to seeing everyone in December at Thalian Hall for wonderful ELF performances and a special holiday season as our Foundation continues to Promote, Enable and Celebrate Philanthropy in Eastern North Carolina.”