Elf – The Musical

November 22 - November 27, 2016 | Schuster Center


November 22 - November 27, 2016

Run Time

2 hours and 5 minutes (plus 20 minute intermission)


Tuesday & Wednesday 8 p.m.
Thursday No Performances
Friday & Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Saturday matinee performance will be signed and/or audio interpreted UPON REQUEST. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets at Ticket Center Stage.

Ticket Info

Tickets start at $30 (Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.)

Student Discount

1/2 price ticket for any performance on the day of the show (restrictions on seat availability and locations may apply). Limit 1 ticket per student ID. Phone and box office only.

Military Discount

Save 25% on tickets for any performance (restrictions on seat availability and locations may apply). Limit 2 tickets per ID. Phone and box office only.

“Splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!” - The New York Times

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s 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, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true spirit of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for the city kids and plenty smart for adults!” – Variety

Photo: Matt Kopec (Buddy) and the cast of ELF THE MUSICAL. Photo by Joan Marcus.


We’ll be accepting new stuffed animals with the tags still attached Saturday, October 29 – Monday, December 12 to benefit the Artemis Center, Dayton Veterans Affairs, Hannah’s Treasure Chest, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Oasis House, St. Vincent De Paul-Dayton, Wesley Community Center, and YWCA Dayton. Donations can be placed in the holiday bins located in the lobbies of the Victoria Theatre and the Schuster Center.

Don’t miss your chance to make a difference in the Miami Valley this holiday season!


Title Series

Projects Unlimited, Inc.


Spectrum REACH
Dayton Daily News
Winsupply and the Win Family of Companies


The Ohlmann Group

After Party Host

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Tickets Center Stage

Ticket Center Stage is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Box Office hours, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, or visit TicketCenterStage.com.

Additional Information


Schuster Center
1 West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

937-228-7591 or
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Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074

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Age Recommendation

ELF THE MUSICAL is based on a PG-rated movie. If you are comfortable with your children seeing the film, then the musical should present no problem. ELF THE MUSICAL is suitable for all ages, but may be best enjoyed by those 8 and older. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Victoria Theatre Association presentations.