Santa Is Coming to Town: Salt Presents ELF, December 3 – 19

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CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — Get ready for some sparkle jolly twinkle jingley fun! 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.

Kick off your holiday season by seeing ELF the Musical, 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 meaning of Christmas.

“Elf is as heartwarming as it is hilarious — a must-see holiday outing for the entire family,” expresses Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “Our Buddy gives Will Ferrell a run for his money and is truly ‘giving the world a holiday that’s bright as can be!’  Come see Elf and you, too, can spread some holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! For a sparkly seasonal treat, we’re celebrating opening night with Blacktie dress and champagne for the audience!” Free photo opportunities with Santa and Buddy the Elf after each performance!

Cast and Crew of Elf: 


Buddy the Elf: Kurt Kunsch, Jovie: Alessandra Fanelli, Walter: Mark Dungan, Emily: Sheryl Jennings, Michael: Zane Zangwill, Deb: Ally Borgstrom, Store Manager: Stephen Fisher, Mrs. Greenway: Mrs. Claus/Wendy Mirto, Santa: Joe Wadlinger, Ensemble: Evan Albright, Ensemble: Krysta Stefanosky, Ensemble: AJ Tantala, Ensemble: Ashley Zammetti, Ensemble: Bethanie Emery, Ensemble: Jackson Ogden, Ensemble: Addison Kunsch, Ensemble: Maddie Dixon, Kids Ensemble: Lila Buysse, Kids, Ensemble: Reece Dixon, Kids Ensemble: Elena Christides, Kids Ensemble: Violet Tulig, Kids Ensemble: Abby Leiboff, Santa’s Helper: Matilyn Houpt


Todd Lawson/Director, Nicholas Burbo/Music Director, Valerie Dixon/Choreographer, Debbie Young/Costume Designer, David Craig/Set Designer, Robbie Merow/Lighting & Sound Designer, Laurey Zoladz/Props Master, Chelsea Barnett/Stage Manager, Maddie Novak/Assistant Stage Manager, Paul Scansaroli/Master Carpenter, Ronnie Hernandez/Makeup Designer, Heather Kalkiewicz/Production Assistant, Emily Starke/Production Assistant, Lauren McComas/Producer & Casting Director, Judy Elliott/Marketing Director & House Manager, Michael Styer/Photographer

Details for Elf are as follows:

In-Person Tickets

  • Seating is at full capacity.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • If you need handicap accessibility, please choose seats in the Front Row A and email  so that we can make arrangements to let you in the back accessible door to avoid stairs.
  • If you book your tickets on a mobile device, the system will choose the best available for you. If you book your tickets on a computer, you have the option of choosing your own seats.
  • Per current CDC guidelines, masks are recommended indoors in Chester County. SALT is asking all audience members (both vaccinated & unvaccinated) to wear masks at all times indoors.
  • For more info check out our FAQ page.
  • Tickets can be purchased here​

Live-Stream Tickets

  • When you purchase a live-stream ticket, you will be emailed a link to the stream with an exclusive stream access code, unique to you, for the date and time of the show you selected at purchase.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • Live-stream access is just like attending the real show – the platform will not allow you to pause, rewind, or access the video after the show is over. Since it is live, there will be an intermission the same length as the one experienced by in-person attendees. Don’t sign-in late, or you’ll miss the beginning of the show! We do not offer refunds for missed shows / unused live-stream access.
  • The live-stream is via the ShowTix4U web  browser platform, which requires a computer or mobile device with an internet browser to access. Your access code will only work on 1 device at the same time.
  • For more info check out our FAQ page.
  • Tickets can be purchased here

Show schedule:

  • Friday, December 3, 7PM | Black Tie & Champagne Opening Night | $35 Adults, $27 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 4, 2 PM | $25 Adults, $17 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 4, 7 PM | $25 Adults, $17 Children 12 & Under
  • Sunday, December 5, 2PM | $25 Adults, $17 Children 12 & Under
  • Friday, December 10, 7PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 11, 2 PM | $30Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 11, 7 PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Sunday, December12, 2PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Friday, December 17, 7PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 18, 2 PM | $30Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Saturday, December 18, 7 PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under
  • Sunday, December19, 2PM | $30 Adults, $22 Children 12 & Under

Ever since the shutdown in March of 2020, SALT has adapted to the pandemic restrictions and circumstances to keep their community connected and the arts alive. Despite the challenges through it all, SALT has brought the community connected via online Cooped Up Cabarets, Beyond the Walls outside drive-in concerts, an outdoor Good Ol Fashioned Variety Show, and an outside production of The Last Five Years, an indoor production of Nunsense with performers in plexiglass boxes, Rise UP, a 6-year anniversary fundraiser made available via live-streaming, and A Christmas Spectacular via a video stream. SALT kicked off its 2021 season with a live and lived streamed production of Annie the Musical followed by Little Shop of Horrors and Shrek.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers at Montgomery School, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience for each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information visit our


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