'The Lost Elves' Comes to The Edgerton Center

News Story: December 21, 2008

Connecticut Children’s Theatre, the professional theatre in residence at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University, offers a special holiday


musical production, The Lost Elves, for the entire family with school performances on Thursday, December 11, Friday, December 12 and Friday, December 19 followed by a public performance on Saturday, December 20, 2008.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together to embrace their own holiday celebrations as well as learn about, appreciate and respect how different cultures celebrate their holidays throughout the world,” says Jerry Goehring, director of The Lost Elves.

In this new musical, a warm and fuzzy traditional holiday concert is abruptly interrupted when a few elves lose their way and crash into the side of the theatre. As the dazed and stunned elves walk on stage interrupting the concert, the audience discovers they are lost and have to wait for Santa to arrive and take them back to the North Pole. Without losing a beat and taking advantage the situation, the elves, through songs and stories about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza, introduce the audience to holiday celebrations they have witnessed throughout the world. And yes…that special roly-poly guest decked out in red and white does arrive to take the elves home.

The professional cast of The Lost Elves features Patty Carver, an international singer, actress and writer who has become a favorite of Connecticut Family Theatre productions. In addition to writing the book and lyrics for The Lost Elves, she has performed major roles in New York, Los Angeles and London; John Banker, who pursued a music degree at Indiana University while touring with such top entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini and Mel Torme; Correy West who has appeared in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Toronto/Chicago as well as Dreamgirls at North Carolina Theatre and Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theatre; David Dotterer whose Connecticut Family Theatre roles include Geppetto for Pinocchio, Skin Horse for Velveteen Rabbit, and numerous other grumpy old men plus Julia Hirsch who has appeared as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cosette in Les Miserables. The music for The Lost Elves was composed by Leo P. Carusone.

School performances of The Lost Elves are on Thursday, December 11 at 10:30am; Friday, December 12 at 10:30am and Friday, December 19 at 10:30am. The Public performance of The Lost Elves is on Saturday, December 20 at 2pm.

Tickets, ranging from $9-$18, may be RESERVED:

  • By Phone: Edgerton Center Box Office at 203.371.7908.
  • In Person: at box office located in the lobby of the Edgerton Center
  • Online at www.EdgertonCenter.org

Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 12noon-4pm…open 2 hours prior to performance.

The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is totally wheelchair accessible. Please let the box office know of any special needs when ordering tickets.

Upcoming Connecticut Family Theatre productions at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts include the musical American Heroines, celebrating women who made critical and historic contributions to American, March 12-14, 2009 and Mother Nature’s Quest, a new musical featuring many different and important environmental issues for young children and their families, May 13-23, 2009.

The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Sacred Heart University, is located at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut just minutes from exit 47 of the Merritt Parkway.