Grammy-winner Harry Connick, Jr. wrote an original song called “The Happy Elf” that became an animated family holiday television special. It first aired on December 2, 2005 and featured the voices of some very famous people:
- Harry Connick, Jr. narrated and played Lil’ Farley
- Carol Kane as Gilda
- Lewis Black as Norbert
- and Mickey Rooney as Santa Claus
So what could be better than all of these show biz icons that found their way into the original family holiday special? Well, at Red Branch, in addition to having Harry Connick, Jr.’s voice… we also have Santa Claus. He’s in the show!
The big guy himself is taking some time away from getting ready for Christmas to appear on stage in Red Branch’s production of The Happy Elf! We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Santa to our stage. In addition to singing along with Eubie the Elf and the rest of the gang, Santa will also be available after all of our matinees to take pictures with little kids and big kids alike. That’s right– since Santa’s in the show, we’re expanding our Santa Sightings offerings this year. Stay after the show to get a special Red Branch treat and meet “Big Red” himself.
Matinee performances (all are at 2:00)
- Saturday, December 9
- Sunday, December 10
- Saturday, December 16
- Sunday, December 17
Get more information on Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf, and buy your tickets today! Our December show sells quickly every year, so you don’t want to miss your opportunity to share what’s soon to be your new holiday favorite with the whole family!Purchase Tickets