The Happy Elf

by Harry Connick, Jr. & Andrew Fishman
First Stage Theatre
John Rando, Director
2008
 
Santa's Workshop
Bryce Lord & Company
 
Bluesville
Michael James Leslie & Company
 
North Pole
Bryce Lord & Jared Gertner
 
The What Machine
Company
 
Northstarbucks
Harris Dolan
 
Finale
Michael James Leslie & Company
 
North Pole Signs
 
Bluesville Signs
 
Set Rendering
 
"As they settle into their seats people are greeted by Beowulf Boritt's fun and imaginative North Pole set. Beneath a snow frosting, two festively colored buildings sit on the tundra at slightly rakish angles. Advertising with familiar logos promotes "Barnes & Snowble," "Northstarbucks" coffee and "Victoria's Secret Santa." Christmas spirit shines like a guiding star from the stage. With just a few shutters closed and a differently colored wash of lighting, the set instantly and magically is transformed later into Bluesville, the polar opposite of Santa's jolly campus."
~Damien Jaques, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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