RISE is thrilled to announce our 2023 holiday production, ELF: THE MUSICAL!



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. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!


Music: Matthew Sklar
Book: Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan
Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
Directed by Lauren McGuirk
Music Director: Mike Konnerth
Choreographer: Nicole LaLiberte
Stage Manager: Danielle Paquette
Producer: Sally Palmer

December 14-23, 2023

Thursday, December 14 - 7:30 PM
Friday, December 15 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 16 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 17 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Assembly Theater, 26 East Ave, Harrisville RI
ADMISSION: $27 General, $23 Seniors/Students/Military
An additional $2 fee will apply for at-the-door sales
Tickets available now at www.ristage.org
Description: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his 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 and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Buddy - James Laurent, Pascoag. RI
Jovie - Lauren Ferreira, Johnston, RI
Walter - W. Richard Johnson, North Kingstown, RI
Emily - Merynn Flynn, North Scituate, RI
Michael - Asher O’Neill, Cumberland, RI
Manager/Greenway - Michael Smith - East Providence, RI
Deb - Aimee Ambrosino, Coventry, RI
Santa - Steve Taschereau, Burrillville, RI
Mrs. Claus - Lisa Taschereau, Burrillville RI
Kristen Lemoine, Harrisville, RI
Mimi Lemoine, Harrisville, RI
Tatum Stasiak, Woonsocket, RI
Amanada Girard, Woonsocket, RI
Presley Blanchette, Harrisville, RI
Monica Blanchette, Harrisville, RI
Zomiah  Guzman, East Providence, RI
Kyleah Laurent, Gloucester, RI
Hazel O’Neill, Cumberland, RI
Chris O’Neill, Cumberland, RI
Shannon Ambrosino, Coventry, Ri
Lily Peloquin, Harrisville, RI
Enzo Fiero, Lincoln, RI
Rose Linnell, Bellingham, MA
Aurora Breton, Bellingham, Ma
Now in our 17th season, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is one of the pre-eminent theater companies of northern Rhode Island. RISE’s mission is to provide quality, affordable theater performances and high-caliber education programs for children, youth, and adults.
Please don't hesitate to contact me! I'd love to discuss how this production and its actors connect to YOUR local community! Please help us support the arts in Northern Rhode Island!
Christian O’Neill
Artistic Director, Rhode Island Stage Ensemble
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