Though it may be PYT’s first annual gala, they’ve wasted no time in getting big headliners. The creative team behind the 2005 Christmas movie, The Happy Elf, are coming to help fund-raise for the youth theatre. This creative team includes Harry Connick, Jr, Lauren Gunderson and Gordon Greenberg. 

This year, PYT will be performing their own Happy Elf with production help from Connick, Jr and there will be a small preview of the show at the gala as well as live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

This spectacular event will be held at Moravian College’s Foy Hall on Saturday, November 17th so if you plan to attend, it’s time to purchase your tickets and shine up your nice shoes for the black-tie-optional affair. You may purchase your tickets here!

PYT’s shows of Happy Elf will begin on December 1, and if you don’t know the story, here’s their summary: Eubie is the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, he longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. But this Christmas Eve, he notices something strange: in the entire town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. So with a pinch of elfish magic, help from his friends, and his unending holiday spirit, Eubie sets off to turn all of those children from naughty to nice in just one day! Based on the beloved holiday song “The Happy Elf” by Grammy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr., The Happy Elf is a new holiday classic for the entire family.

We wish them luck in their gala and their season!