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Davidson Community Players 2023 Season – Updated

by | Dec 27, 2022

The Davidson Community Players production of “Flyin’ West” was a hit from several years ago. (Bill Giduz photo)


Davidson Community Players 2023 Shows

Season Subscriptions Available


November 3, 2023 — November 12, 2023

ELF, JR – A Connie Company Production

By Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin

Music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar & Chad Beguelin

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.

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

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 reality that his father is on the naughty list and that 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.

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street, Davidson

Advance Tickets: $14, plus NC taxes and order fees

Recommended for all ages though guests under two are discouraged


November 30, 2023 — December 17, 2023


By Phil Olson

A Nice Family Gathering is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It’s Christmas Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can’t hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner.

Winner! 2000 Rochester Playwright Festival.

“Hilarious and touching!” – LA Weekly, Pick of the Week

“Exquisite sense of humor!” – Daily Variety

“A good heart is behind all this family silliness!” – Los Angeles Times

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street, Davidson

Advance Tickets: Adult – $23; Senior (65+) – $ 21; Student (under 21) – $18, plus NC taxes and order fees

Recommended for all ages

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