St. Aidan’s is at work to create our 16th original musical comedy written, directed and performed by parishioners and friends. Our musical creations are fondly named after St. Dymphna. The plays focus on the misadventures of the staff at St. Dymphna’s Church. The shows help raise funds to support St. Aidan’s community programs and serve as fun community building events.
The Elves of Presley, a musical comedy with familiar tunes, will be presented on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and Nov. 10 at 2:00pm at St. Aidan's. This year's show is another nutty play written and directed by John Wilk, Theatre Professor, City College of San Francisco. Scrumbly Koldewyn returns as music director. Deborah Shaw, director and choreographer of City College's spring musicals, will stage the dancing. Actors in the cast join parishioners Anne Benninger, Dave Frangquist, Christine Powell and Nancy Sabin.
Get ready for Christmas in November. Elphus, king of the elves from Presley, a town 50 miles south of the North Pole leads the elves in rehearsing St. Dymphna's extravaganza fundraiser. Mother Mary and the elves must convince Sadie to drop her bah, humbug attitude by staging an intervention with ghosts revealing Sadie's sad memories from the past.
Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets; on Sunday mornings at the 10am service starting October 20; and at the door. Tickets will be general admission- $25 Adults, Children (5-18)- $10, Priority seating Friday and Saturday evenings - $35.
If you are not available to attend the musical, please consider making a donation to the show with a check written to St. Aidan's Church with "Elves" or "Dymphna" in the memo line. We have more expenses this year with having to purchase 14 elves costumes!
Please invite your family and friends. Help raise funds for St. Aidan's community programs. Please contact Betsy Eddy, for more information.
A history of our productions is found here.
For information about acting in our plays, helping with stage management, costumes, props, publicity and/or photography, please contact Betsy Eddy, Producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org