Christmas is always the busiest time of year at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre. In addition to the theatre’s Mainstage Christmas production, it offers several special events for the holiday season.

This year’s Family Theater presentation will be the limited run of the all-new children’s musical The Elves Who Saved Christmas.

On the show, when Mayor Winnifred Wannatalk bans Christmas in Littletown in the United States, it’s up to Ginger Snap and Graham Cracker, two of Santa’s elves, to save the day – on Christmas Day to be precise. The Elves Who Saved Christmas is the second installment in Way Off Broadway’s North Pole series, following the 2015 premiere of The Great Elf Adventure. Both stage shows featured elves that audience members have come to know over the years at Way Off Broadway’s annual breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and taken on a life of their own.

Leading this year’s elf misadventure are Megan E. West as Ginger Snap and Joey Leavitt as Graham Cracker. Joining them on stage are Jessica Billones as Mrs. Andrews, Bill Kiska as Postman Morgan and Bekah Burgoon as Veronica. Having recently moved to the area, Sarah Biggs returns to the Family Theater stage to take on the role of Mayor Winnifred Wannatalk.

The Elves Who Saved Christmas was written and directed by Justin M. Kiska, who also wrote The Great Elf Adventure.

“Writing the North Pole shows is so much fun,” Kiska says, “because the regulars at Way Off Broadway’s Breakfast with Santa have gotten to know some of these characters because they’ve been there since the very first breakfast in 2002. . In full stage show, they can really see these comical elves in action.”

The Elves Who Saved Christmas runs from December 3 to 21, with performances every Saturday afternoon, a matinee on Sunday December 11 and an early evening performance on Wednesday December 21. Tickets for all performances are $22 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (301) 662-6600.

To learn more about The Elves Who Saved Christmas or any of Way Off Broadway’s productions, including its upcoming 2023 season, visit www.wayoffbroadway.com.