Peppermint Bear and the Toy Elves coming next week

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2023

With Christmas just around the corner, Theatre Oxford is presenting a production of “Peppermint Bear and the Toy Elves” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Powerhouse.

Santa and the Elves are busy with Christmas planning when a con-artist named Seymour B. Liverworth shows up to sell the elves on his new “amusemachine.” 

Will the machine revolutionize toy making or put an end to Christmas?

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The play is directed by René Pulliam and features music direction by Justin Wadkins. Book and lyrics are by Michael Snider, while music and additional lyrics have been produced by Kurt Misar.  The production’s sponsors include Neighborhood Realty, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.

Theatre Oxford encourages families to come to the play and enjoy the holiday cheer. Additionally, there will be picture opportunities with the cast and Santa after each show. 

Before each show, there will be a holiday art market hosted by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in the gallery. Hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided. The market will take place from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, and from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Tickets will be available at the door and seats can be reserved.

Since 1996, Theatre Oxford has been run by passionate volunteers who are dedicated to making theater welcoming, accessible and enjoyable for everyone in Lafayette County.