Trumbull resident featured in Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf

Town Players of New Canaan is will present as its holiday show the area premier of Harry Connick Jr.’s, The Happy Elf, starring Trumbull actor Emma Cenholt-Haulund.

This heart-warming musical, which features more than a dozen songs by Connick, tells the story of Eubie, 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. Until one Christmas Eve he sees something strange: In the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. So with a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

According to director Maggie Pangrazio, The Happy Elf is a holiday classic the whole family will enjoy.

Performances of The Happy Elf will take place on Fridays, December 4 and 11 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, December 5 and 12 at 2:30 p.m.; and Sundays, December 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call 203-966-7371 or order online at

The Powerhouse Performing Arts Center is located in Waveny Park, 679 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT.