Theatre NOVA’s ‘The Elves and the Schumachers’ runs through Dec. 30 


Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of “The Elves and the Schumachers” by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.

Theatre NOVA’s holiday tradition continues with another fun-filled night from the team that brought you “The Year Without a Panto Claus” and “Sugar Plum Panto.” Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing in this over-the-top evening of heroes and villains, funny songs and extreme merriment. This year Hanukkah gets in on the act, when two toy-making elves on the lam wind up in a dreidel store, and hilarity ensues in this multi-cultural holiday celebration featuring musical comedy, slapstick, vaudeville, and fun.

Dan Morrison and Sarah B. Stevens in “The Elves and the Schumachers” by Carla Milarch and R MacKenzie Lewis at Theatre NOVA. Photography by Golden Record Media Company.

“The Elves and the Schumachers” features Elizabeth Jaffe, Dan Morrison, William Powers, and Sarah B. Stevens and is directed by Carla Milarch. The production and design team includes R. Mackenzie Lewis(music director/composer), Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Haley Cook (costume design), Jeff Alder (lighting design), Becky Fox (props), and Alona Shewach (stage manager).

“The Elves and the Schumachers” will run November 30 through December 30, 2018, at Theatre NOVA (410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor), a downtown performance space. Showtimes are 7:30 pm on Fridays, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturdays, and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.

Tickets are $22 and $10 for kids (16 years and under). Theatre NOVA continues to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. For tickets, visit, call 734-635-8450 (Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 3:00 p.m.), or buy them in person at the box office starting one hour before each performance.

Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company. Its mission is to raise awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and playwrights and provide resources for playwrights to develop their craft by importing, exporting, and developing new work. This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

Elizabeth Jaffe
Dan Morrison
William Powers
Sarah B. Stevens

Production Team:
Playwright: Carla Milarch
Music Director/Composer: R. MacKenzie Lewis
Director: Carla Milarch
Scenic design: Forrest Hejkal
Lighting design: Jeff Alder
Costume design: Haley Cook
Stage Management: Alona Shewach

WHAT: “The Elves and the Schumachers” by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis
Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Box office: 734-635-8450,
Tickets: $22/$10 (kids 16 and under) and pay-what-you-can tickets available



Fri., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 8, 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 9, 2:00 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22, 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 23, 2:00 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29, 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 30, 2:00 p.m.


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