ATASCADERO — Everyone’s favorite Elf will be coming to Children’s House in the holiday classic, “Elf The Musical.” The musical will play a limited engagement at the Stephen B. Dudley Community Barn in Atascadero Dec. 7 to 15. City-wide casting will incorporate adults and children working together to stage the full-length production of this classic.

“This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf which will hopefully become a new holiday tradition,” organizers stated. “After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Auditions are set for Monday, Oct. 28 at Montessori Children’s School, 4200 South Higher in San Luis Obispo and Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Children’s House Montessori School, 3025 Monterey Rd. in Atascadero from 6:30 to 9 p.m. To schedule an audition or to view roles available, visit online

“Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.


The Children’s House community consists of a group of children, staff and families. It is their goal to work together to give a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. 

“Using the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori as our guide, we strive to work each day to help each child and each other reach our greatest potential, by embracing learning and appreciating and respecting the world in which we live,” organizers stated. “We are thrilled to stage our first fully staged musical at Stephen B. Dudley’s Community Barn.”