Harry Connick, Jr., Creator of The Happy Elf Play and Grammy and Emmy Award Winner, Supports the Arts for All Ages with Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT)

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 2-4 p.m. at Moravian Book Shop on Main Street, Bethlehem, PA

Harry Connick, Jr., renowned musician, actor, and arts supporter

On November 30th, 2012, Harry Connick, Jr. will revisit the Christmas City to support and promote the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre’s (PYT) upcoming holiday production, The Happy Elf. Mr. Connick will be signing The Happy Elf books and DVDs at Moravian Book Shop on Main Street in Historic Bethlehem. Proceeds from the book signing will benefit the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre.

From 2-4 p.m., the public is welcome to get The Happy Elf book or TV special DVD purchased from the Moravian Book Shop signed (up to 3 items will be personalized); items from outside of the Book Shop will not be signed. The Happy Elf performance tickets will also be available for purchase at the event.

Book Signing Guidelines for the Public:
Mr. Connick, Jr. will only sign books/DVDs/CDs that are purchased on site at Moravian Book Shop. DO NOT bring any other items for personalization.
No reservations are needed.
Signing is open to the public.
There is no limit to the amount of books/DVDs/CDs for purchase, but only up to 3 items will be signed/personalized.

The Happy Elf is a lovable holiday favorite inspired by the Christmas tune “The Happy Elf” by Harry Connick, Jr. The song transformed into a book by Lauren Gunderson and Andrew Fishman, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr., from which the play is adapted. The Happy Elf also became a 3-D animated holiday movie special.

The play illustrates the story of Eubie, known as the happiest elf at the North Pole, who is stuck with naughty-and-nice list checking. On Christmas Eve, however, he notices not one person of the entire town of Bluesville is on the Nice List, and embarks on a journey with his friends and his holiday magic to turn all of the kids nice in time for Christmas!

The Happy Elf will be performed at the Charles A. Brown Ice House from December 1 to December 16, 2012. In addition to traditional evening shows, PYT will offer matinee performances for $10 per ticket on select, soon-to-be-announced dates. To order tickets, visit the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre’s website 123pyt.tix.com or call 610.332.1400.

About PYT:
Pennsylvania Youth Theatre is a non-profit performing arts organization with the mission of educating, entertaining and enriching the lives of young people and their families through the art of theatre. PYT was founded on the commitment to provide opportunities for all children to participate and learn through the art of theatre.