Crumpet the elf returns in The Santaland Diaries

By Lisa Lynch
The elf is back by popular demand! Following last season’s hugely successful run, Crumpet, Macy’s grumpiest elf, and his fellow elves will again be taking over the Memphian Room at The Circuit Playhouse. Don’t miss out on the chance to share drinks with friends as Crumpet recounts his training and his hilarious encounters with surly parents and their greedy children! With a healthy dose of sarcasm and snarkiness, Crumpet manages to reveal the shortcomings of the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, while gently reminding us of the true meaning of the season. This intimate, cabaret-style performance is a night at the theatre like no other!

Directed by Associate Director Dave Landis (a previous Crumpet himself and director of Hairspray and The Drowsy Chaperone), The Santaland Diaries once again stars David Foster (Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Crumpet the elf. Says Chris Davis of The Memphis Flyer, “It’s tempting to call Foster a triple threat performer, but that would be unfair. Not only can the man sing, dance, and act, but this Crumpet can dish!”

The Santaland Diaries runs at The Circuit Playhouse December 3-22, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. The Pay-What-You-Can performance is Thursday, December 9 at 8pm. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 South Cooper Street in Midtown. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit our website at


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