Happy Elf

Deborah Runestad of Wilton, center, plays Mrs. Claus in the Town Players of New Canaan’s presentation of Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf. The musical, which  features more than a dozen songs by Connick, tells the story of Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole, and his mission to turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day. The show runs for two weekends, beginning Friday, Dec. 4. For tickets, call  203-966-7371 or order online at www.tpnc.org . From left, are Bob Filipowich of Fairfield, Collene Torres of Norwalk, Runestad, Sue O’Hara of Fairfield, and Tony Morello of Greenwich as Eubie. — Tom Hughey photo