Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of Murray the Elf and the Case of the Stolen Sleighbells, a new comedy for kids and their families, from Dec. 20-26, 2014. 

Written by Act II's Communication and Education Director Bill D'Agostino and Carrie Nielsen, this new play mixes mystery with comedy for an exciting story everyone in the family can enjoy. It is directed by Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite. 

The plot begins when a thief steals the magical bells from Santa's sleigh, putting Christmas at risk. Mrs. Claus calls upon Murray the Elf ... but he will need the audience's help to solve the case and save Christmas! 

Murray the Elf and the Case of the Stolen Sleighbells stars Will Dennis as Murray. Andy Shaw plays all the other characters in this original story, including Mrs. Claus, Rudy the Reindeer, Luke Cool the Snowman, and the bewitching Candy Kane. 

The play is recommended for families with children ages five and older. This is the third "Murray the Elf Mystery," but no knowledge of the first two is needed to appreciate the play. 

Tickets for Murray the Elf and the Case of the Stolen Sleighbells are $8 for kids, $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and Act II subscribers. There are nine scheduled performances.

Tickets are available by calling the Act II box office at (215) 654-0200, in person at 56 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler, or online at Box office hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Photos courtesy of Act II Playhouse