ELF THE MUSICAL Will Play The Stanley Theatre

November 3, 2022


Will Play The Stanley Theatre in Utica From November 16-17


 NETworks Presentations, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, and Unique Features, bring the hit Broadway musical ELF to The Stanley Theatre in Utica. Tickets on sale now for performances November 16 – 17 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are available at The Stanley Theatre box office (259 Genesee Street) by visiting Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 315-724-4000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by phone by calling 315-624-9444.

ELF 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. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Prom, The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Prom, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production will feature direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher.

The New York Times says that ELF is “A SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”

Additional information about ELF is available at elfthemusicaltour.com.


Production Biographies

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer) is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Blue Man GroupBeetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Elf The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Waitress. www.networkstours.com

WARNER BROS. THEATRE VENTURES (Producer), under the supervision of Executive Vice President, Mark Kaufman, is currently readying the Broadway return of the hit musical version of Beetlejuice, which opened on Broadway in April 2019 and received eight Tony award nominations including Best Musical. Prior to that, the division produced the West End, Broadway, and First National Tour of the Olivier Award-winning musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; the Broadway stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery by William Goldman, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf; the Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime; the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County; and the Broadway holiday hit musical Elf. The division is also currently navigating the musical version of Dave towards Broadway, after a successful run at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Upcoming projects include a musical adaptation of 17 Again, which had its world premiere in Tokyo in May 2021; a dramatic version of Dog Day Afternoon, adapted by Stephen Adley Guirgis; as well as musical stage versions of the classic movie A Star is Born. Additionally, the division oversees and serves as creative consultants on the licensing of third-party stage rights to the various properties held within the Studio’s vast media library, including such recent stage productions as Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, The Color Purple, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, Top Hat, The Bodyguard, Honeymoon in Vegas, and A Christmas Story, as well as the upcoming Mr. Saturday Night, The Notebook, and Broadway Vacation.

UNIQUE FEATURES (Producer) is an independent company that was launched in 2008 by Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne, who together built New Line Cinema into an industry powerhouse. The company is currently developing and producing several film and television projects, including The Mortal Instruments with Constantin Film, starting production this month with director Harald Zwart; an animated adaptation of Paul McCartney’s illustrated book High in the Clouds to be directed by Rob Minkoff, written by Josh Klausner with original music by McCartney; Sailing to Byzantium, based on the award-winning novella by Robert Silverberg; French Lessons, based on the successful novel written by Ellen Sussman. In television, the company is developing an original television series with Bennett Miller and Kristen Gore, and developing the reality series “Dude, That’s My Sister” for MTV with Bunim-Murray.

Broadway Theatre League of Utica provides arts entertainment as well as educational and cultural experiences for the Central New York region. Founded in 1957, Broadway Utica exposes the community to high-quality live theatre and the performing arts, while also providing opportunities for youth to participate in, and benefit from this exposure. 


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