October 8, 2014

NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features are thrilled to bring the Broadway musical, ELF, to the Stanley in Utica. ELF is a presentation of Broadway Utica. Tickets are available for performances on November 10 and 11 and range from $24.75- $69.75. Call (315) 724-7196 or visit www.BroadwayUtica.com for additional information or to purchase tickets.

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 and Chad Beguelin (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.

Playing the title role of “Buddy” is Daniel Patrick Smith. The show will feature Daryn Harrell (Jovie); D. Scott Withers (Walter); Benjamin Elias Harding and Shane Treloar (Michael); Allison Mickelson (Emily); Audra Qualley (Deb); Travis Mitchell (Mr. Greenway); Mark Fishback (Santa); and  Arthur L. Ross (Macy’s Manager). Ensemble members include Sissy Bell, Meghan Glogower, Shane Hurst, Ashtia Jewell, Parker Krug, Jennie McGuinness, Elyse Niederee, PJ Palmer, Hillary Porter, Jonathan Ragsdale, Shaun Repetto, Adrienne Storrs, Jordan Weagraff and David Wiens.

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 www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.

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