NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features bring the Broadway musical Elf to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from December 31 to January 5, 2014. To celebrate the arrival of Elf (and 2014), snow will rain down into the Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House lobby during intermission on opening night, December 31.
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.
The cast will feature Matt Kopec (Buddy), Tyler Altomari (Michael), Jane Bruce (Emily), Jacqueline Grabois (Deb), Gordon Gray (Santa), Kate Hennies (Jovie), Kevin Rockower (Mr. Greenway), Matthew Alan Smith (Walter), and Clyde Voce (Store Manager). The cast will also feature Austin Brannan, LilyAnn Carlson, Mara Gabrielle, Timothy Grady, Dan Higgins, Caitlin Leary, Ryan Patrick Lingle, Nick Lorenzini, Kyle McIntire, Elyse Niederee, Jacqueline Nuzzo, Lauren Palmeri, Christopher Timson, Amy Van Norstrand, and Tanner Wilson.
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.
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 ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.
The performance schedule for Elf at the Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami) is: Tuesday, December 31st at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, January 1 through Friday, January 3rd at 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, January 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Elf continues the Broadway in Miami 2013-2014 season presented by Bank of America, which also includes Once (February 4-9, 2014); War Horse (March 4-9, 2014); Blue Man Group (May-13-18, 2014); and Evita (May 27-June 1, 2014). Broadway In Miami is supported by Bank of America. The Adrienne Arsht Center is a recipient of the Bank of America Community Development grant which enables it to continue to provide the
Tickets for Elf are on-sale now and range from $26 – $96. For tickets visit ArshtCenter.org, or call the Box Office at (305) 949-6722. Groups of 10 or more should call (786) 468-2326 or (954) 626-7814.