“DISCOVER YOUR INNER ELF” AT THE PALACE
ELF THE MUSICAL Kicks-off Holiday Season with Three Waterbury Performances
WATERBURY – The Palace Theater in Waterbury is jumpstarting the holiday season one week early with three performances of ELF THE MUSICAL, November 19-21 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the Webster Bank Broadway Series presentation are $70, $60 and $50 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF THE MUSICAL 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.
With songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher, this modern day Christmas classic is sure to make audiences embrace their inner ELF. Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”
The cast stars Matt Kopec in the lead role of “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).
In an effort to further spread holiday cheer, the Palace Theater is asking patrons attending the musical to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item (eg. stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy) to the theater on the night of the performance. The donations will be collected by the United Way of Greater Waterbury and distributed locally to nearby pantries helping families fighting hunger.
The Palace Theater’s presentation of ELF THE MUSICAL is sponsored by Webster Bank, Crystal Rock and Adam Broderick Salon and Spa.