ELF makes North Texas debut, kicks off 2014-2015 Broadway at the Bass season!

ELF makes its North Texas debut Nov. 18-23 at Bass Performance Hall! Photo: Joan Marcus.
ELF makes its North Texas debut Nov. 18-23 at Bass Performance Hall! Photo: Joan Marcus.

Performing Arts Fort Worth is thrilled to kick off its 2014-2015 Broadway at the Bass season with the Broadway holiday musical ELF! The show makes its North Texas debut at Bass Performance Hall Nov. 18-23.

Exclusive PRE-SALE tickets go on sale Thursday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m.! The pre-sale link will be posted on our Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. Thursday!

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.

Eric Williams stars as Buddy and Ken Clement as Santa in the Broadway musical ELF. Photo: Joan Marcus.
Eric Williams stars as Buddy and Ken Clement as Santa in the Broadway musical ELF. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Playing the title role of “Buddy” is Eric Williams. The show will feature Maggie Anderson (Jovie); Jesse Sharp (Walter); Lexie Dorsett-Sharp (Emily); Tyler Altomari and Harper Brady (Michael); Whitney Hayes (Deb); Joel Stigliano (Mr. Greenway); Ken Clement (Santa); and Jerrial Young (Macy’s Manager). Ensemble members include Mara Gabrielle, Timothy Grady, Billy D. Hart, Amanda Grace Holt, Jacob January, Erin Kei, Marie Lemon, Ryan Patrick Lingle, Tyler John Logan, Brian Padgett, Nicole Pavone, Nick Silverio, Maria Cristina Slye and Mia Weinberger.

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 http://www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.

Performance times are at 7:30pm Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 18-21; 1:30 and 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 22; and 1:30 and 6:30pm Sunday, Nov. 23.

Following Thursday’s PRE-SALE, tickets will go on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3. To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at http://www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.

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