Looks like Santa is a little behind schedule as he will be on stage this evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts in Miami, Florida--or he just likes our 80 degree temperatures! Whatever the reason, he is here to make Christmas last just a bit longer and being the big kid I am I going to keep him company tonight!
“Elf” based on the hit movie, starring Will Ferrell, the musical is the story of Buddy who doesn’t know he is human having lived at the North Pole most of his life. Santa has to send him back to the big city where he was born. We follow Buddy along his adventures as he, thinking and dressing as an elf, puzzles most people just as he is puzzled by all those who don’t believe in Santa Claus.
The book of the musical was written for the Broadway showing, plus national tours, by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin while the songs are by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.
With Gordon Gray as Santa Claus, Matt Kopec as Buddy and Jacqueline Grabois along with Kate Hennies, Matthew Alan Smith, Jane Bruce, Tyler Altomari, Kevin Rockower, not to forget Clyde Voce as the Christmas Land Manager I am looking forward to a lot of singing, dancing and comedy!
What a way to end the New Year--spending it with Santa and a bunch of elves in a magical place called theatre. Hate me if you must but who are you spending New Year’s Eve with? I mean face it this guy is the King of gifts to all of us.
Will post a review of the show tomorrow or the next day.
And next Tuesday I get to spend the evening with Dorothy--yes, THAT Dorothy--as the new Andrew Lloyd Weber’s new production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens at the Broward Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale. Who says you can’t be a kid again?!
Production photos by Joan Marcus from the PR Manager Charlotte Vermaak connected with Broadway Across America--Thank you.This evening the touring company of "The Elf" opens at the Arsht Center down in Miani and I will be sitting in my critic's seat taking notes so I can tell you all about it over the weekend.
HAVE A SAFE NEW YEAR'S EVE!!!