The best way to spread Christmas cheer? Singing loud for all to hear of course. Or just visit Phoenix Theatre this holiday season to catch a live show of Elf: The Musical. The jolly show is running through Dec. 30 and features the largest number of actors and scene changes in Phoenix Theatre’s nearly 100 years in the Valley. A true Christmas miracle!
Based on the 2003 film, Elf, this musical version follows Buddy the elf as he navigates his way through New York City amongst humans, in search of his biological family. After discovering that his father is on the naughty list and his brother doesn’t believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to turn things around. The hilarious family-friendly musical is perfect for all ages and the best way to add some fun to your holiday season.
“Elf the Musical is one of those special shows that delights children while remaining theatrically rich and appealing to parents and grandparents,” said D. Scott Withers, Phoenix Theatre’s director of Elf: The Musical. “It’s a hit for the entire family. It’s full of unbridled joy, vibrant costumes and characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and warm fuzzies all over.”
The cast includes many familiar faces like Toby Yatso as Buddy the elf, Jenny Hintze as Buddy’s love interest Jovie, Chris Eriksen as Buddy’s father Walter, Anne Lise Koyabe as Walter’s secretary Deb, and Debby Rosenthal as Walter’s wife Emily.
Tickets start at just $29 and can be purchased at phoenixtheatre.com.