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Local Students to Appear in ELF THE MUSICAL at Fox Cities P.A.C., 11/13-18

Students from Lawrence Academy of Music will have a chance to appear alongside Broadway performers in Elf the Musical at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center November 13-18. The young performers between the ages of 5 and 12 will include Nora Austin, Pippa Austin, Gavin Burkheimer, Eleanora Dane, Izzy Dane, Roseanna Dane, Nathaniel James, August McLaughlin, Sylvia Polansky, Will Scheffler, Maura Tarnowski and Annika Urness.

Tickets for Elf the Musical start at $54. Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s ticket office and online at foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.

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 and Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production will feature direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher.

The cast features Matt Kopec (Buddy), Connor Barth (Michael), Jen Bechter (Deb), Gordon Gray (Santa), Kate Hennies (Jovie), Julia Louise Hosack (Emily), Royce McIntosh (Mr. Greenway), Drew Pulver (Walter) and Clyde Voce (Manager).

The cast also features Elizabeth Burton, Robyn DeGuzman, Ian Frazier, Mary Gabrielle, Paul Ianniello, ChanDon Jones, Drew King, Emily Catherine Larger, Nick Lorenzini, Lauren Palmeri, Shaun Repetto, Angelica Richie, Jack Robbins, Ben Russell-Lynch and Dennis Setteducati.

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.

Ticket holders are invited to wear their jolliest (i.e. ugliest) holiday sweater to the Tuesday, November 13 performance of Elf the Musical for a special preshow party hosted by 95.9 KISS FM. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Famous Dave’s and capture the moment with an Elf photo station. Attendees may enter the ugly sweater contest for a chance to pick a white elephant gift, one of which includes a $200 gift certificate to the Fox River Mall. This event is FREE for Tuesday, November 13 ticket holders for Elf the Musical. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the Kimberly-Clark Theater.

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