TUTS to Present Hilarious Holiday Treat ELF - THE MUSICAL, 12/6-22
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes the whole family to enjoy the new holiday classic Elf - The Musical, based on the movie starring Will Ferrell. This instant favorite promises fun for the young and young-at-heart and proves that the holiday spirit comes in all sizes. The show runs Dec. 6 - 22 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall.
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human until his 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 and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-sister doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Coming to Houston after two huge seasons on Broadway, this musical delight is joyous fun for the whole family!
TUTS will offer several special events in conjunction with the show to make for an unforgettable musical experience:
- The Nice List VIP Christmas Party: Sunday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Make a list and check it twice! Join Santa and Buddy the Elf and participate in the merriment as we spread Christmas cheer by singing carols with the elves, delighting in elf bites and celebrating the season! This is the holiday hoopla that you won't want to miss - complete with characters from your new favorite holiday show! Afterwards, enjoy VIP seating at the evening performance of Elf. Visit TUTS.com/Events to purchase tickets.
- Houston's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Thursday, Nov. 28
- TUTS celebrates another holiday season with the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Tune in to KHOU or watch live downtown as TUTS joins all the other floats to take part in this annual Thanksgiving Day morning tradition.
- Elf Film Screening: Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
- Join TUTS for a FREE screening of the classic film Elf at Sundance Cinemas, located at downtown Houston's Bayou Place. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 7 and 14
- Celebrate the holidays with the Elf Breakfast with Santa Package! Get the day started by having breakfast with Santa at the Downtown Aquarium, followed by an all-day exhibition and ride pass to the entertainment complex. Top off the day with a performance of Elf at 2 p.m. Visit TUTS.com/Events to purchase this package.
- OUT@TUTS Post-Show Cast Party: Thursday, Dec. 12
- A post-show, cabaret-style event at Artista Restaurant for TUTS' GLBT friends. Visit TUTS.com/OUT for more information.
- Season Workshop for Students Aged 7 - 13: Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 - 7 p.m.
- Join the fun and learn musical numbers from the elves, straight out of the Elf cast. This workshop is recommended for ages 7 to 13. Visit TUTS.com/Events to take advantage of this workshop.
Additionally, TUTS is offering dinner-and-a-show packages in conjunction with each evening performance. Visit TUTS.com/Events for more information on these special events and packages.
Tickets (starting at only $24) are available on-line at TUTS.com, by phone at (713) 558-TUTS (8887), outside the Houston area at (888) 558-3882, or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office, located at 800 Bagby at Walker, Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. An audio described performance is available Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.; open captioning is available Sunday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Hobby Center is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (713) 558-8888 or via email at email@example.com.