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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the holiday musical, Elf. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book byThomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf will be directed by Eric Ankrimand choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater now through January 4, 2015. The official press opening was last night, November 30. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening party with the cast and crew!

Based on the holiday film starring Will Ferrell, Elf is the fantastical holiday musical for the entire family! This is the hilarious and joyous tale of Buddy, an orphan who is mistakenly transported to the North Pole and raised by Santa's elves. Now, as a grownup, he embarks on a journey to discover his true identity. It's a holiday treat for the entire family.

Elf features a cast of Broadway veterans and Paper Mill Playhouse favorites. James Moye (Buddy), a North Bergen resident, appeared in the Broadway companies of Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, A Tale of Two Cities, The Full Monty and Urinetown. Moye's television credits include The Onion News Network, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more. Kate Fahrner (Jovie), a resident of Maplewood, was seen in the Broadway and touring productions of Wicked. Fahrer was also seen in off-Broadway productions of Under My Skin and Sarah, Plain and Tall. Paul C. Vogt (Santa) returns to Paper Mill Playhouse, where he last appeared as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Vogt is known for his roles on MADtv and NBC's The Rerun Show. On Broadway, Vogt was seen in Chicago and Hairspray.

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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Larry Elardo, Ashley Hoebee-Elardo, Stephen Hoebee-Elardo and Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Jake Faragalli with his parents-Scott Faragalli and Maria Faragalli

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Jake Faragalli

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Chad Beguelin (Lyrics), Matthew Sklar (Music) and Bob Martin (Book)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Mark S. Hoebee, Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar and Bob Martin

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Kate Fahrner

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Kate Fahrner

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Kate Fahrner and Grady Bowman

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Nicholas Rohlfing and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Michael Berresse and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Adam Kaplan, Michael Fatica and Tommy Bracco

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Robert Cuccioli and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Eric Ankrim (Director) and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Jessica Sheridan

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Heather Parcells and Stephanie Cain

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
James Moye

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
James Moye

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
James Moye

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Mark S. Hoebee and James Moye

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Cleve Asbury

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Mark S. Hoebee, Donna Marie Asbury abd Cleve Asbury

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Michael Fatica, Gillian Munsayac, Sam Seferian and Alicia Charles

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Gillian Munsayac, Sam Seferian and Alicia Charles

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Paul C. Vogt

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Paul C. Vogt

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Mark S. Hoebee and Paul C. Vogt

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Abbey O'Brien (Assistant to the Director), Eric Ankrim (Director) and Adam Quinn (Associate Director)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
Michael Lucchesi and Brittany Conigatti

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Paper Mill's ELF with James Moye, Heidi Blickenstaff & More
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