THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway

THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway

In 2015, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre added a new holiday production to its Children's Theatre collection with the world premiere of its original musical comedy The Great Elf Adventure. Over the years, many adaptations of holiday stories have appeared on the WOB stage including Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Great Elf Adventure is based on one of the most popular characters to appear at the theatre, Jingles the Elf.

Since 2002, the most popular annual event at Way Off Broadway has been Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus). For sixteen years, Jingles the Elf has always made an appearance, becoming an audience favorite. For the 2015 Christmas season, the theatre's producers decided it was finally time for Jingles to have a show all of his own. With that, The Great Elf Adventure was created.

In The Great Elf Adventure, when the mischievous Jingles the Elf misses his sleigh ride back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, he finds himself stranded and looking for a way home. Along the way, he meets characters that neither he, nor the audience, will ever forget in this hilarious holiday MIS-adventure.

Reprising their roles from the original production this year will be Bill Kiska as Mr. Blunderby and Jordan B. Stocksdale as Jangles the Elf. They will be joined in this fast-paced, holiday romp by Joseph Waeyaert playing the parts of Herbie the Elf and Cornelius Cobblebottom, Jessica Billones as Prancer, and Megan E. West as Vixen. Roudning out the cast are Chloe Anderson, Keira Anderson, and Patrick Ford as Twinkle, Gum Drop, and Stitch, respectively.

Playing the role of Jingles is the original and only person to ever play the part, Trey T. Kiska.

The Great Elf Adventure has music by Tina M. Bruley, lyrics by Bruley and Stocksdale, and a book by Justin M. Kiska. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Joseph Baker. The production is under the direction of the show's lyricist Jordan Stocksdale.

About writing the original musical three years ago, Justin M. Kiska, the show's creator, said, "Year after year, people call and ask if Jingles will be at Breakfast with Santa. He has become a holiday staple here at Way Off Broadway. Because of his popularity, and all the mischief we knew he could get into, we decided to write an entire show based on Jingles."

Way Off Broadway's revival of The Great Elf Advenutre runs from December 1st - 29th, with performances ever Saturday afternoon and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Doors open each day at 11:30 a.m. for lunch with the show beginning at 12:30 p.m. All tickets are $18.00 per person and include lunch and the show.

The Great Elf Adventure is part of Way Off Broadway's 25th Anniversary Season.

To learn more about The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre or any of its productions, visit www.wayoffbroadway.com or www.Facebook.com/wayoffbroadway.

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska family since 2002, is proud to be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary Season! Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area's theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Sister Act, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python's Spamalot, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks' The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles,Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Annie, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, ...Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph..., Blood Brothers, Mame, and 42nd Street. In addition to its regular season, the theatre produces a number of special events throughout the year including an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and an interactive mysteries series. www.wayoffbroadway.com

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