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Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center

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Other Theatre continues its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph, with music direction by Nik Kmiecik and arrangements by Jermaine Hill. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BARNEY THE ELF opens tonight, November 28, and plays through December 30, 2017 at Other Theatre's resident home, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.

BARNEY THE ELF features Roy Samra as Barney, Chicago drag sensation Dixie Lynn Cartwright returning as Zooey, Maggie Cain as Mrs. Claus, Jaron Bellar as Junior and Courtney Dane Mize as Cookie/Ensemble with Emilie Rose Danno, Colleen DeRosa, LiSean McElrath, Lance Spencer and Cody Talkie.

After Santa Claus retires, his wicked son begins a not-so-jolly reign as the new head of Christmas. The North Pole begins to crumble under his bigoted rule, and Barney the Elf is forced to leave his home for being different from the others. Soon he embarks on a fabulous journey of self-discovery (or is it elf-discovery?) that lands him in one of Chicago's hottest drag bars. But can he truly leave Christmas behind for a new life in the big city? BARNEY THE ELF brings pop-infused musical numbers galore and plenty of queer holiday cheer to Lincoln Park for the third year in a row!

The production team for BARNEY THE ELF includes Michael Johannsen (scenic design), Olivia Crary (costume design), Matthew Carney (lighting design), Ashley Pettit (sound design, production manager), Bobby Taves (asst. music director) and Meghan Erxleben (asst. lighting designer).

Tickets are available at www.theothertheatrecompany.com, in person at the Greenhouse Theater box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.

Photo Credit: Carin Silkaitis

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Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Colleen DeRosa, Lance Spencer, Courtney Dane Mize, Jaron Bellar, Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Roy Samra, Maggie Cain, Cody Talkie and Emilie Rose Danno

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Roy Samra with Lance Spencer, Colleen DeRosa, Cody Talkie, LiSean McElrath, Emilie Rose Danno and Courtney Dane Mize

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Lance Spencer, Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Cody Talkie

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Maggie Cain with Courtney Dane Mize, Cody Talkie, Colleen DeRosa, Lance Spencer, LiSean McElrath and Emilie Rose Danno

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Roy Samra with Colleen DeRosa, Cody Talkie, Lance Spencer, Courtney Dane Mize and Emilie Rose Danno

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Cody Talkie, Emilie Rose Danno, Colleen DeRosa, Lance Spencer, Jaron Bellar and Courtney Dane Mize

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Dixie Lynn Cartwright

Photo Flash: First Look at Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF, Opening Tonight at Greenhouse Theater Center
Dixie Lynn Cartwright and Roy Samra


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