ELF THE MUSICAL Based on Hit Movie Comes to Community Center Theater

By: Oct. 24, 2015
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NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce casting for the Broadway Sacramento engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play Nov. 6 - 15 at the Community Center Theater.

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

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.

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!"

The cast will feature Daniel Patrick Smith (Buddy), Maggie Anderson (Jovie), Harper Brady (Michael), Ken Clement (Santa), Michael Fisher (Store Manager), Drew Martin (Mr. Greenway), Gabrielle Mirabella (Emily), Audra Qualley (Deb), Nicky Torchia (Michael), and D. Scott Withers (Walter).

The cast will also include Joseph Fierberg, Spencer Glass, Shane Hurst, Ashleigh Junio, Erin Kei, Caitlin Lester-Sams, Tyler Logan, Katie Lomardo, Nicole Pavone, Emily Jeanne Phillips, Benjamin Rivera, Brandon Stonestreet, Jake Swain, and Mia Wienberger.

Tickets for ELF range from $19 to $88 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999; they are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento.

Evening performances of ELF are Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 10, Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8:00 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturday, Nov. 7, Sunday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 p.m.

Groups of 12 or more can reserve tickets by calling (916) 557-1198. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit BroadwaySacramento.com.

Additional information about ELF is available at ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.

Producer Biography

NETworks PRESENTATIONS, LLC (Producer) from its inception nearly 20 years ago has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 60 productions throughout North America, NETworks is now expanding its tours into international markets including South America, Greece, Italy, Turkey and South East Asia. Current touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh's The Phantom of the Opera, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Dancing, Blue Man Group, ELF THE MUSICAL, Bullets Over Broadway, Love Letters, Once the Musical and international tours of Beauty and the Beast and Shrek The Musical.

Principal Biographies

DANIEL PATRICK SMITH (Buddy) is beyond excited to be back on the road with ELF! Recent credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Orin and others); Brady vs. Partridge: The Brady Bunch (Greg Brady); The Tempest (Ferdinand); Twelfth Night (Malvolio); Panic! The Musical (Orson Welles); Honestly Abe (Abraham Lincoln). Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts - CAP21 and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. A proud future member of Actor's Equity, Dan would like to thank Paul, Kelso, Sam, Connor, his amazing cast and crew and the world's greatest family!

MAGGIE ANDERSON (Jovie) After playing the title role of Peter Pan this summer in California she is thrilled to be back on tour with ELF for a second year. Recent NYC/LA credits include Lysistrata Jones (Lysistarta Jones), Anyone Can Whistle (Fay Apple), Seussical (Gertrude Mcfuzz), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Bye Bye Birdie (Kim Mcafee), Smokey Joe's Café (Shimmy girl). Pace University BFA in Musical Theatre 2014. Thank you Jesus!

HARPER S. BRADY (Michael) is delighted to be touring?with?ELF again this holiday season!??National Tours;?ELF the Musical (Michael); ?Regional; Lyric Theatre of OK: Billy Elliot (Posh/Tall Boy, u/s Michael), Les Miserables (u/s Gavroche); Silver Dollar City: Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim);? Favorite hometown credits; Landers Theater:?Les Miserables (Gavroche), Evangel University: Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake), SLT on Tour: The?Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Stanley Lambchop).?Many thanks to the ELF creative team and my amazing family! harpersbrady.com

KEN CLEMENT(Santa) is quite jolly to return to ELF for a third tour as Santa! Regional Theatre: Moon Over Buffalo (George), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Barney), Bell, Book & Candle (Redlich), Glengarry Glen Ross (Aaronow), 1776 (Franklin), Ragtime (J.P.Morgan), World premiere of Anna in the Tropics (Che Che), Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Faith Healer (Teddy), Chicago (Amos), The Seafarer (Lockhart), The Diary of a Madman (Poprischin), The Lt. of Innishmore (Donny). National Tour: Oliver! (Bumble) TV: Burn Notice, The Glades, and Magic City. Film: Sex Drive, Pain and Gain, and Catastropical!

MICHAEL FISHER (Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to be a part of this Christmas spectacular! He holds a BFA from Mars Hill University. His favorite credits include: Dreamgirls (CC White), Parade (Jim), Guys and Dolls (Nicely Johnson), Aida (Mereb), Songs For a New World (Man 1), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Victor), and Hairspray (Duane). Utmost thanks to family and friends for their endless love and support!

DREW MARTIN (Mr. Greenway). Very excited to be joining the tour of ELF! Just finished the national tour of Anything Goes (Captain). Previous roles: Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi), Phantom (Philippe), South Pacific (Emile), Annie (Warbucks), Secret Garden (Archibald), Chess (Greggor), Company (Larry), Forever Plaid (Sparky). Thanks to God, Family & Friends, Andrea Zee and NETworks! drewmartinlive.com

GABRIELLE MIRABELLA (Emily). Favorite theater credits include?First Date?as Lauren, Hippie and Grandma Ida and also?Hairspray!?as Velma. Last seen on the 2013-14 National Tour of Mamma Mia! as Tanya. Ms. Mirabella's favorite Christmas cookie is gingerbread and her website is gabriellemirabella.com. In loving memory of Matthew A. Smith.?

AUDRA QUALLEY (Deb) is absolutely delighted to spend another Christmas season with ELF THE MUSICAL! You may have seen Audra in Deb's dancing shoes on last year's East coast tour. Pittsburgh native, Steelers fan, and proud graduate of Point Park University (BFA Musical Theatre). Endless thanks to our incredible creative team for their guidance and trust, to my parents, and to the entire ELF family past and present, near and far! Merry Christmas!

NICKY TORCHIA (Michael) is thrilled to join?ELF!??Broadway:?Kinky Boots?(Young Charlie s/b); Broadway Tour:? A Christmas Story?(Schwartz); FringeNYC:?Crack in the Ceiling?(David); Regional:?Mary Poppins?(Michael),?Music Man,?Really Rosie,?more.??TV: ABC's?Forever.?Thanks family, Nancy Carson, Ellyn Marsh, Bob Marks, Janine Molinari, Jen Rudin.

D. SCOTT WITHERS (Walter Hobbs)?is thrilled to return to the ELF family this season! National tours: Memphis (Simmons), Catch Me If You Can (1st National - Roger). Select regional: Oliver (Fagin - Phoenix Symphony), Anything Goes (Evelyn - Phoenix Theatre), A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog - Seattle Children's Theatre), Hairspray (Edna - Arkansas Rep), Baby (Alan - AZ Broadway). BFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State. Much love and thanks to AJP and the Withers clan.