Ready to get the family into the holiday spirit? Elf The Musical is coming to The Music Hall at Fair Park! 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!”
Elf the Musical is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. DSM is the preeminent nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region. Dallas Summer Musicals is presented by Texas Instruments and gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors and partners The Dallas Morning News, WFAA TV Channel 8, American Airlines, and The Original Cupcakery.
NETworks Presentations, LLC is pleased to announce casting for Dallas, TX engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL:
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 Joes Café (Shimmy girl). Pace University BFA in Musical Theatre 2014.
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).
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 apart 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).
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).
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. 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).
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.
SCOTT WITHERS(Walter Hobbs) is thrilled to return to theElf 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.
When: December 8-20, 2015
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