book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
music by Matthew Sklar
lyrics by Chad Beguelin
based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
December 1, 8 & 15 @ 7:30 pm
December 2, 3, 9, 10 16 & 17 @ 8:00 pm
December 10, 11, 17 & 18 @ 2:30 pm
Box office opens to members
Monday, November 14 @10:00 am
Box office opens to the public
Monday, November 21 @10:00 am
Allen Shankles Mainstage
2019 Civic Circle Amarillo, Texas 79109
Box office phone: 806-355-9991
A splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday musical full of fun for the whole family!
Are you ready to believe? The magic of the holiday season comes to life on stage as the Amarillo Little Theatre in collaboration with the ALT Academy present Elf the Musical beginning December 1!
After mistakenly crawling into Santa’s toy sack as a young orphan boy, Buddy is raised by elves at the North Pole. Unaware he is really a human, Buddy’s enormous size and lack of natural toy making skills that the other eves possess eventually forces Buddy to face the truth. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs, a cynical no-nonsense workaholic. Buddy soon discovers that most New Yorkers no longer believe in Santa and the spirit of Christmas. The problem is Santa’s sleigh will only fly if people believe in him.
Buddy’s unrelenting sunny disposition and a profoundly ingrained love of Christmas not only creates hilarity amongst the cynicism of New Yorkers but may save Christmas!
ALT has assembled a brilliant and enthusiastic cast for this production including 17 current Academy students. Ben Burke makes his ALT debut as the over enthusiastic Buddy the Elf and Evelyn Ruvalcaba portrays Jovie, the New Yorker who needs a little Christmas in her heart this holiday season. The Hobbs Family consists of short-tempered dad Walter played by Hugh Fristoe, optimistic mother Emily played by Jeri Tidmore and sharing the role of son Michael Hobbs are Academy students Atticus Lee and Graham Moore.
The cast also includes Hailey Christmas, Ariel Claire, Brooklyn Comer, Laken Derington, Emery Mills Forbis, Jaxson Gaitan, Megan Gore, Piper Gore, Wyatt Hall, Colton Harada, Joey Hill, Evelyn Johnston, Joanna Kimbell, Dillon Kizarr, Jamie McCarrell, Kristin McCarrell, Brandon McCauley, Gary Paul Moore, Hannah Moore, Sydney Nickson, Bodi Parks, Stoney Prickett, Sean Pritchard, Gabe Scherman, Nicholas Shaffer, Michael Villarreal, Grady Wyrick and Jeff Wyrick.
Artistic Director for this production is Jason Crespin with Music Direction by Jennifer Akins and Choreography by Christeen Bernet. Laura Jo Worsham serves as Assistant to the Directors with AnnaLee Lujan and Blake Nester as Production Assistants and Saturn Horton as Assistant Choreographer.
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical is a modern day Christmas classic that is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf! This ALT musical promises to bring heart, hilarity and holiday joy to the stage because after all… “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”
PRODUCTION FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
- AAA Electric
- Miles Childers
- David & Sherry Schaeffer
- The Ruffled Cup
- Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust
- Dr. Kent T. Roberts & Ilene Roberts-Balliett Foundation
- Tracy Cunningham
- Drs. Javier & Meena Dieguez
- Erich & Joann Drochner
- Robert & Melissa Martin
- LaRita Mason/Talkbusiness-Online.com
- Dee Miller
- Oth Miller
- Ann Moe
- Robert & Sue Stiles
- Duane & Jeanie Tinkler