‘Elf: The Musical’ to brighten the Wang Center

Matt Kopec (Buddy) and Gordon Gray (Santa) in “Elf The Musical.” Photo by Joan Marcus

Matt Kopec (Buddy) and Gordon Gray (Santa) in “Elf The Musical.” Photo by Joan Marcus

BOSTON – BSL Enterprises, LLC and the Citi Performing Arts Center have announced the casting for the upcoming holiday engagement of “Elf The Musical.”

The show brings the Broadway musical to the historic Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, for a three-week engagement, playing Nov. 17 – Dec. 6, 2015.

Presented by the Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment, tickets are now on sale at the Citi Center box office, through http://www.citicenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787).

The cast will feature Eric Petersen (Buddy), JB Adams (Santa), Jen Bechter (Deb), Joshua Colley (Michael), Tom Galantich (Walter), Veronica Kuehn (Jovie), Christiane Noll (Emily), Danny Rutigliano (Mr. Greenway), and Arthur Ross (Store Manager).

The cast will also include Tyler Altomari, Darren Biggart, Giovanni Bonaventura, Amanda Braun, Elizabeth Burton, Drew Franklin, Julia Hosack, Paul Ianniello, Chandon Jones, Drew King, Andrew Kreup, Emily Larger, Will Mann, Amy Van Norstrand, Nick Silverio and Dani Spieler.

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 plays at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, December 6 for 22 performances: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7  p.m. (except Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 pm); matinees on Friday, November 27 at 2:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and on Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.. Tickets are $35 – $125; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket. Tickets are on sale at the Citi Center box office, through http://www.citicenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787), or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groups@citicenter.org Additional information about ELF is available at www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.