Theatre Bristol Presents “Elf The Musical” at The Paramount Center for the Arts this November

Announcing the cast and tickets on sale now for this fun holiday entertainment!

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

Theatre Bristol and The Paramount Center for the Arts spread the holiday spirit this season with lots of singing, dancing, and magical moments in Elf The Musical on stage weekends November 11-20! Tickets on sale now at paramountbristol.org/event/elf/!

Performances are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm at 518 State Street, Bristol, TN, The Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, plus processing fees.

In the popular Christmas story, “Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his 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 and discover his true identity.”

“Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” (Music Theatre International)

Directing “Elf The Musical” is Theatre Bristol veteran director, Kenn Naegele, with recent Paramount stage credits of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Annie,” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” Kenn is supported by the creative team of music director Bandy Brownlee, choreographer and costume designer Camille Gray, set designer and technical director Luke Gray, graphic designer Haley White-Garrett, and stage managers Camille Gray and Nicole Intagliata, along with Theatre Bristol crew and Paramount staff.

Buddy the Elf is played by Kendall Johnson. Dan Gray is Walter Hobbs, Colleen Semones is wife Emily Hobbs, and Libby Street plays Michael Hobbs. Jovie is played by Annie Davis.

All the way from the North Pole comes Richard Albright as Santa with his elves. Charlie is played by Reece Hilt, Tiara played by Kate Zeiler, and they are accompanied by elves Jack Blevins, Mercedes Bise, AzLeigh Cunningham, Farris Lamie, Harrison Lamie, Luna Rader, and Harper Semones.

Jake Price is the Macy’s Store Manager and Randy Callahan poses as Fake Santa. Mr. Greenway, played by Steve Baskett, is the owner of Greenway Press. Walter’s assistant, Deb, is played by Alexis Vincill. Greenway employees include Dani Freeman as Chadwick, Koty Peak as Matthews, and Martha Hawk as Sam.

Carly Street keeps the city of New York informed as Charlotte Dennon of New York One. New Yorkers, store elves, Greenway employees, and fake santas are played by David Brooks, Lydia Brown, Shyla Dunn, Lucy Claire Foy, Janie Gayle, Gianna Gobble, Melissa Hilt, K.B. Irwin, Cooper Knapp, Heather Scheel, Miles Semones, Harper Slaughter, Kelevon Stevens, Enelisa Sutton, and Mason White.

Koty Peak is the Buddy understudy, Enelisa Sutton is the Jovie understudy, K.B. Irwin is the Michael understudy, Gianna Gobble is the Deb understudy, and Steve Baskett is the Santa understudy.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Elf The Musical as part of its family-friendly 57th season of ARTspace and The Paramount Center for the Arts shows, including Twelfth Night, Three Times Three, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sound of Music, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow radio drama, PLAYtime in the ARTspace weekly, and The StART of Adventure Summer Camp.

Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theatre serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy, and musical productions that take place in the 100-seat blackbox ARTspace and at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is a volunteer-operated community organization and we invite you to get involved.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Paramount Center for the Arts is an art deco motion picture palace built in the late 1920s and early 30s with an opulent, richly embellished interior and house organ. The original Venetian-styled murals and the art deco ambience were faithfully recreated during restoration in the 1990s. The auditorium welcomes more than 700, with street-level access and wheelchair locations, and a grand stage designed for full-scale theatrical productions.

“Elf The Musical” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.comFor more information, visit www.theatrebristol.org, follow TheatreBristolTN on Facebook, call 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org. For tickets and more information, visit www.paramountbristol.org, call 423-274-8920, follow Paramount Bristol on Facebook.