December 5 - 30, 2018
Elf The Musical
Approximate Run-time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission
“A tremendously fun holiday confection… a smile-inducing story told with catchy tunes and one high-energy dance number after another.”
– Pioneer Press
“Relentlessly cheerful… feels like a day spent at the amusement park geeking out on fizzy drinks and cotton candy.”
– Star Tribune
Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported 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.
“Splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment!”
– The New York Times
– USA Today
“Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids, and plenty smart for adults!”
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).
Twin Cities favorite Lori Dokken will entertain patrons with special holiday music in the Target Atirum pre-show and at intermission for all performances of Elf The Musical.
Lori Dokken is a successful concert producer, educator, vocal coach, arranger, and vocalist, and is the Music Director at Unity Minneapolis. Ordway fans will recognize her work accompanying previous holiday performances; as well as producing Painting Joni, a concert featuring the music of Joni Mitchell for which she was also the musical director, arranger, and one of the featured performers.
Sock and Underwear Drive with The Drawer
Help get warm socks and underwear to the people who need them most! This December, Ordway partners with The Drawer, a nonprofit distributing new undergarments to those in need. Collection boxes for new socks and underwear will be located in the Ordway lobby throughout the run of Elf The Musical.
Find out more about The Drawer at thedrawer.org.
For this drive, we cannot accept contributions of used items.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 7:30PM
Saturday, December 30, 2018 | 2:00PM
ASL and Audio Description
Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00PM
Recommended Music Theater seating locations for ASL-Interpreted performances (subject to availability):
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW G, SEATS 307-310
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW H, SEATS 308-311
- ORCHESTRA RIGHT, ROW J, SEATS 309-312
ELF IS SPONSORED BY
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