Youngstown Playhouse Adds Performance of ‘Elf’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Faced with very strong demand for tickets, The Youngstown Playhouse has added a performance of “Elf: The Musical.”

The newly-added show will be at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

The holiday musical comedy begins its two-weekend run Friday night with a sold-out 7:30 p.m. show. Also sold out are the 2:30 p.m. shows on Dec. 5 and 12.

A dwindling supply of tickets remains available for the 7:30 p.m. shows Dec. 4, 10 and 11.

Tickets for all performances, including the newly added one, are on sale at YoungstownPlayhouse.org, by phone at 330 788 8739 and at the box office, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pricing is $18 ($15 for senior citizens, students and military).

Based upon the 2003 movie film starring Will Ferrell, “Elf” follows the tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole where he is reared as an elf.

Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. He goes on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity. In the process, he helps everyone remember the true meaning of Christmas.

The Playhouse’s production is being directed by Nathan Beagle. Rosie Bresson is music director, Emelia Sherin is choreographer and assistant director and Dante Bernard is stage manager.

The cast features James Major Burns, Sherin and Terry Shears.

The Playhouse requires audience members to be masked while in the theater.

Pictured: “Elf” cast members Patti Shears, Georgie Zordich, Wayne Bonner III, Emelia Sherin and Sara Rex. (photo by Nexus)

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