Buddy The Elf, What's Your Favorite Color?
Elf The Musical to hit Erie Playhouse for holiday good times
Continuing Friday, Dec. 9
Holiday movies have always been a staple in every child's (inner or otherwise) life. Whether it's a classic like Miracle on 34th Street or How The Grinch Stole Christmas, everyone has a favorite. A modern classic that seems to be the qualm-less favorite of a major portion of America is, of course, Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. This movie seems a good fit for the stage, and now is your chance to see it live, in musical form, at Erie Playhouse.
Isaiah Aldridge landed the key role of Buddy the Elf and has been preparing his holiday joy by living by "rule number three of all elves: the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Aldridge is well seasoned and ready to wow, "Windows down, walking down the street, or vacuuming at work, I've been getting ready by singing these songs any chance I get," he says. "I think there's a little bit of Buddy the Elf in all of us and the impact of this movie is the main focus of this performance. I hope to do it justice for all the excited families by bringing out all of our inner elves," Aldridge continues. "Our cast has such a close bond, and it will show in the final product. The beast of a script, and the music added to an already amazing story, has forged the closeness amongst our members that will make these performances even more special."
A classic all on it's own, the current local cast will leave you laughing, loving, and wishing you had these characters in your life — and if you have any remaining doubt of Aldridge's ability to perform as America's most beloved Elf, know this: he likes to put melted M&Ms on his cheese pizza.
Dec. 9-11, 15-18, 30-31, 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. // Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. // $17 to $30 // erieplayhouse.org