George Wendt stars as Santa in “ELF The Musical,” which returns to Boston this coming holiday season, from November 28 through December 10, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.
Wendt is best known for his role in the successful television sitcom “Cheers,” where he played Norm Peterson throughout the eleven-year run of the series. He has also appeared on many other popular television programs including numerous appearances on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
He originated the role of Santa in the original Broadway production and says, “ELF has become a holiday staple since the movie was released in 2003 and having been part of the original Broadway cast, I witnessed firsthand the joy this hilarious musical interpretation brought to fans…. Having the opportunity to bring this ‘real life’ Santa to the stage once again is exciting and I can’t wait to share the laughter with audiences of all ages.”
“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 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 and discover his true identity.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading non-profit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. The Wang is located at 270 Tremont Street.
Tickets, which start at $37.50, are available by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787), via Ticketmaster and by visiting www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/elf-2017.