San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, everyone’s favorite elf will be coming to the Central Coast in the holiday classic, ELF The Musical – based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit.

The New York Times says that ELF is “A SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”

Cal Poly Arts presents the hilarious musical 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, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

ELF THE MUSICAL features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Quick view: promo trailer

This show will use haze/fog effects.

A free pre-show lecture will be held at the PAC Pavilion, 6 p.m., led by PCPA director/actor Erik Stein.

Tickets for the performance run from $65 – $95 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at www.calpolyarts.org.

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Photo by Joan Marcus