PHOTO CALL: Quinn VanAntwerp, Libby Servais and Martin Vidnovic Star in Pioneer Theatre Company's Elf

By Matthew Blank
11 Dec 2013

Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre Company continues its season with an all-new production of the musical Elf. Based on the Hollywood hit, and directed by Dan Knechtges, the extended production runs through Dec. 28.





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Quinn VanAntwerp and Libby Servais
Photo by Alexander Weisman





The show is "the charming tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, he embarks on a journey to New York City with dreams to find his birth father and discover his true identity. What's an adopted elf to do when he realizes his father is on Santa's 'naughty' list and his half-brother doesn't believe that there is a Santa Claus? It's up to Buddy to save Christmas!"

Quinn VanAntwerp stars as Buddy the Elf. He is joined by Daniel Marcus as Santa Claus, Libby Servais as Jovie, Tanesha Gary as Emily, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Deb, Martin Vidnovic as Walter Hobbs, Lance Roberts as Mr. Greenway and Paul Aguirre as Macy’s Manager.

The ensemble includes Laura Lee Anderson, Eric Lee Brotherson, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Mary Fanning Driggs, Rhett Guter, Robbie Roby, Angela Avila, Jaron Barney, Leah Hassett, William Cooper Howell, Joanna Johnson, Joel Pellini and Latoya Rhodes.

In addition, ten local youth actors comprise the ensemble of elves in Santa’s Workshop. Anson Bagley, Susie Carroll, Zoe Heiden, Abigail Howard, Brigham Inkley, Wally Inkley, Chase Preston, Abigail Scott, Maggie Scott and Olivia Smith-Driggs play those roles.

p> For more information, please visit PioneerTheatre.org.