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Bring the kids to meet Buddy the Elf at free events at three public libraries in Aurora and Oswego on Saturday, December 2.
Direct from Paramount Theatre’s holiday production, Elf The Musical, everybody’s favorite oversized elf will meet his fans, make holiday mischief and spread Christmas cheer at:
We'll be ChiILin' just south of Chi, IL in Aurora, with Buddy the Elf, when ChiIL Mama comes out to review Elf The Musical at the press preview on Sunday November 26th. You can meet the elf himself too, in Aurora and Oswego on Saturday December 2nd. Why settle for elf on the shelf when you can meet an oversized elf in a whole library! Check it out then get your tickets for the whole family, for what's sure to be a holiday hit, Paramount Theatre’s holiday production, Elf The Musical! Check back soon for our full review.
Aurora Public Library, Eola Road Branch
555 S. Eola Rd., Aurora
Meet Buddy and make an elf craft! Enter a raffle for a basket including an Elf book and other goodies.
Oswego Public Library
32 Jefferson Street, Oswego
Crafts for kids and teens. Kids can write and mail a letter to Santa. Drawings for prizes for all ages include a $100 gift card to Paramount Theatre.
Aurora Public Library, Santori Branch
101 S. River St., Aurora
Come early for a sing-a-long beginning at 12:15 p.m. Buddy the Elf arrives at 1 p.m. Enter a raffle for a basket including an Elf book. Free refreshments.
Paramount Theatre’s Elf The Musical is the perfect feel-good show for the whole family, guaranteed to turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer. Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults laughing, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family.
Don’t miss Paramount’s big, brassy, Broadway-style staging of this hilarious fish-out-of-water holiday comedy. And with a two-story Christmas tree in the center of Paramount’s lobby, thousands of sparkling lights adorning the banisters and carolers filling the air with song, Paramount is the place where families head for unforgettable holiday experiences.
Performances continue through January 7: Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Exceptions: There are four added performances during the run: Thursday, November 30 at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m., Friday, December 22 at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, January 4 at noon. Show time for the evening performance on January 4 is 5 p.m. rather than 7 p.m. No show Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving). No 5:30 p.m. show Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).
Elf The Musical is rated G. Single tickets are $38 to $74. The Paramount Theatre is surrounded by affordable parking and a variety of restaurants for pre- or post-show dining. For subscriptions and single tickets, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours prior to evening performances.
Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit written by David Berenbaum, Elf The Musical features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). Elf The Musical was originally produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features.
About the Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in the heart of downtown Aurora, is the center for performing arts, entertainment and arts education in the second largest city in Illinois. The 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre is nationally renowned for the quality and caliber of its presentations, historic beauty and superb acoustics.
Since launching its Broadway series in 2011, Paramount has leaped to the top of Chicago’s musical theater scene, winning unanimous audience and critical acclaim, and an unprecedented number of Joseph Jefferson nominations and awards, including Best Musical-Large for the past three consecutive seasons.
Today, more than 34,000 subscribers from throughout the city and suburbs enjoy Paramount’s Broadway-quality productions at highly affordable prices, making the Paramount the third largest subscription house in the nation.