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Pride Films and Plays has announced the cast and design team for the LGBTQ-themed musical BARNEY THE ELF. Based on the film ELF, this fourth-annual production will be directed by Michael D. Graham and is conceived by Bryan Renaud and Emily Schmidt.
The production features the return of Dixie Lynn Cartwright as Zooey, Maggie Cain as Mrs. Claus and Roy Samra as Barney, along with company member Chris Logan as Santa Jr., and Alisha Fabbi (Cookie), Conor McGarry (Drew), Joseph Beal (Buttons, Tour Guide), Maggie Ward (Pinecone, Kathy), Thomas Tong (Topper), Larry Trice (Twinkle, Bouncer), Tuesdai B. Perry (Nutmeg), Brooke Emmerich (Chorus), and Nico Joshua (Chorus).
Pictured: Cast of BARNEY THE ELF
The design team includes Claire Hart (Choreographer), Jimmy Jagos (Scenic/Props), Becs Bartle (Lighting), Blake Cordell (Sound),
Michael Starcher (Stage Manager), and Christopher Sylvie (Assistant Director).
In Renaud and Schmidt’s musical satire, Barney the Elf finds he must leave his home at the North Pole after Santa’s retirement causes chaos among the community of elves. He makes his way to a nightclub in Chicago, where he is befriended by drag queen Zooey, and learns to embrace his “inner elf.”
BARNEY THE ELF runs December 14 – January 6. For more information visit pridefilmsandplays.com.