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Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for “Elf: The Musical”
Monday, September 16, 2019
Fall has arrived, and with the autumn leaves comes the countdown to the holiday season (100 days until Christmas!). We are pleased to announce that popular performer Tim Porter will don the iconic yellow tights when he takes on the coveted role of Buddy the Elf in our highly-anticipated production of ELF: The Musical. The production will run at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge from November 20 to December 22.
Audiences will recognize Porter as the comical sidekick in many pantos, most recently in Jack and the Beanstalk, as Jack’s silly brother Super Simon. This holiday season, Porter will take centre stage in the lead role of Buddy the Elf, the character made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2003 hit holiday movie.
Porter will pass through the Candy Cane forest and the sea of swirly twirly gum drops to join an all-star cast for this lavish holiday musical. Comedian and community leader Neil Aitchison will trade his familiar Mountie uniform for another iconic red suit as he takes on the role of Santa Claus (shhh, don’t tell the kids!). Aitchison is beloved by audiences for his alter-ego Constable Archibald F. Inkster, a character that has appeared in several Drayton Entertainment productions including Canada 151, Sorry … I’m Canadian, Canadian Toonie, and more.
Katie Kerr makes her Drayton Entertainment debut as Jovie, the feisty Macy’s toy store elf who needs to revive her holiday spirit.
Brad Rudy takes on the role of Walter Hobbs, Buddy’s real father, who is so focused on keeping his job that he has lost his connection to his family.
Robin Hutton is Buddy’s sweet and upbeat new stepmother Emily, who would prefer her busy husband to spend a little more time at home.
Thomas Winiker brings his earnest energy to the role of Walter and Emily’s smart and skeptical son Michael, who needs to reaffirm his belief in Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Gabrielle Jones is Walter’s spry secretary Deb, with George Joyce as the big boss Mr. Greenway, and Ray Hogg as the hilariously harried Macy’s Store Manager.
Click here to see the full list of artists on stage in this festive holiday spectacular.