Pictured: Kirk Koczanowski
MTKC Pro, the professional division of Music Theatre Kansas City, has announced the cast for its holiday production, “Elf,” with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan based on the 2003 film of the same name..
Co-directed by Zak Smith and Artistic Director Julie Danielson, who will also serve as Music Director and Conductor, the production features Kirk Koczanowski, Abby Cramer, Max Brown, Joell Ramsdell, Margo Losey Mikkelson, Killian McGaffin, Emily Wirkus, Weston Thomas, Jake Golliher, Josh LeBrun, Emily Vargo, Ashton Botts, Sam Turner Chapin, Abbey Downs, Jake Elliott, Spencer William Gochis, Alyson Golladay, Anna Gomez, Jefferson Harwood, Matthew Alden Henrickson, Christa James, Jessica Michael, Gage Pfannenstiel, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Julia Slomski.
“One of my favorite parts of getting to perform in “Elf” is getting to fully function from my innermost child,” comments Koczanowski, who plays the role of Buddy the Elf. “I loved the movie growing up and it’s an honor to
bring to life so many joyful and funny moments, especially during the holidays!”
In “Elf,” Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf 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, Buddy journeys to New York City to find his family and revive the Christmas Spirit.
“Elf” runs December 6 – 15 at B&B Live inside the B&B Shawnee Movie
Theater Complex. For more information visit mtkc.org.