The Broadway Theatre League of Utica has teamed up with Stuff the Bus in time for their seasonal premiere of Elf The Musical on November 16th and 17th at 7:00 pm at The Stanley Theatre.

Stuff the Bus is an annual toy drive designed to help Mohawk Valley families enjoy the holidays, despite financial hardships. Organized by Roser Communications for the past 15 years, Stuff the Bus invites community members to donate unwrapped toys and games to help fill their bus to capacity.

Hoping to help Stuff the Bus surpass its goal, Broadway Utica is tapping into everyone’s inner elf during the premiere of their seasonal feel-good production. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

“As Broadway Utica continues its Beyond The Stage initiative this holiday season, we are excited to participate again this year in STUFF THE BUS, a local toy drive organized by Roser Communications. Broadway Utica’s involvement this year is going to be bigger than ever as we host this amazing effort to collect toys for families of the Mohawk Valley for two days!” Executive Director for Broadway Utica Daniele Padula stated. “Drop-off locations will be in front of the Stanley Theatre for both performances of Elf The Broadway Musical, November 16-17 from 5:30-7 pm. All Elf ticket holders are encouraged to participate and donate a new unwrapped toy.

A Ticket for A Ticket Donation

Beginning November 7th, Broadway Utica and Elf The Musical will donate a ticket to a charitable family supported by Stuff The Bus Toy Drive for every ticket purchased for Elf The Musical. Theater-goers can help share in this experience by using the code FAMILY at check-out. While giving the gift of theater to a family in need might be the ultimate reward, Broadway Utica continues to show its appreciation by providing 25% off of its purchase.

Broadway Theatre League of Utica hopes this modern Christmas classic will bring joy and smiles to hundreds of children while warming the hearts of generous patrons who donate toys and games for those in need.

For more information, please reach out to The Broadway Theatre League of Utica at 315-624-9444 or via their website at www.broadwayutica.org.