It's been 15 years since Buddy captured our hearts in the holiday comedy, "Elf." And now, Santa's entire workshop is putting a musical twist on the beloved film and entertaining audiences on stage in Seattle. One of the stars of the show stopped by Seattle Refined to give us a peek behind the curtain.
"Our goal is to get everyone to discover their inner elf by the end of the show," said Mia Gerachis. She's making her Seattle stage debut as Jovi, Buddy's love interest.
"I love her because Buddy works so actively on her, because she's very jaded at the beginning of the show. She's kind of fallen under the spell of New York and she's caught some tough breaks, and Buddy gets to work on her and instill the spirit of Christmas in her specifically throughout the show."
Mia's favorite scene is one she watches from the sidelines each night.
"It's called "Nobody Cares About Santa Claus." First of all, the choreography is incredible. It's a bunch of people dressed as Santa Claus who act as Santa Claus around the city. And, they all get together and lament how nobody cares about them anymore, the kids just sit on their laps and text. So, they break out into this huge dance number and it's just so fun and it tugs at your heart strings because you realize the city really needs Buddy and his Christmas spirit."
There's no doubt about it, this modern day Christmas classic is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
"It's such a family show. It's about togetherness, it's about communication, and it's just about letting your inner child out, even if you live in a city like New York and you work a 9-5 job and it can be really hard sometimes. The spirit of Christmas is something everybody can enjoy."