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Huge Holiday Hits!

Dec 05, 2023 08:00AM ● By Ann Marie O’Phelan

The smash hit show ELF The Musical will be on stage through December 25. 

The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre has something for everyone on their list—adults and children! The Main Theatre presents the smash hit ELF The Musical from November 10 through December 25, 2023.

“Based on the popular film, this charming and whimsical musical comedy will spread holiday cheer for all to hear!” says Director of Sales and Marketing Kathy Bernier.

As a young orphan, Buddy crawls into Santa's bag and lands in the North Pole, where he is raised. He doesn’t realize that he’s human until he grows and realizes he has poor toy-making abilities. Santa allows him to head off on a journey to discover his identity.  Elf The Musical runs November 10 through December 25, 2023. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Tickets are $70 to $95, with group and children’s prices available.

The Children’s Theatre offers the smash hit Madagascar: A Musical Adventure from November 28 through December 24, 2023. “This fabulous children’s show is based on the blockbuster Dreamworks film and is perfect for the whole family!” adds Bernier.  Children’s Theatre ticket prices for the buffet and the show are only $25 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Main Theatre tickets are available for dinner & show or show only. 

Plan your visit: Tickets for both shows are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 239- 278-4422, visiting, or at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Other entertainment includes the Off Broadway Palm Show—the comedy A Doublewide Texas Christmas from November 23 to December 25, 2023. Tickets are $30-$65.  And the big band concert A Stardust Memories on December 11, 2023. Tickets are $70 to $85. Also on-site is a great gift shops where holiday gifts with a theatrical theme can be found.

Adults looking to create a holiday ornament will be glad to hear that the Alliance for the Arts offers a workshop Fluid Art—A Coastal Christmas. Fluid art techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees will go home with a coastal holiday-inspired piece on canvas. 

Plan your visit: December 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register online. Member's $100, Non-Member's $120. Also, the Alliance is a great place to pick up a holiday gift at the Gift Shop as they offer one-of-a-kind pieces by 75 local artists, such as jewelry, stationery, sculpture, and pottery. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers,

Ann Marie O’Phelan is a SW Florida resident and a regular contributor to TOTI Media.