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Kyle Joins DDO Artists Agency Chicago

Kyle is now under the exclusive representation of DDO Artists Agency Chicago.

All inquiries: 312-319-2888

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Chicago Sun Times Reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...Amid all that, the cast stands out. Farmhands Hunk (Kyle Adams), Hickory (Carl Draper) and Zeke (Paul-Jordan Jansen) are double-cast as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, respectively...When the farmhands transform, their key characteristics become enlarged. Adams’ Scarecrow is kind, caring and smart..."

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Daily Chronicle Reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...Kyle Adams brought sweet, wide-eyed enthusiasm to the lead role of Buddy in last year’s “Elf The Musical.” Adams brings that same charm to his new part as the Scarecrow, along with superb dance moves that defy the human body. His comedic timing is spot on..."

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Tribune's Beacon-News reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...And that’s saying a lot because the cast — like the music from the 14-member orchestra — was superb...just as exceptional as the wickedly wonderful performance of Buinis were the lovable and comic personalities of Kyle Adams’ floppy Scarecrow and Paul-Jordan Jansen’s Cowardly Lion..."

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WTTW Reviews Paramount's WIZARD OF OZ

"...The result, on all counts, is a Broadway-worthy show of grand scale and exceptional imagination – a production that spins onto the stage with the force of the cyclone...And of course there is the irresistible trio of friends she makes on her way to Oz...As the Scarecrow in quest of a brain there is the tall, impossibly rubber-legged Kyle Adams...All three stamp their distinctive personalities on the roles..."

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Northwest Herald Reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...Adams is amazingly limber (watch his initial minutes as the Scarecrow after he’s let down off the post where he’s failed to scare away birds) and has a line that he played to 2018 comedic perfection when asked by Dorothy how he could talk if he didn’t have a brain: “Some people without brains do an awful lot of talkin’.” "

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Daily Herald Calls WIZARD OF OZ a "Stunning, Soulful Spectacle"

"...Using every tool in Paramount's considerable toolbox, Mak and her stellar creative team have crafted a gorgeous, ingeniously designed, female-empowered revival that boasts a superb cast and a robust 14-member orchestra conducted by music director Kory Danielson...Along the way, Kyle Adams' spry Scarecrow, Carl Draper's sympathetic Tin Man and Paul-Jordan Jansen's comic yet majestically sung Cowardly Lion join her quest...Ultimately, it's not spectacle alone that makes Paramount's "Wizard of Oz" spectacular. Wisely, Mak ensures visuals and special effects don't overwhelm this very human story and its ever-resonant truths about camaraderie, compassion, love and the fundamental desire for family -- the one you're born into and the one you create."

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WGN's Dean Richards Reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...Credit the performances that are spot-on and beautifully performed, from Elizabeth Stenholt as "Dorothy," Kyle Adams as the like-able and limber "Scarecrow," Carl Draper as the wise "Tin Man," Paul Jordan-Jansen as the ferocious yet lovable "Cowardly Lion" and Caron Buinis, who is terrific as the "Wicked Witch of the West." Each actor perfect in their roles..."

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WIZARD OF OZ Reviewed By Chicago Theatre Review

"...Continuing on her journey Dorothy meets Kyle Adams’ warmly sincere, lanky, rubber-jointed Scarecrow; Carl Draper’s silver-clad, silver-throated, tap-dancing Tin Man; and Paul-Jordan Jansen’s warm, fuzzy and very funny Cowardly Lion. The trio enchants the audience with their musical yearnings for a brain, a heart and some nerve, before joining Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road, heading “Off to See the Wizard.” "

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Chicagoland Musical Theatre Reviews WIZARD OF OZ

"...As Dorothy journeys to Oz – she is first met by the loveable Scarecrow, played by Kyle Adams. Adams has a penchant for drawing out the laughter from even the corniest puns and brings the tenderness of this familiar storybook friend to light with ease..."

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Paramount Opens WIZARD OF OZ

Wizard of Oz is officially open at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL. The response has been overwhelmingly positive already, so get your tickets now.

This is a magical experience you don't want to miss.


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PicksInSix Reviews Paramount's WIZARD OF OZ

"...Each of Dorothy’s stalwart companions in Oz elevate this sumptuous, brilliantly-crafted production by making each of their performances classically unique. Adams limbo-like contortions and comic range combine with his innate ability to make the all-important emotional connection between the Scarecrow and Dorothy. (He also has the biggest laughline of the night, but I won’t tell you which one.)..."

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WIZARD OF OZ Reviewed by Splash Magazine

"...As usual, Paramount has hired top-notch talent, with Kyle Adams, last year’s Buddy the Elf, as Scarecrow...They are as strong as Dorothy and ably bring everyone along on the adventure, while each putting his own spin on the famous parts. Adams looks almost boneless as Scarecrow. He’s playing Scarecrow, not Ray Bolger as Scarecrow, too, and is as charming as he was last year as Buddy..."

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Kyle To Play Scarecrow in Paramount's WIZARD OF OZ

Kyle is so grateful for the opportunity to return for another holiday spectacular at Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL.

Wizard of Oz runs November 14, 2018-January 6, 2019.


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Kyle Will Make Drury Lane Debut in SEUSSICAL

Kyle is excited to play The Cat in the Hat in Seussical the Musical at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, IL.

“Seussical” runs April 18th – June 9th. For more information visit http://drurylanetheatre.com/shows/youth-theatre/seussical


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Kyle & Cast Of Paramount's ELF Featured on WCIU's The Jam Morning Show

WCIU's morning show, The Jam, had Kyle & the cast of Elf the Musical on to promote the show and perform "A Christmas Song."

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Kyle Appears As Buddy The Elf In Segment For WCIU's The Jam

Kyle (as Buddy the Elf) helped the crew of WCIU's The Jam out with their Jolly Jam Gift Train Giveaway Contest.

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Kyle Visits Rush Copley Hospital As Buddy The Elf

Kyle recently had the wonderful opportunity to spread some holiday cheer to the patients & staff at Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL. As Buddy the Elf, Kyle visited the NICU and had the honor of recruiting a couple new Elves for Santa's Workshop at the North Pole.

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Chicago Splash Magazine Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"As usual, the Paramount has seen fit to cast the best of the best in the various roles. Kyle Adams as Buddy the Elf brings even more innocence and just as much whimsy as Farrell did in the film. He’s also tall and gangly and while he’s dancing like mad, it only adds more to the fun. He’s on stage almost throughout the show and you do not get tired of him at any point. It’s like he’s channeling Jimmy Stewart a bit as he’s playing smart dumb, or wise innocence. He’s utterly delightful, just as he should be in this really very demanding part."

Suzanne Magnuson, Splash Magazines

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Ada Grey Reviews Kyle in Paramount's ELF

"I thought this was a really great Buddy; he was so perfect at making everyone in the theater feel really happy and in the Christmas spirit and he made his scenes so hilarious...Both Jovie and Buddy had amazing voices."

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Daily Herald Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Towering over the rest of the cast, the tall and long-limbed Adams triumphs as the endearing oddball Buddy. Whether he's executing awkward physical humor or blurting out eyebrow-raising innuendo in Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin's script, Adams' Buddy is a comedy delight."

Scott C. Morgan, Daily Herald

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Chicagoland Musical Theatre Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Mak’s first-rate production oozing Yuletide joy is led by the gangly, enthusiastic Kyle Adams as Buddy the Elf. With an omnipresent smile and terrific vocals, Adams makes the savant-like character his own with an infusion of childlike earnest obliviousness that makes every adult patron look back wistfully on days gone by."

-Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

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Kankakee Daily Journal Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Kyle Adams made the perfect aloof, comedic and kindhearted Buddy. Making his Paramount Theatre debut, Adams brought fun and excitement to the role, starting with his first scene after he popped out from a gift box on stage and placed below a Christmas countdown clock that read "28 days and 6 hours until Christmas.""

Kiera Allen, Kankakee Daily Journal

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Chicago Sun-Times Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

“Elf” … is about one of Santa’s fish-out-of-water elves, Buddy (gangly, graceful, thoroughly goofy Kyle Adams, who possesses a winning cluelessness, boundless energy and smile-inducing resilience)."

Heddy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

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Kane County Chronicle Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Kyle Adams, who is new to the Paramount stage, captures some of that wild-eyed enthusiasm that actor Will Ferrell brought to the role of Buddy in the film "Elf." He also has the vocal power and strong stage presence the role requires."

Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle

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Chicago Theatre Review Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Chicago newcomer Kyle Adams is wonderful in the lead role. He’s appropriately quirky, extra lovable and completely captivating as Buddy, the Elf. Adams was truly born to play this role, and he’s perfect as the 6-foot, 4-inch elf, towering high above all of Santa’s other workers. Mr. Adams plays his role full-out, with honesty, goofy enthusiasm and total likability. An accomplished actor, singer and dancer, Adams achieves the impossible by making us forget Will Ferrell’s iconic performance. This role truly belongs to Kyle Adams; and it’s bound to be just the beginning for this gifted young actor."

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

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Around The Town Chicago Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Buddy is played by Kyle Adams, a tall drink of water who is new to the Paramount, but based on what we see in this production, will be on this stage again."

Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

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Chicago On Stage Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"Played by the hyper-talented 6’4″ Kyle Adams, he towers over all of the other elves in Christmastown...Adams brings such a perfect innocence to his role that, despite his towering height, he often seems the youngest one onstage (no mean feat in a cast that includes several children)."

Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage

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Chicago Parent Reviews Kyle In Paramount's ELF

"As Buddy, Kyle Adams has some large elf shoes to fill (Will Ferrell originated the role), but he brings his own joyous flavor to a part that could be overly saccharine or cringingly awkward. His obviously trained voice also lets Buddy’s impromptu musical interludes shine – after all, we all know “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”"

Elizabeth Diffin, Chicago Parent

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Kyle Featured in Hometown Newspaper

The Rockford Register Star in Rockford, IL recently featured Kyle in a short interview about his experience playing Buddy the Elf in Paramount Theatre's production of Elf the Musical.

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Kyle Interviewed In Chicago Tribune's Beacon News

The Beacon News, a suburban subset of the Chicago Tribune, recently interviewed Kyle about taking on the role of Buddy the Elf in Paramount Theatre's upcoming production of Elf the Musical.

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Kyle On BroadwayWorld

Kyle and his co-star Samantha Pauly recently appeared on BroadwayWorld.com as part of their Photo Flash: Meet the Cast feature on Elf the Musical at Paramount Theatre.

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Kyle Will Make Paramount Theatre Debut In ELF THE MUSICAL

Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL has announced the cast for their upcoming production of Elf the Musical, and Kyle will be playing the role of Buddy the Elf.

The show runs from Nov 22, 2017-Jan 7, 2018.

Tickets & more info on the show can be found here!

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