Elf the Musical

My family went to Elf the Musical last night…oh what fun!

If you are a fan of the movie you will like it, if you haven’t seen the movie I think you’ll like it even more. My son and I had a differing opinion on whether we like it more or less than the movie. He liked it more, like WAY more. I liked it less, but only a little bit. I think it’s because¬†I kept comparing the musical’s Buddy to Will Ferrell’s Buddy. Which is ridiculous! I think I may just have a crush on Will. There I said it.

The sets were really great. The singing, amazing…the boy playing Buddy’s little brother has quite a career ahead of him. Top notch dancing. I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting the dancing to be good. I guess I just really didn’t know how they would adapt the movie to the stage. Some changes were made, but all of them necessary to put it to music and on the stage, and didn’t take away from the story you would know. Let’s not forget the orchestra in the pit! Carrying the show along beautifully. There was one bit where Buddy took the bells from the lady with the red bucket on the street…both Buddy and the guy on bells had a moment there. Funny and really well done. How often do you get a BELL solo?!

My kids are 7,9, and 11. I would say that the show is PG for sure. Lots of innuendo and sassy dancing in some parts. My 7 year old was unfazed by any of it. My 11 year old knows what’s up. It was touch and go for the 9 year old, who has a tenuous grasp on the magic of Santa and adult relationships ;-)

All in all a super fun night out! The cast, from chorus all the way through to Buddy, was awesome.

I’m giving it a You should go!

Performances of ELF THE MUSICAL are Tuesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 10:
Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm
Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm
matinees on Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm
Tickets prices begin at $37.50 and are on sale now at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787), and via Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Boch Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groups@bochcenter.org.

For more information on ELF THE MUSICAL, visit www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.

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