Elf the Musical

Last night I went and saw Elf the Musical with two of my college girlfriends.  All three of us are HUGE fans of the movie, and were quoting all of Will Ferrell's hilarious one liners non stop throughout happy hour up until the moment the curtain opened.

Now, we all know Will Ferrell's character Buddy makes Elf the movie.  His child-like awe, enthusiasm, and ridiculous behavior is the best part.  So... we weren't sure how that would translate to theater, with a different character playing the lead, Buddy the Elf.  Plus, the addition of song and dance numbers, something that isn't really present in the movie.

The verdict: the play was hilarious!!!  The play followed the same storyline as the movie, with entertaining and jazzy song and dance numbers peppered throughout.  There was a particularly funny Santa number with a slough of drunk Santas marooning at a bar - amazing!  And Buddy the stage version - hilarious!  So funny!  My friends and I were laughing out loud, and talking about the play all the way home (always a good sign in my opinion).

It's only playing in Seattle or NYC, if you live close by, I highly recommend it!

6 comments

Sarah and Stewart said...

Saw this on Tuesday and absolutely loved it! "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"

Chloe Moon said...

I was lucky enough to have a awesome boyfriend who took me to see the Radio City show in Manhatten last weekend so I don't think I'm going to get to go this year, but I'm hoping it does a run next year!! It's already on my 2013 Christmas list!! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!! =)

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Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Love that movie! I have no doubt it was an awesome musical too!

Jenny said...

I keep seeing signs for it all over Seattle...glad to know it's good! Might have to fit that into the holiday schedule. I love the movie too.

Holly said...

thats so fun! i wish one was in sf. my fave scene in the movie is where buddy is drunk in the mail room dancing on the table :)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I wish it were playing in my city. Sounds fun!