Saturday, December 8, 2012

Elf: The Musical at the Ordway

Last night, as part of Blogger Night at the Ordway, I saw the wonderful new musical, Elf. It was the perfect night to see it because we finally got some decent snow!

It was truly a wonderful, magical holiday outing. Downtown St.Paul was lit up. It was snowing and cold. Festive music was playing. The theater was, as always, gorgeous and full of cheer. Folks were dressed up in pretty dresses and suits.

This was a fabulous beginning to a night at the theater.

The musical itself was an absolute riot. So much fun! Most people are probably aware of the movie version with Will Farrell but this stands on its own. Not once was I making any comparison.  Buddy the Elf was played by an actor with so much pep and energy, my +1 made a comment wondering if he had any joints! We were amazed at his ability to move around stage!

(photo from Ordway website)

The music numbers fit perfectly with the story and even though some adult humor was sprinkled throughout, it really would be a lovely holiday outing for the family. The stage settings were colorful, moving from the North Pole, to Macy's Holiday Display, to the Empire State Building to Central Park.

(photo from Ordway website)

This is a relatively new musical but definitely worth making it a new holiday tradition for your family.

Elf: The Broadway Musical
Ordway Music Theater
Playing now through December 30.

Thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

OMG What fun! I hope it gets big and I can take Baby Whimsy when she's a bit older.

Lisa said...

I had no idea Elf had been made into a musical. Love the movie and it looks like I'd love the musical.

Jenny said...

I was skeptical about this musical because I love the movie and wasn't sure if a musical would be different enough or would be nearly as good. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I'll keep it in mind for christmastime one year if I happen to be where it's playing!

StephTheBookworm said...

I didn't know they made a musical of Elf! Awesome!!!