"Elf The Musical" Review

"Elf The Musical" arrives in Oklahoma City. Official Photo.

by Emma Rose Kraus
Intern Journalist

OKC Broadway presents Elf The Musical, based on the beloved comedy film starring Will Ferrell by New Line Cinema.

Elf is the story of Buddy the elf, played by Spenser Micetich, who has been raised in the North Pole after Santa, Mark Fishback, accidently brought him home one Christmas. After learning he is human, Buddy travels to New York City to find his birth father Walter, Mark A. Harmon, who happens to be on Santa’s naughty list.

This musical retelling is an even more child-oriented version of the modern-day Christmas flick, but definitely worth a viewing if one wants to do something with the kids this holiday season.

With high energy performances from the entire cast, especially Micetich, there is plenty to look forward to in this production and one will hardly find themselves bored. The script is fast-paced and the set visually beautiful. It is exactly the experience one would expect to have at a nationally touring musical.

All in all, parents and children alike will find Elfto be a worthwhile holiday experience with enough diversity from the film version that it does not end up feeling stale.

Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production will feature direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher.

Elf The Musical will play Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  For tickets please visit OKCBroadway.com or call 405-297-2264. Groups of 10 or more may call (405) 297-1575.

Additional information is available at www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.

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