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DPAC's Dec. 4-9 presentation of Elf the Musical is part of its 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series

Elf the Musical at DPAC Lacks the Bubbly Magic of the 2003 Will Ferrell Film

I was hoping for some holiday cheer from Elf the Musical, a child-friendly Christmas spectacle, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series. It’s the story of Buddy, an elf made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2013 movie Elf. Unfortunately, the play lacks… Read More ›

DPAC’s Elf is Pure Christmas Magic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell, was released and became a quick classic. The movie is such a favorite that, unsurprisingly, it has been turned into a musical by the same name, onstage now at DPAC under the direction of Sam Scalamoni. For those… Read More ›

Ken Clement and Will Blum will star as Santa Claus and Buddy in "Elf the Musical" on Nov. 14-17 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (photo by Amy Boyle Photography)

“Elf” Brings Christmas Cheer to the Triangle

Let’s just be honest about what Elf the Musical really is, at its core: fluffy fun. It’s not out to make an impact or change the world; it’s out to put a smile on your face and, if it’s lucky, to put you in the Christmas spirit in early November. Thankfully, it’s successful on both… Read More ›

“Elf the Musical” Is a Modern-Day Christmas Classic

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present the touring version of Elf the Musical, based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell as Buddy Hobbs, on Nov. 12-17 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. The current national tour, produced by NETworks… Read More ›