ELF The Musical at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Fresh from the North Pole, Buddy the Elf visits southeast Michigan Dec. 20-24, 2017, to teach the meaning of Christmas in this Broadway spin on the popular film.

Remember the hilarious story of Elf in the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell? Well, the Broadway adaptation – starring the ever-chipper, Christmas-happy Buddy himself – ELF The Musical, hits the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Dec. 20-24, 2017.

Buddy is an orphaned boy who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is taken all the way to the North Pole. Due to his inevitable growth and less-than-exceptional toy-making abilities, Buddy learns the truth – and asks to be sent back home to find his birth father and true identity. In the process, he helps the people of the city remember what Christmas is.

And, since it features eye-popping costumes and sets paired with original songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, it’s sure to have you and the kids singing along.

This modern-day holiday classic – declared “peppy” and “splashy” by the New York Times and “endearingly goofy” by USA Today – is the perfect family theater outing for the holiday season.

Show times are as follows:

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday
  • 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday
  • 1 p.m. Sunday

Tickets for ELF The Musical range from $35 to $75  and are on sale at 313presents.com, the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena box offices and at Tickemaster.com.

Don’t miss the chance to have some big laughs and discover your inner “elf.” To learn more about ELF The Musical at the Fox Theatre, and other family-friendly events, check out the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2013 and is updated regularly. 

Photo courtesy of elfmusicaltour.com.