Every theatre is unique and the shows that they produce
there reflect that diversity. I’m grateful Indy has so many great ones to
choose from. There were some wonderful shows in 2014 and here’s a top ten list
of my personal favorites. Make sure you keep an eye on these theaters in 2015!
When Elf (the movie) came out in 2003 people were expecting a goofy
Christmas romp. While it was hilarious, the reason it remains a seasonal
favorite is because of the sweet message at its core. What could have
been pure comedy instead had real heart, encouraging even the grumpiest
of adults to find the magic in Christmas. Now the movie is a musical and
Broadway Across America has brought the cheerful production to
Indianapolis just in time for the holidays.
unbridled enthusiasm translates well into a stage musical, where
bursting into song is expected, but something is inevitably lost with
that expectation. We know there will be singing, so it's not surprising
when Buddy the Elf starts singing in the midst of Macy's Christmas rush.
The musical takes that same plot of the film and adds bubbly songs
and gives a few characters a bit more meat. Buddy's new stepmother Emily
and his father's assistant Deb both benefit from the changes and are
great in their…