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'Elf the Musical' comes to the Lyric

'Elf the Musical' comes to the Lyric

Few holiday movies give such cinematic chestnuts as "It's a Wonderful Live" and "White Christmas" a real run for their money, but, every now and then, one takes off. In 1983, it was the wry, nostalgic "A Christmas Story." Twenty years later, it was the cute, disarming "Elf" with Will Ferrell.

Like "A Christmas Story," "Elf" was transformed into a musical about three years ago and has enjoyed a good deal of success.

The show, which tells the story of a sweet, super-naive orphan named Buddy who is raised in the North Pole and travels to New York in search of his father, has played Broadway a couple times since 2010....