Nov 23, 2022

Elf, the Musical on Flag Theatre stage for holidays

Posted Nov 23, 2022 5:33 PM

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Family Community Theatre presents its seasonal show for 2022 over the next two weekends on November 25 through 27 and December 1-4. Elf the Musical is Based on the Will Ferrell hit movie. Ian J. Diaz-Ortega plays Buddy in the FCT production.

"This baby boy that somehow crawled into Santa's toy sack and made his way up to the North Pole," Diaz-Ortega said. "You've got Buddy, who believes to his heart that he was an elf and comes to the realization that I'm actually human. As the story goes on, he keeps finding out, how do they not believe in Santa? Like, I grew up with it my whole life."

The Family Children’s Theatre production has a cast of 26. The actors come from Inman, Hutchinson, McPherson, and Sterling. Benjamin Blakley plays Buddy's half-brother, Michael.

"I think that Buddy figures out, not everybody is expected to think that singing loud for all to hear is what everybody wants," Blakley said. 

Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. 

Tickets are available at Absolutely Home, Bookends Book Store, online at and at the Flag Theatre 1 hour prior to the show.