Candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup—not just the main food groups of the elves, but the kind of saccharine holiday spirit that is being brought to Albuquerque thanks to Musical Theatre Southwest. Premiering on Friday, Dec. 14, at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro Dr. NE) is the stage adaptation of Elf, a sweet fish-out-of-water tale about an elf looking for his place in the world. Danny McBride takes on the lead character in this sweet story of holiday spirit, directed by Zane Barker. Catch Elf the Musical weekends—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 30. Tickets and more information are available online at musicaltheatresw.com. Tickets start at $15.