Elf is sparklejollytwinklejingley!
When this show debuted several years ago, I was highly skeptical. However, I now consider this show a classic. It does its own thing without attempting to copy or beat out the film. The story is the same but with a few twists and peppy music as the icing on top. Go see it if you can.
I am a huge fan of Elf (the motion picture) so my husband took me to go see this musical adaptation and it was fantastic. Though not identical to the movie, this stage production was a great mix of child appeal and enough brains and wit to keep adults attention as well.
Elf the Musical was a great show. It was a wonderful way to kick off the holidays with my family!
Great for Children
Santa stole the show. He was top notch! The entire cast was on point, the music was fantastic, and Buddy was well cast. The slight deviations from the movie were understandable, though the little one wasn't sure she liked this. My 7 year old guffawed several times. This show will produce belly laughs for kids and adults alike. If you love the movie, this show is worth seeing.
ELF THE MUSICAL was great
Costumes were so cute, lead actors great, sound..a little too loud!
Cute play - it’s a family favorite movie - however we had difficulty actually seeing the play - we had decent seats but the stage seems low and the audience ahead of us tall - we all left with strained necks and my youngest barely saw any of it
The whole family loved the show! They did a great job turning the movie into a musical.
a bit of a let down
I was hoping the musical followed the movie story line a little better and that more Christmas songs would be used, in fact they never used the Christmas song "We wish you a Merry Christmas" when Santa needed help getting his sleigh to fly. I think it missed the mark in several ways as it didn't feel very Christmasy at all until the very end.
ELF was very entertaining for the whole family!
Excellent seats in Orchestra row Y and Z. Fun lighthearted show, great story, festive holiday music!#lovedtheshow
Fantastic musical. I have never seen my children so focused on one thing and they absolutely LOVED it. If this came around again, we definitely would be there. Only downside was the seating numbers on the tickets were confusing and the concession stands were very expensive. But it was still an amazing night and one I will remember forever.
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
The New York Times says that ELF is “SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF, “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).