About Elf the Musical
“Santa! I know him!” Back once again just in time for the Christmas season, Elf The Musical weaves the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphaned child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts, as he is transported back to the North Pole and raised by Santa’s workshop of elves. Blissfully unaware that he is not actually an elf, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually cause him to uncover the truth about his human heritage. 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 embrace the true meaning of Christmas. With classic lines like, “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color,” this musical is guaranteed to raise the spirits of all in attendance and, perhaps, even inspire the crowd to “spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.”
With a score by Wedding Singer songwriters Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics) and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), it comes as no surprise that this holiday musical has remained a seasonal hit for nearly five years. After leaving the Theater at Madison Square Garden, you will no doubt exit quoting the famous one-liners once again -- and possibly even searching for the world’s best cup of coffee.
Approximately two hours (one intermission)
Good for kids?
This show offers Christmas cheer for the whole family to enjoy. Buddy’s silly humor and wacky antics along with the colorful sets and high-energy, cheery production numbers will keep the kids on the edge of their seats.
Did you know?
From 2010 to 2011, Elf The Musical broke Broadway box-office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre three times, grossing more than $1.5 million during Christmas week alone.
The original film, Elf, has grossed more than $220 million worldwide since its original release date in 2003.
The Theater at Madison Square Garden Location Information:
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
1,2,3, A, C, E to 34th Street/Penn Station; B, D, F, V, N, R, Q, W to the 34th Street/Herald Square; PATH trains to 33rd Street/Avenue of the Americas