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Elf The Musical


Why Watch Elf the musical

Apart from a few tweaks, Elf remains true to the popular storyline that we’ve watched in its namesake film. The brassy score features Christmas carol-themed songs that you can enjoy along with a brightly lit up festive backdrop. The stunning visuals bring Santa’s workshop and New York City skyline to life. Sit back and take in the spirit of Christmas as Elf treats you with a grand, 25 member dance number and a tinge of humor.

The Story

Elf is a hilarious tale of a young orphaned child named Buddy, who mistakenly climbs into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported straight to the North Pole. Taken in by an old elf who finds him, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making ability eventually reveals his identity as a human. With Santa’s permission, Buddy then embarks on a journey to New York City to look for his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City discover the true meaning of Christmas.This modern day classic is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Good for

Families | Festive plays | Comedy

Critics Reviews

"Elf is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”
– Variety

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 7 PM
Sat 6 PM
Sunday 6 PM & 1 PM

2 hours, 20 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Erik Gratton as Buddy
Veronica J. Kuehn as Jovie
George Wendt as Santa Claus

Directed by
Sam Scalamoni

Connor Gallagher

Top Songs
“Christmastown”, “I'll Believe in You (Reprise)”, “Never Fall in Love”, “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” and “The Story of Buddy the Elf”

Know Before You Go

Suitable for all ages. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The Madison Square Garden theater has a seating capacity of 5500.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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out of 5
Very Good
Cooper Rogers
Reviewed in December, 2017

The music is fantastic and the script is hilarious! my wife and I couldn't stop laughing.

Shelly Cook
Reviewed in December, 2017

Elf the Musical is fun if you don't compare the classic movie with the play... each is different in its own way. We personally enjoyed every minute of the uplifiting show.

Jillian Anderson
Reviewed in December, 2017

There couldn't have been a better way to spend our lazy holiday afternoon - what a powerpacked performance by the cast, and Erik was brilliant in his own way!

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My Tickets

Your tickets will be emailed to you. You will need to show a printed copy of the ticket at the theater.

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The Theater at MSG, Madison Square Garden, New York

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Additional Information

Suitable for kids (and elves) of all ages!

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