The crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit movie about Santa's biggest little helper arrives at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden for a limited holiday engagement.
From the producers: "Elf" 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."
"Elf the Musical" is based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell. The stage musical version of "Elf" premiered on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2010, where it returned for an encore holiday run in 2012. A touring production previously played the Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2015. The property was also adapted into a 40-minute stop-animation television musical special for NBC in 2014. Here's a montage from the current national tour:
Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin ("The Wedding Singer"), with a book by the late Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Hairspray") and Bob Martin ("The Drowsy Chaperone"). Emmy Award winner George Wendt ("Cheers") will play Santa in the New York engagement.