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Elf the Musical Reviews

Holiday & Christmas ShowsMusicalsFamily Shows

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31



2.0 star rating Jay Sullivan from , Illinois


My family and In-Laws love the move Elf so we were very excited to see this production. The plot follows about 20% of the movie plot and they had a very good production and acting.. The disappointment is they made some plot and dialogue changes that made it not kid friendly. Elf yells "screw you", the store manager talks to Elf about getting the Jovie character home and into bed, they say "Hell" in various ways and stress the questioning of a belief in Santa very frequently with the reporter at one point saying "nobody believes in Santa!". Looking around the theater, they majority of people had young kids who presumably wanted an Elf themed show in a "G" environment and to enjoy a theater experience. If they remove this teen themed additions, I could recommend it. I would not see it again or recommend it based on how it is.

2.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


I was so disappointed by this Musical. First I found it kind of boring and all the funny charming scenes from the movie are left out. The jokes weren't funny and there was no need for the foul language after all this is kids movie. Also the sexual connotations weren't necessary at all again a kids movie and just plain not necessary as they didn't add anything except make parents cringe. The cast was great though just had bad material to work with. Wouldn't recommend it. Best to stay home watch the movie and buy something that will last with the money you would have spent...:)

2.0 star rating Wiarton Willy from Toronto, Ontario


The set design was execellent.... performers were exceptional to say the least.... overall a lack luster production.... it seems the US producrion was superior.

2.0 star rating Kathleen from New jersey


UNENJOYABLE: It was a contest of who could play louder then the other. I blame the sound engineers they should be fired. The sound was setup for Madison Square Garden they didn’t realize they were in Count Basic Theater. It was painfully disappointing.

2.0 star rating Suzanne Rockwell from Detroit, Michigan


I brought 6 of us as a girls family night. We all looked so forward to it. Spent close to 400.00 between tickets and parking. We could hardly hear the program. It started late, then was suddenly stopped and delayed. I love the Fox, but we were completely disappointed. Will never go on a 1st night again. Way too many bugs to iron out. We ended up leaving at break!! So sad.

2.0 star rating Deb Dudek from Glen Ellyn, Illinois


I was thoroughly disappointed at Drury lane’s performance of Elf. If you are using an adaptation of a children’s musical which is actually an adult version 1) it’s wrong 2) a caveat must be given when purchasing tickets. I am so glad I did not bring my granddaughter. If this were the first time I visited Drury Lane I would not go back. Very poor christmas production!! Not Drury Lane quality at all.

2.0 star rating Mark Marshalek from Columbus, Ohio


This was a disappointing opening night. Production started over 30 minutes late and stopped completely at the beginning due to "technical difficulties" which were another 30-40 minutes. I felt horribly for the young theatre goers that stayed until 10:45 and others who wisely went home before the end of the production.


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