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Elf the Musical Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31

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1.0 star rating Michele from St. Louis, Missouri

WORST MUSICAL

I would not recommend Elf to anyone. The 14 of us left at intermission. That should tell you everything you need to know. We kept waiting for it to get better but never did for an hour and a half. The main characters lacked chemistry. Unnecessary foul language and unsubtle adult commentary were used. The play did not follow the original movie/screenplay. None of the funny scenes or original music were included. Neither the children or adults in our party were entertained as it was slow and boring. We have seen several plays/musicals over the years at the Fox Theater and have always been impressed. Elf was the exception. The Fox Theater is a beautiful venue. It was decorated for the holidays which put us in the spirit of the season. If you can see a different production there, I would highly recommend that. I would recommend The Curtain Call Lounge next door. We had good cocktails and hot chocolate. The service was fabulous!

1.0 star rating Josh from Nashville, Tennessee

TERRIBLE

It was unfunny and also inappropriate for children. It was so bad that we left at intermission.

1.0 star rating Anonymus from Wilmington, North Carolina

DISAPPOINTED

We went for opening night of Elf. The whole overall set and musical was like attending a high school play. Whoever was in charge of this should look at the Elf play that was put on at Thalian Hall around 2018. Where are the costumes? Who made the set?, middle-schoolers? Embarrasment for Wilmington. I would not waste my time again. The talent was okay. Very amateur overall. We saw several folks leave before the play was over. We left about 10 minutes early. Could not take it anymore.

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