Elf The Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Elf-The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials
are also supplied by MTI. www.mitshows.com
"Elf: The Musical" is a heartwarming holiday production based on the popular 2003 film "Elf," with a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, and music and lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The story follows the adventures of Buddy, a human who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby and raised as one of Santa's elves. As Buddy grows older and realizes he doesn't fit in with the other elves due to his large size and lack of toy-making skills, he becomes aware of his true identity as a human.
Yearning to connect with his biological father, Buddy decides to journey to New York City to find him. Upon arrival, he discovers that his father, Walter Hobbs, is a cynical workaholic who has little time for Christmas cheer. Buddy's presence in New York causes quite a stir, as he brings his infectious Christmas spirit to the bustling city, spreading joy and laughter wherever he goes.
Throughout the musical, Buddy faces numerous challenges in adapting to human society, and his interactions with people, including Walter's wife Emily and their son Michael, create both humorous and touching moments. Despite the initial skepticism and disbelief from his family and colleagues, Buddy's unyielding determination and genuine kindness gradually start to melt the hearts of those around him.
As Christmas approaches, the spirit of the season is threatened by the lack of belief and cheer among the people. Buddy embarks on a mission to rekindle the joy of Christmas in New York, and with the help of his newfound friends and family, he attempts to save the holiday.
In the end, "Elf: The Musical" reminds us of the importance of family, love, and embracing the joy of the holiday season. The show features catchy and heartwarming musical numbers, colorful sets, and a delightful mix of humor and sentiment, making it a beloved holiday classic for audiences of all ages.