Critical Reaction

Critical Reaction

"Even the biggest Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins will leave the theatre with a warm festive glow!"
– Entertainment Weekly

"A merry treat for the holiday season...A cheerful, melodic score by Matthew Sklar, the composer, and Chad Beguelin, the lyricist, keeps the show rolling along."
– The New York Times

"Elf The Musical sails by quickly, with energetic and sugary appeal. ...The show can't be accused failing to entertain. It's a syrupy confection Buddy himself would approve."
– The Washingtonian

"Hilarious and heart-warming, this Elf delivers."
– The Chicago Tribune

"A tight, polished, expensive-looking affair that has enough jokes for adults and enough special effects for kids."
– ABC News

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

"Jolly holiday entertainment, decked out with a bunch of crowd-rousing songs!"

"Endearingly goofy!"
– USA Today