Elf the Musical 2022 Performance Schedule
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Can you believe that 2023 will mark 20 years since Buddy said this line in the iconic holiday film Elf? If it still gives you chills every time you hear it (it definitely does for us!), you may want to consider seeing Elf The Musical this December. The stage production gives your favorite Christmas movie a melodic spin, bringing Buddy the Elf to life in the most magical way!
Will Ferrell created a cult character with his portrayal of Buddy the Elf in 2003, but so do all the actors who portray him onstage! They sing, dance, and spread seasonal cheer to even those in the back row, and you’ll have a blast reliving a holiday favorite in the flesh. While you may remember Elf The Musical being a Broadway essential every winter in the 2010s, it’s since made its way onto smaller stages… but with an even bigger impact. You can see the show play out in Portsmouth, NH; Durham, NC; Columbus, OH; St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY, and more from November 2022 through January 2023!
Those who have watched the film on repeat for two decades know the backstory of Elf The Musical. It details how Santa Clause brought a human baby named Buddy home to the North Pole and helped raise him amongst the elves. Of course, Buddy always knew he was unlike everybody else… and upon finding out the truth, he makes the trek to New York City to find his real father. What ensues is a mix of memorable quotes, holiday spirit, and belly laughs that will follow you all the way through the holidays.
Elf The Musical follows the film pretty closely, adding a few technological twists. Santa Clause reads his “naughty or nice” list on an iPhone, Buddy makes a scene at Macy’s instead of Gimbels, and the timeline is altered so that Buddy can be much younger or older than the Will Ferrell version. And then there are the musical numbers that will have you feeling as excitable as Buddy himself.
“Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” is a song you’ll want to look out for, showing off Buddy’s infectious holiday spirit that spreads all the way to the back row of the theatre. There’s also “I’ll Believe In You,” “Nobody Cares About Santa,” and “Just Like Him,” which display Buddy’s desire to fit in with the humans without abandoning his elf roots. It’s a tale filled with holiday spirit and seasonal lessons, and a trip to Elf The Musical is the ultimate Christmas gift for the whole family. Get your tickets to see the show today!
Elf The Musical 2022 – 2024 Tour Dates
December 6 – 11, 2022 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theater
December 7 – 18, 2022 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall Portsmouth
December 7, 2022 – January 8, 2023 – Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
December 13 – 18, 2022 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre Columbus
December 15 – 17, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – The Grandel
December 16, 2022 – Centerville, UT – Centerpoint Legacy Theatre
December 16 – 18, 2022 – Elkhart, IN – The Lerner Theatre
December 20 – 24, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Fabulous Fox Theatre – St. Louis
December 21, 2022 – January 1, 2023 – Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theater
December 26 – 31, 2022 – Buffalo, NY – Sheas Performing Arts Center – Buffalo Theatre
November 8, 2023 – January 6, 2024 – Sandy, UT – Mountain America Performing Arts Centre – Hale Centre Theatre
November 17 – 26, 2023 – Waterville, ME – Waterville Opera House
Elf The Musical tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!