Elf The Musical on Broadway Reviews
Review: 'Elf' returns to Broadway with same charm Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Review-Elf-returns-to-Broadway-with-same-charm-4048615.php#ixzz2CnYIs0Ag - Score: 8
From: Associated Press By: Peter Santilli Publication Date: 11/18/2012
Those expecting to laugh as much as they did at the movie won't be disappointed. What might come as a surprise is just how polished these songs and arrangements are, particularly the larger-than-life opening number at Santa's workshop and several scenes in a very strong second act.
Santa’s Helper Seeks His Dad in Manhattan - Score: 7
From: New York Times By: Neil Genzlinger Publication Date: 11/18/2012
And yes, for those keeping track, that makes two holiday-in-a-Chinese-restaurant scenes currently on Broadway, because a block over and a block up from “Elf” a musical version of the Jean Shepherd gem “A Christmas Story” is playing. “A Christmas Story” also has a live dog (two, actually), just like “Annie,” another Broadway show with a Christmas theme. There’s a message in those duplications perhaps. Holiday cheer is swell, but theatrically, at least, maybe it’s starting to be spread a bit thin?
To better one’s ‘Elf’ - Score: 7
From: NY Post By: Elisabeth Vincentelli Publication Date: 11/18/2012
When it first appeared a couple of years ago, “Elf — The Musical” fit that pattern. The sluggish, saccharine-sweet adaptation of the 2003 Will Ferrell movie wasn’t bad enough to qualify as a lump of coal, but it didn’t make you wish for a return ticket in your stocking. But there’s been a Christmas miracle on Broadway, because the retooled “Elf” that reopened last night is a startling improvement. Zippier and funnier, the show is now a bona fide treat.
REVIEW: ‘Elf’ merrily skates back to Broadway - Score: 7
From: New Jersey Newsroom By: Michael Sommers Publication Date: 11/18/2012
New to the role of a disillusioned Macy’s employee who brightens up in Buddy’s presence, Leslie Kritzer delivers the funny “Never Fall in Love (With an Elf”) with wry pizzazz. Other high points in the musical include “Nobody Cares About Santa,” a jazzy, foot-stomping lament for Buddy and crew of disgruntled out of work department store Saint Nicks; “There is a Santa Claus,” a joyous realization of the holiday spirit exuberantly voiced by Leavel with youngster Mitchell Sink; and “The Story of Buddy the Elf,” a punchy number with a catchy chorus that, as performed by most of the company, nearly brings down the house. Rolling along agreeably for its earlier stretches, the musical really takes off in the second act.
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