Theater: ELF The Musical (Pittsburgh through December 30)

Disclaimer: I received compensation in the form of tickets to this event; however, all opinions are my own. This post, ELF The Musical, is brought to you by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

ELF The Musical

Evan and I got to experience a season special event at Heinz Hall last evening for the opening performance of the Broadway musical ELF . We were familiar with the movie, but beyond wow’ed by the songs, cast, and costumes of the in-person production. We found ourselves giggling, high-fiving, and tapping our toes along with the entire show!

Source: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
 
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin(The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production will feature direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher.

Info provided by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

ELF at Heinz Hall: Know Before You Go

First things first, this show is recommended for ages 8+. I got a mama gut punch as we stood in line to enter Heinz Hall thinking – the “what if’s” about youknowwho and what questions I might get after. Buddy more than covers the magic of Santa so I made it with no questions, but you never know.

Secondly, Heinz Hall has a new security process so arrive early. We got there with 20 minutes to spare (due to just getting home from vacation) but had to wait in a line wrapped around the building for security checks. We ended up missing the first song but found out about a window that you can watch through before you are able to be seated between numbers. I was holding in mild hysterics but all turned out okay!

Performance dates and times for ELF The Musical at Heinz Hall are Wednesday, December 26, Thursday, December 27, and Friday, December 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 30 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 

Tickets (starting at $31) are available at these official ticketing sources: www.TrustArts.org, by calling the Heinz Hall Box Office at 412-392-4900, or in person at either Heinz Hall Box Office (600 Penn Avenue), or Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.  For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales, or by email: groupsales@TrustArts.org.

Our Final Thoughts

Evan and I highly recommend this show! It is a great treat and a way to keep the Christmas spirit going through this last week of 2018. Go and enjoy!

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