How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
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After books, songs, and movies, one of the most beloved villain-turned-hero stories comes to life in what The New York Times called “An extraordinary performance! 100 times better than any bedside story!”
In DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL, the Grinch—with a heart “two sizes too small”—seethes and plots in his lair while the ever cheery Whos scurry around Whoville buying boxes and bags, ribbons and bows, and toys and tools for their most celebrated day of the year: Christmas! But when the hairy green Grinch determines to steal Whoville’s packages and presents, will Christmas be ruined for the Whos?
The Grinch’s faithful furry friend, Max, narrates the tale as the Whos’ upbeat and spirit-filled songs “Who Likes Christmas?” and “Welcome, Christmas” drive the Grinch to bitterly sing “I Hate Christmas Eve.” And of course, the musical also features the wily number “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
Based on Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the tale has materialized through two films: the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) and the Academy Award-winning feature film How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch and Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.
The musical, with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, original score by Mel Marvin, and choreography by John DeLuca, debuted on Broadway in 2006, and was Broadway’s first musical to offer 12 performances a week.
The Grinch will again capture the hearts of fans with the green grouch’s devilishly clever tricks, zany jealousy, and unsuspecting transformation. Children love seeing their favorite sly monster and exaggeratedly upbeat villagers perform live in dazzling costumes while adults enjoy reliving a classic and comedic childhood story in a colorful new way.
The Associated Press wrote, “The most loveable Christmas villain of them all! The Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life—you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too.”