A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has observed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this CTC holiday favorite, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he plots the greatest heist imaginable—stealing the very thing they love the most! Until, that is, the smallest of the Whos, tiny Cindy Lou, extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but the size and capacity of the old green guy’s heart.
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Two hours with one 20 minute intermission
Best enjoyed by
UnitedHealth Group Stage
Available for children 3 years and younger
At CTC, our mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people and their communities. This Audience Guide is just one of the ways in which we aim to enhance your experience and further your engagement with the shows on stage. It includes a summary, context, fun facts, and activities plus details that can help you decide what’s right for your kids.
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Cast and Creative Team
“When composer Mel Marvin and I were writing this musical adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas nearly 30 years ago, we were aware that we’d been entrusted with the genius of Dr. Seuss and his irrepressible spirit,” said Bookwriter and Lyricist Timothy Mason. “We wanted the Seuss to shine through. It’s one of the great joys of our lives to know that children who saw the Grinch at the Children’s Theatre all those years ago are now bringing their own kids to see this show, and that for them and many others his spirit does indeed live on right here on this stage.”
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Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is experiencing limited availability for the remainder of the run, with many performances sold out. Best availability is currently for performances in January.