It’s the most spectacular holiday story, and it’s coming to a city near you! The beloved Christmas epic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is making its phenomenal comeback, and it’s setting out on a massive North American Tour! The Christmas story is based on a 1957 book with the same title by Dr. Seuss and the stage adaptation premiered in San Diego in 1998 and finally on Broadway in 2006! It’s been a while since theater lovers in America have seen this highly-coveted Christmas spectacle that features music, lyrics, and a book by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason! This fall, the Grinch is coming to steal Christmas in San Jose, California, from November 28th to December 3rd, 2023! Get ready for a thrilling, yuletide-filled showcase as How The Grinch Stole Christmas! takes over the Providence Performing Arts Center with ten performances! It has been several years since the musical has embarked on a North American tour. Now, it’s bound to take over your hearts and minds with its groundbreaking 2023 production! Hurry and secure tickets now to see How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Providence Performing Arts Center!
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“Joyously wicked and funny” – The New York Times.
“Awesome first Broadway musical for kids” – The Record
“The most loveable Christmas villain of them all!” – Associated Press
Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s timeless holiday story takes place in the charming town of Whoville. It’s Christmas Eve, and the townspeople are busy with the holiday festivities. Along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday activities, the town becomes noisy, which makes the cranky, solitary creature, The Grinch, angry. He lives in the nearby cave at the mountain near Whowillve, and the cheerful and warmhearted songs bellow and echo all throughout the mountain. The Grinch then decides to ruin Christmas by dressing up as Santa Claus. At night, while everyone is sleeping, instead of putting presents under the Christmas trees, the Grinch steals all the presents. While doing his misdeeds in one house, he was interrupted by a young girl named Cindy Lou. Will the Grinch ruin Christmas for good? Or will the townsfolk of Whoville show him the true meaning of the Christmas spirit? Aside from its captivating storyline, viewers can also look forward to the musical’s remarkable music, including the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Welcome Christmas,” “Who Likes Christmas?” and “One of a Kind.”
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a stage adaption of the 1957 book by celebrated author Dr. Seuss. The book has been adapted into live-action movies and animated films many times. In 1998, a live stage adaption was commissioned and performed in San Diego. The original production brought in the director Jack O’Brien, featuring music by Mel Marvin, lyrics, and a book by Timothy Mason.
Meanwhile, the production also brought in choreographer Bob Richard. The show brought in a stellar original cast. In 2006, the musical finally made its way to Broadway just in time for the Christmas season. Premiering on November 8, 2006, the musical broke Wicked’s top-grossing record that had lasted over 100 weeks. The original Broadway cast comprised Patrick Page as the Grinch, Joh Cullum as Old Max, Rusty Ross as Young Max, and Nicole Bocchi Caroline London as Cindy Lou Who. The following year, the production was revived for Broadway, with Page reprising his role as The Grinch.
Two years later, the musical finally went on a U.S. tour and performed in several major cities. The last time that audiences caught the celebrated holiday epic was in 2019, when the musical went on a limited run across a few cities. In 2019, the limited U.S. run hired Philip Bryan as The Grinch and Rachel Ling Gordon as Cindy Lou.
The musical was reported to have broken Box Office Records for two years on Broadway. The show also entertained over two million theatergoers across North America. Fans and critics praised How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical for its bedtime story appeal and heartwarming message. The groundbreaking production also transported audiences to the fantastic world of Whoville.
Professional critics praised the musical for its spectacular aural and visual experience.
“It’s a new Christmas tradition!” – The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The Grinch will blow you away!” KOST 103.5 FM
Broadway World’s critic Rachael Goldberg had a great time with the holiday musical. “The production boasts some strong technical elements – as I mentioned, the lighting and snow effects were particularly eye-catching, and the set pieces seemed to come directly out of Seuss’s book.” Broadway World added that the show brings out “the humanity in all of us.” Meanwhile, the Associated Press called the Grinch “The most loveable Christmas villain of them all.” The writer added, “ This Grinch brings the Dr. Seuss classic fancifully to life – you might find your heart growing a few sizes, too.”
Over at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the writer praised the musical for lifting the Christmas spirit. “Infused with the Spirit of Suess – It’s a new Christmas tradition.” Lastly, The Journal News gave glowing remarks on Broadway’s production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! “The Grinch’s triumph is definitely Broadway’s gain. The spectacle warms the hearts of everybody.”
This 2023, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will finally go on tour after four years. The North American trek will kick off in October and make a highly-coveted stop in San Jose, California. From November 28th to December 3rd, 2023, the musical will light up the Providence Performing Arts Center with ten performances. Theater lovers in San Jose can look forward to an amazing Christmas spectacle designed to delight both adults and children. The musical will also be set in a top-tier entertainment venue, such as Providence Performing Arts Center! Attendees can anticipate the ultimate experience thanks to the venue’s state-of-the-art features, including the luxurious theater interior, hi-technology sound and light system, excellent acoustics, and great customer service.
If you want to lift your Christmas spirit, you should check out How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Providence Performing Arts Center! This show is the perfect pre-requisite to your holiday festivities and is guaranteed to put you in the right mood for the upcoming holiday season! Don’t miss this limited stop in San Diego, as the production delivers only ten performances! Hurry and secure your tickets now through the Get Tickets link before it’s too late!