How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Madison Square Garden ~ (12.16.12) ~ Jeff McCarthy, Ken Land, Gilbert L. Bailey, Phillip Hoffman
Starring:Jeff McCarthy as the Grinch, Ken Land as Old Max, Gilbert L. Bailey II as Young Max, Phillip Hoffman as Grandpa Who, Paul Aguirre as Papa Who, Natalie Hill as Mama Who, Rosemary Loar as Grandma Who, Danielle Megan Johnson and Zara Scott alternating the role of Annie Who, and Tori Feinstein and Abigail Shapiro alternating the role of Cindy Lou Who.
The Ensemble Includes : William Bailey, Jamie Beth Barton, Alex Chester, Matt Densky, Antoinette Dipietropolo, Amy Griffin, Jamey Hood, Liesel Jaye, Dennis Kenney, Ivory McKay, Candice Nicole, Shane Rhoades, Anette Michelle Sanders, Jamison Stern, Heather Tepe and Lilly Tobin .
A scheming green grump is invading Madison Square Garden! Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas begins performances on December 13, starring Broadway vet Jeff McCarthy . Directed by Matt August, The Grinch features a book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The production will play a limited engagement through December 30.
Based on the classic Dr. Seuss tale of the same name, How the Grinch Stole Christmas tells the story of a green curmudgeonly creature who lives on Mount Crumpit, just above Whoville. When the Grinch is disturbed by the loud Christmas celebrations going on in town, he tries to keep Christmas from happening by dressing as Santa Claus and stealing children’s gifts.
The musical includes the classic Grinch songs “ Welcome Home, Christmas ” and “ You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch .” The Grinch was originally conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego before transferring to Broadway’s Hilton Theatre on November 8, 2006.
Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas then he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with this heart-warming holiday classic.
Nicely filmed with a good mix up close-ups and full stage shots. Presented without an intermission. (A)
Run time: 85m
B&W / Color: Color