Friday, November 23, 2012

11/23/12: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Tonight we were lucky enough to attend Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre.  It is playing through December 9th so there is still time to catch this awesome show.  Both of my kids loved it and so will yours
 The show was wonderful and such an awesome experience for the kids to go to the theatre.  I know I have said it before but I love taking my kids to the theatre and I hope they will have the same appreciation I have of watching live performances.  The vibrant colors of the Whos of Whoville including the backdrops were amazing.  Everything was larger than life and so awesome to watch.  Plus whenever it snows in a theatre you know that is going to be a highlight for the kids.
Here is a little trivia for you, did you know that Dr. Seuss was born Theodore Geisel in Springfield, MA on March 2, 1904?  So of course a show with his book's namesake should come to Boston.  

I think my favorite part of the show was when the whole theatre is singing along to "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" which by the way has been in my head for the last week knowing we were going to the show.  The Grinch who was played by Jeff McCarthy was really amazing.  He had a wonderful voice and commanded the stage.  Would you believe that it takes him an hour and a half to transform in to The Grinch?  With his furry green costume and makeup he really did look like him.  You really felt like you were in the story.  Also I absolutely fell in love with Cindi Lou Who.  She was an amazing little singer for such a small little girl.  
This really is the perfect musical to take kids to.  Plus it doesn't have an intermission! The running time is 84 minutes and it plays straight through.  This is a bonus for families, at least it was for mine.  Also if you go to their website there are lots of fun things to do including sending fun e-cards to friends and family.  
The Citi Performing Arts Theatre - Wang Theatre is so beautiful.  I have always loved this theatre and get excited just to go there.  The kids were excited to get dressed up to go to the show.
More about the show:
Audiences will have the opportunity to discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday story as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated series, The Grinch discovers the true meaning of Christmas in this adored holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small,” plans to steal Christmas away from the holiday-spirited Whos. The Grinch soon realizes, however, there's more to Christmas than he bargained for.
Embraced by generation after generation, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations helping to transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the new Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless narrative.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical plays at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre through Sunday, December 9; a complete performance schedule is available at  
Tickets are priced at $35.00 - $125.00; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket. Tickets are on sale at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, online at, or by calling (866) 348-9738.
Follow them on Twitter:  @GrinchMusical
Disclosure:  I received 4 tickets to the show for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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