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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Segestrom Center
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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through December 14th. It’s the perfect choice for a family date night! With tickets starting at just $29, it’s an affordable night out too.
Dr. Seuss’ how the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical brings the magic of this cherished tale to life on stage, featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss), from the original animated television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whoseheart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from thelovable Whos.
This wonderful family-friendly musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book, while the music and book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story.
The 2014 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award®-winning director Jack O’Brien. For more information about Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, please visit www.GrinchMusical.com.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Show Dates and Times
December 10-14, 2014
The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, December 13 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Pre-show activities will take place one hour prior to each performance and include:
Hear acclaimed storyteller Jim Cogan bring to life the classic story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! along with other beloved Dr. Seuss tales, in an engaging storytelling experience. There will be two readings offered one hour before show time at the Balcony Level lobby of Segerstrom Hall.
Patrons will be “sleighed” to know that photo opportunities will be available and taking place at the Orchestra Terrace Level lobby. An adorned sleigh featuring “Max the Reindeer” will be on display and guests are encouraged to use #SCFTA and #GrinchMusical when sharing photos via social media.
A very special festive three-course prix fixe menu created by Leatherby’s Café Rouge will be available for purchase. Visit Center Scene for more info.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Start at $29
Update: I took our family to see the show and it was so much fun! We arrived early enough to get our picture on the sleigh. Then we settled in for the 90 minute show (no intermission). While the 3 year old dozed off after 30 minutes, the 7 year old was engrossed and seemed to love the show. All I could hear from him were laughs, singing, and lots of “oohs” and “aahs.” It’s a funny show, very family friendly and the score is perfection. The setting and lighting gave us the perception of watching the namesake book come to life. We can definitely see this becoming a family tradition.
photo credit // Paparazzi By Appointment
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Originally published on December 9, 2014. Last Updated on January 2, 2019 by Pattie Cordova