DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL
TAKES OVER THE CHICAGO THEATRE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
THE GRINCH STEALS THE SHOW NOVEMBER 20 –29;
MANY MATINEE PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE
TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 AT 10:00AM
Chicago, IL (August 13, 2014) – MSG Entertainment is proud to present Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, for 17 performances only, with many matinees available, Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 29. The classic Christmas story by Dr. Seuss springs to life on stage bringing the spirit of the holiday season to children and adults alike. The limited engagement in Chicago has been called “100 times better than any bedside story” by The New York Times.
Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes (along with the Grinch’s heart, of course) when they witness the magic of the holiday tale on stage, which will feature the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” both from the original animated television special. Max the Dog serves as the story’s narrator as the scheming Grinch plans to steal Christmas away from The Whos, the loveable characters that understand and embrace the true meaning of the holiday. When the Grinch realizes that he can’t take Christmas away from Who-ville by taking presents, he returns the gifts and decorations and joins the festivities, proving that all it takes is a little kindness and joy to grow the heart of any Grinch.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features spectacular sets specially designed for The Chicago Theatre with costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ illustrations, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason only accentuate this timeless narrative. Embraced by generation after generation, The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a holiday tradition for audiences of all ages.
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. Casting for the Chicago production will be announced at a later date.
The performance schedule for Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Chicago Theatre, November 20-29, is: Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11am & 7pm; Friday, Nov. 21 at 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23, at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm; Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7pm; Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26 at 7pm; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29 at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm.
Tickets for Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical go on sale Wednesday, August 20 at 10am. Tickets, which range in price from $35 – $125, can be purchased at The Chicago Theatre box office starting August 20, by visiting www.thechicagotheatre.com/thegrinch, or calling 800-745-3000.
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