This past Tuesday evening Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical premiered at the beautiful Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This Time of Year a One of a Kind Santa for a Day succeeds in making our hearts grow three times in size. And now you all can have the Grinch steal X-Mas right in front of your Dallas eyes. Who Likes Christmas?
Not to spoil the cool little “opener” to every Winspear performance, but when the chandelier starts a moving ya better start ya grooving into your seats because the show’s about to begin.
In November of 1994 The Grinch Musical held its debut on the main stage of the Minneapolis’s Children’s Theatre Company. Then the show went off to the shores of San Diego and the stage of the Old Globe Theatre. It wasn’t till the mid 2000s (November 8th, 2006 to be exact) that the musical was revamped and made its first, of many, Broadway shows. The show has been so successful its spawned two US Tours (2008 and 2010). Tuesday night’s performance was just dazzling and magical. Whether its the story and lyrics by Timothy Mason that only has added to an already classic tale or the music by Mel Marvin that sways us the whole way through. This show is purely joyous. Mr. Winspear himself opened the show with a few lines from the book and a quick twirl off-stage. Bob Lauder, as the elder version of Max the Grinch’s loyal dog, then took us on this intriguing journey to Whosville and all the way up to the cave where The Grinch lives. Along the way we meet the Whos. The adorable Brooke Lynn Boyd plays Cindy Lou perfectly with enough cutesy resolve and kindness mixed in with a hop and hug here or there. Though it’s Stefan Karl’s the Grinch that is the treat of the show. His antics (tailored even to our Texas audience!!), manic mannerisms, and heart-warming transformation had kids and adults ooing and awing his ever moment. For the full cast and crew! Here are just a few of the photos to wrap up the show.
Stefan Karl as the Grinch running out during the final bows, Bob Lauder as the elder Max, Brooke as Cindy Lou and Seth Bazacas as the younger version of Max.
The Full Cast about to shock you all.
The Whos, Max, The Grinch, Cindy, and Max again would like to say goodnight.
But they are actually saying hello and they’d like to welcome you to the show.
The musical has a performance later this evening and then numerous times this weekend, for full details and tickets click here.
If this hasn’t gotten you excited then I offer you one more final ploy from the Grinch himself.
“Yeah you over there?”.
Now’s the Time to Welcome Christmas because “I Hate Christmas Eve”.
Awwww You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch!!!!
Come on out and enjoy this awesome Musical. You can’t miss it, it’s in the big red building!! There’s a tree out front.