Christmas is still in the air as the touring production of Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes a stop at the Majestic Theatre. This charming musical is based on the original animated series and it’s a great way for the entire family to wind up the holidays.
This classic holiday story features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” and is narrated by Old Max the dog remembering what happened that Christmas Eve. The ever mean and scheming Grinch whose heart is “two sizes too small” hates Christmas so much that he wishes he could stop it from coming to Whoville. He decides to disguise himself as Santa and steal Christmas by stealing all the presents and decorations. Afterwards when he hears the Whos cheerfully signing Christmas carols this proves to him that the spirit of Christmas does not depend on material things. He then brings everything back to the Whos and joins them in the holiday feast.
Fans of all ages showed up on opening night to enjoy the Grinch in all his glory. As soon as Old Max came onstage people started cheering and that was indeed a good sign. The bright and cheerful scenery is enough to lift anyone’s mood. It’s hard not to ‘like Christmas’ when the excessively cheerful Whos sing and dance their heart out. The standout performance was the Grinch during “One of a Kind” that had the audience cheering and laughing and some even gave him a standing ovation. Cindy-Lou is adorable as is Young Max and Stefan Karl is perfect as the Grinch. The entire cast is extremely talented and they make How the Grinch Stole Christmas just one more thing to love about the holidays.
Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is now playing at the Majestic Theatre until Sunday. Tickets are available online and at the theatre box office.