Monday, December 23, 2013

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical

Review by Lauren

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Official Summary: Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas then he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with this heart-warming holiday classic.

Review: I saw How the Grinch Stole Christmas the musical a few weeks ago with my mom, but I figured the week of Christmas was a nice time to share my overall thoughts. If you know and enjoy the story of the Grinch, then chances are you will find this musical at least relatively enjoyable. It's fun, upbeat, and ends with an overall wonderful message about Christmas being about more than physical presents.

The Grinch was probably my favorite character, as he was great with the crowd. He talked to the kid's in the audience, and definitely added the overall humor. Obviously, without the Grinch, you don't have a story...but it's still safe to say he's the highlight. I just wish we got a bit more of him, to be honest!

However, the Grinch's dog, Max, was pretty enjoyable too. Older Max narrates the story, while the Young Max takes part in the re-telling. It was a cute way of telling the story. As for the narration, all of it is easy to follow and everything rhymes as if Old Max is reading a book. Definitely suitable for kids.

Finally, the music! I loved the old classic "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". I think that will be the song most people remember, especially the little ones. My big negative for the musical at large is that there wasn't a lot of original music. What I mean is that some of the songs are re-done like "Mean One" later in the musical. I don't mind songs having a reprise in musicals, but this one seemed to have a bit too many.

Beyond that, it was a really cute musical and I would definitely recommend it for families!


Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

How fun! I think the music would bother me as well, considering how much I love the original.
I'm glad you and your mother had a nice time!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh sounds fun!

Karen said...

OMG - I love the idea of Max telling the story! I love him!

Synchronized Reading said...

I don't think I've ever went to see a musical like this before, but one day I really want to :)

Janina @ Synchronized Reading

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I have always loved the Grinch. I am sure I would enjoy the musical! Have a wonderful holiday, Lauren! I will see you in 2014!

Nikki said...

Oooooh this sounds like it would actually be really great! I love the grinch - especially the new movie which might mean this musical version would be awesome too!
Nikki at

Candace said...

I bet it would be fun to attend this musical with kids!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Sounds fun and enjoyable

Erika Sorocco said...

Ooh, it's a musical?! I want to see it!!


Liviania said...

Sounds like it would make a fun night out with the kids.

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kimbacaffeinate said...

This sounds like it was fun, and The Grinch is one of my favorites. I can tell the story from memory. Merry Christmas!