In the heart of Minneapolis, the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is set to captivate audiences once again with the return of the beloved holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Running from November 7, 2023, to January 7, 2024, this timeless tale promises to warm hearts and spread the joy of the season.
Directed by CTC’s Artistic Director, Peter C. Brosius, for the sixth time, and featuring the iconic portrayal of The Grinch by CTC Company Member Reed Sigmund, this production brings to life the magic of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical world. As Brosius bids farewell to CTC after 27 years, this marks the final production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! under his direction.
The story, adapted from Dr. Seuss’s classic, follows the ever-cantankerous Grinch as he plots to steal the Whos’ most cherished Christmas possessions. However, a small act of kindness from the tiniest Who, Cindy Lou, sets in motion a heartwarming transformation that explores the power of community and the possibility of change.
Artistic Director Peter Brosius expresses the excitement of bringing back this nationally acclaimed musical, emphasizing its enduring message about opening hearts, welcoming others, and creating a holiday centered on the joys of coming together. The Grinch, portrayed by Reed Sigmund, shares his anticipation for the annual adventure, highlighting the thrilling transformation from a Christmas-loving man to the green, hairy, yet ultimately loving Grinch.
The production boasts a talented cast, including Dean Holt, Mitchell Douglas, Autumn Ness, Adam Qualls, Suzie Juul, and Janely Rodriguez, bringing the characters to life with infectious energy. The student cast adds a youthful charm, with Audrey Mojica, Matthew Woody, Elsa Dungan-Hawks, Monica Xiong, Dallas Downey, Mollie Allen, Evey Chadwick, and Chloe Hu.
The creative team, led by Timothy Mason, Mel Marvin, and choreographer Linda Talcott Lee, ensures a visually stunning and musically enchanting experience. From scenic and costume design to lighting and sound, every detail contributes to the immersive journey into Whoville.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! promises a two-hour spectacle with a 20-minute intermission, suitable for all ages. Tickets, starting at $15, can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the Grinch’s transformative tale that continues to resonate with the young and the young at heart, celebrating the spirit of kindness, community, and the magic of the holiday season.
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