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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

From 2 critic and 11 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Fluffy, Delightful

About the show

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." Starring Gavin Lee ("SpongeBob") as the Grinch. More…

The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than 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 holiday-loving Whos.

Front Row Center

"This is the Grinch of all Grinch’s. He growls and purrs and prances and struts like a rock star and we love it! The audience responds with a beam of joyful light, all eyes on the stage as this magnificent production unfolds the story we already know, and yet this is so very fresh and very fun...There is not one moment of downtime. You hop on this sleigh ride and off you go." Full Review

New York Stage Review

“Ho ho ho...As uttered by Gavin Lee...‘Santy’ Claus’s salute becomes a snarky declaration of irreverence, a sardonic retort to the whole notion of peace on earth, good will toward men...Lee clearly has a swell time with the part, and seems determined that audience members of all ages have just as much fun watching him...'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' continues to provide family-friendly fantasy, along with ideals we should all aspire to." Full Review

Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love The Grinch and the holiday season.

Don't see it if If you don't like The Grinch

Entertaining, Great staging, Better than expected, Slow

See it if You love the Grinch and aren't 100% married to one of the movies.

Don't see it if You don't want to get ancient diseases from that nasty Hulu Theater (which desperately needs cleaning)

Also I really love the old cartoon, and saw that this was happening and imm... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want beautiful set designs, a heart warming story, and a family-friendly holiday experience.

Don't see it if you are a Grinch or like high-class, thought-provoking theatre.

Delightful, Cheerful

See it if you are a fan of christmas shows and Mr. Gavin Lee. Recommended for ages 4 & up.

Don't see it if you’ve seen any movies or shows of the grinch before.

Delightful, Disappointing, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy commercial children's theatre. You want to taste the most delicious (though $$$) Bailey's hot chocolate of your life. & GAVIN LEE!

Don't see it if You dislike Christmas. You are hoping for a high-end production. You dislike kitsch.

Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you get free tickets, and even then it's instantly forgettable, childish, touristy christmas fare.

Don't see it if you want an enjoyable evening of theater

Disappointing, Excruciating, Worst. venue. ever.

See it if you can't get enough of the Grinch story & need to see every variant of Seuss' brilliant holiday tale (which does NOT need to be enhanced!).

Don't see it if ur a fan of the original book or 1966 cartoon & aren't prepared to see an (unnecessarily) expanded musical version in a horrendous venue.

Also The Theater at Madison Square Garden may well be the single worst venu... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Quirky, Painful

See it if you're looking for a relaxed theatrical environment for your toddler, and you're not picky.

Don't see it if you're a serious theatre-goer. The original rhymes are weak, the songs bland. This feels more like a theme park show (and not a good one).

Also Imagine seeing a play at Madison Square Garden. There are hot dogs on ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Have children and appreciation for animatronic

Don't see it if Uninterested in animatronics

Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if You have young children and are looking for a way to introduce them to live theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy an audience of rowdy children

Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You loved the artwork in the books, because that’s what the staging is based on. They use Max the dog as the framing, and it works perfectly

Don't see it if You aren’t into moderately cheesy Xmas stories. If you’ve seen the original, you know what you’re getting into, more or less.

Cast & Creatives (4)