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

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, 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.

Member Reviews (17)


Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Delightful
Avg Score

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, 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

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

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.

Family friendly, Cute, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if if you love Christmas shows, with simple storytelling, this is a delightful and heartwarming story. Bring the family, ages 4+.

Don't see it if if you don't want to sit in a theatre with a lot of children, skip this one. If you don't love Xmas themed shows, or any grinch movie

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.

Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You have a childhood you want to relive.

Don't see it if You’re not into standard storytelling.

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

Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Hilarious

See it if The show was great just wished it was a bit longer

Don't see it if There’s no reason not to go.


See it if You have kids under 12 or love the story. If you get tickets under $50. Star is a cast member.

Don't see it if You expect anything more than a glorified high school play. You don’t want to be surrounded by children.

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

Ambitious, Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like something different. If you want to get in the Holiday spirit

Don't see it if You don't like fantasy. If you want something edgy or dramatic

Fluffy, Great staging, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You have kids and want to see a relaxed show

Don't see it if You are looking for an upbeat, engaging show.

Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Have children and appreciation for animatronic

Don't see it if Uninterested in animatronics

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.

December 14th, 2018
“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...
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December 16th, 2018
"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......
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