A The Grinch Musical? Sign us up!
It’s Thanksgiving week, so of course, we’re trying to round up all the holiday content, so we can, you know, make plans for our weeks to come. That includes not just our Countdown to Christmas, but any and all news about the holiday content coming our way.
Like, you know …this musical. Which, considering we’ve already talked about our love for the movie, you won’t be surprised to hear we can’t wait to watch.
Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” has become a Christmas staple for generations and NBC is bringing the story to life this holiday season with a fun-filled two-hour production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” set to air Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Troubadour Theatre in London.
Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) stars as the curmudgeonly Grinch. He is joined by Denis O’Hare (“Big Little Lies”) as old Max, Booboo Stewart (“Descendants 3”) as young Max and talented young newcomer Amelia Minto (“The Lost Girls”) as Cindy-Lou Who. Producers have also assembled an ensemble of top musical theater actors from London’s West End to complete the cast.
Dr. Seuss’ beloved book tells the story of a reclusive Grinch who plotted from his cave atop snowy Mt. Crumpit to steal Christmas from the Whos in Who-ville. Then on Christmas Eve, disguised as Santa Claus and enlisting his loyal dog Max as a reindeer, the Grinch traveled to Who-ville to scoop up the Whos’ gifts and decorations. Much to his surprise on Christmas morning, the Whos were unfazed and celebrated the holiday with a heartwarming display of joy and love.
This musical version, with book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (by Albert Hague & Dr. Seuss), breathes new life into this timeless story.
So, how about it? Are you excited to see The Grinch Musical? Share with us in the comments below!
The Grinch Musical will air on NBC Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore on Dec. 21st, at the same time.