Hide all your holiday gifts and trimmings because the Grinch has promised to steal Christmas from South Florida! My daughter and I were invited to the opening night performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical for a mommy and me date night. I was hesitant at first on whether to bring her along, worried that the Grinch might be too scary for her at 3 1/2 years old. So I actually showed her the movie with Jim Carrey to gauge her reaction. She was frightened at first by the big green monster, but this opened up the discussion about why the Grinch was the way he was and a few lessons were learned that night, including respect, love and caring about others.
If you are considering bringing along little ones, and I encourage you to do so, read the book or watch the movie first, use it as a tool for teaching your child about the real purpose of the Christmas holiday, about loving others unconditionally, and about giving. Then bring the entire family to see Dr. Seuss’ How the GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical which is stealing Christmas and the hearts of South Floridians at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, December 27, 2015. Read on to learn how you can score some amazing seats to see the Grinch for only $25!
The musicals beautifully designed sets and costumes are inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book, and get a refreshing new outlook thanks in part to the music and book by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason. The cast and ensemble were magnificent in their portrayal of the loveable Whos from Whoville, with a narration by “Old Max” aka Max the Dog telling the tale of the big green monster Grinch stealing Christmas, learning about love, and finding his own heart. Two favorite musical numbers find their way onstage “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “One of a Kind” – which as it turns out is the Grinch’s absolutely favorite song because it’s all about him! The soundtrack is most definitely “One of a Kind”, which is exactly what I am listening to as I type this.
You and your family will enjoy the moments of improv and audience engagement throughout the musical. So get your singing voice ready, and be sure to catch your breathe between laughs, the Grinch is set to take you on a wild ride down the mountain and straight into the hearts of the Whos. You won’t want to miss Cindy Lou Who, the cutest of the Whos, as she shows the Grinch what Christmas is really all about.
Dr. Suess’ How The GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical
This production features Bob Lauder as “Old Max,” Genny Gagnon and Rachel Katzke alternating as “Cindy-Lou Who,” the show stealer (the girls are 9 & 10 years old and as cute as a button), Matt Weinstein as “Young Max,” and Stefan Karl as “The Grinch.” You can catch some of my personal photos from the show and the media holiday party on my Instagram page. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel, I’ll be posting some videos from the media event, including Cindy-Lou Who singing!
We had an awesome Mommy and Daughter date night to see the Grinch! And the following day I got to meet the Grinch himself…he was kind of “nice”, oh my, please don’t tell him I said that!
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! There is so much more to Christmas and plenty of lessons to be learned with Dr. Seuss’ How The GRINCH Stole Christmas. Recommended for ages 4+, 90 minute run time with no intermission at the @BrowardCenter through 12/27. #Grinch #Media A photo posted by Erica Chao (@mamasmission) on
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The parental guide lists this show as appropriate for children ages 5 and up because the Grinch can be a bit scary; however, I’d venture to say a 3 or 4 year old would love it. Dr. Seuss’ How The GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical runs for 90 minutes and does not include any intermissions. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Food is not allowed inside the theatre for this performance.
Ticket prices are family budget friendly and start at only $35, plus there is an online lottery where you can win amazing seats for only $25 a piece, max 4 tickets per person. There are plenty of shows left to choose from! Dr. Seuss’ How The GRINCH Stole Christmas! The Musical is playing at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts which is located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312. Be sure to visit Broadway Across America for details about upcoming Broadway shows coming to South Florida! Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at 954.462.0222. Photo Credits PAPARAZZIBYAPPOINTMENT2 and Mama’s Mission.
Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post. I received media tickets to attend this performance; however, all opinions are 100% my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.