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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

December 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm Altria Theater

THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, millions of families across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedtime story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. 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. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas. GRINCH is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by 3-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien.

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In honor of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the Musical coming to town, we’re hosting a poetry contest!  Winners of the contest will receive complimentary tickets to our upcoming RPAA Night on Broadway!  They will also be invited to a pre-show celebration in the ballroom of Altria Theater where they will have the opportunity to share their poetry.  

Contest Rules:

  • Students participating must be in Grade 3, 4, or 5
  • Each poem must be at least 8 lines long
  • Rhyming poems are preferred, in tribute to Dr. Seuss
  • Some words can be nonsense words in the style of Dr. Seuss
  • Only one submission per student, please
  • Student winners (and at least one adult caregiver) must be available to attend the show on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

*Winners will be notified on December 6, 2023 via email.  

 What are you waiting for?  We want to hear your most mischievous and grinch-tastic poems! 

Para instrucciones del concurso en español, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ.

Pre-Show Information

5:30 pm | Altria Theater Ballroom