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Adorable Grinch Presentation at Fort Scott High School

Fort Scott Grinch

Check out these kids!

Almost 50 children, ranging from kindergarten through the eighth grade, gave a memorable performance at Fort Scott High School of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

By all accounts the kids had a great time and the auditorium was packed. And their costumes were perfect.

They were acting under the guidance of the high school thespians / drama students.

Fort Scott High School is located at 1005 South Main Street. The town of Fort Scott has a population of about 8000, and they know how to put on a show!

Grinch Christmas Show to Entertain San Diego for 16th Year Running

How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be playing in San Diego for an amazing sixteenth straight year.

Where is the Grinch playing: the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Specifically, the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage. Parking is free.

How much does it cost: tickets are $37 for adults and $24 for children seventeen and younger.

When is the Grinch playing: November 16 to December 28th.

On weekends there will be a special matinee performance at eleven in the morning. At night the performance will be at seven at night. During weekdays the performance will be at two in the afternoon.

Special performances: An Autism performance will be held on December 14th for children with Autism. On November 17th there will be a special tree lighting ceremony accompanied by a free special performance by the performers.

Steven Blanchard stars as the Grinch is this adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic story. It was the performances in San Diego which helped lead to the Grinch musical jumping coasts to become a big hit on Broadway in New York, and now performances have spread to other cities around the country.  This is the third year for Blanchard to play the Grinch.  Coming in at six foot three inches in height, Steve uses his height to try and make a menacing Grinch.

This, the 16th year of the show in San Diego may be the longest running theatrical performance of the Grinch tale, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Update: Reviews are starting to come in and the show is a winner.  Not that anyone should be surprised, especially with most of the cast being experienced from prior years shows.

The musical lasts one hundred minutes, and director James Vasquez has reworked some of the jokes this year so not everything is identical from year to year.  For instance, this year a joke about Twitter is incorporated into the show.

UT San Diego in a review noted the show, with its returning cast year after year, runs like a well oiled machine providing happy familiarity.  On the other hand, there are enough one-liners built in each year that it is not quite the same show.  It is something to enjoy year after year with your family.

 

Original Cast Recording of the Grinch Musical Released

Masterworks Broadway is releasing the original cast recording the How the Grinch Stole Christmas! musical.

The musical played on Broadway between 2006 and 2007, and has since played to raving crowds in different cities around the country.

The score for the musical was prepared by Timothy Mason and Mel Marvin.  The musical itself was directed by Jack O’Brien.

The full song list:

1. Overture
2. Fah Who Foraze
3. Who Likes Christmas?
4. This Time of Year
5. I Hate Christmas Eve
6. Whatchamawho
7. Welcome, Christmas
8. I Hate Christmas (reprise)
9. It’s the Thought That Counts
10. This Time of Year (reprise)
11. One of a Kind
12. Down the Mountain
13. Now’s the Time
14. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
15. Santa for a Day
16. Stealing Christmas
17. Who Likes Christmas? (reprise)
18. One of a Kind (reprise)
19. This Time of Year (reprise)
20. Welcome, Christmas (reprise)
21. Finale
22. Bows
23. Exit Music
24. Bonus Track: Once in a Year
25. Bonus Track: Where Are You, Christmas?

The musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be performing at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio

Grinch Musical Comes to Majestic Theatre in San Antonio
The musical How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be performing at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio

There will only be three performances only.  The show runs from Thursday, December 26 through Sunday, December 29.

Ticket availability: Ticketmaster

Show times:

Thursday December 26 at 7 pm
Friday December 27 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Saturday December 28 at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, and 8 pm
Sunday December 29 at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm