‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’ coming to Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is coming to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House November 20th through December 27th as part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Hailed by The New York Times as “100 times better than any bedside story,” this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike.

Casting for the Nashville production will be held in June. Tickets will go on sale on in mid-July as the resort announces its full lineup of holiday shows and attractions.

The Grinch broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theaters in New York. Since then, more than 1.2 million theater-goers across America have been delighted by this heart warming holiday musical, which Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”

“We can’t think of a better place for this musical to make its Nashville debut than the Grand Ole Opry House,” says executive producer Joshua Rosenblum. “Hundreds of entertainment legends have graced the Opry’s stage and it’s thrilling that the Grinch will join this esteemed pantheon. We hope it will become a new Nashville tradition.”

“We can’t think of a better place for this musical to make its Nashville debut than the Grand Ole Opry House.”

Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes along with the Grinch’s when they experience the magic of the beloved tale on stage, which 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 television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the loveable Whos.

“We’re delighted to bring the magic of this heart-warming Seuss classic to life on stage here in Nashville,” said Gaylord Opryland General Manager Pete Weien. “It’s a perfect addition to our holiday festivities for 2015 and is sure to delight kids and kids at heart alike.”

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story.

The 2015 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien.

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