Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Opens Tonight at Madison Square Garden

MSG Entertainment will present Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden beginning tonight, December 5 through Sunday, December 28. The limited engagement in New York City has been called "100 times better than any bedside story," by The New York Times. The classic Christmas story by Dr. Seuss springs to life on stage bringing the spirit of the holiday season to children and adults alike.

Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes (along with the Grinch's heart, of course) when they witness the magic of the holiday tale on stage, which will feature the hit songs, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," both from the original animated television special. Max the Dog serves as the story's narrator as the scheming Grinch plans to steal Christmas away from The Whos, the loveable characters that understand and embrace the true meaning of the holiday. When the Grinch realizes that he can't take Christmas away from Who-ville by taking presents, he returns the gifts and decorations and joins the festivities, proving that all it takes is a little kindness and joy to make any Grinch not so mean after all.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features spectacular sets specially designed for The Theater at Madison Square Garden with costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss' illustrations, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason only accentuate this timeless narrative. The Theater at Madison Square Garden has become a top venue for spreading holiday cheer, presenting some of the season's most sought after family productions including A Christmas Story: The Musical, Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, and Wintuk by Cirque du Soleil. Embraced by generation after generation, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! The Musical is a holiday tradition for audiences of all ages.

The 2014 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. Casting for the New York production will be announced at a later date.

For more information about Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, visit www.theateratmsg.com/events/2014/december/grinch.html or call 866-858-0008.

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