CTC's Production Of THE GRINCH Is Highest Grossing Show, Will Return Next Year

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that their production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the highest grossing show in the organization's 52-year history, playing to 99.8% capacity for 87 performances in the 747-seat theatre. Due to the overwhelming response, CTC has announced ahead of the full 2018-2019 season announcement, that The Grinch will return and be the holiday show for the 2018-2019 season, starring Reed Sigmund in the role of the Grinch for a fourth time.

"We want to thank the community for spending the holiday season with us and for their tremendous support," stated Managing Director Kimberly Motes. "We are incredibly proud of this production and thrilled that more than 64,000 people experienced this important story of redemption and optimism. Due to the overwhelming response, we are bringing it back next season for those who couldn't see it due to sold out performances and for those who can't wait to see it again."

Tickets for the production go on sale in the summer of 2018 (or through purchasing a subscription, which will go on sale in February 2018).

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation's largest and most acclaimed theatre for multigenerational audiences. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for nearly 275,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to producing world class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.

CTC's engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 85,000 students ages 2-18 through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Bridges, and early childhood arts education programs that bring students to the theatre and bring teaching artists into the classroom. The ACT One program is CTC's comprehensive platform for access, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community. www.childrenstheatre.org



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