BWW Reviews: The Grinch Will Steal Your Heart in San Antonio
With all the presents opened and stacked, the families spend Christimas week full of laughs. The Grinch came to town, and you cannot be brought down as you sit at the Majestic and enjoy. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS is a delightful family-fun show that has everyone participating from beginning to end. Stefan Karl is amazing in the role of the Grinch and his portrayal of the evil sad creature are right up his alley. Karl is also known for his role as the villian, Robbie Rotten in the TV series, "Lazy Town." He plays well to the children in the audience and often breaks the 4th wall as he speaks directly to the audience at times during the performance. This does not take away from the adventure onstage. In fact, it brings the show alive more. And Karl's voice is strong as he belts out such songs as "I Hate Christmas Eve" and "One of A Kind."
Piper Birney plays the role of little Cindy-Lou Who and did a fantastic job. This is her debut in the role and she seemed up to the task. She melts hearts as she sings "Santa For A Day" with Stefan Karl. Piper alternates with Jenna Iacono who had a chance to play in the classic last year.
Another stand-out performance in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS is Bob Lauder who plays Old Max. Lauder is a veteran to the stage and is an accomplished operatic baritone. When he sings, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," he sings it with real feeling. He rivals that of the original singer of the Christmas Classic, Thurl Ravenscroft. Lauder even involves the audience by placing the words stregtically throughout the set.
John Lee Beatty did a great job on the set design that resembled the orginal drawings from the famous Dr. Suess book. He brought the drawings to life and incorporated them into the set that added to the already amazing show.
This show is worth taking the whole family to see while it is here in San Antonio. But you better act fast, there aren't too many shows. Saturday, December 28th showtimes are 11 AM, 2 PM,5 PM, and 8 PM. Sunday, December 29th showtimes are 11 AM, 3 PM and 7 PM. You can purchase tickets by going to www.majesticempire.com. Don't miss out. Your heart will grow just like the Grinch's as you are warmed by the holiday classic.