'Grinch' opens at the Pantages Theatre

HOLLYWOOD - Dr. Seuss' "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," the critically acclaimed Broadway production, opens this weekend at the Pantages Theatre with a limited holiday engagement through Jan. 3.Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette stars as Old Max and Nickelodeon's Stefan Karl plays the Grinch. Tickets are available online at www.broadwayla.org or by calling (800) 982-ARTS. The musical version of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is based on the original book written by Dr. Seuss. It features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. The musical opened on Broadway at the Hilton Theatre in 2006, and it returned to Broadway the next year at the St. James Theatre. In 2008, the show premiered in Boston and Baltimore, and this holiday season, Los Angeles will play host.

********** Published: November 13, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 30

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