Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
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|Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
℗ 2013 The Grinch Christmas Cast Album, LLC
© 2013 Sony Music Entertainment / Illustrations TM & © 1957, 2013 Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P.
Only sixty-nine pages long, illustrated by Seuss in red, black and white, the book How The Grinch Stole Christmas became an instant classic. Nine years later the author called on his old friend, the famous animator Chuck (Bugs Bunny) Jones, to help him bring the Grinch to television. For the first time the Grinch on Mount Crumpit became a green meanie; in the book he was drawn in black and white. For the first time songs rose up from Who-ville down below (“Welcome, Christmas” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”) written by Theodor Geisel and composer Albert Hague. The animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was aired on CBS in 1966, and instantly became an annual holiday treasure. In 2000 it became a mega-hit movie starring Jim Carrey.
It was inevitable that the story of the Grinch and his big-hearted Who neighbors should take the stage as a fully-formed musical. A first draft was developed in Minneapolis at the Children’s Theatre Company in 1994. The musical was revised and re-designed at The Old Globe in San Diego in 1998, conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien. In 2006 this production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The
Musical took another developmental step and stole Broadway, breaking box office records and entertaining thousands, young and not-so-young.
The show returned to Broadway the following year and has been touring the nation ever since at holiday time.
And now, thanks to this Sony Masterworks Broadway Cast Recording, the Grinch lives in your own home. Don’t worry, though. His heart is at least three times bigger than it used to be!