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Dr. Seuss' Grinch to steal the stage Nov. 17-21

October 08, 2010

Get ready as Whoville lands in Tempe …Dr. Seuss’ "How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" arrives at ASU Gammage for 11 performances only Nov. 17-21. Arizona audiences will have the chance to discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale as it comes to life on stage. Big League Productions presents this critically acclaimed, record-breaking Broadway production originally created by 3-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien.  

Dr. Seuss’ "How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" 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 Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas.  This production is directed by Matt August and Choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca.

Grinch opened on Broadway and broke box office records at the Hilton Theatre in 2006, and it returned to Broadway in 2007 at the St. James Theatre.  In 2008, the show premiered in Boston and Baltimore, and 2009 in Los Angeles.
Stefan Karl, star of Nickelodeon’s LazyTown (Robbie Rotten) will enchant audiences of all ages as the Grinch.

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 1.800.982.ARTS (2787). ASU Gammage is located on the main campus of Arizona State University in Tempe at Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard. The PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series is presented by ASU Gammage, Broadway Across America and US Airways. U.S. Bank is the official bank sponsor of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona series.
About ASU Gammage
Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world.  ASU Gammage is the home theater of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond series.  Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public.  ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

About Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America is owned and operated by British theater producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman). Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theater for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced the Broadway productions of "Hair," "West Side Story" and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." Upcoming productions include "Minsky's," "Promises, Promises," "Million Dollar Quartet and the West End production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Touring productions include Nickelodeon's "Storytime Adventures" featuring Dora the Explorer and "Dreamgirls." For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to