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GIVEAWAY - Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas at CTC 11/8-1/8

Children's Theatre Company from November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023!

November 3, 2022

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR 

DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS ANNOUNCED

Children’s Theatre Company brings audience favorite to Minneapolis Nov. 8, 2022- Jan. 8, 2023

 

Minneapolis— October 11, 2022 — Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the cast and creative team that will bring to life Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, playing from November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 7 pm. This is the 10th time CTC has produced this show which they originally commissioned and premiered in 1994. It also marks the fifth time CTC Company Member Reed Sigmund will embody the character of The Grinch.

CTC Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius directs the production, with choreography by Linda Talcott Lee and music by Mel Marvin. The book and lyrics are by Timothy Mason, adapted from How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. 

 

“Ted Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, found himself turning into a grinch when he thought of the commercialization of the holidays,” states Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius. “He wanted to create a piece that celebrated the values of community, of kindness, and of generosity, and to remind us of the true meaning of the holidays. He also wanted to show that both individuals and communities can truly change. Communities can welcome those who are different and in doing so become stronger and more robust. It is in that spirit of the joy of community and the possibility of change that we bring you this production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

 

A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has observed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this favorite holiday story, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he conceives a dastardly plot to destroy the holiday they love. It’s the smallest of the Whos, tiny Cindy Lou, who extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but the size and capacity of the cantankerous Grinch’s heart.

“Since the moment I applied that first dab of green makeup, ten years ago, The Grinch has been my absolute favorite role to portray,” said Reed Sigmund. “It’s a character that’s endlessly rich with opportunities to dynamically explore the full spectrum of human emotions. And I love stories of transformation. This story reminds us that fear and hate are easy, but difficult growth and change are more rewarding for ourselves and our communities. Plus, it comes at a time of year when I get to pound gallons of Christmas cookies. This is a show I can’t wait to celebrate once more.”

 

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas runs November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023, in the UnitedHealth Group Stage. This show is best for all ages. Tickets can be purchased HERE or by calling the ticket office at 612.874.0400. Ticket prices start at $15.  

 

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason

Music by Mel Marvin

Directed by Peter C. Brosius

Choreography by Linda Talcott Lee

A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production 

November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023

UnitedHealth Group Stage

Best enjoyed by all ages 

Lap passes available for children 3 years and younger.

Runtime: Two hours with one 15-minute intermission.

Creative Team

Director |Peter C. Brosius

Choreography by | Linda Talcott Lee

Musical Director | Victor Zupanc

Musical Director | Denise Prosek

Scenic Designer | Tom Butsch

Costume Designer | David Kay Mickelsen

Lighting Designer | Nancy Schertler

Sound Designer | Victor Zupanc

Sound Designer | Sean Healey 

Projection Designer | Craig Gottschalk

Stage Manager | Jamie K. Fuller

Associate Sound Designer | Ellie Simonett

Assistant Director | Alli St. John

Assistant Choreographer | Katie Taintor

Assistant Lighting Designer | Ellie Simonett

Assistant Stage Manager | Kenji Shoemaker

Stage Management Fellow | Jiccarra N. Hollman

 

Cast

Complete Cast List (Alphabetical)

Anja Arora | Who Girl

Liam Beck-O’Sullivan|Who Man

Evan Decker|Who Man

Jerry Drake| Who Man

Elsa Dungan-Hawks| Cindy Lou Who

Chloe Lou Erickson|Who Woman

Dean Holt  | Old Max 

Emily Huggett | Who Girl

Suzie Juul| Grandma Who

Mena Koch |Who Girl

El Kost | Who Boy

Olivia Lampert | Who Girl

Dwight Xaveir Leslie | J.P. Who 

Sam Mandell |  Who Boy

Audrey Mojica | Young Max

Hugo Mullaney | Danny Who

Autumn Ness |  Mama Who

Rue Norman |  Betty Lou Who

Mari Peterson-Hilleque | Who Girl

Adam Qualls  | Grandpa Who

Reed Sigmund | Grinch

Logan Warner | Who Boy

Mabel Weismann| Who Woman

Glenn E. Williams II | Who Man

Matthew Woody |Brother Boo/Mini Max

Monica Xiong | Who Girl/Mini Grinch


Understudies

The Grinch | Adam Qualls

Old Max/JP Who | Glenn E. Williams II

Grandma Who | Rue Norman

Mama Who/Betty Lou Who/Who Women | Janely Rodriguez 

Who Men | Jack Strub 


Understudies- Students

Young Max | Matthew Woody

Danny Who | Liam Beck-O’Sullivan

Cindy Lou Who | Monica Xiong

Annie Who/Mini Grinch | Anja Arora 

Mini Max/Brother Boo | Olivia Lampert
Who Girls | Kaitlyn Rudolf 

Who Boys | Charlie Gold 

Who Men | Quinn A. Hendel 


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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 250,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for 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 creating 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 is the most significant provider of accessible theatre education opportunities in the region. Every year, thousands of children experience theatre for the first time at CTC. Our student matinees and education programs demonstrably benefit the community from the intergenerational conversations sparked by our world premieres, to the sequential skill-building that happens in our Theatre Arts Training to the pre-K focus of our Early Childhood Initiative. ACT One 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. childrenstheatre.org

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Ticket Giveway (Sign Up Below)

Two family 4 packs will be drawn from all valid entries to receive vouchers to exchange for tickets to attend the Minnesota Children's Theatre performance of, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" for an available performance from November 8, 2022 - January 8, 2023. 

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Entries will be accepted Wednesday, November 2, 2022  through Wednesday, November 16, 2022.  

Winners will be contacted via email on Thursday, November 17, 2022. You will have 24 hours to respond.  No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older and a Macaroni Kid Subscriber to win. Only one entry per household please. We NEVER sell or distribute a subscriber's email address or information in any way, though the winner's name and email may be shared with giveaway sponsor for purpose of coordinating prize redemption.
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