Grinch Box Office Opens Sept. 8

News   Grinch Box Office Opens Sept. 8 The box office at the Hilton Theatre, which will house the limited engagement of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! — The Musical, opens for business Sept. 8.

Tickets for the production, priced $25-$99, are also now available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or by visiting the show's official website, www.grinchmusical.com.

Performances of the family-friendly show, inspired by the classic illustrated Seuss story, begin Oct. 25 with an official opening Nov. 8. The production, which will offer 12 performances a week, is scheduled to run through Jan. 7, 2007.

As previously announced, Patrick Page, the respected classical actor known for Broadway's The Lion King, will star in the title role. No other casting has been announced.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! — The Musical, according to press notes, is narrated by Max the Dog, who relates "the Grinch's fiendish plan to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving Whos. However, the Grinch soon discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for." The show will include the songs "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," which are heard in the animated version of the Seuss classic, which is aired annually on television.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Musical was originally presented at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre under the direction of Jack O'Brien. It has played to critical acclaim and sold out houses for the past eight years. Matt August will direct the enhanced Broadway production in the cavernous Hilton, once home to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Timothy Mason wrote the book and lyrics and Mel Marvin is composer, with choreography by John DeLuca, sets by John Lee Beatty, lighting by Pat Collins, and puppetry by Michael Curry.

Running Subway Productions is producer with Live Nation as associate producer along with Dr. Seuss' widow, Audrey Geisel.

The Hilton Theatre is located in Manhattan at 213 West 42nd Street.

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