About the Show
NBC is bringing Dr. Seuss to life this holiday season with a fun-filled two-hour production of "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!" set to air December 9 at 8/7c from the Troubadour Theatre in London.
Dr. Seuss' beloved classic children’s book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" has become a Christmas staple for generations. This musical version, with book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin and featuring the hit songs "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" (by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss), breathes new life into this timeless story.
Matthew Morrison ("Glee") will star as the curmudgeonly Grinch.
Dr. Seuss' famous book tells the story of a reclusive Grinch who plotted from his cave atop snowy Mount Crumpit to steal Christmas from the Whos in Who-ville. Then on Christmas Eve, disguised as Santa Claus and enlisting his loyal dog Max as a reindeer, the Grinch traveled to Who-ville to scoop up the Whos' gifts and decorations. But much to his surprise on Christmas morning, the Whos were unfazed and celebrated the holiday with a heartwarming display of joy and love.
Additional cast will include Denis O’Hare ("Big Little Lies") as old Max, Booboo Stewart ("Descendants 3") as young Max and talented young newcomer Amelia Minto ("The Lost Girls") as Cindy-Lou Who. Producers have also assembled an ensemble of top musical theater actors from London's West End to complete the cast.
The lush and whimsical staging by award-winning director Max Webster, directed for television by BAFTA winner Julia Knowles, with additional script material by BAFTA-winning writer Simon Nye and featuring sets by acclaimed designer Peter Bingemann and choreography by Lizzi Gee, will set the mood for a beautiful holiday celebration.
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!" is presented in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Running Subway, produced by Penny Lane Entertainment Television and Simon Friend Entertainment. Lee Connolly, Simon Friend, Joshua Rosenblum and James Sanna serve as executive producers. Morrison also serves as a producer on the telecast.
Day & Time
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8/7c
Matthew Morrison, Denis O'Hare, Booboo Stewart and Amelia Minto
Sue Andrew, Lee Connolly, Simon Friend, Joshua Rosenblum and James Sanna
Writer (Book & Lyrics)
Additional Music & Lyrics
Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss
Incidental Music/Vocal Arrangements
Dance Music Arrangements
Casting Director (Adults)
Casting Director (Children)
Keston & Keston
Original Stage Production
Commissioned by and produced at The Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!" is presented in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Running Subway
Penny Lane Entertainment Television and Simon Friend Entertainment