(Photo courtesy of Bond Theatrical)
The cast has been announced for the nationwide touring production of How the Grinch Stole Dr Seuss Christmas! Musical comedy. The show will tour the holiday season, starting at the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC from November 16-21 before traveling to the National Theater in Washington, DC from November 23 to December 5 and finally from play The Fox. Theater in Atlanta, Georgia from December 7 to 12. The 2021 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien.
The cast will include James Schultz in The Grinch, W. Scott Stewart in Old Max, Xavier McKnight in Young Max, Christine Aziz in Grandma Who, John Anthony Lopez in Grandpa Who, Eduardo Uribe in Papa Who and Ashley Morton in Mama Who. Sofie Nesanelis and Quinn Titcomb will alternate as Cindy-Lou Who, and Hinano Hannah Lea Kuzukawa and Sadie Mae O’Sullivan will alternate as Annie Who.
The set will include Sia Arvinger, Samm Carroll, Taylor Anne Drumwright, Caleb Funk, Joey Donoian, Mariela Dorado, Riley Fisher, Ethan James Lynch, Katie McConaughy, Jonathan Nadolny, Ellen Peterson, Justine Rappaport, Neely Scott and Meredith Aleigha Wells.
The magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale comes to life on stage. With the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”, the Grinch discovers that there is more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heartwarming tale. Max the Dog relates that the wicked and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small”, decides to steal Christmas from the Whos, an infinitely cheerful community brimming with holiday spirit.
The production includes music and a book by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason, set design by John Lee Beatty and costumes by Robert Morgan, based on the original book by Dr Seuss.