NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is returning to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House November 18 through December 25, 2016 as part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Hailed by The New York Times as "100 times better than any bedside story," this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.
"We are thrilled to return to Nashville for this year's A Country Christmas," says executive producer Joshua Rosenblum. "Last year we watched our Grinch's heart grow three sizes as a result of the enthusiastic welcome he received at the Grand Ole Opry House. The Grinch is ready to steal the hearts of Nashville once again!"
The Grinch broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theaters in New York. Since then, more than 1.2 million theater-goers across America have been delighted by this heart warming holiday musical, which Gannett papers hailed as "A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults."
Audiences will find their hearts growing a few sizes along with the Grinch's when they experience the magic of the beloved tale on stage, which features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss), from the original animated television special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the loveable Whos.
"We are delighted to bring back this timeless classic for a second season in Nashville," said Gaylord Opryland General Manager Pete Weien. "The production is full of heart and stays true to the Seuss story in every way. It has something for every generation and is a beautiful reminder of the deeper meaning of the holiday season."
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss' original book, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story.
The 2016 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O'Brien.
Dr. Seuss fans are sure to adore the new Breakfast with The Grinch at Gaylord Opryland Resort. This one-of-a-kind interactive dining experience includes a buffet of Who-ville inspired breakfast items and table-side visits with the star of the Broadway show...THE GRINCH himself!
For more information about Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, visit GrinchMusicalNashville.com.
Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort attracts more than 1 million visitors annually with its 2.3 million holiday lights, 9 acres of indoor gardens filled over-the-top decorations plus an array of family-friendly holiday shows and attractions. ICE!—the resort's signature holiday event—boasts 2 million pounds of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures and ice slides standing more than two stories tall. A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the "Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa" by USA Today; "The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation" by the Travel Channel's "Extreme Christmas;" one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a "Nashville treasure" by Southern Living. Learn more at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.
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