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It’s a Merry “Grinchmas” at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

We attended as a guest of the Segerstrom

Segerstrom Center - Brooke Lynn Boyd as Cindy-Lou Who and Stefan Karl as The Grinch - Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

Segerstrom Center – Brooke Lynn Boyd as Cindy-Lou Who and Stefan Karl as The Grinch – Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

“Stink..Stank..Stunk!”

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas comes to life for families this year with an epic holiday performance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The play is narrated by Bob Lauder, who plays an old Max the dog who is reflecting back on the story of that one Christmas when the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes. Along with an older version of Max all of our kids favorite characters from the book take the stage including Cindy-Lou Who, The Grinch, Grandpa Who, Young Max and more.

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Before the performance, guests were invited to have their photo taken on a sleigh with “Max the Dog” and participate in an interactive story time by the highly-acclaimed storyteller, Jim Cogan.

Segerstrom Center - Stefan Karl as The Grinch - Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

Segerstrom Center – Stefan Karl as The Grinch – Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

During the show, our kids were on the edge of their seats, and the cast kept the audience engaged throughout the entire performance. There was role-playing with audience members, a snowfall and even a sing-along. It is a perfect show to introduce young kids to the theater for the first time.

Segerstrom Center - GRINCH Company - Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

Segerstrom Center – GRINCH Company – Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

While we were expecting the Grinch to be the star of the show, it was Raleigh Shuck who played Cindy-Lou Who, who got a standing ovation. The eight-year-old Kentucky-born girl sent chills down my spine every time that she would sing. Even my kids could not get over how such a young girl could possess such amazing talent.

Segerstrom Center - GRINCH Company - Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

Segerstrom Center – GRINCH Company – Photo by PaparazziByAppointment.com

After the show, my kids could not stop talking about the musical. It was one of the highlights of their holiday season, and an event that they’ll never forget. Don’t miss this beloved holiday performance at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts until December 14th. Tickets start at $29 and are available online at SCFTA.org, by calling 714-556-2787 or at the box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.

Showtimes include:

Thursday at 1 and 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m.

The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, December 13 will include audio description, open captioning and
sign-language interpretation.

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Story time hours (located on the balcony floor):

11am performance: 10:10 and 10:30am
1pm performance: 12:10pm and 12:30pm
2pm performance: 1:10pm and 1:30pm
6:30pm performance: 5:40pm and 6pm
7:30pm performance: 6:40pm and 7pm

Don’t forget to share your thoughts about the performance on social media using the hashtags #GrinchMusical and #SCFTA. Check out our kid’s review of the play on OC Mom TV..

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