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Broadway Philadelphia

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 29, 2018

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THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, more than 1.2 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedside story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical 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 series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas. The 2018 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by 3-time Tony Award®-winning director, Jack O’Brien.

BROADWAY PHILADELPHIA is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization


Saturday, December 22 at 11 AM 

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Features and Resources Available for Sensory Friendly Performances:

  • Lighting in the theatre will be kept at mid-level throughout the performance.
  • House will open at 10:15 am to welcome guests early to the performance.
  • Guests are invited to move, vocalize, get up to walk around, and be who they are.
  • NO Shushing! Guests are welcome to vocalize and enjoy the performance as they wish in a shush-free environment.
  • A Cool Down Space will be available in the Lobby, where guests may take a break from sensory stimuli. 
  • Noise Canceling Headphones will be available and guests may also bring their own headphones.
  • Doors will remain open, so guests can come and go as they please.
  • Fidget toys and sensory stress toys will be available. Guests are also welcome to bring additional manipulatives, cushions, and extra support or comfort objects to the concert. 
  • Trained staff, ushers, artists, and volunteers
  • Flexible refund policy: Full no-questions-asked refunds are available to any patron that is unable to attend the performance. We kindly ask that all refund requests be made no later than 48 hours after the performance.

The Sensory-Friendly Performance of the Grinch is generously sponsored by Nemours Children's Health System.

Run Time: 90 Minutes

American Sign Language (ASL) and
Audio Description (AD) Performance
Friday, DEC 21, 7:00 PM

AD Performances Available

ASL Performances Available


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