How The Grinch Stole Christmas Now Open at Children’s Theatre Company

This past weekend, Miss F and I went on a date to the Children’s Theatre Company to see this year’s holiday productions- How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Photo by Kaitlyn Randolph

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of Children’s Theatre Company’s [CTC] trademark shows. It premiered at CTC in 1994 and is the only Minnesota theatre that can perform the show.

In that time, Reed Sigmund, one of CTC’s company actors [this is his 18th season] has played a couple different roles in the show. He played Max the dog several years back but this year is his third time playing the Grinch.

Photo by Kaitlin Randolph

If you’ve seen Sigmund in action in the past, you won’t be surprised by the way he captures the true essence and complete character of the Grinch. His loud, boisterous voice and his ever-physical acting takes the stage by storm. He is a force in any role but especially THIS role.

Photo by Kaitlin Randolph

A few weeks before opening night we were invited to see the transformation from man to Grinch and the fact that he’ll do that transformation close to 100 times before the show closes January 7 makes me tired thinking about it.

You’ll recognize some other CTC regulars in the show- including Natalie Tran as young Max. She played Cindy Lou Who in both the 2012 and 2014 Grinch productions.

Photo by Kaitlin Randolph

How the Grinch Stole Christmas runs through January 7 and tickets are still available but plan ahead and buy now before the show sells out. [Holiday productions are known to sell out.]

You can save 20% by using THIS link to purchase your tickets.

The production runs an hour and 50 minutes and that includes a 15 minute intermission. Don’t spend your entire intermission in line, pre-order your intermission snack [cookies by Patrick’s anyone?] and they will have it waiting for you when you come out.

Make a new tradition this year and bring the whole family. This is a show that is good for all ages. If you’re worried about content, check out this guide CTC put together to determine if this show is a good fit for your family. [Spoiler alert: it’s good for your whole family.]

Stay tuned to my Instagram as I’ll be giving one follower a set of tickets to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas later this week!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I am so thankful to work with CTC as one of their influencer partners. All opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone. 

 

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