Jeff McCarthy, the actor whose New York credits include Urinetown, Chicago, The Pirate Queen, Side Show and Beauty & the Beast, among others, will lead the cast as the title character in Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! at Madison Square Garden.
Abagail Shapiro and Tori Feinstein will share the role of Cindy Lou-Who along with Ken Land as Old Max, Gilbert L. Bailey II as Young Max, Paul Aguirre as Papa Who, Natalie Hill as Mama Who, Philip Hoffman as Grandpa Who and Rosemary Loar as Grandma Who; Danielle Megan Johnson and Zara Scott will share the role of Annie Who.
The cast is completed by William Bailey, Jamie Beth Barton, Alex Chester, Matt Densky, Anoinette DiPietropolo, Amy Griffin, Jamey Hood, Liesl Jaye, Dennis Kenney, Ivory McKay, Candice Nicole, Shane Rhoads, Anette Michelle Sanders, Jamison Stern, Heather Tepe and Lilly Tobin.
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will perform at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for a limited engagement beginning December 13 through December 30, 2012. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated series, the Grinch discovers the true meaning of Christmas in this adored holiday classic. The production will feature magnificent sets specially designed for The Theater at Madison Square Garden and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small,” plans to steal Christmas away from the holiday-spirited Whos. The Grinch soon realizes, however, there's more to Christmas than he bargained for.
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