Get Spring Family Activities Sent to You!

The Grinch Musical is Coming to NBC This December

The Grinch Musical is Coming to NBC This December

NBC's musical production of The Grinch will air on Dec. 9 at 8pm EST on NBC.


NBC is bringing the Grinch to life this holiday season with a two-hour musical, holiday production of "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical" on Dec. 9 at 8pm EST from the Troubadour Theatre in London. Former Glee star Matthew Morrison will play the Grinch alongside Big Little Lies actor Dennis O'Hare, Descendants 3 star Booboo Stewart, and The Lost Girls star Amelia Minto. So, on Dec. 9, let's curl up in some Christmas pajamas and make a big cup of hot cocoa and enjoy everyone's favorite green grouch!

“While the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing the stage musical to life, we are putting together a really special show with some crazy, fun, imaginative things going on,” Morrison said in a rehearsals clip that aired on the Today Show.

NBC has put on a number of musicals over the last few years, including live productions of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, all staged by directors Max Webster and Julia Knowles. This year's holiday production will bring some much-needed Christmas cheer into the homes of families all over the world.

“Dr. Seuss is an indelible part of all of our lives and we’re thrilled to bring a stage production of ‘The Grinch Musical!’ to our audience,” Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs at NBC Entertainment, said in a press release. “This is a perfect addition to our annual holiday program traditions and a telecast the entire family will enjoy.”



RELATED: Find Theater and Performing Arts Classes for Kids

The Grinch has been entertaining families since 1967 when Dr. Seuss' book first released. Since then, it has become a television special that first premiered in 1966, a live-action version starring Jim Carrey that debuted in 2000, and an animated big-screen adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, and Kenan Thompson in 2018.

Dr. Seuss' famous book tells the story of the Grinch, who is a reclusive green grouch who plans to steal Christmas from the Whos in Who-ville from inside his cave. On Christmas Eve, he disguises himself as Santa Claus and travels to Who-ville to steal gifts and decorations. To his surprise, the Whos are unbothered and continue their holiday celebrations with love and joy. 

 

 


Want more content like this? Get Great Family Activities!


More News Articles:

Duck Donuts is Opening in Paramus This Weekend

Create your own ideal donut-topping combination at Duck Donuts in Paramus—one of few locations in the New York metro area.


Latest News:

American Girl Brings Back Original Six Characters

You can order the six original American Girl dolls—Kirsten, Molly, Felicity, Samantha, Addy, and Josefina—in honor of the 35th anniversary.


Family Activities:

Why Summer Learning Is More Important Than Ever for Students with ADHD

Huntington Learning Center May. 20, 2021

The last year of online and hybrid learning has been challenging for many students, but especiall...



Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.
Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes, a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, is the production editor for NYMetroParents. She's written hundreds of articles to help New York parents make better decisions for their families. When she's not writing, you can find her eating pasta, playing guitar, or watching reality TV. See More

Featured Listings:

Jill's Ceramics

Jill's Ceramics

West Nyack, NY Want a unique, inexpensive, one-of-a-kind birthday party?

Coupé Theatre Studio

Coupé Theatre Studio

Full service dance studio in Rockland County. Instruction and performance opportunities for students ages 3 to adult. Classess in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz...

Kreative Kids & Vicki's Dance Studio

Kreative Kids & Vicki's Dance Studio

New City, NY For over 29 years, Kreative Kids has provided a nurturing and fun-filled toddler/nursery program where classes are kept small for individualized atten...