How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Sensory Friendly Performance)

Sat, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM

VENUE: Reynolds Hall
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Cast

The Smith Center is thrilled to present a sensory friendly performance of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.  This performance is intended for individuals with sensory sensitivities and other intellectual or developmental disabilities. We welcome family and friends to experience the show together.

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. Recommended for ages 5 and older..

The total time of the performance is approx. 85 minutes with no intermission.

At This Sensory-Friendly Performance, supportive adaptations will include:

  • Lower sound and light levels, strobe effects removed and fewer startling special effects.
  • House lights and stage lights will remain at a low level throughout the performance.
  • Audience members may stand and move throughout the theater as needed during the performance.
  • Audience members may vocalize or make noises throughout the performance.
  • Audience members may bring and use their electronic devices and extra support items during the performance.
  • We provide quiet areas and activities staffed by professionals and trained volunteers.

If a member of your group requires specific accommodations, please contact Patron Services at (702) 749-2000
TTY USERS Please call 800-326-6868 OR DIAL 711

“Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” is approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission, recommended for ages 5 and older. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age. No babes in arms. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 





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This sensory friendly performance is made possible through a major gift from Windsong Trust, Ameriprise Financial and other generous Smith Center donors.


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