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December 22, 2011

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical



 Stefan Karl and Seth Bazacas Photo by: Papparazzibyappointment.com

 
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical. 












BRIGHT AMAZING SETS IS THE FIRST THING THAT PERKS YOU UP IN THIS UPBEAT STAGE MUSICAL

The Grinch as you know, is a scary villain that abuses his dog. This old grumpy hermit hates the “Who’s” down in the Village. They are simply just country happy folk that especially enjoy the fun of Christmas.

Well – that’s about to end. The Grinch has decided that he must stop this Xmas nonsense. So – he cooks up a scheme to steal the Childrens Xmas presents while they sleep. Even one encounter with the Grinch would ordinarily scare the tinsel off anyone’s tree, but in this case he puffs and he shouts and threatens – but on the inside the Grinch is beginning to show that he has a heart. Just like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Actually he even begins to like children. I must take some lessons from him. I think children are obnoxious little monsters on their own – Yes – I do agree with the Grinch…Children should be seen, but not heard.

To Continue the Dr. Zeus story – The Grinch starts out to steal every ornament and present that he can find. He even takes the Christmas tree and the food. Now, I would never go that far – but it does leave a happy moment to think about.

Of course, I won’t give away the ending – although here is a hint. It gets all warm and fuzzy near the end – even I melted a little with the dazzling snowflakes. They are really beautiful to look at. Actually the entire set is glorious – and very ingenious.

One really wonderful thing about this Grinch is that you can hear every word of every song clearly. What a blessing that is! Will there be a Sequel? Well – what could it be? Maybe a Grinch would steal all the gifts from seniors only in the Village – that would really bring out some tears and outrage. Of course -- I would never do that. 

To get real here – this Grinch story is charming and heartfelt. It’s not an obnoxious parody of the movie, or the TV Version. The music is not particularly fabulous – but there are a few tunes that you will recognize and love. 

My Favorites are the Young and old Dog. I also loved the talented Grinch. One of the biggest hits is: “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch.” I’m glad they weren’t singing to me. Although the Grinch did throw something my way. 

HERE ARE THE MASTERS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME -- STARRING: Stefan Karl (Grinch) - Seth Bazacas - Brooke Lynn Boyd - Serena Brook - Brance Cornelius - Ariana Gibb - Ryan Knowles - Bob Lauder - Rebecca Prescott - Bailey Ryon  and Clara Young. ASTOUNDING ACTING BY ALL!

AT THE GOLDEN GATE THEATRE THROUGH DEC. 29

Courtesy: beyondchron

RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked- 

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(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he also produced and Hosted a long-running Arts Segment on PBS KQED))) 

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