Sunny from Madison, Wisconsin
GOOD SHOW AND A LOT OF FUN!
My husband took me to How the Grinch Stole Christmas for my birthday. As anticipated their are a lot of kids at the show. Go to the latest evening show if you want to avoid some of the kids. I saw quite a few 3 and 4 year old children who didn't have a clue as to what was going on. I think a waste considering the cost of tickets but to each their own. Big, beautiful costumes, fun songs, large sets, a lot of Razzle Dazzle which I like in a theater production. The 9 year old girl next to me turned on her cell phone half way through the show. I was just about to tell her to turn it off when she turned it off. The show stays true to the story. As another parent mentioned the show gives away the fact that your parents are Santa Claus!! Not good. We enjoyed the show. Get tickets down front sit back and be entertained.
Erica from Denver, Colorado
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this show, as did the children in the theater. It was fun for all ages. I was impressed by the quality of the performance, and the actor of the Grinch himself blew me away! He was engaging, funny, and talented!! This was such a fun night, I’d highly recommend it. :)
Horatio from New York, New York
I saw this show a few years ago at the St. James Theater and (because it was so much fun!) had to go back this year at MSG. I'm still blown away by how well done it is. They really bring the entire "Whoville community" to life in a modern and thoughtful way without ever sacrificing the original intent of the adorable Dr. Seuss methodology. I left the theater humming "You're a Mean One!" Don't miss this show this year!! Although it should be a perennial favorite, who knows when it will play NYC again?? (PS where's the cast recording!?!?!?!) HB
Michelle from Boston, Massachusetts
Definitely a cute show for kids under the age of 10. The sets were beautiful and the story very close to the book. The advertised run time was 90 minutes and we were out of the theater within 75 minutes. My only complaint is the price. $85 for 65 minutes of theater seems overpriced. We ate at Rustic Kitchen after. Excellent meal!
BobS from Westborough, Massachusetts
BEST SEEN FROM THE EYES OF AN 8 YEAR OLD.
My kids are in their 20's but we always watched the cartoon and Jim Carrey versions of the Grinch. We thought it would be a fun evening to go see the Grinch at the Wang, have a cocktail, dinner and a show. First off, it is definitely written to be entertaining to 8 year olds, no "adult" humor here. It feels as if the story is more about how badly Max (the dog) is treated by the Grinch. Most of the characters are not very memorable, the Grinch role is spiritedly done but again best viewed as an 8 year old. The set pieces are done in appropriate style but seem like they are no better than a good high school's version, i.e. pretty simplistic. The Wang is beautiful and should be visited at some point, but save your money - and your 80 minutes - for a different show....unless you are 8 years old.
Teresa Wolfe from Dallas, Texas
WOULD HAVE LEFT...
We saw this at the Winspear in Dallas. If our seats hadn’t been right in the center of about 40 seats, or if there had been an intermission, our family would have definitely left before it was over. The Whos’ singing was almost unbearable. I looked over to see my daughter (who loves stage productions) with her fingers in her ears during one of the numbers. Some of the scenery was fun, but so much of it was lacking and forgettable. I applauded at the end, but it was simply out of relief that is was finally over. :( So disappointed that we spent the time and money to attend this show.
Ron Buckbee from New York, New York
This show was HORRIBLE. It is, without a doubt, the worst live performance I have ever seen. I would sit through Tarzan (the 2nd worst live show I have ever seen) a 100 times before I would watch this mess again. The musical score is forgettable as are the sets. The elder dog character is poorly done. I could not believe the amount of people that were complaining about the show upon its completion. People were walking out and my 6 year old begged to leave. What a mess! I would not recommend this show to anyone. Great dinner at Becco afterwards though.
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