If you’re going to do one, big holiday show in Seattle this year, make it Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
It’s Broadway’s #1 holiday hit, and through the 7th only, it’s playing at the Paramount! It’s a, “Wow!” production with amazing sets and costumes, incredible music, and professional acting.
My boys were open mouthed through the whole thing, although I saw lots of adults enjoying it just as much!
It’s a faithful adaptation of the story-the Grinch, in particular, seems to have sprung to life right from its pages, and the young actress playing Cindy Lou Who is definitely a star we’ll be seeing for years to come. Seriously-look at the cast!
It runs 90 minutes without intermission, which was a perfect length for our boys.
I think preschoolers and up will love it, and you’ll definitely want to read them the book first.
You should know that the Grinch is very lifelike, and there are lots of loud noises and delightful surprises, so it may not be the thing for children with sensory issues.
A few other tips if you decide to go
- You’ll need to pay for nearby parking. We spent 30.00 for the event parking rate at the closest lot. It was worth it!
- The Paramount is absolutely stunning. If you’ve never been before, be sure to allow some time to look around.
- There are drinks and snacks available for purchase in the lobby, but they are on the spendy side, so you may want to eat before you go. You can’t bring food or drink into the theater.
- There is some Grinch merchandise for sale in the lobby, though it was unobtrusive.
- If your kiddos are on the shorter side be sure to get a booster seat. They’re fabric cubes, and they’ll help the kids see all the action!
Now, this is a real, Broadway show, so it’s not going to be the cheapest thing you do this season, but tickets start at 25.00, which is downright do-able compared to some other fare this time of year. If you do have some wiggle room in your budget, I am a big believer in planning for things that are important to you. I’m not big on entertaining, and I’ve never bought my boys fancy dress-up clothes (Can we all say, “Why bother?”), but I do like to splurge on events like this.
There are still Grinch tickets available, but the show moves on to other cities after this weekend, so if you’d like to take your family, you’ll want to make plans now! You can check out more detail about the show here. You can see and purchase tickets here.
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for myself and the boys to facilitate this review. We paid for my husband’s ticket, and our parking, and our grilled cheese. I was not otherwise compensated, and the opinions are my own.