James Schultz as The Grinch and W. Scott Stewart as Old Max in the Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Credit: Jeremy Daniel.

The Grinch is coming to steal Christmas in Providence! DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL plays at PPAC for 10 performances only, Nov 28 – Dec 3, 2023.

BankNewport Family Night at THE GRINCH is Wed, Nov 29 at 7pm. For this performance, buy one ticket and receive a ticket of equal value for free for a child aged 18 or younger. BankNewport Family Night tickets are available at the Box Office window and by phone; these tickets are not available online. BankNewport is the title sponsor of Family Night, with support from media sponsors ABC 6 and NOW 93.3.


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 this classic holiday tale that is fun for all Whos, tall and small, as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. 

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) told Redbook that one morning (the day after Christmas) he looked into the mirror and thought he looked a little “Grinch-ish.” That lightbulb moment, along with being bothered for many years about the over-commercialization of the Christmas holiday, inspired him to write How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Since its publication in 1957, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has become a classic for the holidays and really, for any time of the year. The story has been adapted into an animated TV special, an animated film, and now, a musical.

Tickets for DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL are on sale now at, by phone at 401.421.ARTS and at the box office window at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903.