DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL
ADDED TO 2012 BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SEASON
CHICAGO (Feb. 29, 2012) – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce three additional shows: SISTER ACT and DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL will be part of the upcoming 2012 Broadway In Chicago Season Series and LES MISÉRABLES will be an Off-Season Special.
SISTER ACT(2012 Season Show) Nov. 13 – Dec. 2, 2012 Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 East Congress Parkway) SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN,”and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LITTLE MERMAID, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL(2012 Season Show) Dec. 5 – 16, 2012 Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph St.) The Chicago premiere of the critically acclaimed, Broadway record breaking production 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 will entertain the whole family as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit.
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James (2007) and Hilton (2006) theatres in New York. Since then, thousand of families across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedside story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.” 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 2012 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award® winning director Jack O’Brien.
LES MISÉRABLES (Off-Season Special) Nov. 14 – Dec. 2, 2012 Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph St.) Due to popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of LES MISÉRABLES will return to Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited three-week engagement, Nov. 14 - Dec. 2, 2012.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh’s reimagined production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions. Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continuing to open around the globe. There have been 36 cast recordings of LES MISÉRABLES, including a multi-platinum London cast recording, a Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast album, complete symphonic albums, and the live recording of the new 25th Anniversary production. Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of LES MISÉRABLES with Working Title and Universal.
Tickets are available now for all three shows for groups of 15 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. The 2012 Fall Season Subscription Series will go on sale in April. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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