How the Grinch Stole a Birthday
The Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre presents How the Grinch Stole Christmas to celebrate author Dr. Seuss' 116th birthday
Sunday, Mar. 1
Glittering white snow falls atop the houses of Whoville, as the children inside dream of candy canes and presents tied with beautiful bows. Meanwhile, the green cave-dwelling curmudgeon known as the Grinch treks down from Mt. Crumpit to avenge the Christmas spirit.
The Erie Contemporary Ballet Theatre presents How the Grinch Stole Christmas to celebrate author Dr. Seuss' 116th birthday. Back by popular demand, the production was once a tradition for the ballet company from 2003-2014 but was replaced with The Nutcracker.
This one-hour classic consists of acrobatics, ballet, jazz, tap, acting, and live narration, with over 60 dancers. The cast includes Drew Smith as the Grinch and nine-year-old Olivia McVeagh as Max the Dog, dancers Vivian Campbell and Avery Cardinali (as Cindy Lou Who), with Kellen Smith narrating.
When prompted by the narrator, children are encouraged to yell "You're mean!" during the show, to bring some Seussical fun to the performance. Have yourself a merry March see one of these two performances at the General McLane Auditorium. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
—— Chloe Forbes
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. // General McLane Auditorium, 11761 Edinboro Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412 // $10 children, $15 adults // eriecbt.org