The Grunch

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20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

A new childrens musical brought to you by our Young Creative students. Book, Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey Additional Material by Brian Dawson

From 7:30pm until 9:00pm

At New Theatre Royal

20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

THE GRUNCH is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press ( /




It’s a brand new year at the Whoover Academy. Harper and Jaden arrive early, excitedly discussing all the musicals they saw over the summer. Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader, enters and becomes annoyed that all they ever talk about is musical theatre. As the rest of the Whoover Drama Club arrives, they enthusiastically describe why theatre is their only passion.

Under the bleachers in the gym, Grunch laments to his younger cousin Mills how much he dreads the annual school musical. When Mills reminds Grunch that his aunt is the theatre critic of the New York Times, Grunch suddenly devises the perfect plan to ruin the theatre program permanently; he’ll join the musical, invite his aunt to come review the show, then the night before steal all the sets, costumes and props, ensuring they get the worst review ever!

Does Grunch succeed in destroying the annual school musical or will the passion of the Whoover Drama Club prevail?

A brand new children's musical set in an American high school but with a Suessical twist, a feel good show with fantastic foot tapping songs.

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