Public health restrictions during the COVID-19 Pandemic have resulted in many performing arts organizations innovating solutions to continue fulfilling their missions. While many groups, including Classics 4 Kids, are providing virtual performances and educational opportunities via Zoom, The Old Globe Theatre took a different approach. They are hosting their production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio” on December 20th at noon, and on December 24th at 6:00pm. The Old Globe opted out of streaming the production on video, and have decided to host the performance over radio, as was common in the pre-television era.
As the performance is audio only, the production will emphasize the songs themselves rather than relying on any visual component. The performance will feature holiday classics such as “Santa for a Day” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”, and is based on the original musical theater production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
The production is a great way to share some holiday magic with friends and family from afar. Classics 4 Kids applauds their efforts to make this production free and accessible to anyone with a radio! You can listen to the performance live for free through the KPBS website and app, or by tuning in to KPBS Radio 89.5FM. Enjoy!
-by Isaiah Crooks, C4K Intern