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Script written by Roxann Rose-Duckworth (based on the book by Dr.

Seuss & a readers theater script written by Sharon Drummond) Performed by Bridgeway Christian Academy students on December 13, 2011 Characters 1. Grinch ² 33 lines 2. Cindy Lou Who 6 lines ² all alone 3. Who 1 10 lines, many alone 4. Who 2 10 lines, many alone 5. Who 3 6 lines with a Bible verse (2 alone) 6. Who 4 6 lines with a Bible verse (2 alone) 7. Who 5 6 lines with a Bible verse (2 alone) 8. Who 6 6 lines with a Bible verse (2 alone) 9. Who 7 5 lines with two alone 10. Who 8 5 lines with two alone 11. Who 9 5 lines with two alone 12. Who 10 5 lines with two alone 13. Who 11 5 lines with two alone 14. Who 12 5 lines with two alone 15. Who 13 4 lines with one alone 16. Who 14 4 lines with one alone 17. Who 15 4 lines with one alone 18. Who 16 4 lines with one alone 19. Who 17 4 lines with one alone 20. Who 18 5 lines with a Bible verse (1 alone) 21. Who 19 5 lines with a Bible verse (1 alone) 22. Who 20 5 lines with a Bible verse (1 alone) 23. Who 21 7 lines, all alone and some long 24. Max the dog 6 lines, some short 25. Mouse 3 lines, but all long and alone

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 1

Grinch looks at the Christmas decorations with disgust and displays himself as being very grumpy. 8 & 9: Now don·t ask us why.(The Whos and Mouse enter the sanctuary singing ´Avu Doray: Welcome Christmasµ. hating the Whos. Who 3 & 4: But the Grinch Who lived just north of Who-ville Grinch: Did not! Who 5 & 6: The Grinch hated Christmas! Grinch: I hate the whole Christmas season! Who 7. 11. Grinch: It could be. The Grinch and Max are on the stage already.) Who 1 & 2: Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot. Who 21: Staring down from his cave with a sour. They do not join in the song. & 12: It could be his head wasn·t screwed on just right. Who 10. GRINCHµ as Mr. No one quite knows the reason. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 2 . Who 17 & 18: That·s probably because he did not know the reason we have for celebrating the Christmas season! (THE INTERMEDIATE CLASS WHOS WILL SING ´YOU·RE A MEAN ONE.) Who 19 & 20: So he stood there on Christmas Eve. Grinchy frown At the warm lighted windows below in their town. MR. perhaps. that my shoes are too tight! Who 13 & 14: But we think the most likely reason of all Who 15 & 16: may have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

Grinch: (drumming his fingers) I MUST find some way to stop Christmas from coming! (The Mouse and Whos sing ´TRIM UP THE TREEµ as they add decorations to the Crhistmas tree. Whos 11 & 12: And they·d rush for their toys! Grinch: And then«oh.) Who 7 & 8: Tomorrow he knew all the Who girls and boys Who 9 & 10: Would wake up bright and early. the Grinch will sing in a mocking tone. Grinch: And they·re decorating their Christmas trees! Who 3 & 4: He snarled with a sneer. the noise! Oh. with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming.) Whos 15 & 16: Then the Whos. Grinch: And they·ll feast! And they·ll feast! How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 3 .Who 1 & 2: For he knew every Who down in Who-ville beneath was busy now hanging a Christmas wreath. will sit down to a feast. the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! Whos 13 & 14: That·s one thing he hated! All of the Whos and the Mouse: The Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! (Get louder with each word. Part of the song. Grinch: Tomorrow is Christmas! It·s practically here! Who 5 & 6: Then he growled. young and old.

with Christmas bells ringing. Max. the tall and the small Grinch: Will stand close together. They·ll stand hand-in-hand.All of the Whos and the Mouse: And we·ll feast! Feast! Feast! Feast! (Get louder with each word and then rub tummies. Something must be done to stop these little. Draven and Kadyn play their instrumental solos. we·ll do something he likes least of all! Every Who down here in Who-ville..) Whos 1 & 2: Then he got an idea! (The Grinch smiles and rubs his hands together. And they·ll start singing! All of the Whos and the Mouse: And we·ll sing! Sing! Sing! Sing! (Sing louder with each word.) Who 21: And then.) Whos 3 & 4: An awful idea! (The Grinch laughs and leaves the sanctuary down the center aisle. The Whos will enjoy the Christmas music. with his dog following.) Grinch: For 53 years. The Whos will enjoy the Christmas music as the Grinch thinks hard. the dog.) Grinch: Then they·ll start playing Christmas songs on their instruments. has a worried look on his face.) Whos 17 & 18: We will feast on Who-pudding. and rare Who-roastbeast Whos 19 & 20: Which was something the Grinch couldn·t stand in the least! (Grinch will make a gagging face and sound. annoying varments! (Parker and Winter will play their instrumental solos. I·ve put up with it now! I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! But HOW? (Grinch will think as Ben W.) How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 4 .

) All I need is a reindeer« Whos 9 & 10: The Grinch looked around. Whos 5 & 6: The Grinch laughed in his throat.) Grinch: (enters the sanctuary with his Santa attire on and starts speaking his lines as he walks down the aisle toward the stage. Grinch: Did that stop the old Grinch? All of the Whos and the Mouse: No! Whos 11 & 12: The Grinch simply said Grinch: If I can·t find a reindeer.) I have a wonderful. Whos 13 & 14: Then he took some red thread and he tied reindeer antlers on top of his head. I·ll make one instead! Max: So he called his dog. Max (said with a sad expression). awful idea! I know just what I·ll do. (Grinch does an evil laugh. I look just like Saint Nick! (Then he stops and rubs his chin to think.) Grinch: I made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.) Whos 7 & 8: And he chuckled and giggled (Grinch laughs and giggles) Grinch: What a great Grinchy trick! With this coat and this hat. (He models the coat for the audience.(Instumental solos continue with Zoe. But. (Grinch puts reindeer antler head band on Max·s head) How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 5 . since reindeers are scarce. there was none to be found.

A rather tight pinch. then so can the Grinch! (Max looks at the Grinch and shakes his head.Whos 15 & 16: Then he loaded some bags and some old empty sacks on a ramshackle sleigh Max: And he hitched up old Max (said with sad expression). empty bags in his fist. Then he slid down the chimney.) How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 6 . All the windows were dark.) Who 1: He got stuck only once. All the Whos were all dreaming sweet dreams without care When he came to the first little house on the square Grinch: This is stop number one! Who 21: The old Grinchy Claus hissed And he climbed to the roof. Whos 17 & 18: Then the Grinch said Grinch: Gidiyap! Whos 19 & 20: And the sleigh started down toward the homes (All of the Whos except for #21. Grinch: But if Santa can do it.) Who 21: Where the Whos lay a-snooze in their town. Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue Where the little Who stockings all hung in a row. 1 & 2 sit down and rest their heads upon their hands. for a moment or two. Grinch: These stockings are the first things to go! (He takes down stockings from the stage set and places them in his bag. Quiet snow filled the air.

up the chimbley! Who 2: Then he slunk to the icebox. very nimbly. Who 2: He turned around fast. Cindy Lou-Who: Who·d got out of bed for a cup of cold water. Who 2: She stared at the Grinch and said. and he took every present! Grinch: Pop guns and bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn and plums! Who 1: And he stuffed them in bags. Grinch: And now! I will stuff up the Christmas tree! Narrator 21: And the Grinch grabbed the tree. stuffed all the bags. that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash! Who 1: Then he stuffed all the food up the chimney with glee. with a smile most unpleasant. who was not more than two. (THE PRIMARY CLASS SINGS THE ´CINDY LOU WHO SONGµ. and he saw a small who! Cindy-Lou Who: Little Cindy-Lou Who. around the whole room. one by one. and he started to shove Cindy-Lou Who: When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove. He took the Who·s feast! He took the Who pudding! He took the roast beast! He cleaned out the fridge as quick as a flash. Why.) Who 1: The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter.Who 2: Then he slithered and slunk. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 7 . Then the Grinch.

Cindy Lou-Who: Santy Claus. my sweet little tot. Who 1: The fake Santy Claus lied Grinch: There·s a light on this tree that won·t light on one side. Mouse: (crying)And the one speck of food that he left in the house Was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse. Then he did the same thing to the other Whos· houses. Cindy-Lou Who: Thank you Santy! Who 2: His fib fooled the child. why? Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why? Who 1: But you know that old Grinch is so smart and so slick Who 2: He thought up a lie. Then I·ll bring it back here. the old liar. I·ll fix it up there. And then when I was back in my room with my cup (hold up the cup) Who 21: He went to the chimney and he stuffed the tree up! Who 1: Then the last thing he took was the log for the fire! Who 2: Then he went up the chimney himself. Who 21: On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire. and he thought it up quick! Grinch: Why. my dear. Cindy-Lou Who: Then he patted my head and he got me a drink and he sent me back to bed. Leaving crumbs much too small for the other Whos· mouses! How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 8 . So I·m taking it home to my workshop.

Crimpit. still a-snooze When he packed up his sled. Then the Whos down in Who-ville will all cry Boo-Hoo! That is a noise that I simply must hear! Max: So he paused. 2 & 21 now sit down and rest their heads on their hands just as the other Whos have been doing) Mouse: It was quarter past dawn« All the Whos. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 9 .) They·re just waking up! I know just what they·ll do! Their mouths will hang open a minute or two. Grinch: I packed it up with their presents! All of the Whos: (heads still resting in on their hands ² say these lines in a dreamy voice) The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings! Max: Three thousand feet up! (Sounding miserable. And the Grinch put his hand to his ear. still a-bed. Grinch: They·re finding out now that no Christmas is coming! (Laugh in an evil way.) Up the side of Mt.(Whos 1. All the Whos. We rode with the load to the tiptop to dump it! Grinch: Pooh-Pooh to the Whos! Max: He was grinch-ish-ly humming.

(The Whos stand up and stretch as if they are waking up. Then it started to grow« (music starts) Who 5: But the sound wasn·t sad! Who 6: Why this sound sounded merry! Grinch: It couldn·t be so! But it was merry! Very! Who 7: He stared down at Who-ville! The Grinch popped his eyes! Who 8: Then he shook! What he saw was a shocking surprise! (THE WHOS & THE MOUSE SING AVU DORAY: ´WELCOME CHISTMAS DAYµ.) Who 9: Every Who down in Who-ville Who 10: The tall Who 11: And the small Who 12: Was singing! Grinch: (In an astonished tone of voice) Without any presents at all! Mouse: He hadn·t stopped Christmas from coming! It came! Somehow or other. stood puzzling and puzzling. it came just the same! Who 13: And the Grinch. Who 4: It started in low. holding hands and swaying. with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 10 . They have happy expressions.) Who 3: And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.

the Lord.. and the glory of the Lord shone around them.) Whos 20 & 3: Isaiah 9:6-7 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 11 .perhaps. the birth of a king. (Grinch takes Bible from bag and opens it. he is the Messiah.means a little bit more! Who 16: Then he pulled from the bag the Holy Book and he decided to give it a look.. Who 15: Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn·t before! Grinch: Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. ´Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.. Who 19: But the angel said to them.Grinch: How could this be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages. (The Grinch turns pages in the Bible.) Whos 17: He read about the birth of a savior. keeping watch over their flocks at night. boxes or bags! Who 14: He puzzled three hours. Maybe Christmas. An angel of the Lord appeared to them. and then finally he understood everything! (The Grinch looks in his Bible) Whos 18 & 19: Luke 2:8-11 Who 18: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. and they were terrified. till his puzzler was sore.. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.

Everlasting Father. to us a son is given. Tyrel (Max the dog) plays his solo on the piano: O Come All Ye Faithful.) Everyone: John 3:16 . Who 6: Now to the King eternal. 5 & 6: 1 Timothy 1:15-17 Who 4: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners« Who 5: But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me« Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. the only God. invisible. be honor and glory for ever and ever. Prince of Peace. the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. Mighty God. Grinch: Christmas definitely doesn·t come from a store! I now know that Christmas means a lot more! Who 7: and at that moment. (The Grinch turns pages in the Bible. immortal. and the government shall be upon his shoulders« Who 3: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor. (The Grinch turns pages in the Bible. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 12 . that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.) Whos 4.For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Amen.Who 20: For to us a child is born.

Everyone sings: WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM? (The Grinch finishes the last line on his own: ´I·ll give Him my heart. Max: We whizzed with our load through the bright morning light! Who 9: And he brought back the toys! Who 10: And the food for the feast! Who 11: And he.yell out to audience in a very happy tone of voice.. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Page 13 .) Please everyone join us in singing my favorite Christmas Carol! Everyone sings with great exuberance: Go Tell It on the Mountain and the entire cast exits the sanctuary singing the song.. his heart didn't feel quite so tight. Who 12: The Grinch Grinch: I carved the roast beast! The cast bows. the audience claps.µ Who 8: After he learned about the prince of peace.. Grinch: (Very loud ² over any lingering applause and speaking..