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The Grunch Musical Theatre Program

Program: September 12, 2023 - March 20, 2024
Performance: March 21 - 24, 2024 at Pal Studio Theatre

Grade 4 to 7 students will work as actors learning the fundamentals of musical theatre drama through weekly classes before performing six public performances. Each performance is a one-hour full-stage musical theatre production of The Grunch, Winner of New York Children‘s Musical Festival. Classes in Vancouver and Richmond.


Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?


The Grunch A New Children’s Musical Book, Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey 

Winner of New York Children‘s Musical Festival

Age requirement

Grade 8 to12 

program VENUE

Richmond: 145-11780 River Rd
Vancouver: 989 W 28th Avenue


Pal Studio Theatre
581 Cardero Street, Vancouver


60 minutes

Charles Wang
Charles Wang
As Harper/Backstage
Valerie Hsu
Valerie Hsu
As Leslie
Esther Zhang
Esther Zhang
As Pip / Robyn
Jane Zang
Jane Zang
As Javier
Hansona Wang
Hansona Wang
As The Grunch
Rachel Wang
Rachel Wang
As Jayden / Allen
Jane Yu
Jane Yu
As Apple / Critic
Joy Chen
Joy Chen
As Rachel
Eunice Wang
Eunice Wang
As Chris/Ribbon
Diana Duan
Diana Duan
As Jayden / Principal Augustus / Critic
Charlotte Ray
Charlotte Ray
As Isadora/Jayden
Braeden Cheung
Braeden Cheung
As Tot / Variety
Arielle Ma
Arielle Ma
As Collin/Critic
Amy Liang
Amy Liang
As Mills / Junior Star
Ellisha Garland
Ellisha Garland
As Jamie/Critic
William Ji
as Javier/Chris/Apple/Critic
Sora Miyamoto
as Tot/Pip/Allen/Alex
May Jiang
as Harper/Backstage
Lunar Tan
as The Grunch/Variety
Lavina Liu
as Isadora/Critic/Robbin/Jayden/Jamie
Lucian Tan
as Mills/Principle Augustus
Albert Qiu
as Critic/Jayden/Collin
Alina Lin
as Ribbon/Leslie
Emma Liu
as Rachel/Mrs. Grunch/Junior Star

Song List 

1. Only the Theatre for Me  
2. More Like Me 
3. We're Gonna Write a Musical 
4. How Can a Critic
5. Jazz Hands
6. Three Feet Tall
7. Three Feet Tall (Playoff)
8. The Train to Whoover
9. All Part of the Magic
10. If You Love Something
11. More Like Me (Reprise)
12. All Part of the Magic (Reprise)
13. The Whoover Musical
14. All Part of the Magic (Finale)

Production Team

Lily Yuan, Executive Producer
Janet Wang, Producer/Production Manager
Nicolas Gede-Lange, Director/Choreographer
Eliza De Castro, Music Director
Grant Windsor, Set Design/Head Carpenter 
Stephen Bulat, Lighting Design/ Sound Design
Judy Cerny, Costume Design
Ion Brand Design, Graphic Design
Kitra Jeanne, Stage Manager
Abbygail Sandler, Cast A Director's Assistant 
Isabella Zang, Cast B Director's Assistant


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Performance runs March 21-24 at Pal Studio Theatre in Vancouver.

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CTORA Productions acknowledges that we live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.