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How the Grunch Stole Hanukkah
a storybook reading, adapted by Christopher Goodrich

A loving parody, filled with music and holiday treats

Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.

River Road Unitarian Universalist Building, Fireside Room

It’s that time of year again! Hanukkah is on its way. Whether you have never before seen a latke, or you whittle your own dreidel each year, Unexpected Stage’s winter fundraiser has something for everyone.

Join us for a boisterous reading of Unexpected Stage co-founder Christopher Goodrich’s story of a misguided creature who tries to ruin this year’s festival of lights–and reminds us of the deeper meaning of the holiday season in the process.

Throw in haunting holiday melodies, wine, and goodies to nosh on, for an evening to remember!

The cast will feature Unexpected Stage board member Richard Goemann telling the Grunch’s tale, and radiant soprano Deborah Sternberg filling the room with song.

Purchase your ticket in advance and save at or 800-838-3006.

Support Unexpected Stage and Montgomery County via the Executive’s Ball

In recent seasons, Unexpected Stage has been able to offer students and educators free tickets for several performances thanks to funds raised through the Montgomery County Executive’s Ball!

We are so thankful for their generosity, and hope you’ll  help us raise funds for arts and education programs by buying a Toyota raffle ticket at

And be sure to designate “Unexpected Stage Company” as the beneficiary of your purchase!

Unexpected Stage Company is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.  Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Unexpected Stage gratefully acknowledges The Center for Organizational Excellence for its generous support.