Cover art by Fraver

Who’s Holiday!

Matthew Lombardo
Book Item Icon $15.95
PDF ePlay Item Icon
Enter total users
$15.00
OPTIONS
PERFORMANCE RIGHTS

Note

Please note that the original rap song mentioned in early editions of the play is not available due to licensing issues. Producers are free to use any music they would like for Cindy Lou Who's rap.

This title may also be purchased in the following bundle at 20% off the regular price: THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

Description

WHO’S HOLIDAY! Is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken.

You saw her last when she was just two
Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who
Pull up a seat and fill up your cup
‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up

Production Info

Cast: 1 total (1 female)
Full Length Comedy (about 75 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
Categories: , Tag:
Reviews

Press Quotes

“A raunchy riff on Dr Seuss’s yuletide tale … The little tyke has become a bottle-blonde adult who spends her days in a trailer appointed with Airstream functionality and seasonal kitsch … brassy, very funny … a holiday offering that dirties up Christmas while ultimately reveling in its spirit.” —Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times

“This irreverent, adults-only sequel … dares to be as tasteless as possible while replicating Seuss’s trademark rhythms … flawless … juggling comedy, musical interludes, and audience interaction.” —Regina Robbins, Time Out New York

“Though the years haven’t been kind to Cindy Lou … the booze-guzzling, cigarette-sucking bleached blonde stays lovably upbeat … a comical riot, shining with moxie-laden tastelessness and irreverence. [Cindy Lou] engages front row audience members, sings with gutsy verve and even raps a bit. After an hour of lunacy, a sweet, sentiment ending is added, sending audience members off with a warm smile and probably exhausted from laughter.” —Michael Dale, Broadway World

“In Matthew Lombardo’s one-woman show, Cindy Lou Who is all grown up — and she isn’t quite the adorable child you remember from Dr. Seuss’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Chronicling the forty years that have passed since Cindy caught the Grinch in her living room, Lombardo’s sixty-minute R-rated comedy, spoken entirely in rhyming couplets, is a comic tour de force.” —Carey Purcell, The Village Voice

“The funniest Christmas show in town!” —BroadwayBox

“If your fond childhood memories include Dr Seuss
The Grinch, his dog Max, and a Ville filled with Whos
You might like a sequel from 40 years hence
Though if you’re a Grinch, too, you might take offense.
The new play WHO’S HOLIDAY! by Matthew Lombardo
Is strictly R-rated, so don’t bring your kiddo
Yet if your mind’s open and you trust rave reviews
His Off-Broadway treat will come as good news!
Cindy Lou’s now a grown-up, with all that it brings
Cocktails and cursing and smokes are her things.
She’s led an adult life that’s chock full of spice
Her shocking backstory’s more naughty than nice.
She’s hosting a Christmas Eve fête for her friends
It’s her way of trying to make some amends
For all that she did before going to jail
Will the party succeed, or will it just fail?
At the ending we’re left with a serious thought
Which underscores all of the laughter she wrought
That ‘white trailer trash’ Cindy Lou just needs kindness
It’s good that WHO’S HOLIDAY!’s here to remind us.”
—Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

About the Author

Author

  • Matthew Lombardo

    MATTHEW LOMBARDO (Playwright) Broadway: HIGH (w/ Kathleen Turner) at the Booth Theatre and LOOPED (w/ Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance) at the Lyceum Theatre. Off-Broadway: WHO'S HOLIDAY! at The Westside Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show); TEA AT FIVE (w/ Kate Mulgrew) at the Promenade Theatre (IRNE Award for Best Solo Play) MOTHER AND CHILD (w/ Ann Wedgeworth) at Second Stage and GUILTY INNOCENCE at The Actors' Playhouse. Television: "Another World" (WGA nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Writing). Regional: Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, and others. Upcoming: WHEN PLAYWRIGHTS KILL, and CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 4/13/2018
Pages 40
ISBN 9780881457582

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

WHO’S HOLIDAY! was originally produced by Whoville Theatrical, Scott and Jenny Beck,
Jason Shaw, Ken Fakler, Drew Desky/Dane Levens and Darren Bagert
at The Westside Theatre in New York City on November 20, 2017

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Who’s Holiday! is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC
www.broadwayplaypublishing.com

Production Video and Stills

Production Video and Stills

WHO’S HOLIDAY! Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre.


Who's Holiday pic 1

The set of the Westside Theatre production. Photo by Kirby.


Who's Holiday pic 2

Lesli Margherita as Cindy Lou Who at the Westside Theatre. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Productions

Upcoming and Recent Productions

Professional


12/12/2024 – 12/22/2024
Columbus, GA

12/5/2024 – 12/20/2024
Rock Island, IL

12/4/2024 – 12/22/2024
Lancaster, PA

11/22/2024 – 12/22/2024
Memphis, TN

12/11/2023 – 12/17/2023
Weathervane Theatre
Whitefield, NH

12/1/2023 – 12/17/2023
Bag&Baggage Productions
Hillsboro, OR

12/1/2023 – 12/31/2023
Pittsburgh Clo
Pittsburgh, PA

11/24/2023 – 12/30/2023
Theater Wit
Chicago, IL

11/24/2023 – 12/22/2023
Playhouse On The Square
Memphis, TN

12/8/2022 – 12/23/2022
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH

12/7/2022 – 1/7/2023
Southwark Playhouse
London, LDN, United Kingdom

11/30/2022 – 12/3/2022
HOME
Manchester, MCR, United Kingdom

11/25/2022 – 12/30/2022
Theater Wit
Chicago, IL

11/25/2022 – 12/29/2022
Playhouse On The Square
Memphis, TN

12/10/2021 – 12/19/2021
Music Theatre Of Connecticut
Norwalk, CT

12/3/2021 – 12/5/2021
Me Theatre
Orlando, FL

12/2/2021 – 12/19/2021
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH

12/2/2021 – 12/26/2021
Penobscot Theatre Company
Bangor, ME

11/26/2021 – 12/26/2021
Theater Wit
Chicago, IL

11/23/2021 – 1/2/2022
Good Theater
Portland, ME

11/9/2019 – 11/30/2019
Good Theater
Portland, ME

12/7/2018 – 12/22/2018
Guggenheim Entertainment
San Jose, CA

12/6/2018 – 12/30/2018
Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Frederick, MD

12/5/2018 – 12/31/2018
Stages
Houston, TX

11/30/2018 – 12/14/2018
Triangle Productions!
Portland, OR

11/14/2018 – 12/22/2018
Richmond Triangle Players
Richmond, VA

Nonprofessional


12/19/2024 – 12/21/2024
Erie, PA

12/19/2024 – 12/22/2024
Bryan, TX

12/19/2024 – 12/21/2024
Milwaukie, OR

12/13/2024 – 12/22/2024
Houston, TX

12/6/2024 – 12/24/2024
Padgett Productions
Kansas City, MO

12/1/2024 – 12/29/2024
Adirondack Stage Rats
Saranac Lake, NY

11/23/2024 – 12/22/2024
Harrisburg, PA

12/22/2023 – 12/31/2023
Arizona Onstage Productions
Tucson, AZ

12/21/2023 – 12/23/2023
The Studio Theatre
Little Rock, AR

12/21/2023 – 12/23/2023
The Theatre Company Of Bryan College Station
Bryan, TX

12/15/2023 – 12/23/2023
Titusville Playhouse, Inc
Titusville, FL

12/14/2023 – 12/16/2023
Stone's Throw Theater
Lapeer, MI

12/8/2023 – 12/31/2023
Over Our Head Players
Racine, WI

12/8/2023 – 12/17/2023
South Camden Theatre Company
Camden, NJ

12/7/2023 – 12/17/2023
Castle Craig Players
Middletown, CT

12/4/2023 – 12/31/2023
Vintage Theatre
Aurora, CO

12/1/2023 – 12/2/2023
Spotlight Theatre Group
Jonesboro, AR

11/25/2023 – 12/22/2023
Open Stage
Harrisburg, PA

12/15/2022 – 12/17/2022
The Studio Theatre
Little Rock, AR

12/15/2022 – 12/18/2022
The Theatre Company Of Bryan College Station
Bryan, TX

12/10/2022 – 12/17/2022
Pit And Balcony Theatre
Saginaw, MI

12/9/2022 – 12/23/2022
Padgett Productions
Kansas City, MO

12/9/2022 – 12/23/2022
Triton Talent
Fort Lauderdale, FL

12/9/2022 – 12/18/2022
Titusville Playhouse, Inc
Titusville, FL

12/9/2022 – 12/18/2022
Birmingham Festival Theatre
Birmingham, AL

12/9/2022 – 12/10/2022
Dream Theatre Co.
Joplin, MO

12/8/2022 – 12/17/2022
Prague Shakespeare Company
Prague, Czech Republic

12/8/2022 – 12/18/2022
Footlight Players
Charleston, SC

12/8/2022 – 12/22/2022
Still Got It Players South
Oviedo, FL

12/5/2022 – 12/31/2022
Vintage Theatre
Aurora, CO

12/2/2022 – 12/17/2022
Otas
Pocatello, ID

12/2/2022 – 12/19/2022
The Ringwald Theatre
Ferndale, MI

12/1/2022 – 12/10/2022
Sunstone Studios
Milwaukee, WI

11/26/2022 – 12/11/2022
Goshen Players, Inc.
Goshen, CT

11/26/2022 – 12/22/2022
Open Stage
Harrisburg, PA

12/22/2021 – 12/26/2021
The Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA

12/19/2021 – 12/22/2021
Art979, Llc
Bryan, TX

12/17/2021 – 12/31/2021
Sunstone Studios
Milwaukee, WI

12/16/2021 – 12/18/2021
Studio 570
Williamsport, PA

12/16/2021 – 12/18/2021
The Studio Theatre
Little Rock, AR

12/16/2021 – 12/18/2021
Dream Theatre Co.
Joplin, MO

12/15/2021 – 12/22/2021
Sierra Stages
Nevada City, CA

12/14/2021 – 12/18/2021
Theatre Hawkes Bay
Hastings, HB, New Zealand

12/10/2021 – 12/19/2021
Civic Theatre Of Allentown
Allentown, PA

12/9/2021 – 12/18/2021
Castle Craig Players
Meriden, CT

12/2/2021 – 12/3/2021
Creative 360
Midland, MI

12/2/2021 – 12/18/2021
Stray Dog Theatre
Saint Louis, MO

12/1/2021 – 12/24/2021
Padgett Productions
Kansas City, MO

12/1/2021 – 12/31/2021
Vintage Theatre
Aurora, CO

11/26/2021 – 12/18/2021
Open Stage
Harrisburg, PA

11/19/2021 – 12/18/2021
La Crosse Community Theatre
La Crosse, WI

12/11/2020 – 12/19/2020
The Theatre Company Of Bryan College Station
Bryan, TX

12/11/2020 – 12/20/2020
Civic Theatre Of Allentown
Allentown, PA

12/10/2020 – 12/20/2020
The Studio Theatre
Little Rock, AR

12/7/2020 – 12/22/2020
Stage Left Productions Inc
Surprise, AZ

12/23/2019 – 12/28/2019
The Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA

12/19/2019 – 12/21/2019
The Theatre Company Of Bryan College Station
Bryan, TX

12/19/2019 – 12/21/2019
The Studio Theatre
Little Rock, AR

12/13/2019 – 12/22/2019
Civic Theatre Of Allentown
Allentown, PA

12/7/2019 – 12/15/2019
Casabuena Cp
Philadelphia, PA

12/6/2019 – 12/22/2019
Padgett Productions
Kansas City, MO

11/16/2019 – 12/28/2019
Open Stage Of Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA

12/21/2018 – 12/25/2018
The Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA

12/13/2018 – 12/22/2018
The Theatre Company Of Bryan College Station
Bryan, TX

12/4/2018 – 12/12/2018
Red Fish Theatre
Orlando, FL

11/23/2018 – 12/23/2018
Padgett Productions
Kansas City, MO