The Grunch


The Grunch

Age Range:

8 to 14 Years

Three weeks: June 27 – July 15

Monday through Friday*
(*off Monday, July 4th for the holiday)
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (full day)

Performance Dates:

7 p.m. on Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 2022
2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022


Christian Temple Church
5820 Edmondson Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228


License and materials provided by Beat by Beat Press.

STAR Jr. is excited to present a new musical from Beat by Beat Press! 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, Rudy comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; Rudy will steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail? Can the show go on? With twelve catchy songs and lots of great roles, The Grunch is an award winning love letter to musical theatre!


“STAR has been an integral part of my life for the last seven years. STAR has not only helped me to grow as a performer but as a person as well. While performing with STAR, they instilled a passion for performing, knowledge of design, and unmatched care for others that I carry with me to this day. As an employee for STAR, I try to instill those same values in my staff and workshop participants. There is no other place like STAR in Catonsville, Maryland, or beyond. STAR is a beautiful family of which I am proud to be a part of.”

Charlie Roberts
STAR Kids Director and past YA Participant

“The STAR Ltd. program has provided my very different girls with gifts that are hard to put into words: confidence, inclusion, community, teamwork, patience, discovering talent, dealing with disappointment, along with the skills needed to become better musical actresses. I am forever grateful a friend recommended STAR to us seven years ago.”

Lori Hall O’Donnell
Educator and Parent of STAR Kids, Jr., and YA program participants

“STAR has been a part of my life for nearly 10 years now. Not only do the directors always work hard to put on an amazing show, but also they truly care for the cast. As STAR has grown, I feel like I have grown with it. The people I have met have become some of my closest friends and mentors. I recommend STAR to anyone who wants to gain valuable theatre experience while having an amazing summer.”

Lydia Newman
College student, and STAR Kids, Jr., and YA participant

“Our daughter absolutely loves STAR! She immediately felt like part of the group, and we have been thrilled with the friendships she has made! The shows are so entertaining, it’s hard to believe they do that in just 3 weeks!”

Kathy Meiller
co-owner of Narcissus Salon & mom of STAR Jr. participant

“STAR is like a second family to me. Everyone is supportive and caring of each other. The environment is great.”

Sean Davis
STAR Jr. and YA participant