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Stefan Karl: What a Son of a Grinch

Staying in character throughout his interview with Art Attack, Stefan Karl, the actor playing the lead in Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, cleared his throat with a belch, popped a fake fart and announced "Hello Houston" as our tape started rolling.

"I'm here in this town to steal Christmas," the enormously green Grinch said, declaring: "I love being a Grinch. Just hating Christmas and hating the holidays."

He explained that while he's the son of grinches, he never met his parents, and has no use for a Mrs. Grinch. "There's only room for one star in a cave." In fact the only scarce sentiment he displayed was a reference to his dog Max.

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For a close-up look at the Grinch, his spiky hair and how he can still pick his nose even with those long grinchy fingers, take a look at our video after the jump.

Theatre Under the Stars' production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Runs November 24 through December 5 at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For ticket information go to www.tuts.com.

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