SAN DIEGO–The 14th annual production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a holiday musical directed by James Vásquez with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, returns to the Old Globe Theatre Nov. 19 – Dec. 31.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. The family favorite features the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze),” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.
Steve Blanchard will make his Globe debut as the cantankerous title character. Blanchard has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, The Three Musketeers and A Christmas Carol. His National Tours include Little House on the Prairie, Camelot, The Phantom of the Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Hans Christian Andersen. His Off Broadway credits include Johnny Guitar, Frankenstein, Treasure Island and Moby Dick. His television credits include “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Cupid,” “Ed,” Sunset Beat, “Police Story,” Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card,“Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live” and “Another World.” He can be heard on the original recordings of Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein and Northbound Train.
In addition to Blanchard, the cast features Logan Lipton (Young Max), Steve Gunderson (Old Max), Remy Margaret Corbin and Caitlin McAuliffe(Cindy-Lou Who), Geno Carr (Papa Who), Kelsey Venter (Mama Who), Phil Johnson (Grandpa Who), Amanda Naughton (Grandma Who), Annie Buckley and Madison Pyle (Annie Who), Gabriela Leibowitz and Natasha Partnoy (Betty-Lou Who), Luke Babbitt and Dylan Nalbandian(Boo Who), Aaron Acosta and Jonas McMullen (Danny Who) with Liam James Brandt, Jacob Caltrider, Nancy Snow Carr, Nikki Castillo, Kevin Davison, Danielle Dawson, Julia Dawson,Madi Rae DiPietro, Randall Dodge, A.J. Foggiano, Meredith Inglesby, Kyle J. Jackson, Dylan Mulvaney, Carly Nykanen,Emma Rasse and Blue Schroeder (Ensemble).
Previews run from Nov. 19 – Nov. 25. Opening night is Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39 for adults and $24 for children (17 years and under).
Performances are restricted to children 3 years and up except for the 11 a.m. performances for which tickets can be purchased for children of all ages. Everyone must have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.
The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.