Stage Shows

Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” back for 16th year

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Runs: Nov. 16 – Dec. 28, 2012, Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Ticket prices: start at $37 for adults and $24 for children (17 years and under).

San Diego’s favorite holiday tradition, back for its 16th incredible year, is a wonderful, whimsical production that will once again jump right off the pages of the classic Dr. Seuss book and onto the Old Globe’s stage.

Creation: Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason, Music by Mel Marvin, Additional Lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, Additional Music by Albert Hague, Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O’Brien, Directed by James Vásquez, Original Choreography by John DeLuca, Musical Direction by Elan McMahan, Additional Choreography by Bob Richard, Choreography Restaged by James Vásquez

Production: John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design), Robert Morgan (Costume Design), Pat Collins (Lighting Design), Paul Peterson (Sound Design), Anita Ruth (Orchestrator), Joshua Rosenblum (Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music), David Krane (Dance Music Arranger), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) and Leila Knox (Stage Manager).

Cast: Steve Blanchard (The Grinch), Jeffrey Schecter (Young Max), Steve Gunderson (Old Max), Taylor Coleman and Gabriella Dimmick (Cindy-Lou Who), Geno Carr (Papa Who), Bets Malone (Mama Who), Victor Morris (Grandpa Who), Eileen Bowman (Grandma Who), Isabelle Simone Pizzurro and Kaitlyn O’Leary (Annie Who), Caitlin McAuliffe and Remy Margaret Corbin (Betty-Lou Who), Brandon Saldivar and Imahni King-Murillo (Boo Who) and Luke Babbitt and Dylan Nalbandian (Danny Who) with Jacob Caltrider, Megan Carmitchel, Nancy Snow Carr, David Coffey, Kevin Davison, Sophia Dimmick, Randall Dodge, Krysten Hafso-Koppman, Brooke Henderson, Katelyn Katz, Hourie Klijian, Gabi Leibowitz, Nathan Riley, Kendall Skye, Isabella Walther-Meade and Elliot Weaver (Ensemble).grinch1


Nov 16 SAT 7:00pm
Nov 17 SUN 4:30pm (Tree Lighting)
Nov 20 WED 7:00pm

Opening Night: Nov 21 THU 7:00pm

Regular Performances:

Nov 22 FRI 7:00pm
Nov 23 SAT 11:00am
Nov 23 SAT 2:00pm
Nov 23 SAT 5:00pm
Nov 24 SUN 11:00am
Nov 24 SUN 2:00pm
Nov 24 SUN 5:00pm
Nov 26 TUE 7:00pm
Nov 27 WED 7:00pm
Nov 29 FRI 2:00pm
Nov 29 FRI 7:00pm
Nov 30 SAT 11:00am
Nov 30 SAT 2:00pm
Nov 30 SAT 5:00pm
Dec 1 SUN 11:00am
Dec 1 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 1 SUN 5:00pm
Dec 3 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 4 WED 7:00pm
Dec 5 THU 7:00pm
Dec 7 SAT 11:00am (December Nights in Balboa Park)
Dec 7 SAT 2:00pm (December Nights in Balboa Park)
Dec 7 SAT 5:00pm (December Nights in Balboa Park)
Dec 8 SUN 11:00am
Dec 8 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 8 SUN 5:00pm
Dec 10 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 11 WED 7:00pm
Dec 12 THU 7:00pm
Dec 13 FRI 7:00pm
Dec 14 SAT 10:30am (Autism-Friendly Performance)
Dec 14 SAT 5:00pm
Dec 15 SUN 11:00am
Dec 15 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 15 SUN 5:00pm
Dec 17 TUE 7:00pm
Dec 18 WED 7:00pm
Dec 19 THU 7:00pm
Dec 20 FRI 7:00pm
Dec 21 SAT 11:00am
Dec 21 SAT 2:00pm
Dec 21 SAT 5:00pm
Dec 22 SUN 11:00am
Dec 22 SUN 2:00pm
Dec 22 SUN 5:00pm
Dec 23 MON 5:00pm
Dec 24 TUE 2:00pm
Dec 24 TUE 5:00pm
Dec 26 THU 7:00pm
Dec 27 FRI 2:00pm
Dec 27 FRI 7:00pm
Dec 28 SAT 2:00pm
Dec 28 SAT 5:00pm

 Grinch Christmas Tree Lighting:

Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6:00pm
Annual Tree Lighting on the Old Globe Plaza to include special performance by the cast. FREE

grinch2 Autism-Friendly Performance:

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
A sensory-friendly performance of the holiday musical for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Box Office Window Hours: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623]

Location: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For parking information visit

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