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Press Release: Holiday Shopping Guide 2018

Mama Who says:
“To handle any challenge in the press of life, you manage with the list you have in hand.
When Christmas shopping fills you full of stress and strife,
You can do it ’cause you’ve thought it through and planned.”

Why Brave the Malls When You Can GRINCHify?! Don’t Get Stuck on Top of Mt. Crumpit… Solve Your Shopping Crises atThe Old Globe’s HELEN EDISON GIFT SHOP and BOX OFFICE!

Might We Suggest: TICKETS for the Family to Our 21st Annual Production of DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!, or to the World Premiere of CLINT BLACK’S LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS

“It’s not the gifts we give, it’s the thought that counts!”

Give Great Theatre with SEASON TICKETS ~ or a GIFT CERTIFICATE!

“Whos like gifties, nice and nifties, stocking stuffers and puffers and treats!”

Or Choose from a Fabulous Assortment of Theatrical and Seussian Treasures!

SAN DIEGO (December 13, 2018)—The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets? Season tickets, a gift certificate, or take your nearest and dearest to either of our great family-friendly holiday shows: our 21st annual production of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational tradition, which runs now through December 29; or the world premiere of Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, which plays through December 31! Then head to the Globe’s Helen Edison Gift Shop and choose from a fabulous assortment of theatrical and Seussian treasures to make your heart grow three sizes—and solve all your shopping crises.

For the hard-to-please culture aficionado in the group, gift an assortment of theatre experiences with season tickets—or a gift certificate—to share great theatre year-round. The Old Globe offers curated subscription packages for our exciting upcoming winter season, and an early chance to get tickets for our outstanding summer offerings! Give the gift that will provide new experiences to entertain and delight throughout the new year.

Among the wonderful productions available by subscription are the funny and warmhearted Familiar from Danai Gurira (Black Panther, “The Walking Dead”) and the West Coast premiere of the uplifting Tiny Beautiful Things, adapted by Nia Vardalos from Cheryl Strayed’s popular book. The Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the American premiere of Britta Johnson’s rapturously beautiful and stirring musical Life After, and Ken Ludwig returns with The Gods of Comedy, a knockabout world premiere with laughs that are simply divine. Two shows you may have caught in our Powers New Voices Festival bring us new American voices: Laurel Ollstein’s vividly theatrical world premiere of They Promised Her the Moon, and the Globe-commissioned world premiere of JC Lee’s riveting, of-the-moment exploration of the personal struggles that accompany sweeping social change, What You Are. The 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival features two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays: the fabulously charming romantic comedy As You Like It, and the love-filled tragedy Romeo and Juliet, directed by Edelstein. We can’t wait to see PigPen Theatre Co.’s world premiere of an inspiring family-friendly adventure musical, The Tale of Despereaux, and Steve Martin’s sparkling comedy The Underpants.

For those who can’t get enough Dr. Seuss in their lives, the Globe’s Helen Edison Gift Shop suggests you choose from a fabulous assortment of Seussian treasures to make your heart grow three sizes—and solve all your shopping crises. For your favorite Grinch fan, there are Grinch, Max the Dog, and Cindy-Lou Who dolls of all shapes and sizes; Grinch adult onesies, sleep pants, and boxer shorts; Grinch and Cindy-Lou snow globes and statuettes; Grinch, Max, and Cindy-Lou cocoa mugs; and dozens of Christmas ornaments featuring The Grinch, Max, and the Whos. And find all things Seussian with Seuss puzzles, What Pet Should I Get? toddler plush sets, and shelves bursting with over 20 of Dr. Seuss’s beloved books. The Gift Shop is only open during performances, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10:00 a.m. –
7:00 p.m. on Sundays. (Items are not available on the Globe website.)

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 21st incredible year, 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. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! runs on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, through Sunday, December 29.

Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas—a world premiere American musical about family, faith, and the magic of Christmas—was inspired by the country music legend’s 1995 chart-topping holiday album. Amid the commotion of the holidays, Staff Sergeant Mike Randolf returns from Afghanistan and home to his family. But before Mike can open his heart to the joy and spirit of the season, he must make peace with the past and let go of the ghosts of the battlefield. While Mike’s wife helps him readjust to civilian life, it’s their precocious young daughter’s sweet search for the true meaning of Christmas that leads the family toward healing. This heartwarming musical will play through Monday, December 31 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES and TICKETS to Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Meteor Shower, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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