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The Old Globe 2018-2019 Season

For show descriptions, artist bios, and photos click the show titles below.

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

September 6 – October 21, 2018 (Opening Night: Friday, September 14)
World premiere
The Heart of Rock & Roll
Inspired by the songs of Huey Lewis and the News
Book by Jonathan Abrams
Story by Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Abrams
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
Choreography by Lorin Latarro
Music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Brian Usifer
Presented by special arrangement with Tyler Mitchell and Tamar Climan

November 3 – December 29, 2018 (Opening night: Thursday, November 8)
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Original production conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien
Original choreography by John DeLuca
Directed by James Vásquez

January 26 – March 3, 2019 (Opening Night: Thursday, January 31)
By Danai Gurira

March 22 – April 28, 2019 (Opening Night: Friday, March 29)
American premiere
Life After
Book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson
Directed by Barry Edelstein

May 11 – June 16, 2019 (Opening Night: Thursday, May 16)
World premiere
Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy
By Ken Ludwig
In association with McCarter Theatre Center



Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center


November 13 – December 16, 2018 (Opening night: Tuesday, November 20)
World premiere
Looking for Christmas
The New Clint Black Christmas Musical
Music and lyrics by Clint Black
Book by James D. Sasser with Clint Black
Based on an idea by James D. Sasser and Clint Black
Music supervision by Charles Vincent Burwell
Directed by Kent Nicholson

February 9 – March 10, 2019 (Opening night: Thursday, February 14)
West Coast premiere
Tiny Beautiful Things
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos
Co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos
Directed by James Vásquez

April 6 – May 5, 2019 (Opening night: Thursday, April 11)
West Coast premiere
They Promised Her the Moon
By Laurel Ollstein
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

May 23 – June 23, 2019 (Opening night: Thursday, May 30)
Globe-commissioned world premiere
What You Are
By JC Lee



Globe for All Tour: Bringing Shakespeare to the San Diego Community


October 30 – November 18, 2018 (Opening night: Thursday, November 1)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Patricia McGregor


The Old Globe and University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program

October 20 – October 28, 2018 (Opening night: Saturday, October 20)
Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare


 Press Release