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November 3 – December 29, 2018
(Opening night: Thursday, November 8)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
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
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.
As in years past, The Grinch will be performed on Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides.
James Vásquez (Director, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)previously directed The Old Globe’s American Mariachi, Rich Girl, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show; and provided musical staging for the Globe’s The Comedy of Errors directed by Scott Ellis, Boeing-Boeing,and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He will next associate direct Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. With The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, he has directed Clybourne Park and the world premiere of Keith Reddin’s Acquainted with the Night. He received two Craig Noel Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Musical: in 2018 for In the Heights (Moonlight Stage Productions) and in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company); as well as nominations for the world premiere of Harmony, Kansas and the West Coast premiere of [title of show] (Diversionary Theatre). His other recent directing/choreography credits include American Mariachi (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), The Addams Family (Moonlight), West Side Story and Cats (San Diego Musical Theatre), Tell Me on a Sunday (Vista’s Broadway Theater), Pippin, the West Coast premiere of Birds of a Feather and Next Fall (Diversionary), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pageant (Cygnet), as well as developmental workshops at La Jolla Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. Mr. Vásquez is co-founder of Daisy 3 Pictures. Their latest feature film, That’s What She Said, made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Vásquez is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
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