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Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 2019

November 10 – December 29, 2019
(Opening night: Friday, November 15, 2019)

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 on the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 22nd incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “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 snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

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Production Sponsors
Audrey S. Geisel/The Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation


Publicity Photos

James Vásquez
James Vásquez. Photo by Daren Scott.

Cast and Creative


James Vásquez (Director) is happy to celebrate his 17th Christmas in Whoville. Previously with The Old Globe, he directed Tiny Beautiful Things, the world premiere of American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Rich Girl, and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show; served as associate director for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax; andprovided musical staging for The Comedy of Errors, Boeing-Boeing,and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others. 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 recently received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for In the Heights (Moonlight Stage Productions), and he received the award in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company). His other recent directing/choreography credits include American Mariachi (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), The Addams Family (Moonlight Stage Productions), West Side Story and Cats (San Diego Musical Theatre), Pippin, the West Coast premiere of [title of show], and Next Fall (Diversionary Theatre), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pageant (Cygnet Theatre Company), as well as developmental workshops at La Jolla Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. Vásquez is an award-winning filmmaker, amateur gardener, and lover of dogs. Vásquez is a graduate of The Juilliard School.