“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Returns to the Old Globe Theatre

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for another 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 Who-ville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. It runs through Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Sophia Adajar as Cindy-Lou Who and Andrew Polec as The Grinch in Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 2021. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

It is directed by James Vásquez, with books and lyrics by Timothy Mason, music by Mel Marvin, and original choreography by John DeLuca.

The cast includes Andrew Polec as The Grinch, Tommy Martinez as Young Max, John Treacy Egan as Old Max, and, alternating in the role of Cindy-Lou Who, Sophia Adajar (Pink Team) and Leila Manuel (Red Team).

Rounding out the cast of “The Grinch” are Christopher M. Ramirez as Papa Who, Ariella Kvashny as Mama Who, Larry Raben as Grandpa Who, and Bets Malone as Grandma Who; alternating in the role of Annie Who are Dempsey Baker (Red Team) and Juliette Cutugno (Pink Team); alternating in the role of Betty-Lou Who are Isabella Pruter (Red Team) and Maya Washington (Pink Team); alternating in the role of Boo Who are Benji Katzke (Pink Team) and John Perry Wishchuk (Red Team); and alternating in the role of Danny Who are Alexander Dalton (Pink Team) and Ali Nelson (Red Team).

The Grown-Up Who ensemble consists of Leo Ebanks, Kyrsten Hafso Koppman, Patricia Jewel, Corey Jones, Bibi Mama, and Lance Arthur Smith.

The Swings for “The Grinch” are Arya Bosworth, Jacob Caltrider, Bobby Chiu, Bethany Slomka, and James Vásquez.

The creative team include additional choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Elan McMahan. “The Grinch” creative team also includes 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 Jess Slocum (production stage manager).

For additional information about “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” visit www.TheOldGlobe.org

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