The Old Globe

| November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe announced the full cast and creative team for its 25th annual production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Globe Resident Artist James Vásquez (“Hair) directs San Diego’s yuletide favorite musical once again with Andrew Polec reprising his role as The Grinch. The production will run from Wednesday, November 9 to Saturday, December 31, 2022, with the opening on Sunday, November 13 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Tickets are now on sale at

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 25th 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.

“All of us at the Globe are proud to celebrate the 25th year of a show that has become central to the holidays in San Diego,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Over a quarter century, “The Grinch,” and the genius of Dr. Seuss, have impacted the people of our region in countless ways. The show continues to spread joy and deep feeling as it reminds us that community and belonging are beautiful and meaningful. We are pleased to welcome back to our stage the extremely gifted Andrew Polec, who heads a talented company including new faces and returning favorites. The 25th year of this magical and transporting show will be better than ever.” 

“The Grinch features a book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” was conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien, with additional lyrics by Theodor S. Geisel, additional music by Albert Hague, and original choreography by John DeLuca.

Principal cast members for “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”include Andrew Polec as The Grinch; Tyrone Davis, Jr. as Young Max; John Treacy Egan as Old Max; and, alternating in the role of Cindy-Lou Who, Issa Ally (Red Team) and Harper Quinn Hill (Pink Team).

Rounding out the cast of “The Grinch are Kevin Solis 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 Julia Davidson (Red Team) and Leila Manuel (Pink Team); alternating in the role of Betty-Lou Who are Chloe Oh (Pink Team) and Pearl Salonga (Red Team); alternating in the role of Boo Who are and Ari Gimbel (Red Team) and Faizi Mahalingham (Pink Team); alternating in the role of Danny Who are Ryan Hafner (Pink Team) and Landon Tweet (Red Team); and alternating in the role of Teen Who are Joelle Dana Advento (Pink Team) and Ali Nelson (Red Team).

Tickets are available online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or in person at The Old Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park.

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.

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