Photo Flash: First Look at Steve Blanchard, Steve Gunderson and More in Old Globe's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

November 21
12:27 PM 2013

The Old Globe presents the 16th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in theOld Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening tonight, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Check out a first look below!

The Grinch is directed byJames Vásquez with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin. The original production of Dr. Seuss' 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 byJohn DeLuca.

Steve Blanchard returns to his role as The Grinch for his third consecutive season. Alternating in the role of Cindy-Lou Who and making their Globe debuts are Taylor Coleman of Carmel Valley andGabriella Dimmick of La Mesa. Three-time San Diego Critics Circle Award winner Steve Gunderson returns as Old Max and marks his 11th appearance in The Grinch at the Globe.

Rounding out the cast of The Grinch are Geno Carr (Papa Who), Bets Malone (Mama Who), Victor Morris (Grandpa Who), Eileen Bowman (Grandma Who), Isabelle Simone Pizzurro and Kaitlyn O'Leary (Annie Who), Caitlin McAuliffeand Remy Margaret Corbin (Betty-Lou Who), Brandon Saldivarand Imahni King-Murillo (Boo Who) and Luke Babbitt and Dylan Nalbandian (Danny Who) with Jacob Caltrider, Megan Carmitchel, Nancy Snow Carr,David Coffey, Kevin Davison, Sophia Dimmick, Randall Dodge, Krysten Hafso-Koppman, Brooke Henderson, Katelyn Katz, Hourie Klijian, Gabi Leibowitz, Nathan Riley, Kendall Skye, Isabella Walther-Meade and Elliot Weaver (Ensemble).

This season's production features Musical Direction by Elan McMahan, Additional Choreography by Bob Richard and Restaged Choreography by James Vásquez. 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 Leila Knox (Stage Manager).

TICKETS to Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch and Taylor Coleman as Cindy-Lou Who

Jeffrey Schecter as Young Max and Steve Gunderson as Old Max

Gabriella Dimmick as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch

Eileen Bowman as Grandma Who, Bets Malone as Mama Who, Geno Carr as Papa Who and Kürt Norby as Grandpa Who

The Cast

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch and Jeffrey Schecter as Young Max

Steve Blanchard as The Grinch

Jeffrey Schecter as Young Max and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch



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