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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe

The Old Globe presents its 17th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The holiday musical will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre,part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, November 15 - December 27. Previews run from November 15 - November 19. Opening night is November 20 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

The Grinch is directed by James 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 by John DeLuca.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 17th 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.

Burke Moses makes his Old Globe debut as The Grinch. He made his Broadway debut as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and then went on to create the role of Gaston in the New York, Los Angeles, and West End productions of Disney's mega-hit Beauty and the Beast. He also starred on Broadway in Kiss Me, Kate and Sondheim's Frogs and Off Broadway in The Most Happy Fella, Li'l Abner, and The Fantasticks.

Returning to alternate in the role of Cindy-Lou Who are Taylor Coleman of Carmel Valley and Gabriella Dimmick of La Mesa. Coleman recently played Minnie in Annie Get Your Gun at San Diego Musical Theatre and also performs with the Royal Academy of Performing Arts, seen numerous times at Mandeville Auditorium. Dimmick was most recently seen as Molly in Annie Jr. at Actors' Conservatory Theatre - San Diego and Gretl in The Sound of Music at San Diego Musical Theatre. She has danced with California Ballet Company for several years, appearing in their productions of The Nutcracker (2010-2012), Dracula, and Alice in Wonderland.

Three-time San Diego Critics Circle Award winner Steve Gunderson returns as Old Max and marks his 12th appearance in The Grinch at the Globe. His Off Broadway credits include Suds: The Rocking '60s Musical Soap Opera, Forever Plaid, Back to Bacharach and David, Butley,and Street Scene. Returning as Young Max is Jeffrey Schecter, who previously appeared at the Globe in the world premiere musical Robin and the 7 Hoods. His extensive Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, and The Pajama Game, among others.

Rounding out the cast of The Grinch are Robert J. Townsend (Papa Who), Bets Malone (Mama Who), Geno Carr(Grandpa Who), Nancy Snow Carr (Grandma Who), Katelyn Katz and Alexis Rae Tenney (Annie Who), Brooke Henderson and Mikaela Celeste Villalpando(Betty-Lou Who), Noah Baird and Elliot Weaver (Boo Who), and Jordi Bertran and Imahni King-Murillo (Danny Who) with Ensemble members Luke Babbitt, Josh Bradford, Nathan Conlan,Sophia Dimmick, Savannah Rae Farmer, David Kirk Grant, Kyrsten Hafso-Koppman, Jacob Haren, Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Hourie Klijian, Cady Mariano, Dylan Nalbandian, Nathan Andrew Riley, Lexy Sakrekoff, Jill Townsend, andKelsey Venter, as well as James Vásquez (Swing).

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).

Ticket prices start at $37 for adults and $24 for children (17 years and under). Performances are restricted to children 3 years and up except for the 11:00 a.m. performances for which tickets can be purchased for children of all ages. Everyone must have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Burke Moses stars as The Grinch and Gabriella Dimmick and Taylor Coleman as Cindy-Lou Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Burke Moses stars as The Grinch

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Gabriella Dimmick and Taylor Coleman star as Cindy-Lou Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Burke Moses stars as The Grinch and (From left) Gabriella Dimmick and Taylor Coleman as Cindy-Lou Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Gabriella Dimmick stars as Cindy-Lou Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Taylor Coleman stars as Cindy-Lou Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
The Cast of Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Steve Gunderson appears as Old Max

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Jeffrey Schecter appears as Young Max

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Jeffrey Schecter appears as Young Max, Burke Moses as The Grinch, and Steve Gunderson as Old Max

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Geno Carr appears as Grandpa Who, Nancy Snow Carr as Grandma Who, Bets Malone as Mama Who, and Robert J. Townsend as Papa Who

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Director James Vasquez and Burke Moses, who stars as The Grinch

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
James Vasquez directs THE GRINCH

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
Director James Vasquez (far right) and musical director Elan McMahan (far left) with the cast of THE GRINCH


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