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Casting Announced for the Old Globe's 20th Annual Production of The Grinch

Broadway veteran Edward Watts will take on the lead role.

Edward Watts is set to take on the title role in The Grinch at the Old Globe.
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The Old Globe Theatre has announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The musical will run November 4-December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, with opening night on November 9.

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'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.

Edward Watts (Scandalous) makes his Globe debut as the Grinch, and Abigail Estrella alternates in the role of Cindy-Lou Who with Reese McCulloch, with both making their Globe debuts. Rounding out the cast are Robert J. Townsend (Papa Who), Bets Malone (Mama Who), Larry Raben (Grandpa Who), Nancy Snow Carr (Grandma Who), Josette Candelaria and Viviana Peji (Annie Who), Taylor Coleman and Faith Nibbe (Betty-Lou Who), Charlie Garton and John Perry Wishchuk (Boo Who), and Giovanni Cozic and Levi Laddon (Danny Who). The ensemble comprises Gavin August, Emily Sade Bautista, Jacob Caltrider, Sadie Tess Coleman, Elisa Guerra, Kyrsten Hafso Koppman, Hayden Hartpence, Corey Jones, Breanna Laureti, Lindsay Mains, Lauen Livia Muehl, Kayla Pak, Daebreon Poiema, Claire Scheper, Edred Utomi, and Kelsey Venter, as well as James Vásquez (Swing).

This season's production features additional choreography by Bob Richard, musical direction by Elan McMahan, and restaged choreography by James Vásquez. The Grinch creative team also includes John Lee Beatty (set design), Robert Morgan (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), and Paul Peterson (sound design).

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