Steve Blanchard to Star in Old Globe's Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
With book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin, the show, conceived and originally directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by John DeLuca, brings to the stage Dr. Seuss' classic children's story about a mean creature that tries to ruin Christmas for the denizens of Whoville.
The production will feature Steve Blanchard in the title role, along with Logan Lipton (Young Max), Steve Gunderson (Old Max), Geno Carr (Papa Who), Kelsey Venter (Mama Who), Phil Johnson (Grandpa Who), and Amanda Naughton (Grandma Who).
In addition, Remy Margaret Corbin and Caitlin McAuliffe will alternate the role of Cindy-Lou Who, Annie Buckley and Madison Pyle will both appear as Annie Who, Gabriela Leibowitz and Natasha Partnoy will both be seen as Betty-Lou Who, Luke Babbitt and Dylan Nalbandian will both play Boo Who, and Aaron Acosta and Jonas McMullen will alternate Danny Who.
The ensemble will include Liam James Brandt, Jacob Caltrider, Nancy Snow Carr, Nikki Castillo, Kevin Davison, Danielle Dawson, Julia Dawson, Madi Rae DiPietro, Randall Dodge, A.J. Foggiano, Meredith Inglesby, Kyle J. Jackson, Dylan Mulvaney, Carly Nykanen, Emma Rasse and Blue Schroeder.
The creative team will be comprised of Ron Colvard (musical direction), Bob Richard (additional choreography), John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Robert Morgan (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), and Paul Peterson (sound design).