SAN DIEGO -- Two new musicals will open at the Old Globe Theatre in fall 1998: Paramour, based on Jean Anouilh's Waltz of the Toreadors, book and lyrics by Joe (Cabaret) Masteroff and music by Howard Marren, Sept. 26-Oct. 31; and an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! with book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music by Mel Marvin, Nov.22-Jan.3. The Old Globe's outdoor summer season will include Stephen Wadsworth's staging of As You Like It, July 11-Aug. 15; and Dan Sullivan's staging of Romeo and Juliet, Sept. 5-Oct. 10.
Karen Allen will star in Michael J. Chepiga's new play about a Wall Street trader, Getting and Spending, on the main stage Aug.1-5, and the Cassius Carter Centre Stage gets Russell Lees' Nixon's Nixon, July 25-Aug. 29; and John Henry Redwood's The Old Settle, Sept. 19-Oct. 24.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent