SAN DIEGO -- The Old Globe Theatre's upcoming production of the Dr. Suess classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, will reverberate throughout the city when it opens Nov. 22 for a holiday run.
In addition to the show at the Old Globe, which has book & lyrics by Timothy Mason, music by Mel Marvin and is directed by Jack O'Brien, Grinch festivities will expand to the theatre's outdoor plaza where a Who-ville winter wonderland will be created. Characters from Grinch will be on hand to meet children and adults alike. Who-ville will be open to the public at no cost Nov. 21-Jan. 3, 1999.
The Globe also announced that ten percent of all tickets to Grinch will be underwritten and provided free to deserving children throughout San Diego, with the help of sponsoring organizations. In addition, all tickets sold to anyone seventeen and under will be half price.
Old Globe managing director Tom Hall said, "This is truly a gift to all of San Diego from our longtime friend and resident San Diegan, Audrey Geisel -- Mrs. Dr. Suess. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is ours for the holidays--a homegrown production to be enjoyed by San Diegans and visitors alike."
For Grinch tickets, call (619) 231-1941. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent