One of the most beloved Christmas stories has come to life on the San Diego stage.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” — the whimsical tale of a mean, green creature bent on hijacking Christmas from the families of Whoville — is running now through Dec. 29 at The Old Globe, located at 1363 Old Globe Way in San Diego.
The theatrical version is delivered by a vibrant, pitch-perfect cast that looks as though it has literally stepped off the page of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s crazy, wavy illustrations.
And the color scheme of black, pink, white and red, as in the book, portrays the fresh and festive look of a peppermint stick.
Featuring such memorable tunes as “Fah Who Doraze,” the Grinch is sure to find a way to endear his character to the crowd with knee-slapping laughs and a subtle splash of vulnerability.
The audience may jeer at the Grinch’s deceit, but then will willing cheer as his heart expands with love and the spirit of Christmas.
Directed by James Vasquez and featuring a lively score by composer Mel Marvin, this is one holiday tradition that is well worth the commute for Southwest Riverside theater-goers.
“Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” runs through Dec. 29 at The Old Globe Theater in San Diego.
For tickets or to learn more, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org or call 619-23-GLOBE.