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THEATRE CORNER: Backstage: The Old Globe's Grinch

Edward Watts as The Grinch in "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, music by Mel Marvin, original production conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien, original choreography by John DeLuca, and directed by James Vásquez, 2019. Photo by Jim Cox.
Photo by Jim Cox.
Edward Watts as The Grinch in "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," book and lyrics by Timothy Mason, music by Mel Marvin, original production conceived and directed by Jack O'Brien, original choreography by John DeLuca, and directed by James Vásquez, 2019. Photo by Jim Cox.

Stream now or tune in Friday, Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

THEATRE CORNER: BACKSTAGE takes a look behind the curtain at San Diego's most iconic theatrical production, "Dr. Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at The Old Globe.

Hear from cast members and artistic director Barry Edelstein on their experiences with the production, and how The Old Globe is managing to overcome a theatre-less world in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Explore the history of the production, its roots in San Diego, the diversity of the cast, and how the Grinch has proven to be a timeless tale that will persevere no matter what challenges it's faced with.

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Related: The Old Globe Production Of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! On The Radio

"Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio" is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.

The audio-only "Grinch" production 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.

The performance can be heard on the radio in San Diego on KPBS 89.5 FM and can be streamed live on the KPBS website, on the KPBS app, and on smart speakers on the following dates:

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) at 12 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5 at 12 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 12 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) at 6 p.m.

All times are Pacific Standard Time (PT).

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