Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

November 17 – December 29, 2012
(Opening Night: Friday, November 23)  
15th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O’Brien
Directed by James Vásquez
Original Choreography by John DeLuca
Additional Choreography by Bob Richard
Musical Direction by Charlie Reuter
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty
Costume Design by Robert Morgan
Lighting Design by Pat Collins
Sound Design by Paul Peterson
Orchestrator, Anita Ruth
Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music by Joshua Rosenblum
Dance Music Arranger, David Krane
Stage Manager, Leila Knox

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 15th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs "This Time of Year," "Santa for a Day" and "Fah Who Doraze," the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

This year, The Old Globe will offer an autism-friendly performance of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.  Following in the footsteps of successful autism-friendly performances of The Lion King and Mary Poppins on Broadway, The Grinch will be performed in a friendly and supportive environment for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Click here to read the press release.

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(from left) Lilith Freund and Caitlin McAuliffe star as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Steve Blanchard stars as The Grinch in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Jason Edward Cook appears as Young Max, Lilith Freund as Cindy-Lou Who, Steve Blanchard as The Grinch, Caitlin McAuliffe as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Gunderson as Old Max in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
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Caitlin McAuliffe stars as Cindy-Lou Who in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Lilith Freund and Caitlin McAuliffe star as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Lilith Freund stars as Cindy-Lou Who in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
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Jason Edward Cook appears as Young Max in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Steve Gunderson appears as Old Max in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Lilith Freund and Caitlin McAuliffe star as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
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(from left) Lilith Freund and Caitlin McAuliffe star as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Geno Carr appears as Papa Who, Kelsey Venter as Mama Who, Amanda Naughton as Grandma Who and Phil Johnson as Grandpa Who in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
(from left) Jason Edward Cook appears as Young Max and Steve Gunderson as Old Max in the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
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The cast of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: (from left) Steve Gunderson, Jason Edward Cook, Lilith Freund, Amanda Naughton, Steve Blanchard, Geno Carr, Caitlin McAuliffe, Kelsey Venter and Phil Johnson. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
James Vásquez directs the 2012 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical will run Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Illustration courtesy of The Old Globe.
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Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Remy Margaret Corbin as Cindy-Lou Who and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
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(from left) Amanda Naughton as Grandma Who, Kelsey Venter as Mama Who, Geno Carr as Papa Who and Phil Johnson as Grandpa Who in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Cindy-Lou Who (Caitlin McAuliffe), The Grinch (Steve Blanchard) and all of Whoville celebrate the gift of Christmas in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
Logan Lipton as Young Max and Steve Blanchard as The Grinch in the 2011 production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe. The annual holiday musical runs Nov. 17 - Dec. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.



Cast and Creative Team

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Aaron Acosta (Danny Who) has previously appeared at The Old Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘09-’11).  His other recent theater credits include the world premiere of Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin (a.k.a. Chaplin) (La Jolla Playhouse) and Peter Pan and My Son Pinocchio (San Diego Junior Theatre).  Acosta received the 2009 National Youth Theatre Award (13 and under) for his performance in the role of Gavroche in Les Misérables (California Youth Conservatory Theatre).  His film credits include lead roles in Never Give Up (short, 2012) and Slingers (2013). 
Luke Babbitt (Little Who Ensemble) is a 12-year-old sixth grader at Murray Manor Elementary School in La Mesa and is thrilled to be back in Whoville this season after appearing in The Grinch last year.  Among his other theater credits are Peter Pan (San Diego Junior Theatre), Seussical the Musical (Highland Players) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol and The Sound of Music (Ray and Joan Kroc Center).  This spring he is looking forward to making his Peter Pan Junior Theatre debut in their production of Guys and Dolls.  Babbitt would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and he hopes that you enjoy the show. 
Jordi Bertran (Boo Who) is an 11-year-old boy who loves singing and dancing.  He started acting in 2010 on the musical Honk! as part of the Rising Stars Theatre Company.  Under Lynn Broyles’ direction he appeared in several plays including Seussical the Musical where he played one of his favorite characters, Jojo.  He also played Zebulun in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Doody in Grease and Troy in Disney’s High School Musical.  Bertran is a competitive-level-five gymnast, is fluent in English and Spanish and has played the piano since he was four.  When he is not on stage performing, he enjoys cooking, reading and writing.  This is his first appearance in The Grinch, fulfilling a dream since he first saw it at The Old Globe when he was six. 
Steve Blanchard (The Grinch) reprises his role as The Grinch from last year’s production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Blanchard has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, The Three Musketeers and A Christmas Carol.  His National Tours include Little House on the Prairie, Camelot, The Phantom of the Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Hans Christian Andersen.  His Off Broadway credits include Johnny Guitar, Frankenstein, Treasure Island and Moby Dick.  His television credits include “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “Cupid,” “Ed,” Sunset Beat, “Police Story,” Rap Master Ronnie: A Report Card, “Guiding Light,” “One Life to Live” and “Another World.”  He can be heard on the original recordings of Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein and Northbound Train
Liam James Brandt (Danny Who) is pleased to return to Whoville and The Old Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (’10 and ‘11).  His other theater credits include Peter Pan (Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy), The Comedy of Errors and The Jungle Book (North Coast Repertory Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Actors Alliance of San Diego), The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Princess and the Pea, Beauty and the Beast, Annie and The Wizard of Oz (Coast Kids Theater) and The Little Red Hen (San Diego Junior Theatre).  His film credits include The Overwhelming Possibility directed by T. Ryder Smith.  Brandt had a voice-over role in Somewhere (The Old Globe).  He studies dance at Carlsbad Dance Centre and is a student at The Children’s School in La Jolla. 
Annie Buckley (Annie Who) is a 13-year-old seventh-grade student at Parkway Middle School in La Mesa.  This is her second year of playing Annie Who in The Grinch.  Her other credits include Duffy in Annie (Moonlight Stage Productions) and Lily in An American Christmas (Lamb’s Players Theatre).  She has also performed at Peter Pan Junior Theatre in The Music Man and Peter Pan.  She enjoys playing soccer, creating art, singing and dancing.  Buckley is honored and excited to be performing at The Old Globe again this holiday.  She would like to thank her family, friends and recent directors for always believing in her, and she wishes everyone a warm holiday.   
Ava Marie Bunn (Little Who Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Globe debut in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  The show has been a favorite of hers for years.  Bunn is an honor student in the sixth grade.  She has appeared in multiple shows with San Diego Junior Theatre.  Some of her favorites to perform in have been The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rippledink’s Repertory, Annie and Peter Pan.  She has also done work in numerous voice-overs, print ads and television commercials.  She is a competitive gymnast and also loves unicycling and various forms of dance. 
Jacob Caltrider (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) previously appeared at the Globe with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show and last year’s production of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!  His local credits include Parade, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd and The History Boys (Cygnet Theatre Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (North Coast Repertory Theatre) and Twist, Yank! and the original casts of Harmony, Kansas and The Daddy Machine (Diversionary Theatre). 
Geno Carr (Papa Who) is thrilled to return to Whoville after his debut as Papa Who last year.  Carr was most recently seen on the Old Globe stage in the world premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical.  In San Diego he has also been seen in The Servant of Two Masters (Craig Noel Award nomination), The Music Man and miXtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Parade, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company), I Love You Because and A Christmas Carol (’08 and ’09) (North Coast Repertory Theatre) and A Waltz Dream (Lyric Opera San Diego).  Carr has appeared Off Broadway in Bush Wars, on the National Tours of Phantom, The Buddy Holly Story and Grease, and his favorite regional credits include Leo Bloom in The Producers, Harold Nichols in The Full Monty, Sparky in Forever Plaid, the title role in Bat Boy, Younger Brother in Ragtime, Smee in Peter Pan, Feste in Twelfth Night, Buddy Fidler in City of Angels, Luther Billis in South Pacific, Applegate in Damn Yankees, Man #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie.  He holds an M.F.A. in Acting and Directing from Sarah Lawrence College and a dual B.A. in Music and Theatre Arts from Hartwick College.   
Nancy Snow Carr (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) is so happy to return to Whoville at The Old Globe this Christmas.  Carr recently completed a four-month run of RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego.  She also has been seen on the National Tours of Phantom as the understudy for Christine and The Buddy Holly Story.  She also appeared as Dorothy in the Washington, DC premiere of Hunter Foster and David Kirshenbaum’s Summer of ‘42 (Round House Theatre).  Some of her favorite regional credits include Julie Jordan in Carousel, Eve and Mama Noah in Children of Eden, Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Sunny in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Nellie in South Pacific, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Bobbi and Gabby in City of Angels.  Carr received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Elon University and her M.F.A. from San Diego State University.  She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  In addition to performing, Carr teaches in the performing arts departments at San Diego State University and Grossmont College.  She also operates a private studio where she offers private voice lessons, monologue coaching and audition preparation.  She feels truly blessed and duly grateful to have the opportunity to make a living in the arts. 
Jason Edward Cook (Young Max) is wagging his tail with excitement to make his Globe debut in The Grinch.  Cook earned his degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Southern Maine.  His recent theater credits include With Glee (Off Broadway, Prospect Theater Company), Huck in Big River (PlayMakers Repertory Company), Academy (New York Musical Theatre Festival, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Disney’s High School Musical 2 (North Carolina Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Oliver! (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (B Street Theatre), A Little Night Music, Beauty and the Beast and Grand Hotel (Maine State Music Theatre) and Stephen Schwartz’ Captain Louie (National Tour).  He can be seen on Instant Netflix, Starz and The Movie Channel (if you’re lucky) as Petey in Rising Stars.  Cook also stars in his production company BadKid Productions’ first web series, “Laid Off,”with Shirley Jones as his nana. 
Kevin Davison (Little Who Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to The Old Globe for a second season and thanks the artistic team for an amazing experience.  He was most recently seen as King Louie and Colonel Hathi in Disney’s The Jungle Book.  Some of his other favorite roles have been Jojo in Seussical the Musical (Pickwick Players) and The Mayor of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz, Bashful in Snow White and Michael Darling in Peter Pan (Christian Youth Theater).  Davison, who is 12 years old, is an outstanding student at Horizon Christian Academy.  He loves singing, dancing and writing music.  When he isn’t on stage he likes playing with his wild beagle Shrek, being crazy with his friends and hanging out with his awesome sister Randi.  He likes all kinds of movies ranging from Bye Bye Birdie to The Avengers.  Davison hopes to be on Broadway someday but knows that wherever life takes him he will always have a song in his heart.   
Sophia Dimmick (Little Who Ensemble) is an eight-year-old homeschooler who loves playing the harp, dancing and singing and is an avid reader.  She has performed with California Ballet for three years as a Bon Bon in The Nutcracker, Small Alice in Alice in Wonderland and a Villager in Dracula.  She has also performed in San Diego Junior Theatre’s production of Honk! and was given a Junior Theater Mint Award for Stand-Out Performer.  Being a great fan of Dr. Seuss, Dimmick is thrilled to be making her debut with The Old Globe in this season’s Grinch
Randall Dodge (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) previously appeared at the Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘06, ‘07, ‘10 and ‘11).  His regional credits include The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, Annie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Company, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy for You, The Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, The Pirates of Penzance, The Fantasticks, Children of Eden, The Most Happy Fella, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Promises, Promises, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the West Coast premieres of No Way to Treat a Lady and Pete ‘n’ Keely.  Dodge is a proud graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York City.  
Lilith Freund (Cindy-Lou Who) is thrilled to be making her professional stage debut at The Old Globe.  She appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s “I Kid with Brad Garrett” for TLC and played Gretel in a staged reading of The Sound of Music with San Diego Community Actors Theatre.  Now an eight-year-old third grader at Marie Curie Elementary School in San Diego, Freund has performed in the annual Curie School plays, including the lead role of Willie in last year’s production of The Castaways.  Dancing ballet since she was three, she has appeared in numerous productions of The Nutcracker around San Diego and now studies at Ballet Arte in Solana Beach.  Freund would like to thank her amazingly supportive Freund/Haskel family, her twin brother Oliver, teachers, coaches and everyone who has helped and encouraged her on the way to the stage. 
Steve Gunderson (Old Max) has previously appeared at the Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘99, ‘00, ‘03, ‘05, ‘07-’11), Suds: The Rocking ‘60s Musical Soap Opera (also co-writer/arranger), A Trip to Chinatown and Hadrian VII.  His Off Broadway credits include Suds (original cast), Forever Plaid, Back to Bacharach and David (original cast, co-created with Kathy Najimy), Butley and Street Scene.  Most recently he appeared as Benjamin Franklin in 1776 (Cabrillo Music Theatre).  His additional credits include The Nightingale and Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse), Dirty Blonde, Parade and Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company), Romance, Miss Witherspoon and A Christmas Carol (San Diego Repertory Theatre), An Ideal Husband (Lamb’s Players Theatre) and major roles at Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, North Coast Repertory Theatre and La Mirada Theatre.  He played multiple roles in the National Tour of The Grapes of Wrath with Ed Harris and in the popular revue The Melinda & Steve Show with Melinda Gilb.  His television credits include various voices on “King of the Hill” and the new “Beavis and Butt-Head.”  In 2010, Gunderson won the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Actor of the Year and for his performance as Wilbur in Hairspray (San Diego Repertory Theatre). 
Katrina Heil (Little Who Ensemble) is in the second grade.  Her ballet training includes Neisha’s Dance Academy and San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.  She appeared as a Baby Mouse in SDCYB’s The Nutcracker.  She has trained vocally with Karyn Overstreet and Cris O’Bryon.  Her interests include reading, singing, writing, swimming and playing with her little brother Tristan. 
Brooke Henderson (Little Who Ensemble) watched Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Christmas! in awe for the first time at the age of three and was inspired to pursue musical theater.  She is more than excited about being part of this show and making her debut.  She is a 10-year-old fifth grader at The Language Academy.  She is fluent in French, is a Girl Scout and plays all-star softball and soccer.  She enjoys playing the trumpet and the violin and voice with Karyn Overstreet.  Her first love is musical theater.  Her theater credits include Annie (Moonlight Stage Productions), Seussical the Musical, My Son Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast and Peter Pan (San Diego Junior Theatre), Alice’s Daughter in Big River (California Youth Conservatory) and Once Upon a Mattress (Actors’ Conservatory Theatre – San Diego).  Merry Christmas! 
Sydney Rose Horowitz (Betty-Lou Who) is thrilled and honored to be making her Globe debut.  Recently she won the Outstanding Achievement Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth in New York with the Stagedoor Manor premiere of Whistle Down the Wind.  Her other performances for Stagedoor Manor include Zebulun in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Horowitz has performed at San Diego Junior Theatre for the past eight years, and her credits include Pepper in Annie and Young Sour Kangaroo in Seussical the Musical.  Currently she attends the School of Creative and Performing Arts.  Horowitz would like to thank God, her family and friends.  A special shout goes out to Brian and David who sang showtunes to her since she was a little girl – love you all! 
Kyle J. Jackson (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) is thrilled to be back in Whoville for his third year of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at the Globe.  He acquired a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton, and he classically trained in voice at California State University, Long Beach.  He has previously worked as a principal singer for Celebrity Cruises.  His theater credits include the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Roger in Grease, Young Fool in Big River, Horton in Seussical the Musical, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance (Performance Riverside), The Gondoliers directed by Richard Sheldon and La Fille du Régiment directed by Nicola Bowie.  He attributes his successes to his supportive family, friends and loved ones.  
Phil Johnson (Grandpa Who) returns to the Globe with this year’s production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  He has appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables and in the National Tours of Sunset Boulevard and Miss Saigon.  His San Diego credits include Mistakes Were Made and Little Shop of Horrors (Cygnet Theatre Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Leading Ladies and Pageant (North Coast Repertory Theatre), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Coronado Playhouse), The New Century (Diversionary Theatre), A Christmas Carol (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Forever Plaid (Theatre in Old Town) and True West (Sledgehammer Theatre).  His original comedies include a one-man Hound of the Baskervilles (San Diego Foundation Artist Grantee), Nemesis with Mike Sears, Say Cheese (San Diego, Los Angeles and Chicago) and Casa del HaHa, an original sketch show.  His television credits include “Notes from the Underbelly” (ABC), and he is a member of Acme Comedy Theatre, L.A.   
Gabi Leibowitz (Teen Who) is proud and excited to be returning this year to The Old Globe.  She is 14 years old and has been performing in dance, musical theater and film since the age of four.  She has been fortunate to train and perform with local, professional and community theater companies including Lyric at the Birch’s Summer Academy, San Diego Junior Theatre, J*Company Youth Theatre and Actors’ Conservatory Theatre – San Diego.  She recently played Hazel the Witchette in the Brick-or-Treat live musical at LEGOLAND California and the principal role of Ti Moune in Once on This Island at Francis Parker School.  Some of her favorite roles include Betty-Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (’11) and Shprintze in Fiddler on the Roof (Lyric Opera San Diego).  Leibowitz studies ballet, jazz and tap at The Dance Academy and has danced locally in The Nutcracker for eight years.  She is also passionate about singing.  Highlights of her vocal achievements in 2012 include San Diego Superstars Finalist, San Diego’s Got Talent Finalist and Carlsbad Community Talent winner.  Leibowitz has been blessed with a wonderful community of family, friends, coaches and mentors and appreciates all of their love, guidance and inspiration. 
Caitlin McAuliffe (Cindy-Lou Who) is honored and excited to return for a second season as Cindy-Lou Who in this year’s production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  She is so happy to be back performing with all of her friends from Whoville!  McAuliffe is nine years old and loves to sing and dance.  She danced competitively for four years and is now part of Leigh Scarritt Productions where she has performed at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Shakespeare festivals, A Night of Divas and in group performances at the Birch North Park Theatre and Starlight Musical Theatre.  In her free time, McAuliffe loves hanging out with her friends from school.  She also cherishes her time with her three big brothers, Brad, Chris and Corey, and her two dogs, Sweets and Faith.  She feels very blessed to be a part of this magical production and hopes that it brings joy to your holiday season.  Merry Grinchmas! 
Dylan Nalbandian (Boo Who) has appeared at the Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as Boo Who (‘09-’11) and is thrilled to return for his fourth year in the same role.  His other theater credits include Michael Darling in Peter Pan, Chip in Beauty and the Beast, White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, Mowgli in The Jungle Book and many others (Broadway Theater Arts Academy).  Nalbandian studies ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and acrobatics at Georgia’s School of Dance in Escondido and is a member of their competitive dance team.  He is 12 years old and in sixth grade.  Nalbandian has been a huge fan of The Grinch at the Globe since he first saw it when he was three years old, and is very excited to be back in Whoville with his Who family this holiday season.   
Amanda Naughton (Grandma Who) is happy to be back for her second season as Grandma WhoShe has previously appeared at the Globe in Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy, Lost in Yonkers, The Women, The Constant Wife, Loves and Hours and Paramour.  Her Broadway credits include Into the Woods (2002 revival) and The Secret Garden (also the National Tour, Jefferson Award nominee).  She has appeared Off Broadway in Romance in Hard Times, Hundreds of Hats, 3 Postcards and Mr. President.  Regionally she has been seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Jolla Playhouse), A Little Night Music (Goodspeed Musicals, LA Opera and South Coast Repertory), Amour and O. Henry’s Lovers (Goodspeed Musicals), On the Town (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Gypsy, Tartuffe, The Waves, Misalliance, Bedroom Farce and The Threepenny Opera (Hangar Theatre), Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, The Sound of Music, The Foreigner, Lend Me a Tenor, Steel Magnolias and Barefoot in the Park (Forestburgh Playhouse), The Royal Family (Caldwell Theatre Company), The Betrayal of Nora Blake (Cuillo Centre For The Arts), Another Kind of Hero (Walnut Street Theatre) and Edith Stein (Geva Theatre).  Her television credits include the role of Betty Roberts on AMC’s original series “Remember WENN,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Payne” (with John Larroquette) and “Chappelle’s Show.”  She received her B.F.A. from Ithaca College. 
Alison Grace Norwood (Teen Who) is thrilled to be returning back to The Grinch for her fifth year in Whoville.  Her theater credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (San Diego Musical Theatre), Louella Soames in Our Town, Lois Lane in Kiss Me, Kate and Olive in The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee (Canyon Crest Academy), Oklahoma! (Moonlight Stage Productions) and Tiny Tim in A Dickens’ Christmas Carol (Branson, Missouri).  Her voice-over work includes “It’s a Small World” for Disney on Ice: Disneyland Adventures, Annie in Disney Playhouse Live: Little Einsteins, Disney on Ice: World of Fantasy.  Her film credits include Ready? Okay! (Daisy 3 Pictures).  Norwood is also an active member on the La Jolla Playhouse Student Board. 
Carly Nykanen (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) is excited to be back in Whoville where she was previously seen as a Who in 2011 and 2006.  Her regional credits include Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin and Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse), Harvey (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Urinetown, Into the Woods, Oklahoma! and Sweeney Todd (Starlight Musical Theatre) and Fiddler on the Roof and Twice Upon a Time (Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities).  Nykanen has been seen in several commercials and unexpectedly giving birth on TLC’s medical reenactment show “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant.”  She received her B.A. from UC Irvine.  Proud member of AEA. 
Kaitlyn O’Leary (Annie Who) is thrilled to be performing in The Grinch for the first time.  Most recently, she performed at the annual Celebrity Sonnets Festival and at the San Diego Shakespeare Musicale at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, both with Leigh Scarritt Productions.  O’Leary’s past credits include Ette in Legally Blonde and Youth Choir in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (San Diego Musical Theatre).  She is a very involved sixth grader at her school, serving as assistant spirit commissioner and making principal’s honor roll every year.  Singing, acting and dancing are her passions and she trains in all three so she can keep pursuing her Broadway dreams.  A fan of the show for numerous years, a dream is coming true for her as she takes the stage for the first time. 
Allison Spratt Pearce (Grown-Up Who Ensemble) was recently seen at The Old Globe as Phoebe in As You Like It, Ceres in The Tempest, Katherina in Amadeus and Jane in Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy.  She also appeared in Globe/USD M.F.A. productions as Anna in Fathers and Sons and Viola in Twelfth Night.  She was in the original Broadway and Off Broadway productions of Cry-Baby, Curtains and Good Vibrations and originated the role of Miss B. in Enter Laughing.  Her favorite leading roles include My Fair Lady (Capital Repertory Theater), The Girl in the Frame (Goodspeed Musicals and Manhattan Theatre Club), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Flat Rock Playhouse), Cabaret (National Tour) and Grease! (European Tour)In film and television, she has appeared in The Smurfs, He Got Game, “NY-70” (NBC pilot), hosting on HSN and numerous national commercials.  Pearce can be seen in the national Lee Riders Jeans ads and Empire City Casino commercials.  She received her B.F.A. in Music Theatre from Elon University and M.F.A from The Old Globe/USD in Drama.  Pearce is a coach for Musical Theatre College Auditions, which provides college audition preparation for musical theater and acting programs. 
Madison Pyle (Betty-Lou Who) is honored and excited to be back with her Whoville family this holiday season.  She is a 12-year-old sixth-grade student at San Elijo Middle School who loves to read, play the flute and tap dance.  Pyle’s theater credits include Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘11) and Odyssey (The Old Globe), Annie (Moonlight Stage Productions) and Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Junie B. Jones and Pinkalicious (San Diego Junior Theatre).  Pyle has been blessed to be surrounded by wonderful family, friends and mentors who inspire her each and every day!   
Avalon Robbins (Little Who Ensemble) is an 11-year-old actor, singer, dancer and model.  She began modeling as a baby and fell in love with acting at 4 years old.  She has shot hundreds of print ads, packaging and campaigns.  She has appeared in several commercials (including a Build-A-Bear commercial with Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice).  Robbins has appeared in television shows, Disney promos, short films and independent films.  She is the voice of Millie and Melody (Minnie Mouse’s nieces) on Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and has a recurring role as Millie on Minnie’s Bow-Toons on Disney Junior.  She recently had a lead role in the 20th Century Fox film The Three Stooges as Murph.  Robbins started her theater career at eight years old when she was nominated for best young actress as Molly in Annie.  Her other roles include Young Cinderella in Cinderella, Kate in Annie, Beaky in Honk!, Young Silvermist in Peter Pan, Wizard understudy in Once Upon a Mattress, Student in Disney’s High School Musical and Townsgirl in Beauty and the Beast.  Robbins hopes to one day be a director for Broadway, television and film.  Her full resume is available on IMDB.   
Maxine Sutton (Little Who Ensemble) enjoyed watching the Grinch as an audience member last season, decided she loved the show, auditioned and is thrilled to be making her debut at The Old Globe!  She has enjoyed many roles, especially being a Bird in San Diego Junior Theatre’s The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and Rita in Kids Theatre Network’s Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.  She enjoys dance, music, science and hanging out with her friends.  She has been a district finalist in the California PTA Reflections Program for her dance performances in both 2011 and 2012.  She has received a Congressional Award of Merit for being a national finalist in the 2011 Toshiba ExploraVision Science Competition.  She is thankful to the production team for offering her this role and all those who have helped in her training. 
Kelsey Venter (Mama Who) is so excited to return to The Old Globe and The Grinch for her second year as Mama Who.  Venter was last seen by San Diego audiences in RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women at the Lyceum Theatre.  Her other San Diego credits include Sarah in Trying and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Marcy in I Love You Because (North Coast Repertory Theatre) and Beehive: The 60’s Musical and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Miracle Theatre Productions at the Theatre in Old Town).  Her Bay Area credits include Theresa and Dr. Zimmerman in the workshop production of Triangle (TheatreWorks), Nancy in Oliver! (Woodminster Amphitheatre), Amalia in She Loves Me and Gloria in Boeing-Boeing (Center REP Theatre), Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera and Nina in Seagull in the Hamptons (Shotgun Players), Philotis in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Martha Cratchit and Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater).  Venter earned her B.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University and her M.F.A. in Acting from American Conservatory Theater. 
  Timothy Mason (Book and Lyrics) has been represented at the Globe and on Broadway with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  His other theater credits include Levitation, Only You, Bablyon Gardens with Timothy Hutton and Mary-Louise Parker, The Fiery Furnace starring Julie Harris (Circle Repertory Company), his five-play The Young Americans Cycle, comprised of Ascension Day, The Less Than Human Club, Time on Fire, Mullen’s Alley and My Life in the Silents (American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco), Cannibals (Naked Eye Theatre in Chicago), Six (Guthrie Theater Lab), Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Portland Stage Company and Jungle Theatre in Minneapolis.  Mason has created many plays for young audiences at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, including several musicals in collaboration with Mel Marvin, and the first Dr. Seuss musical, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins with composer Hiram Titus.  Mason’s novel The Last Synapsid is published by Delacorte Press and he’s at work on a new one, The Real Inspector Bucket.  Mason’s novel The Last Synapsid comes out in paperback February 2011, published by Random House.
  Mel Marvin (Composer) has composed at the Globe for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Tintypes.  His Broadway credits include Yentl, A History of the American Film, Tintypes (Tony Award nomination), Fascinating Rhythm, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Cymbeline (Lincoln Center Theater).  He has also had nine shows produced Off Broadway.  Other credits include scores for many of America’s best-known regional theaters, including Arena Stage, The Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theater and Mark Taper Forum, where he was an associate artist and wrote the original music for the premiere of Angels in America.  Marvin’s other projects include Guest from the Future, an opera with libretto by Jonathan Levi, which had its premiere in the Summerscape program at the new Fisher Center for the Arts in July 2004, and Buwalsky, an opera commissioned by Holland’s Opera Spanga, which premiered in The Netherlands in August 2004 and subsequently toured the U.S., with performances in New Haven and New York City.  His new musical, EDEN, set in New Orleans the week after Katrina, was done at the O’Neill Music Theater Conference in July 2010.  Marvin is head faculty composer and producing director of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of seven musicals for young audiences he has written for his daughter, Kate.
  Jack O’Brien (Conceived and Directed Original Production / Artistic Director Emeritus) served as the Artistic Director of The Old Globe from 1982 through 2007.  O’Brien will direct Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes in Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts on Broadway this fall.  His Broadway credits also include: Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia(Tony Award), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(Tony nomination), Henry IV(Tony Award), Hairspray(Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love(Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Full Monty(Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away with Murder, Pride’s Crossing, The Little Foxes, Hapgood(Lucille Lortel Award, Best Director), Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors(Tony nomination), Porgy and Bess(Tony Award).  Metropolitan Opera: II Trittico.  London: Love Never Dies, Hairspray(Olivier nomination).  National Theatre: His Girl Friday.  Six movies for PBS’s “American Playhouse.”  Awards: 2008 Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee, 2005 John Houseman Award, ArtServe Michigan 2008 International Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate, University of Michigan.  Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of San Diego.  Film (actor): Sex and the City 2.
  James Vásquez (Director) has recreated the original musical staging of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! since 2003.  Recently at the Globe he directed Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, served as Associate Director of Jane Austen’s Emma – A Musical Romantic Comedy and provided musical staging for Boeing-Boeing.  He won the 2010 Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company).  His recent directing credits include Harmony, Kansas (workshop at Goodspeed Musicals), Pippin, the world premiere of Harmony, Kansas, Next Fall and the West Coast premieres of [title of show], Fair Use and Twist (Diversionary Theatre), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cygnet) and Into the Woods (New Village Arts).  He also served as choreographer for the Cygnet productions of Little Shop of Horrors and A Little Night Music.  Along with his partners Mark Holmes and Carrie Preston, Vásquez is co-founder of Daisy 3 Pictures.  Their first two feature films, 29th and Gay (TLA Releasing, Here TV) and Ready? OK! (Wolfe Video, LOGO) have played national and international film festivals, with Ready? OK! taking top honors in Seattle, North Carolina and San Diego.  Daisy 3’s latest feature, That’s What She Said starring Anne Heche, made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters this past October.  As an actor, Vásquez has appeared on film, television, Off Broadway and regional and local stages.  He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
  John DeLuca (Original Choreography) Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Nine, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, The Terminal.  TV: “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” “The 75th Annual Academy Awards,” “The Kennedy Center Honors.”  Broadway/NY theater: Minnelli on Minnelli, Broadway Sings Elton John, Deborah Voight on Broadway, Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores!), Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public).  National tour: The Boy Friend, Chita and All That Jazz, Music of the Night, Brigadoon.  American Stage Company: Oedipus Private Eye, Lucky Guy, The Gig.  American Musical Theatre Award, Choreography Media Honors, American Choreography Award, two Emmy Awards.  Currently producing the film version of Into the Woods.
  Bob Richard (Additional Choreography) has provided choreography for the Broadway and Tour productions of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  His television and event credits include “LazyTown” with Turner Network Television, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Today Show” and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  His regional credits include Music Circus (resident choreographer for 14 years, staging over 30 productions), The 5th Avenue Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, The Old Globe, Theatre Under The Stars and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.  Richard won a Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his work with the American Musical Theatre of San Jose and an Ivey and Houston Area Theatre Award for Choreography on his tour of Cabaret.  He is the Founding Artistic Director of The American Musical Theatre Dance Company.  He has been dancing, teaching and choreographing all over the world encompassing 30 years in show business.  Love to Diane and Robert Henry.
  Charlie Reuter (Musical Director) served as music director for The Old Globe’s 2011 Shakespeare Festival and most recently served as associate conductor for Dreamgirls starring Jennifer Holliday (The Muny).  His credits as music director include Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir (La Jolla Playhouse), Miss Saigon (Moonlight Stage Productions), The Light in the Piazza (Lamb’s Players Theatre) and Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company), for which he won a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical Direction.  For The Walt Disney Company, he has performed in the theme parks and on the Disney Cruise Line and has helped develop the Broadway show Peter and the Starcatcher with Disney Theatrical Group.  In New York, he served as a pianist for New York University and music director for the Lee Strasberg Institute, and he studied orchestral conducting at The Juilliard School.  He holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University.
  John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design) has designed the Globe productions of Cornelia, Dancing in the Dark, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Redwood Curtain.  His Broadway credits include An Enemy of the People, The Columnist, Good People, Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities, Times Stands Still, A View From the Bridge, The Royal Family, The Color Purple, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Rabbit Hole, Doubt, Chicago, Dinner at Eight, Morning’s at Seven, Proof, Footloose, The Little Foxes, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Anna Christie, Redwood Curtain, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Most Happy Fella, Penn and Teller (twice), Burn This, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (twice), Talley’s Folly, Fifth of July and Crimes of the Heart.  His Off Broadway credits include The Whipping Man, Sylvia, The Substance of Fire, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Road to Mecca, Song of Singapore, A Life in the Theatre, The Miss Firecracker Contest, 35 seasons at Manhattan Theatre Club and Circle Repertory Company and 18 seasons at City Center Encores!  He has also designed at major regional theaters and in film, opera and TV.  Beatty is the recipient of the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards and is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame.  He is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.
  Robert Morgan (Costume Design) has designed the Broadway productions of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Full Monty, Imaginary Friends, I’m Not Rappaport and Sherlock’s Last Case.  His Off Broadway credits include Pride’s Crossing and Saturn Returns (Lincoln Center Theater) and The Loves of Anatol (Circle in the Square Theatre).  His television credits include American Playhouse, The Skin of Our Teeth and A Christmas Carol.  He has designed internationally for the West End and Maria Theresa’s Schönbrunn Palace Theater in Vienna.  His regional credits include The Old Globe (Associate Artist), Ahmanson Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, American Players Theatre, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, McCarter Theatre Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena Theater and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  He has received two Drama Desk nominations, 12 Drama-Logue Awards Prague and has exhibited at Prague Quadrennial.  He is the former Director of Boston University’s Theatre Arts Division, School for the Arts.
  Pat Collins (Lighting Design) has designed the Globe productions of Twelfth Night, Cymbeline and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Her Broadway credits include Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Doubt (Tony nomination), Sight Unseen, Proof, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosensweig, Conversations with My Father, The Heidi Chronicles, I’m Not Rappaport (Tony Award), Execution of Justice (Drama Desk Award), the original and 1988 revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once Upon a Mattress, An American Daughter and many more.  Her Lincoln Center Theater credits include Third, Ten Unknowns, Death and the King’s Horseman, The Threepenny Opera (Tony nomination), The Floating Lightbulb and Measure for Measure.  Her Off Broadway credits include The Foreigner, Doubt, Burn This, Quartermaine’s Terms, How I Got That Story and A Life in the Theatre.  Collins has designed lighting at theaters throughout the country, including the Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Alley Theatre, CENTERSTAGE Baltimore, Long Wharf Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theater and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.  She also designed Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and over 100 productions for opera companies throughout the world.
  Paul Peterson (Sound Design) has designed 100 productions at The Old Globe, including God of Carnage, Nobody Loves You, Anna Christie, Odyssey, Engaging Shaw, Life of Riley, Plaid Tidings — A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound, The Last Romance, Boeing-Boeing, Alive and Well, Lost in Yonkers, I Do! I Do!, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cornelia, The Price, Kingdom, Six Degrees of Separation, Since Africa, The Women, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Bell, Book and Candle, Two Trains Running, Hold Please, Restoration Comedy, Pig Farm, Moonlight and Magnolias, Vincent in Brixton, Lucky Duck, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Blue/Orange, Time Flies, Pentecost, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, The Boswell Sisters and Crumbs from the Table of Joy.  His regional credits include designs for Milwaukee Repertory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, La Jolla Playhouse, Sledgehammer Theatre (Associate Artist), Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, San Diego Repertory Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, Malashock Dance, University of San Diego, San Diego State University and Freud Playhouse at UCLA.  Peterson received his B.F.A. in Drama with an emphasis in Technical Design from San Diego State University.
  Anita Ruth (Orchestrator) is an orchestrator, arranger and musical director active in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  She has prepared over 150 musicals in the last 30 years.  She was the musical director of the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres from 1968 to 1988.  Since then she has been a freelance music director and orchestrator at Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Bloomington Civic Theatre and Theatre Mu among others.  She has been the arranger/music director for three Shakespeare productions at the Guthrie as well as music directing their production of A Christmas Carol for the last seven years.  In 2004 she orchestrated two operas composed by Mel Marvin—one presented in Holland and the other at Bard College.
  Joshua Rosenblum (Vocal Arrangements and Incidental Music) has conducted 13 Broadway and Off Broadway shows, specializing in flying vehicles (Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!).  He is the composer/lyricist of the Off Broadway smash hit revue Bush is Bad, as well as the musicals Fermat’s Last Tango, Einstein’s Dreams and Garbo and Me.  As a pianist, he has appeared with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Encores! series at New York City Center and in solo recitals at Symphony Space.  He is a faculty member at the Yale University Department of Music and a contributing writer for Opera News.  Rosenblum is the founder and music director of the Pit Stop Players and the recent recipient of a grant from Signature Theatre Theatre in Washington, DC as part of the American Musical Voices Project: the Next Generation.
  David Krane (Dance Music Arranger) created the dance music and additional scoring for the Oscar-winning Chicago and the film of Nine, produced and arranged Michelle Williams’ vocals for My Week with Marilyn and composed Aspire with Stephen Cole, the first American musical produced in the Middle East, and their musical comedy about that incredible experience, The Road to Qatar!,which was produced in Dallas and New York City.  The CD, recorded by jayrecords.com, is available on iTunes.
  Leila Knox (Stage Manager) has previously worked on the Globe productions of Cornelia, The American Plan, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ace, The Violet Hour, Himself and Nora, Take Me Out, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘04-’11), the 2004 Summer Shakespeare Festival, Resurrection Blues, Bus Stop, Much Ado About Nothing and Dirty Blonde.  Her Broadway credits include Dirty Blonde, Amour and One Mo’ Time.  Her regional credits include production supervisor of Dirty Blonde (National Tour and West Yorkshire Playhouse), shows at Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company and 11 seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She received her education at Northwestern University.
  Annette Yé (Assistant Stage Manager) was the Stage Manager for The Old Globe’s God of Carnage, Anna Christie, Groundswell and the 2010 production of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!  Her other Globe credits include Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (‘11), Boeing-Boeing, The First Wives Club, Opus, Dancing in the Dark, Hay Fever and the Summer Shakespeare Festivals 2008 and 2010-2012.  Yé’s regional credits include Peter and the Starcatchers, Tobacco Road and ¡Salsalandia! (La Jolla Playhouse).  Her other credits include 9 Parts of Desire (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company).
  Amanda Salmons (Assistant Stage Manager) has worked previously at The Old Globe on the 2011 and 2012 Shakespeare Festivals, Anna Christie, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Somewhere, Groundswell, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Lost in Yonkers, I Do! I Do!, The Savannah Disputation and The Price.  In addition she stage managed for the Summer Shakespeare Intensive through the Globe’s education department, working with high school students on Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It and Pericles.  Her other San Diego credits include See How They Run, The Music Man and The Rivalry (Lamb’s Players Theatre) The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, Trial by Jury and Rumpelstiltskin (Lyric Opera San Diego) and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society).