This year, free on KPBS Radio 89.5 FM, on the KPBS website and app, and on smart speakers!
Sunday, December 20 at 12:00 noon PT
Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 6:00 p.m. PT
Broadway veteran Edward Watts returns as The Grinch!
With Tommy Martinez as Young Max,
John Treacy Egan as Old Max,
a great cast of San Diego favorites, and old and new Whos too!
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! On the Radio is supported in part by Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor, The Binford Family, The Bjorg Family, Ann Davies, George C. Guerra, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, United, Pamela J. Wagner and Hans Tegebo, and The Wickline Family. Grinch Free Student Matinee programs are supported by Dee Anne and Michael Canepa and Random House Children’s Books. An anonymous donor is supporting Edward Watts in the role of The Grinch.
Sensory-Friendly Holiday AXIS Event
This Sunday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT — This year The Old Globe brings its Sensory-Friendly Holiday AXIS event online. For the second consecutive year, The Old Globe is partnering with music group Jungle Poppins (who will give a very special musical presentation!), Autism Society San Diego, and Banding Together. It will feature an inclusive workshop led by Samantha Ginn and a presentation of an original holiday-inspired play from our Sensory-Friendly Community Voices workshop. Available on the Arts Engagement Facebook page, The Old Globe’s website, and The Old Globe’s YouTube Channel.
Join us tonight for The Poet’s Tree with special holiday guest Kendrick Dial at 5:30 p.m. PT. Come get in the spirit with us! Join The Poet’s Tree Here
Gather Round! Podcast
A short-form limited podcast series, co-hosted by Artistic Associate Lamar Perry and Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit, that celebrates the holiday traditions and rituals of various San Diego communities during the winter season. Told through conversations with community partners who recall their childhoods, favorite recipes, and the rich history of their lives, Gather Round! makes space for partners to share their stories authentically and in their own languages. Audience members are guided through Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, and many others as Lamar and Laura offer some light and laughs to the San Diego community. Listen to Gather Round! Here
The Old Globe Marketplace …
The Old Globe Marketplace is an online space for the Globe’s talented artisans and staff to offer their goods and services to the public. It allows them to express their creativity during the prolonged closure of The Old Globe’s performance venues. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the theatre industry particularly hard, causing many Globe employees to pivot in creative ways during this temporary intermission. Your purchase directly supports our staff in this challenging time. Shop The Old Globe Marketplace
Theatre Corner Episode 7: “Backstage: The Old Globe’s Grinch”
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. Video has closed captioning. Watch Here!
One month to go—and we’re nearly there.
Thanks to you, The Old Globe has raised $428,000 since the launch of the Million Dollar Match.
A generous San Diego couple is matching all new and increased gifts to The Old Globe through December 31—up to $500,000!
There’s never been a more urgent need. If you haven’t made a gift yet, now is the moment to make theatre matter.
Help us cross the finish line and raise $1 million to keep the GlobeRISING during this challenging time. The Old Globe will be back and better than ever, with your support.
Thank you! Make a Gift Today
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