The Marvelous Magical Musical Hit!




music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August

directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth

musical direction by G. Scott Lacy

choreography by Javier Velasco


Thru July 30

Directions/Parking - LAMB'S Coronado

Lamb's Players Theatre

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado


Based on the movie by Tim Burton

and the best selling novel by Daniel Wallace


All his life Edward Bloom has told Stories. Big Stories. Whoppers. About Mermaids, Giants, Witches and one very large Catfish. But now, his son suspects that behind all the stories is hiding something much bigger.


Imaginative, funny, heartwarming, it's a marvelous magical musical about family... that the entire family will enjoy!


"A thoroughly entertaining musical, overflowing with heart!"

    Zackary Steward, TheatreMania


“BIG FISH is a Big Hit for LAMB'S!

Spilling over with magic and fun, this is an all-round perfect summer musical – a treat for younger audience members, with meaningful themes for adults.”

    Ann Marie Bryan,


" BIG FISH can be enjoyed by the whole family…

cathartic & funny, it’s a feel-good show that isn't afraid to go to deeper places."

   David Dixon,


“BIG FISH makes impressive splash on LAMB'S intimate stage. A splendid production!"

    Carol Davis, Carol's Reviews


"Another smash hit for LAMB'S!"

   Elizabeth Youngman, Village News


If you’re looking to be spellbound, dive in to the fantastic river of BIG FISH!”

   Eric Tauber, SD Jewish World


FREE FRIDAYS at LAMB'S! Purchase a regular adult ticket and get a youth (ages 5 thru 34) ticket FREE for any Friday 8pm performance. This offer only available by calling the LAMB'S Box Office 619.437.6000 (Tue - Sat noon to 7)


running time: 2 hours & 25 minutes, including one Intermission


Tickets starting as low as $24 

$5 Discount for Seniors (66+) and Veterans

Youth (5 - 17) & Active Duty Military - Half Price

Young adults join LAMB'S

Gavin Reid August
Young Will
Gavin is delighted to be cast again at Lambs Players Theatre as Young Will in Big Fish. He learned so much from being in Shadowlands and working with the incredible cast. For the last year he has been in several shows with Christian Youth Theatre and has really found that acting is his true passion. Gavin has been in Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Lion King and James and the Giant Peach. One of his favorite roles so far has been Young Simba in the Lion King. Gavin wants to thank his family for their love and support. He also wants to thank his voice coach, Jessica Couto, for introducing him to this great show. He looks forward to a great run of Big Fish and another amazing experience!

Megan Carmitchel
Jenny Hill
Megan has been seen previously at Lamb's as Dorothy in Oz!, as well as in You Can't Take it a With You, Quilters, and Fiddler on the Roof. Other recent credits include: The Last Goodbye and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (The Old Globe), Weatherman (reading; La Jolla Playhouse), The Who's Tommy (San Diego Repertory Theatre), A New Brain and Pippin (Diversionary Theatre), South Pacific and Stepping Out (Welk Resort Theatre). Megan also music directs at LEGOLAND, CA. She attended San Francisco State University where she studied vocal performance and acting.

Mary Joe Duggan
Girl in the Water / Dance Captain
Mary Joe Duggan is thrilled to be making her Lamb's Players debut! After having lived in NYC for five years, performing nationally and internationally, she made her move to the West Coast. Favorite roles include: In the Heights (Nina), All Shook Up (Natalie), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) and Into the Woods (Cinderella). Last year, she performed "My Fair Lady" in China for two months. When she's not performing, you'll find her teaching spin at Rush Cycle and pilates at Wundabar Pilates. Special thanks to all of her friends and family, who encourage her to always dream big.

Charles Evans Jr.
Zacky Price / Understudy Will
Charles is very pleased to be part of this incredible cast of The Explorer's Club! He was most recently seen at Lambs Players Theatre in Big Fish, as well as The Miracle Worker, Twelfth Night and Fiddler on the Roof. Charles is a Resident Artist with Cygnet Theatre (A Christmas Carol, The Vortex, Hay Fever, Dogfight, My Fair Lady, Spring Awakening). Other San Diego credits include work with La Jolla Playhouse, ion Theatre, New Village Arts and San Diego Repertory Theatre. Charles has also spent 5 years as a resident actor with the Okoboji Summer Theatre where favorite credits include Little Women: The Musical (Laurie), The Secret Garden (Dickon), and Forever Plaid (Francis). Charles is a BFA theatre graduate of Stephens College for Women and a proud member of Actors' Equity. Many thanks to The Smyths and Caitie Grady for their support.

Jack French
Karl / Understudy Edward
Jack is delighted to be returning to the Lambs Players Theatre to join the cast of Big Fish! Mr. French is a recent graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in music and a minor in Philosophy where he studied with Dr. John Craig Johnson and Ines Irawati. He has performed multiple operatic roles with companies such as Point Loma Opera Theatre, Bodhi Tree Concerts, Opera de Tijuana, Opera Exposed, New Village Arts, and San Diego Opera's Opera on Track Program. He also has performed as the baritone soloist in Handel's Messiah and Bachs B minor Mass with Point Loma Choral Union. This summer he will be covering the role of Count Almaviva and singing the role of Graf von Eberbach in Point Loma Opera Theatre's Le nozze di Figaro and Der Wildschütz respectively as well as doing various other operatic concerts in the San Diego area.

Donny Gersonde
Donny Gersonde is thrilled to be be back at Lambs after appearing in American Rhythm last summer! After graduating from Coronado High School & CoSA in 2008 he went to The Hartt School for Music Theatre. Recent credits include Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet), American Rhythm (Lambs), 42nd Street (SDMT), Meet Me in St. Louis (Welk Resort), La Cage aux Folles (SDMT) A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage). Thank you Debbie, Robert, and the Lambs Family! @donygeeeeee

Caitie Grady
Josephine Bloom / Understudy Sandra
Caitie has been in over 30 Lamb's productions since 2010! LPT favorites include Silent Sky, Equivocation, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, American Rhythm, Quilters, Wit, Big Fish, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, and "100 Hours of Stories", the play reading marathon that won Lamb's Players Theatre a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Recently, Caitie appeared as Tzeitel alongside Danny Burstein and Susan Egan in "To Life! Bock and Harnick on Broadway" with the San Diego Symphony, under the baton of Rob Fisher. Caitie has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose in Dogfight, and has participated in Cygnet's staged readings of Hair, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Evita. Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors Equity. All my love to Charlie!

Siri Hafso
Girl in the Water / Dance Captain
Siri is thrilled to return to Lamb’s after appearing in The Angel’s Arms (Lisley), American Rhythm, and West Side Story. Other credits: Shockheaded Peter (Cygnet), Ulla in The Producers, Rhoda in White Christmas (’14, ’15), Graziella in West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (San Diego Musical Theatre), Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, Spamalot (Moonlight), Annie in Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Ilse in Spring Awakening and Little Sally in Urinetown (Lake City Playhouse). She recently performed alongside her sisters for the Rady Children’s Hospital 107th Anniversary Charity Ball, “Heart of Gold.” She thanks her bosses, family and Vince for their love and support! @hafsosisters

Michael C Lewis
Will Bloom
Michael is proud to return to Lamb's Players where he spent a spectacular summer in Big Fish as Will Bloom and performed last year in American Rhythm. Michael was most recently seen in Diversionary’s West Coast Premiere of Homos, or Everyone in America. Other SoCal credits include Spamalot (Lancelot) at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Last Night in Town (Ben) with SDMT, The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff) and On the 20th Century (Bruce Granit) at Cygnet, Metamorphoses (Orpheus) at Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre, The 39 Steps (clown) at Glendale Centre Theatre and Grease (Danny Zuko) at Cabrillo Music Theatre. New York City credits include Titus Andronicus (Marcus), world premiere of The Haunted Train (Dr Barnes) and Chien de Moi at La MaMa ETC. TV: Devil in the Details on Investigation Discovery. Michael is a BFA grad of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

Brandon Joel Maier
Edward Bloom
Brandon is excited to be returning to his third production at Lambs Players Theatre after previously being seen in Les Misérables (Jean Valjean) and Fiddler on the Roof (Motel). Brandon has appeared in other productions around San Diego such as Parade (Leo Frank) and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) at Cygnet Theatre, White Christmas (Sheldrake) at San Diego Musical Theatre, Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest) at Moonlight Stage, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip) and I Love You Because (swing) at North Coast Repertory Theatre, and in the world premier musical Allegiance (Ensemble) at The Old Globe. Brandon conceived, compiled, and directed, the San Diego State fairy-tale revues WISH: A Musical Revue and WISH II: Villains and Sidekicks. Other directing credits include Little Women, and Little By Little. Brandon has a B.A. in Theatre Performance and an M.F.A in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, and, as of opening night of this production, he will have graduated with his MBA in Sports Business from SDSU, making him a triple Aztec. Brandon wants to thank his family and friends, especially Jessica, for their continued support in his professional and educational pursuits.

Jordan Miller
Don Price / Fight Coroeographer
Jordan has served as fight choreographer for many LPT productions including West Side Story, OZ, Les Miserables, Equivocation, The Explorer's Club and The Miracle Worker (where he also served as Assistant Director). As an actor, he was last seen in Big Fish, and played notable roles in Festival of Christmas (2016, 2015, and 2014), OZ, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and his personal favorite, Les Miserables. Together with his wife, Jessica Couto, he currently owns and operates Theater For Young Professionals, a private vocal and acting studio dedicated to training youth actors in San Diego.

Anise Ritchie
The Witch
Anise Ritchie is thrilled to return to Lamb’s Players stage- Coronado in BIG FISH. She appeared in Angel’s Arms and Boomers. San Diego Rep. Violet, Tommy, La Jolla Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse NJ The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Ahmenson Theatre LA Leap of Faith, Moonlight Amphitheatre Tommy, The Old Globe Sammy, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Geffen Playhouse LA Nightmare Alley, Starlight Suds; Theaterworks (Bay Area) Once on this Island, Caroline Or Change, Sparks, California Conservatory Theatre (BA) A Grand Night for Singing, Smoky Joe's Café, Woodminister Amphitheatre(BA) Sophisticated Ladies, Sierra Rep. Beehive-The 60’s Musical, Columbia Actors Repertory, North Coast Rep., Lorraine Hansberry (SF) Ain’t Misbehavin, Eubie, The Dance On Widows Row, Townsend Opera Players, Showboat, Portland Civic Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Little Shop of Horrors. Anise has toured Europe singing opera and gospel and has been heard on radio and television commercials. Proud member of Actors’ Equity

John Rosen
Amos Calloway / Dr. Bennett
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players in this fine production! LAMB'S: Big Fish, Shadowlands, Beau Jest, Dinner with Marlene, The Nerd, Festival of Christmas 2015, OZ, West Side Story, You Can't Take it With You, Fiddler on the Roof, Around the World in 80 Days, Joe vs the Volcano, Guys & Dolls, The Music Man, Harvey, The Fantasticks, Room Service, The Winslow Boy, American Rhythm and Charley’s Aunt. REGIONAL: A Catered Affair and The Constant Wife for The Old Globe. LOCAL: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ella, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for San Diego Rep; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and To Forgive Divine for North Coast Rep; Bunbury, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Looking for Normal for Diversionary; and other shows in the too distant past for Sledgehammer, Bowery, and Gaslamp Quarter Theatres. Room Service, The Winslow Boy, American Rhythm and Charley’s Aunt. REGIONAL: A Catered Affair and The Constant Wife for The Old Globe. LOCAL: Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ella, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for San Diego Rep; Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and To Forgive Divine for North Coast Rep; Bunbury, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Looking for Normal for Diversionary; and other shows in the too distant past for Sledgehammer, Bowery, and Gaslamp Quarter Theatres.

Kelsey Venter
Sandra Bloom
Kelsey Venter is a Lamb's Associate Artist who was last seen as Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker. Past Lamb’s productions include Les Miserables (Fantine), The 39 Steps (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela), Trying (Sarah) and Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), as well as being one of the core 20 in Lamb’s Guinness World Record Breaking 100 Hours of Stories. Other regional credits include Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Maria/Itchy) in a co-production with the American Conservatory Theater and the Guthrie Theater; The Last Five Years (Cathy cover), Love and Information (female u/s), Monstress (Althea), ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore (Philotis) and A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past) with the American Conservatory Theater; Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama Who) and Sense & Sensibility (Fanny u/s) at The Old Globe Theater; I Love You Because (Marcy) at North Coast Rep; Timepiece (Andrea) with The Active Theater; Oliver! (Nancy) at Woodminster Amphitheater; She Loves Me (Amalia) and Boeing-Boeing (Gloria) at CenterREP; The Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum) and Seagull In The Hamptons (Nina) with Shotgun Players. Venter earned her BA in Theatre from San Diego State University and her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.

Kiana Bell
Understudy The Witch
Kiana has appeared in American Rhythm and An American Christmas with Lamb's Players Theatre. She has recently performed the roles of Cleo (The Most Happy Fella), Heavenly Friend (Carousel), and Sarah's Friend (Ragtime) as well as the operatic roles of Daphnis (Daphnis et Chloé), Cendrillon (Cendrillon), and Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti). Kiana has received prizes and recognition from the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artists Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Kiana recently received her Bachelors degree in Music from Point Loma Nazarene University and is currently an apprentice in San Diego Opera's newly developed university partnership, Opera Exposed!

Nicole Sollazzo
Nicole is thrilled to be making her debut at Lambs Players as well as having the opportunity to help tell this inspiring story. Select credits include: The Jacksonian, Airline Highway (Ion Theatre), The Swan Plays, (Moxie Theatre), Carnival (Coronado Playhouse) Seussical (The Growing Stage- Children's Theatre of New Jersey), Grease, Big Fish, and Catch Me If You Can (Coronado School of The Arts). She would like to thank Deborah and the entire cast and crew for their infinite passion and hard work as well as her family for their endless support. She will be attending UNCSA to study Drama in the fall. Enjoy the show!

Ben Williams
Understudy Don and Zacky Price
This is Ben's premier with Lamb's Players. He most recently performed at the Lawrence Welk Resort first in My Fair Lady (Freddy Hill) and after in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Richard.) He is currently a teacher/ assistant director for Oceanside Theatre Company's Youth Academy Summer Camp. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts from Cal State Long Beach. Ben has been a fan of the plays at Lamb's for a long time and is happy to be accomplishing his childhood goal of being in one of their productions.


Corrie Bunnell
Corrie Bunnell has been playing the violin since she was two years old and has toured the country, won countless competitions, and taught for the past twelve years. She studied violin performance at California Baptist University and San Diego State University. She currently teaches violin privately at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla and the Lighthouse Christian Conservatory of Music. She values spontaneous adventures, life, her family, her God, her awesome students, and Starbucks.

Diana Elledge
Diana is honored to return to Lamb's for her 16th production! She was most recently seen in last fall in Equivocation. Favorite LPT credits include: OZ, Les Miserables, The Light in the Piazza, The Servant of Two Masters, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, and Enchanted April. Diana has also performed with Cygnet Theatre, NCRT, San Diego REP, SD Starlight Theatre, and SDJunior Theatre. When not playing cello, she is the string music editor for Kjos Music Company, an educational music publisher. Diana is an emerging professional photographer with an emphasis in pet photography, having earned awards at the Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. Many thanks to Debbie, Scott, and the entire Lamb's family for continuing to produce amazing theatre with great stories and inviting me to be a part of it.

Andy Ingersoll
Andy is excited to be involved in Big Fish! He most recently played for An American Rhythm at Lamb's Players. National Tours: Footloose, The Music Man, Titanic. Regional: MD and arrangements for The Weatherman at the La Jolla Playhouse, orchestrations for Father Bingo (premier) at Orchestra Hall, Detroit. Local: Beehive and I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change for the Theatre in Old Town, Boomers and MiXtape at Lamb's Players Theatre. Over twenty shows at the Lawrence Welk Resort, including Evita, Oklahoma!, and Joseph. Andy holds a Masters in piano performance from the University of Surrey, UK, and a Masters in British Literature at San Diego State University.

Rik Ogden
Rik is in his 21st season with Lamb's and was heard in this year's production of Big Fish. Other recent shows include American Christmas, American Rhythm, West Side Story, Les Miserables, miXtape, Boomers, Festival of Christmas, Quilters, Godspell and too many more to list here. He has also worked for many other theatre companies throughout Southern California including SDMT (Full Monty, First Date, Bye Bye Birdie); SD REP (Christmas Carol), NC REP ( Last Five Years, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha); NVA (Big River), Moonlight, Diversionary, SD Junior, and many more. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Rik has a degree from UCSD and teaches at Giacoletti music in Carlsbad. When not doing theatre he plays in the country band Free Beer. Y'all come back now, ya hear!

Dave Rumley
David is excited to be returning to Lamb’s Players for Big Fish. His past LPT performance credits include Mixtape, Quilters, Festival of Christmas, Guys and Dolls, The Fantasticks, American Rhythm, Hello Dolly!, 1776, Into the Woods, Godspell, My Fair Lady and South Pacific. In addition, David performs regularly with the North Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Cygnet Theatre and has been heard in past performances with the Theatre in Old Town, Moonlight Stage Productions, J*Company, and CCT. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from San Diego State University and is currently a faculty member with The New Youth Orchestra as the head of percussion studies. Outside of performing, David runs a successful photography business. He is extremely proud to be an Associate Artist with LPT.

Oliver Shirley
An Associate Artist with Lamb's for over twenty years with nearly fifty productions. He received a BA in Music from SDSU and a MA in Music from UCSD, where he studied with world renowned Double Bassist Bertram Turetzky. Oliver toured nine years with the US Navy Band and has played for U.S. Presidents Carter, Ford, Reagan, Bush and many foreign dignitaries. He has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with jazz trumpet great Clark Terry. Oliver also played the world premiere of a jazz version of "A Midsummer Nights Dream", written and directed by drum legend Max Roach. Oliver played double bass with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra for five years, three as Principal. Favorite LPT productions include Boomers, 1776, Quilters, Pippin, Mixtape, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Godspell, American Rhythm, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, She Loves Me, My Fair Lady, Private Lives, The Mystery of Edward Drood, Joe vs the Volcano, Festival of Christmas '13, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and West Side Story.

Heather M. Brose
Stage Manager
Recent PSM credits include: FOC '15, '16, '17, Big Fish, American Rhythm (sub), West Side Story, MIXTAPE (sub), Smoke on the Mountain, Lambs Players Theatre; Pageant, A Behanding in Spokane, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, It's a Wonderful Life, Private Lives, Cygnet Theatre; Vietgone, Hand to God, Disgraced, My Mañana Comes, Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, Tortilla Curtain, Doubt, Water & Power, SDREP; Alice Chan, La Jolla Playhouse; Salome and The Father directed by Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio starring Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest; and Stephen Sondheim’s 70th Birthday Bash at the Hollywood Bowl. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Mike Buckley
Set Designer
Since 1984 Mike has designed over 200 productions at Lamb's in addition to many shows at such companies as San Diego Rep, The Laguna Playhouse and the Old Globe/USD MFA program. Recent favorites include sets for The Explorer's Club, Beau Jest, and Shadowlands here at Lamb's and set and lights for Godspell at Southwestern College where he teaches technical theatre, scriptwriting and design. Also a playwright, his romantic comedy The Hit had an extended run at Lamb's Coronado Theatre and then the Horton Grand Theatre and his set for The Hit earned Mike his fifth Patte Award. As an actor, Mike has appeared in many shows at Lamb's. Favorites include The Nerd, The Hit, Joseph…, Beau Jest, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, The Secret Garden, Boomers and My Fair Lady. He also appeared in Crazy For You at Moonlight. TV credits include Wicked, Wicked Games as well as several commercials. Mike also designs residential interiors through his business Weekend Makeover.

Patrick J. Duffy
Sound Designer
Patrick was last seen as Bernado in West Side Story here, and his other favorite roles have been MacDuff in Macbeth at Intrepid, and Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Ion. Other stage credits here at Lamb's include Pete N Keely, The Book of the Dun Cow, Smoke on the Mountain ‘04 & ‘10, Festival of Christmas ‘08, The Voysey Inheritance, An Ideal Husband, Cold Comfort Farm, South Pacific, and Rehearsal for Murder (which he also stage managed and sound designed). He recently won the Craig Noel "Outstanding Sound Design" award for Les Misérables, and his other sound credits here are MIXTAPE, Fiddler on the Roof, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Godspell, Boomers, The Fantasticks, The Light in the Piazza, Joseph ‘07 and ‘15, American Rhythm ‘06 at the Lyceum, The Secret Garden, and Enchanted April. When not on stage or designing, he can be found building sets or as Lamb’s Audio Master. Patrick is thankful for all His blessings in his life, and wishes you the same. Thanks for coming by, enjoy!

Susie Ferguson
Wig Designer

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s resident ensemble since 1979 . Originally from the East Coast, she has lived all over the United States and went to school at San Francisco State University where she studied music and theatre. One of San Diego’s most active performers with over 200 productions to her credit, she is a seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s production of Wit and Outstanding Female Performance in a Musical for her performance as Mother in Ragtime at Starlight Musical Theatre, for her role of Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza at Lamb’s Players, and for her role of Mrs. Lovett at Cygnet Theatre. She has been honored with Backstage West and numerous Patte awards for performance, original music, sound design. At Lamb’s Players Deborah has performed in over 160 productions, directed over 70 productions, sound designed, written original music, or musically directed over 80 productions. Deborah enjoys the opportunity to be involved in an amazing ensemble that is the Lamb’s Players family. Deborah and her husband, Producing Artistic Director Robert Smyth, and their good buddy Banjo Billy make their home in Coronado.

Rachel Hengst
Properties and PA
Properties and PA Rachel Hengst has worked with Lambs Players Theater since 2013. She made her professional theater debut in Mixtape as the Assistant Stage Manager and has learned so much since then. Her Prop Design credits include Lamb's Player's productions of You Can't Take it With You, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, the latest incarnation of Mixtape, The Nerd, Miracle Worker, Dinner with Marlene, Beau Jest, Shadowlands, Silent Sky, Big Fish, The Explorer's Club, and Smoke on the Mountain. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

G. Scott Lacy
Musical Director
G. Scott Lacy is thrilled to return home to Lamb’s Players Theatre. With LPT: Les Miserables (Craig Noel Award) Fiddler On The Roof (Craig Noel Nomination) An American Christmas, Festival of Christmas, Godspell, Quilters, Joseph...Dreamcoat, American Rhythm, Boomers, Amadeus, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Into The Woods, The Secret Garden, Hello, Dolly!, The Music Man, and The Light In The Piazza. Mr. Lacy has musical directed 165 productions in his award winning career, 11 recordings, 40 cabaret shows that have toured nationally and internationally, and is the creator and founding partner of SOCIETY CABARET at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco.

Michael McKeon
Projections Designer
Michael is an avid Designer, Painter, Builder, Sculptor, Photographer, Videographer, Teacher and "Maker of Things." In San Diego theaters, he has worked as a Scenic Designer/Builder, Scenic Artist, Properties Designer, Multimedia/Video Designer and Technician and Stage Manager for numerous productions and special events. Some favorites: Killer Joe (SDTCC Craig Noel Award - Compass); Pageant, A Christmas Carol (Cygnet); SideMan (Diversionary); American Song (SDTCC Nom.), Quality of Life, End of the Rainbow, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Theatre); Seminar, Taming of the Shrew (Innermission); Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella (StageHouse); For Lambs: Silent Sky, Mixtape, Trying (SDTCC Nom.), Joe vs. The Volcano (SDTCC Nom.), 39 Steps. Thanks to all! Check out his work at

Michelle Miles
Master Electrician and PA
Michelle loves to learn and wears a lot of hats. She has worked with Lambs since 2009 as an electrician, lighting designer, production assistant and occasionally carpenter. She is delighted to work with such a wonderful and talented cast and crew. Favorite show credits include: The 39 Steps, Pete 'n Keely, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Quilters and The Servant of Two Masters.

Christopher M. Nelson
Pleasure to return to Lamb's, last seen in Fiddler on the Roof. San Francisco: Hillbarn Theatre, Curtains, Thumbprint Theatre: Fabuloso; Thrillpeddler’s: Marat/Sade; Berkeley Rep: How to Write a New Book for the Bible; NCTC: Waiting for Giovanni, Boys Will Be Boys, Dames at Sea, Friends Are Forever; Theatre Rhino: A Necessary Evil, Falsettos; 42nd Street Moon: Ben Franklin in Paris, The Student Gypsy. San Diego: La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Stage Co., Lamb’s Players Theatre, Balboa Theatre Co., Diversionary Theatre in The Secret Garden, Dracula, the Musical, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, Godspell, Closer Than Ever, and others. Proud member: Dramatist Guild of America, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, Theatre Bay Area.

Nathan Peirson
Light Designer
a graduate of Biola University, Nate is Lamb’s Director of Production. He has been with Lamb’s since 1982 working as photographer, set construction, lighting designer and performer.

Brenna Peirson
Brenna has previously been the Assistant Stage Manager for The Fantasticks, Music Man, Joe vs. The Volcano: The Musical!, Pete n' Keely, Fiddler on The Roof, Les Miserables, West Side Story, and American Rhythm. She started at Lamb's as a performer An American Christmas at the Hotel Del Coronado. Brenna received her BFA in the Studio Arts from Biola University and is thankful to be a part of the Lamb's family.

Jeanne Reith
Costume Designer
Jeanne's work as a designer this year in San Diego includes Shadowlands for Lambs Players, On the 20th Century for Cygnet Theatre, The Perfect Arrangement and Buddy Holly for Intrepid Theatre, She designed last year's Lambs production of American Rhythm for which she received a Critics Circle, Craig Noel Nomination. Her work has achieved theater critics awards in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Other productions awarded for costume design include her original designs for The Wonderful World of Oz, A Servant Of Two Masters, The Light in the Piazza, Little Foxes, Joyful Noise, Metamorphosis, and two dozen other productions. Besides designing she currently teaches at San Diego Mesa College.

Chrissy Reynolds-Vögele
French Dialect Coach
CR is grateful to be able to work with LPT once again having coached accent work in many shows, including Joyful Noise, Amadeus and American Christmas. As the longtime company prop master she designed over 50 productions, including Joyful Noise, 'Til We Have Faces, Detective Story, American Rhythm Hamlet, Diviners and Busman's Honeymoon. As an actor she appeared in over 30 shows from the first American Christmas in National City to Faustus, Hunchback, Secret Garden, Metamorphoses and Into The Woods in Coronado. Chrissy stepped away from the limelight to dedicate her life to her family and young daughters. She currently moonlights as the set designer for Myra McWethy's The Hoarder Show at the SD Fringe festival and acting coach for Ballet Center West. "To my man and the Elves"

Javier Velasco
Javier Velasco, Choreographerr: Mr. Velasco has been hailed by the San Diego Union-Tribune as "San Diego's answer to Jerome Robbins." He has supplied dances for productions at the La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe and has a long-standing relationship with the San Diego Repertory Theatre, where he has directed and choreographed productions of A Christmas Carol, Cabaret, Hairspray, Tommy, SUDS, and many others. He has enjoyed many long creative relationships, having worked with: Luis Valdez on the 20th Anniversary production of Zoot Suit, Bandido, and Corridos; composer Steve Gunderson on the premieres of Everybody’s Talkin, Dixie Highway, Back to Bacharach and David, and the dance/theatre piece, The Brontes: Secret Pleasures, Secret Tears; and Doug Jacobs and Sam Woodhouse, founding directors of the San Diego Rep. He currently serves as artistic director of the San Diego Ballet having created over 100 original pieces for the company, since it’s inception. Mr. Velasco was one of the inaugural recipients of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fellowship.

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Lamb's Box Office (619) 437-6000
Phone Hours:
Tue - Sat, Noon to 7pm / Sun, Noon to 2
The Horton Grand Box Office opens at 5pm Wed - Sat, opens Sun at 2pm

Under 30? Find out about half-price tickets!
Seniors (65+) and Groups of 10+ – $5 off
For group discounts for more than 10 people please contact Susan Andrews (619) 437-6050 x126