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 Valesco
June 9 - July 30
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
A delightful, imaginative musical journey about the importance of stories in understanding our lives. Based on the best selling book by Daniel Wallace, and the movie by Tim Burton. It's a marvelous magical musical that the entire family will enjoy!
Gavin Reid August
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!
Bryan's credits at Lamb’s include OZ, You Can't Take It With You, WIT, Around the World in 80 Days, The Music Man, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, Harvey, An American Christmas, Godspell, The Fantasticks, Hello, Dolly! Regional: Parade (Jim Conley), Man of La Mancha (Sancho), The Threepenny Opera (Crooked Finger Jake), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah), Sideshow (Jake), and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey 2). Bryan now works full time as lead singer of The Routine, a Rock N' Roll band based in San Diego. You can find them at www.Theroutineband.com.
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.
Michael is proud to make his Lambs Players debut! Most recently seen in The Rocky Horror Show as Riff Raff (and sometimes Frank N Furter) at the Cygnet Theatre, other SoCal credits include Spamalot (Lancelot) at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Metamorphoses (Orpheus) at Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre, The 39 Steps (clown) at Glendale Centre Theatre and Grease (Danny Zuko) at Cabrillo Music Theatre. Michael currently lives in New York City where recent 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.
Charles Evans Jr.
Charles is delighted to return to Lamb's Players in The Miracle Worker! He was most recently seen at Lambs Players in 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. Many thanks to The Smyths and Caitie Grady for their support.
Caitie is a staff member at Lamb's Players, and has performed in over 25 Lamb's productions since 2010. LPT favorites include Equivocation, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, American Rhythm, Quilters, Wit, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, Joseph..., 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. Caitie has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose Fenny in Dogfight, and 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.
The Girl in the Water
Siri is thrilled to return to Lamb’s for the Holidays! She was most recently seen as Ulla in San Diego Musical Theatre's The Producers. At Lamb's: American Rhythm and West Side Story (Velma). Other credits: 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 Stage Productions), Follies (Cygnet), Annie in Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Ilse in Spring Awakening, Little Sally in Urinetown, RENT (Lake City Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Mille, and Curtains (Spokane Civic Theatre). She recently performed alongside her sisters for the Rady Children’s Hospital 107th Anniversary Charity Ball, “Heart of Gold.” She thanks her family and Vince for their continuous love and support!
Brandon Joel Maier
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 was last seen in Lamb's Players Theatre productions of Festival of Christmas 2016 and 2015, OZ, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and their critically acclaimed and award winning production of Les Miserables (Enjolras.) He also served as fight choreographer for West Side Story. Other San Diego credits include Lyric Opera San Diego's The Gondoliers (Guiseppi,) Anything Goes (Billy) and A Little Night Music; Cygnet Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon,) Travesties (Henry Carr) and Bed And Sofa (Volodya.) Regional credits include Oklahoma! (Curly,) Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler) and A Little Night Music (Count Carl-Magnus.) www.jordancmiller.com
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
Amos Calloway / Dr. Bennett
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players in this fine production! LAMB'S: 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 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. www.kelseyventer.com
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!
Mary Joe Duggan
Girl in the Water
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.
Edward Bloom, Don Price
An opera singer recognized by San Diego press, in 2015-16, Mr. French debuted the roles of Barone Douphol/Dottore Grenvil in Capitol City Opera's La Traviata, Nils Strindberg in San Diego City Opera's world premiere staging of The Andrée Expedition, Don in Opera Exposed!'s Sextet, Beaupertuis/Emilio in Point Loma Opera Theatre's west coast premiere of Nino Rota's opera, Il cappello di paglia di firenze, Sam in Opera de Tijuana's Blue Monday (international debut), Florian in Bodhi Tree Concert's Princess Ida and Masetto in Point Loma Opera Theatre's Don GIovanni. Mr. French also performed as a soloist in Handel's Messiah for Point Loma Choral Union. In 2014-2015, Mr. French took home The Encouragement Award from the La Jolla Symphony Young Artist's Competition and two 1st place prizes in both the Musical Theatre and Classical Division of NATS San Diego as well as making his oratorio debut as the baritone soloist in Bach's Mass in B Minor with Point Loma Choral Union. Musical theatre credits include Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Into the Woods and Most Happy Fella.
Karl, Don Price
Donny Gersonde is thrilled to be be back at Lambs after appearing as Diesel in West Side Story last summer! After graduating from Coronado High School & CoSA in 2008 he went to The Hartt School for Music Theatre. Recent credits include 42nd Street (SDMT), Meet Me in St. Louis (Welk Resort), La Cage aux Folles (SDMT) A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage). Thank you Kerry, Colleen, and the Lambs Family!
Girl in the Water / Josephine
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. Enjoy the show!
Diana is honored to return to Lamb's to be a part of this amazing premiere production! At Lamb's in 2015, she played cello in OZ and West Side Story. Other favorite LPT credits: 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. In 2014, she made her debut as music director at Francis Parker School for their production of The Last Five Years. When not playing cello, she is the string music editor for Kjos Music Company, an educational music publisher. Diana is an emerging professional photographer, having earned several awards at the Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. Many thanks to Debbie, Robert, and the entire Lamb's family for including me in this special experience.
Andy is excited to be involved in American Rhythm! 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 is in is 20th season with Lambs Theatre! Recent shows: West Side Story, miXtape and American Christmas.Previous shows include: Les Miserables,Quilters, Festival of Christmas, Music Man, Godspell, Boomers, Guys and Dolls, Secret Garden, Into the Woods and many, many more. He has been in productions for theaters throughout Southern California including: New Village Arts (Big River), SD Rep, (Christmas Carol) SDMT (Full Monty, North Coast Rep, Moonlight Amphitheatre, and others. Rik has a degree in music from UCSD, teaches guitar and woodwinds at Giacoletti Music School in Carlsbad, CA. and is proud to be an Associate Artist with Lamb's Players
Dave recently played drums for Mixtape, Godspell and Boomers at the Horton Grand Theatre. His past LPT performance credits also include 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 and videography business. He is extremely proud to be an Associate Artist with LPT.
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
Recent PSM credits include: 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, The Piano Lesson, Cygnet Theatre; Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Time of the Butterflies, Venus in Fur, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, The Exit Interview, Tortilla Curtain, The Road to Mecca, Doubt, Water & Power, SDREP; RESPECT, Phil Roger Roy Productions; A Shayna Maidel, North Coast Rep; Salome and The Father directed by Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio starring Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest; and Stephen Sondheim’s 70thBirthday Bash at the Hollywood Bowl. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
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 West Side Story and Les Misérables here at Lamb's and set and lights for In The Heights at Southwestern College where he teaches technical theatre 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
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!
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 six-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Lamb’s 2013 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, make their home in Coronado.
G. Scott Lacy
G. Scott Lacy is thrilled to return home to Lamb’s Players Theatre. With LPT: Fiddler On The Roof (Critics Circle 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 over 160 productions in his award winning career, 11 recordings, 20 cabaret shows that have toured nationally and internationally, and is the creator and co-founder of SOCIETY CABARET at the Hotel Rex which opened in San Francisco in 2013. www.societycabaret.com
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.
This year Jeanne celebrates her 25th year as a costume designer with Lambs. She designed last year's production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for which she was awarded the Critics Circle, Craig Noel Award. Her work has achieved theater critics award for San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Other productions awarded for costume design include her original designs for A Servant Of Two Masters, The Light in the Piazza, Little Foxes, Joyful Noise, Metamorphosis, and two dozen other productions. Besides her service and collaborative work at Lambs, she currently teaches Fashion History at San Diego Mesa College.
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