A San Diego Holiday Tradition for 40 Years!

 

LAMB'S FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS

 

December 1 - 30

 

Lamb's Players Theatre

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado

 

Resident Playwright Kerry Meads brings us a BRAND NEW FESTIVAL SCRIPT this December - A FARGO CHRISTMAS - filled, as always, with great music of the Season.

 

What do a rising star, a real estate mogul, a precocious child and an octogenarian all have in common? They are looking at the same “dream” property to be their new home by Christmas.  As you might suspect, this leads to hilarious misunderstandings and joyous discoveries. 

 

Age Recommendation: FESTIVAL is appropriate for all ages. (Due to the intimacy of the theatre we are unable to accomodate children below the age of 5)

 

Jim Chovick
Jim has appeared in 37 productions with LPT: You Can't Take It With You (twice); Wit; See How They Run; Joe vs The Volcano; Guys & Dolls; Harvey; Joyful Noise; Room Service; Boomers (twice); The Voysey Inheritance; Amadeus; Rehearsal for Murder; The Winslow Boy; 1776; A Man For All Seasons; Ring Round the Moon; My Fair Lady; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; A Woman of No Importance; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Festival of Christmas '99, ’04, '06 and '14 and 12 productions of An American Christmas. Other San Diego Theaters: The Old Globe, The Cygnet Theatre (Resident Artist), La CøJolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, North Coast Rep (Associate Artist), New Village Arts, Moxie Theatre, Intrepid Shakespeare Co. (Resident Artist), Ion Theatre, Playwrights Project, Sledgehammer, Moonlight Amphitheater, Evoke Dance Theater, Starlight, The Avo@Moonlight, 6th@Penn, The Ark, CCT, Mystery Cafe, Vantage Theater and The Fritz. Awards: San Diego Critics Circle, Backstage West Dramalogue, KPBS Patte’, Bille and Robby.

Michael Cusimano
Michael is proud to return to Lamb's Players where he spent a spectacular summer performing in American Rhythm last year. Michael was most recently seen at Cygnet Theatre as Bruce Granit in On The 20th Century. Other SoCal credits include Spamalot (Lancelot) at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Last Night in Town (Ben) with SDMT, The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff) 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. Thanks to Craig. Love to Donny.

Matt Davis

Cynthia Gerber
was a member of LPT’s Resident Ensemble from 1988 to 2001 and is now an Associate Artist. She was recently seen in The Miracle Worker, The Nerd, An American Christmas and You Can't Take It With You. Prior to that you saw her in Twelfth Night, Quilters, Wit and Lamb's annual Festival of Christmas. Favorite productions at LPT include Harvey, The Hit, Susan and God, The Miracle Worker, Flight, Steel Magnolias, Quilters, Busman’s Honeymoon, Detective Story, See How They Run, Amadeus, Dracula, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Ring Round The Moon. Cynthia studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also enjoying her role as Cannon and Spencer’s mom.

Steve Gouveia
Steve is thrilled to be working at Lamb’s Players and to be back in his hometown of San Diego! Credits include: Jersey Boys (Original Broadway Cast—2006 Tony Award, First National Tour, La Jolla Playhouse), The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (La Jolla Playhouse), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (The Apollo Theatre Center, Stage West), It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Cabaret (San Diego REP), Little Shop of Horrors, Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Pageant (Cygnet Theatre), Sweeney Todd (The Fritz Theatre), and Hair (Starlight Theatre). As a musician, Steve has played with Pete Townshend, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors, Alex Lifeson of Rush, John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, Larry Gatlin, Micky Dolenz, Jung-Ho Pak and many others. He has been seen on The Today Show, Late Night With David Letterman, The 60th Annual Tony Awards, and at many Rockers On Broadway concerts. His solo album Shine, is also available wherever you buy music nowadays, or he’d be happy to put it on a mixtape for you (if you can actually find a tape).

Caitie Grady
Big Fish marks Caitie's 30th Lamb's production since 2010! Yowza! LPT favorites include Silent Sky, 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 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!

Lauren King Thompson
Lauren is delighted to spend another Christmas season at Lamb's! Previous LPT Credits: You Can't Take It With You, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and Pete 'n' Keely and Festival of Christmas (2015, 2016). Other credits include: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1st & 2nd National Tours); Animal Crackers, Gypsy, Hay Fever, and The Vortex (Cygnet Theatre); To Kill A Mockingbird, The Miss Firecracker Contest (New Village Arts); First Date, Last Night in Town, and Joseph...Dreamcoat (SDMT); Divine Sister (Diversionary); A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Musical (Intrepid Theatre); Oklahoma (Moonlight Stage Productions); Stepping Out, Hairspray (Welk Resort Theatre); and Annie, Hello Dolly (Starlight). Lauren received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State University, Fullerton.

Katie Porter
Katie is thrilled to be making her Lambs debut! Regional credits include Children of Eden (Lead Storyteller, Cabrillo Music Theatre)," Kiss Me, Kate (Hattie, TACFA/The Chance Theater), and Ragtime (Ens., SDMT). Proud USC alum. Thanks and love to her Nebraskan, Trojan, and Californian families. @katienporter (Twitter), katieporter.net

Benjamin Roy
Benjamin Roy is beyond thrilled to be back at the Lamb’s Players Theater. He is extremely grateful to be a part of the huge production that is American Rhythm. He began his performance career at the early age of four, singing in the Bayview Baptist Church choir. Since then, he has developed a love for theater and has been blessed to work with many theater companies in San Diego. God gave me a gift and I intend to use it for his glory in whatever way I can.”

Joy Yandell Hricko
Lamb's appearances include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) the original cast of MiXtape, for which she was awarded the San Diego Critics Circle award for her performance as Allison, Festival of Christmas – Christmas Stars and Catch a Falling Star, , An American Christmas, as well as regular appearances with the Lamb's Sunday Night Cabaret series and as a vocalist on the BEST of Festival Christmas CD. Regional credits include the Original Cast of Jersey Boys and Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, the Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse; Sally Bowles in Cabaret with Cygnet Theatre; Beehive, the 60's Musical with Miracle Theatre Productions (Patté Award); Annie Get Your Gun with Welk Resort Theatre (San Diego Playbill Award); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Welk Resort, Candlelight Pavilion, Starlight); Man of La Mancha, (North Coast Rep.) Other favorites include Dancing at Lughnasa, Pippin, The Miracle Worker, The Servants Ring, Brilliant Traces and Once Upon a Mattress. Maga, Michael, Waverly, Charlton and my angel in Heaven, Daddy…you are my music. Revelation 21:4-5


Heather M. Brose
Stage Manager
Recent PSM credits include: FOC '15 & '16, 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; Disgraced, My Mañana Comes, Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Time of the Butterflies, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, Tortilla Curtain, 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 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 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!

Rachel Hengst
Properties Master
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, and Big Fish. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

Jon Lorenz
Musical Director
LPT Resident Artist: Amadeus, 80 Days, Voysey Inheritance, Inspector Calls, Winslow Boy, Detective Story, Hamlet, Joseph, Secret Garden, Smoke On the Mountain, Chaps, Festival of Christmas and more. Co-creator of MixTape (book, musical arrangements). Looking Glass Girl (book, music, lyrics) - part of the 2005 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, staged at NYU in 2010, optioned by NBC/Universal Theatricals in 2013. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (book, music, lyrics) premieres fall 2015 at LPT. Original songs/arrangements: Festival of Christmas 2007-14, Twelfth Night (LPT), Traditions of Christmas (CCT). LPT Musical Direction/Supervision: Mixtape, Joseph, Guys & Dolls, Pete n'Keely, Joe Vs the Volcano, Fantasticks, Festival of Christmas 2007-14. Score/sound design: Wit, Ideal Husband, The Hit, Room Service. Composes music/lyrics for youth musicals produced nationally. I must Take Them With Me Anywhere: Julie, Hudson Fox & Macy Flynn.

Kerry Meads
Writer and Director
Kerry wears many hats as actor, director, and playwright. She is the director of Lamb’s Educational Outreach. On staff at Lamb's since 1976, she now serves as Lamb’s Associate Artistic Director. As resident playwright, her work includes Boomers, American Rhythm, Dracula, My Asparagus Is Growing Fine and LPT’s annual Festival of Christmas. Her directing credits include MIXTAPE, Guys & Dolls, Trying, An Ideal Husband, Pretty Fire, Thunder At Dawn, Private Lives, The Boys Next Door, Amadeus, Beau Jest, The Foreigner and You Can’t Take It With You. As a performer she has been seen in such productions as The Great Divorce; Quilters; Tartuffe; Godspell; She Loves Me; A Woman of No Importance; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Till We Have Faces; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Into The Woods; Hello, Dolly!; Boomers, The Hit, Leaving Iowa, Harvey , The Music Man and See How They Run and Dinner with Marlene.

Nathan Peirson
Light Designer / Technical Director
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.

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.


Festival of Christmas 2017 seat map

Prime ASec ASec B
Dec 10 - 24 Sat 4:00 & Sun 2:00$78$68$48
Dec 10 - 24 Tues - Thurs 7:30 & Sun 6:00$58$48$28
Dec 10 - 24 Fri & Sat 8:00$68$58$38
Sat 4:00 & Sun 2:00$68$58$38
Fri & Sat 8:00$58$48$28
Tues - Thurs 7:30 & Sun 6:00$48$38$22

For readability, seat numbers are shown for every other seat

Seniors (66 and over) $5 Off

Youth (5 thru 17) & Active Military (with ID) - Half Price

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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

Discounts:
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