A multi-talented cast of singer – dancer – actors, along with San Diego’s hottest band, take you on an AWESOME journey thru the greatest music and events of the 1980s!
Featuring the music of Journey, Peter Gabriel, U2, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, The Cure, Amy Grant, the B52s, Madonna, Sting, Michael Jackson… and much, MUCH more!
Bryan Banville (Brian) is wicked excited to make his debut with Lambs Player’s Theatre in the cast of MixTape at the Horton Grand! His San Diego theater credits include - Cygnet Theatre: Man of La Mancha (Anselmo/Muleteer); The Old Globe: Anna Christie (Longshoreman); Coronado Playhouse: 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), and Scripps Performing Arts Academy: Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello D.D.S.). His other theatre credits include Once on This Island (Daniel), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) and Schoolhouse Rock Live! He competed as a Top 16 finalist as part of NBC’s singing competition show “The Sing Off” with his college a cappella group Extreme Measures. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Courtney is thrilled to join the miXtape team here at Lamb’s. Most recently, Ms. Corey played the role of the Leading Player in “Pippin” at Diversionary Theatre. She was an original company member of both the Los Angeles and Chicago productions of “Wicked,” in which she performed the role of Elphaba, and was a featured soloist in the ensemble. As a “Wicked” company member, she has appeared on numerous television shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and was featured as Elphaba in a “Wicked”/Metro ad campaign throughout Los Angeles. Other credits include the 1st and 2nd National Broadway Tours of “Rent” (Maureen), “Limelight,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” and “The Wiz” at the La Jolla Playhouse, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at San Diego Rep, “This, “Lend Me A Tenor,” “Over The Tavern,” and “Jacques Brel...” at North Coast Rep, “Shear Madness” with Miracle Theatre Productions in San Diego, and Dr. Seuss‘ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at The Old Globe. Ms. Corey is the Founder and Executive Director of the Theatre Arts School of San Diego. When not performing, she spends much of her time behind the scenes - as a teacher, director, and choreographer. As always, Courtney dedicates this and every performance to her husband, Matt, and son, Jack.
James Royce Edwards
Most recently appearing for Lamb's as Jake in the new Mixtape, James just helped create and star in the off-Broadway hit That Bachelorette Show as "Nicky Fangs", The British Rock Star. A San Diego Native, James’ Broadway and National Tour credits include, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Pippin, and The Grinch. Other Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz, Matthew Passion, and Wanda’s World. James starred as Tarzan in the Regional Premier of Disney’s Tarzan, and Prince Eric in the regional premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Regional favorites include Deaf West Theatre’s Pippin, Pinocchio and Cyrano and leading roles in Footloose, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Bye Bye Birdie, Forever Plaid, Grease, Les Misérables, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. James appears across the country as the Superhero Sportacus from the hit children’s TV show LazyTown.
Anton is stoked to jump back into mixtape. He is a proud husband of a local gal and they've enjoyed raising their first mini-Fero, Eden and excited about the newest mini-Fero, Gwen who joined us on May 3rd this year. Anton is currently the Associate Pastor at Catalyst Church SD downtown. Their family is moving to Portland, OR to plant a church next summer. They are blown away at everything God is orchestrating in their life with their call to serve the city of Portland. Tours: Altar Boyz, Little Women, 12 Irish Tenors. SD: SDMT-Footloose, Lambs-Mixtape, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler, Festival of Christmas. For more info on the their move to Portland go to thecommonplacepdx.org
Whitney is so excited to be back in The MiX with the Lamb's family!! Favorite credits include: Melanie/Alison in MiXtape (Horton Grand Theatre), Sue in Southern Rain (ASCAP) and Casey in Playhouse Disney Live on Stage! Most recently enjoying the best role yet...new momma. Much love and thanks to the fantastic cast and crew and especially to my amazing little family, Stephen and Kennedy.
David S. Humphrey
Credits include, National Tour: Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings. Regional Theatre San Diego County: Joseph, Festival of Christmas - Northern Lights, Les Misérables, The 39 Steps,The Foreigner, MIXTAPE, Boomers, Secret Garden, Into The Woods, South Pacific, 1776, and Cotton Patch Gospel with Lambs Players Theatre; Return to the Forbidden Planet with New Village Arts; Oklahoma, Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings with The Welk Resort; Bleeding Kansas with Moxie Theatre; Guys and Dolls with Moonlight Amphitheatre; A Little Night Music, Invention of Love with Cygnet Theatre; Tom Foolery with NCRT/Renaissance Theatre; 1776, I Love You You're Perfect…, Forever Plaid with San Diego CLO; Plaid Tidings with Broadway/San Diego; Forever Plaid with The Theatre in Old Town. Regional Theatre LA/Riverside County: Forever Plaid with CLO South Bay (Ovation Nomination); Plaid Tidings with La Mirada (Ovation Nomination); 1776 with Performance Riverside (Ovation Nomination). David is the original voice of Shadow the Hedgehog for the Sonic the Hedgehog video games with the Sega Corp., and the voice of Jack Keane for the action/adventure pc game Jack Keane. David is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 1998. David would like to thank his family for their unending support.
made her Broadway debut in the tenth anniversary production of Les Miserables. She has performed on the national tours of Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy u/s) and Barry Manilow's Copacabana (Lola u/s), as well as leading and supporting roles in regional theatres across the U.S. including Papermill Playhouse (Annie) and North Shore Music Theatre (Cinderella) and Old Globe Theatre (The Grinch That Stole Christmas). In New York, Ms. Overstreet has appeared in concerts with City Center Encores! (Strike Up The Band, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A New Moon) and at Carnegie Hall (Tip-Toes). Television audiences will recognize her as the host on New York's Metro Guide channel and on the PBS Great Performances broadcast of The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. You can hear her voice on the cast albums of Tip-Toes, Strike Up the Band, Red Head and radio spots. Ms. Overstreet teaches private singing lessons in San Diego. www.karynoverstreet.com.
Spencer is very happy to be back in San Diego and with Lamb’s Player Theatre, his artistic home away from home. Spencer was last seen as Hardy in San Diego’s longest running homegrown musical “Mixtape” at the Horton Grand Theatre. Other theatre credits include Enselmo in T.U.T.S. production of Man of La Mancha, Hennessey/Captain in Dames at Sea at North Coast Rep, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at Lamb’s Players Theatre, Sonny/Yammoto in City of Angels at Goodspeed Opera House, Eddie in Lost In Yonkers at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Film credits include: The Devil’s Advocate starring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, After School Special starring Sarah Paulson and Wes Bentley and Two Hundred Thousand Dirty starring rap/pop artist Coolio. In addition to co-producing his own motorcycle reality show Better In The Wind, Spencer is also involved with the Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood.
Marci Anne Wuebben
An Associate Artist with Lambs Players Theatre, and a proud member of Actor's Equity. One might say, Marci lives at the Horton Grand Theatre, having performed long runs of Boomers, Pump Boys and Dinettes, as well as, being an Original cast member in 80's hit, Mixtape , playing Claire for the four year run! A veteran performer, favorite Regional Credits: Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (Cygnet Theatre) (San Diego Critics Award), Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty (San Diego Musical Theatre), Elena Guarnerri in The Magic Fire (KPBS Patte Award), Agnes in I Do! I Do!, Rennebelle in Radio Gals for (Moonlight Stage Productions), Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me (Laguna Playhouse), Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Welk Resort Theatre), Sarah in Company (Performance Riverside), and Deidre in I Hate Hamlet (The Broadway Theatre). Marci has been an Esthetician and Make Up Artist for over fifteen years, visit www.marcisbeautyspot.com Love to Nick, Sophie, Charlie and Cat! My heart is full.
Joy is elated to return to MiXtape as part of the original cast that lit up the stage with 80’s favorites for over 3 years, earning her the San Diego Critic’s Circle Award in the role of Alison. Joy feels like family at Lamb’s, performing in several of their amazing productions, including Festival of Christmas – Christmas Stars and Catch a Falling Star, An American Christmas, as well as regular appearances with the Lamb's Cabaret series and as a vocalist on the BEST of Festival Christmas CD. Her most recent performance with Lamb’s holds a special place in her heart, with her phoenix return to stage as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, after a devastating accident. 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, Defying Gravity (North Coast Rep.) Holy Spirit, you’re the reason that I sing! Michael, Waverly, Charlton, Maga and my angel in Heaven, Daddy…If you fall, I will catch you. I’ll be waiting.
is thrilled to be joining the cast of Mixtape!. Chrissy has worked as an actor in dozens of theatrical productions at venues throughout the United States including Moxie, Diversionary, Fritz, Starlight, CCT, SRT, PCPA Theaterfest, and many more. Her favorite roles include Queenie in The Wild Party, Sheila in Hair and Anytime Annie in 42nd Street. She is also a multi award winning Director & Choreographer with productions including Sweet Charity & Nunsense. Chrissy also works as a Singing Telegram Specialist and Marilyn Monroe Look-a-Like Entertainer; including performances for San Diego’s top corporations and MTV Japan. As the Host and Director of the Caburlesque Kittens (www.CaburlesqueKittens.com) she appears in live cabaret shows as “Ophelia Kitty” at San Diego’s premiere venues and events. Chrissy is the owner/director of Starshine Events & Entertainment (www.StarshineEandE.com) and has produced numerous runway fashion shows and events. You may have seen her as the Style Expert for San Diego Living on the CW network presenting fashion and discussing trends and styles LIVE on air.
Stephen is excited and grateful to once again join the MIXTAPE family. A Miami native, Stephen was last seen in the Lambs Players production of You Can’t Take It With You. Favorite credits include Children of Eden (APAC), Finding Nemo the Musical (Walt Disney Entertainment), and A New Brain (Jerry Herman Ring Theatre). When not playing with the cast of MIXTAPE, Stephen enjoys creating one of a kind entertainment experiences at SeaWorld San Diego as well as serving on the board at the Actors Alliance of San Diego.
Caitie is a staff member at Lamb's, and has performed in over 20 of our productions in the past 5 years! LPT favorites include Les Miserables, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, Quilters, Wit, Mixtape, The Servant of Two Masters, The Book of the Dun Cow, and The Glory Man. Caitie recently appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose Fenny in Dogfight. Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory.
Renee Rebold Kauffman
Renee is thrilled to be back at the Horton Grand Theater for another round in MixTape, where she had her Lamb's debut in 2010! She has also been seen on Lamb's resident stage in Festival of Christmas. Other San Diego acting credits include Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, Frenchy in Grease, and Urleen in Footloose, all with Christian Community Theater. Renee has directed/choreographed several productions for CCT & CYT including Traditions of Christmas, Godspell, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the top of Mt. Helix. Renee spends her daytime hours working for CYT Inc, one of the largest after school theater arts programs for students 4 to 18 (cyt.org). Her absolute favorite roles of all - wife to the totally bodacious Curtis Kauffman and mom to the awesomely radical Sailor and River.
Joshua is very excited to be back with Lambs Players after having the pleasure of working on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph understudy and male swing and male swing in Mixtape. He has also been seen in many CCT shows including most recently Les Misérables and Joseph. Joshua is a graduate of the University of San Diego with a BA in Theatre Arts. When not on stage, Joshua continues his passion working with local youth theatre as a teacher, director, and designer. He thanks Amanda, Alyx, and Natalie for their love and support. SDG
Paula Steiger Bloomer
Paula is a San Diego native and has appeared onstage at Lambs Players, The Welk, San Diego Musical Theater, Starlight, and CCT. Paula has also performed throughout Southern California with professional vocal groups and a popular San Diego cover band. Stage credits include: Mixtape (2012), Festival of Christmas (2012), Carousel (Carrie), Cinderella (Stepsister), and Man of La Mancha (Antonia). Paula's favorite role is being a mom. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Paula thanks her husband, family of enthusiastic babysitters, and two little boys for supporting her return to the stage.
Vocals & Guitar
Leo is a Native Diegan that has been playing in local bands for over 20 years as well as a studio session player. During the 80’s, Leo was in a local band called (RV & the Shadows) that was signed to Island Records and that opened up for several national acts such as “Level 42”, “Taylor Dayne”, “The Tubes” and the band even had an appearance on Dick Clarks “American Bandstand”. He has recorded on several local projects as a bass player, guitarist & vocalist, and is also a studio engineer/producer on his own recordings. He is currently on staff as the Worship Leader/Music Director at East Valley Christian Fellowship in El Cajon, CA. and is excited to be part of MiXtape, since the 80’s were a big part of his musical upbringing.
Vocals & Guitar
(guitar) has played in band in San Diego since he was 9 years old. He studied his principle instrument, trombone, at The University of North Texas. In middle school he taught himself how to play drums, bass, and electric guitar. In addition to playing guitar in miXtape, William works as the head engineer at Phaser Control Recording Studio in Mission Gorge. He'd like to thank his parents for supporting his musical endeavors.
is excited to be involved in MIXTAPE! 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.
Lamb's (Associate Artist): West Side Story, Les Misérables, miXtape, The Music Man, An American Christmas (’09 through ’12), Pump Boys and Dinettes, Godspell & Boomers. Cygnet Theatre: My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, Spring Awakening, Company, Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret; North Coast Repertory Theatre: The Humbug Holiday Spectacular; American Rose Theatre: Spring Awakening; Coronado Playhouse: Chicago the Musical, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party; Francis Parker School: Annie, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Once On This Island, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Always, Patsy Cline.
Rik is in his 18th season with Lambs and was most recently seen in An American Christmas and Les Misérables. Previous shows include: Quilters, Festival of Christmas, Music Man, miXtape, Godspell, Boomers, Guys and Dolls, Secret Garden, American Rhythm, Into the Woods and many, many more. He has been in productions for theaters throughout Southern California including: SD Rep, SDMT, Diversionary, the Theatre in Old Town, 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.
Vocals & Guitar
Joseph is a singer/songwriter who has been involved in the San Diego music scene for the past 10 years. Most recently he was billed at the San Diego Indie Fest and the Temecula Int’l Film Festival. He has been a worship leader for over 16 years and teaches guitar at Horizon Christian Academy. Joseph released his debut album “Good Company” in early 2010, receiving great acclaim and various awards including First Place in the Gospel/Christian category in the International Songwriting Competition, which New York Times has called “the songwriting competition to take note of.” He is lead vocalist and co-writer for a new music project entitled The Joy Eternal. He was a member of Lamb’s Players Touring Company in 2008, performing in the educational outreach productions, SLAM JAM and Early American Voices, at various schools throughout San Diego County. He is very honored to join the cast of Mixtape. Joseph would like to thank his extraordinary wife who is “my armorbearer”.
David's most recent Horton Grand productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mixtape, Godspell and Boomers. Other past LPT performance credits 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 (where he most recently finished the world premier of Everybody's Talkin') 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. David 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.
Colleen Kollar Smith & Jon Lorenz, with Kerry Meads
Since 1984 Mike has designed over 190 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 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.
Rachael began her theatrical journey in the early 90s as a volunteer for LPT. She graduated from UCSD with a BA in theatre in 2002. Her LPT credits include Festival of Christmas 2009 on LPT’s Coronado Stage and miXtape at the Horton Grand. She is excited to be back with another original work and to be incorporated as part of the creative team that she learned so much from. She currently owns Key Light Concepts, a design company, and works around the country in many aspects of corporate production. In her off time, she is a volunteer track and field coach for Boulder Creek High School.
Patrick J. Duffy
Patrick's 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!
Costume design credits for Lamb's Player's Theatre include: Hip Pocket for LPT's educational outreach touring show, MIXTAPE, Trying, See How They Run, The 39 Steps, You Can't Take it With You, and co-costume design of The Foreigner and Festival of Christmas Northern Lights. Costume design credits at other venues include: All This and Moonlight, and An Inspector Calls at Scripps Ranch Theater, Old Wicked Songs and Talley's Folly at North Coast Rep, and Side Man for Bang! Productions. Jemima has worked at Lamb's for over 9 years in the costume department as a cutter/pattern maker, seamstress, and assistant to Jeanne Reith, she has also worked backstage as Assistant Stage Manager on Boomers and Godspell. She been featured in 944 magazine, The Social Diary, and ArtPulse TV. Jemima would like to thank her wonderful husband Jeff and their daughters Amelia & Charlotte for all their love and support.
I’m an avid Painter, Sculptor, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Videographer and "maker of things." In San Diego theaters, I’ve 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); SideMan (Diversionary); Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella (StageHouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Theatre); For Lambs: Mixtape, Trying (SDTCC Nomination), Joe vs. The Volcano (SDTCC Nomination), 39 Steps. Thanks to all! Check out my work at MichaelMcKeon.com
wears many hats as actor, director, and playwright. Kerry 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.
Colleen Kollar Smith
Lamb's: 100 Hours of Stories, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, miXtape (co-creator), Guys and Dolls, Music Man, The Fantasticks, Godspell, Joseph..., Light in the Piazza, Book of the Dun Cow, American Christmas. New Village Arts: Return to the Forbidden Planet, Nutcracker. Intrepid: Midsummer the Musical. Cygnet Theatre: Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Private Lies, Moonlight Stage Productions: Ring Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell. USD: Gone Missing. Colleen is a graduate of the University of San Diego's Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program and is proud to work as the Executive Director of San Diego Musical Theatre. Favorite roles to date: wife to the remarkable Lance Arthur, and mom to Scottie and Pepper.
"If you don't mind the idea of smiling, laughing, and even catching yourself singing along, then MIXTAPE is a great night out!"
Milo Shapiro - Stage & Cinema
"CRITIC'S CHOICE! Lamb's Players gets it right! Thanks to versatile performers, a crack band, Kerry Meads' turn-on-a-dime staging, and the writers' savvy concept. They whip it good!"
James Hebert - San Diego Union-Tribune
"BEST BET! This vibrant, inventive, enormously energetic creation, sung by a spectacular cast, accompanied by a sensational band, is destined for a long and triumphant run!"
Pat Launer - Jazz 88
"BEST BET! If you're not of the era, just sit back and enjoy the spectacle! What really matters is personality, and this company has it! The band is extraordinary. Cleverly done, excellent performance!"
Charlene Baldridge - San Diego Theatre Scene
"Always entertaining - and memory-provoking. Performed with rampant energy and polish!"
Jeff Smith - San Diego Reader
"THE FRONT ROW: CUEING UP 'MIXTAPE'
The U-T's Front Row theater panel (or a good chunk of it, anyway) made like the crew from that '80s Brat Pack semi-classic "St. Elmo's Fire" recently and descended en masse to check out Lamb's Players Theatre's "miXtape."
Although the boisterous, long-running musical revue just went on holiday hiatus, it resumes performances for another month or so (and possibly longer) in early January.
We asked the panelists how this spoofy nostalgia trip lined up with their own memories of the '80s:
Wide-ranging, veteran actor who also publishes the Union Jack, a national newspaper for British expatriates.
"I am so glad I got to see ‘miXtape” at last! It truly was a giant nudge of “histori-musical” proportions. When the superb guitar player launched into the Dire Straits guitar riff leading into “Money For Nothing,” there I was, transported back to the ‘80s in our living room, with my 3- and 4-year-old kids playing air guitars!
What a cast too! May the now-short reprieve of this masterpiece be commuted by Gov. Brown, as this show should never die — at least not until a ‘60s version emerges."
Actor, director and photographer extraordinaire (for several local companies), and a member of the ensemble at New Village Arts Theatre.
"The show is like the excitement of bumping into an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time, and the thrill of talking about the great times you had with them, and laughing about the things you did together. You sort of become that person again, if only for a few minutes.
I walked out of the show at least a decade younger. And, after sitting next to Ron Choularton during Act 2, I am convinced he at one time was truly a member of Duran Duran. Well, that’s what he told me anyway."
Antonio “T.J.” Johnson:
Actor, director, teacher and local theater institution with a long list of San Diego credits and awards.
Two strong feelings hit me after I saw “miXtape.” I really enjoyed the show and the enormous energy and commitment of the performers — everything was spot-on. But it made me realize that the MTV era was a very “white” era in music videos, although Michael Jackson was the compelling figure in its rise.
I loved “miXtape” — it borders on genius and should run forever so that I have a surefire San Diego hit to share with friends and family. But I hated the ‘80s.
Elise Kim Prosser:
San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre board member, actor, playwright and marketing professor/consultant.
“(The song) 'Luka' transported me to 1987, when I saw Suzanne Vega perform it acoustically in Greenwich Village. There, she told the audience that it was about a 9-year-old victim of child abuse. It brought tears to my eyes then and now.”
Robin Sanford Roberts:
UCSD-trained set designer for the Old Globe, San Diego Rep and other companies here and around the country (with a Broadway credit for “It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues”).
"I had a great time experiencing the energetic production of “miXtape” with a group of the U-T Front Row’ers. It completely took me back to high school and college — and made me want to put on all my old Madonna records! I still have some favorite mix-tapes, but alas, nothing left to play them on." "
Jim Hebert - North County Times
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We are celebrating MIXTAPE'S 3rd year with $25 Wednesdays.
THURSDAYS - GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Bring a group of 10 or more and get $10 off each ticket! Plus, come dressed in 80s garb and get a coupon for your choice of coffee, soda, water, wine or beer before the show or at Intermission
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The Greatest Hits of the 80's
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