Fiddler on the Roof

book by Joseph Stein, from the stories of Sholem Aleichem

music by Jerry Bock  lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

directed by Robert Smyth & Deborah Gilmour Smyth

musical direction by G. Scott Lacy

choreography by Colleen Kollar Smith

 

Wow. Do We Have A Hit!

Extended for the 3rd time. But Must Close July 28th.

 

The tale of Tevye the milkman and his daughters from the popular stories of Sholem Aleichem, became one of the world's greatest musicals. Featuring memorable songs like "Tradition", "If I Where A Rich Man", "Sunrise, Sunset", and "To Life!"

 

This fresh, stirring and joyous production, draws on the fascinating musical tradition of the Klezmer band, with powerful dance numbers and an amazing cast of actor-singer-dancers.

 

Rarely do you have the opportunity to see such a large and stunning production in such a beautiful intimate space!

 

Running time:  Act 1 - 95 min / Intermission - 20 min / Act 2 - 45 min

Age Appropriate:  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is recommend for ages 7 and above.

Jesse Abeel
Mendel
Jesse Abeel is a graduate from CSU Fullerton with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Lamb’s credits include: The Servant of Two Masters, The Music Man, Till We Have Faces, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, Smoke on the Mountain, several seasons of Lamb’s annual holiday celebration An American Christmas, and several seasons of Lamb’s Educational Outreach (The Road Crew). CSUF: Miss Saigon (Chris), As You Like It (Orlando), Romeo & Juliet (Paris).

Apollo Blatchley
Ivan
Apollo Blatchley (Ivan) is making his Lamb’s Players debut. His credits include Spring Awakening (ACT), #First World Problems (Ansonia), Another Show In a Theatre Town (AMDA), References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Moxie Theatre). After high school he studied Musical Theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) LA campus, and later transferred to the New York AMDA campus where he graduated in the Conservatory Program. Now back home where he belongs, Apollo loves to act as much as he possibly can and in his free time write music by himself or with his band mates.

Sandy Campbell
Fruma Sarah / Rifka
Sandy Campbell has appeared with LPT in The Music Man, The Light in the Piazza, 1776, American Rhythm, An American Christmas and several productions of Festival of Christmas. She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre where she has performed in Assassins, Parade (Craig Noel Award),The Norman Conquests, Communicating Doors (Craig Noel Award), A Little Night Music, Noises Off, and Mauritius. Sandy was a member of the ensemble of the World Premiere of at the La Jolla Playhouse and participated in readings of the show in New York and London. Other favorite credits include Clybourne Park, Hairspray, A MidsummerNight’s Dream- the Musical, Into the Woods, The Spitfire Grill, Man of La Mancha, Lost in Yonkers, The Most Happy Fella, and Falsettos. Sandy is also a cabaret artist and, with musical director G. Scott Lacy, recorded her CD Crazy World (cdbaby and itunes).

Danny Campbell
The Rabbi
Danny Campbell: LPT: Room Service, An American Christmas. Other San Diego appearances: The Norman Conquests (Cygnet Theatre); Richard II, King John, An Enemy of the People, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Musical, Macbeth (Intrepid Shakespeare Company); Fiddler on the Roof, You Never Can Tell, Ring Round the Moon, Sweeney Todd, 1776, West Side Story (Moonlight Stage Productions); My Fair Lady, 1776 (Starlight Musical Theatre); Last Night of Ballyhoo (SRT); Dancing at Lughnasa, Hamlet, The Odd Couple; Much Ado About Nothing (Octad-One). In 2013: Polonius in Hamlet at Intrepid Shakespeare Company.

Megan Carmitchel
Chava
Megan is thrilled to be returning to the Lambs Players stage. She has been seen previously at Lambs in both the original and remount productions of Fiddler on the Roof. Elsewhere: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), Pippin (Diversionary Theater), South Pacific andStepping Out (The Welk Resort Theatre), and The Who's Tommy (San Diego Repertory Theatre). Megan has also music directed and performed in shows at LEGOLAND, CA. She attended San Francisco State University where she studied vocal performance.

Jessica Couto
Shaindel / Grandma Tzeitel
Jessica Couto, a native of Charleston, SC, has a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her recent performances include Fiddler on the Roof (Lamb's Players) and the world premiere of Life in the Park (14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, GA).  Other California credits include The Full Monty and The Pirates of Penzance (Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre), Hello Dolly (Starlight), Swingtime Canteen (Moonlight), Godspell (Lamb’s Players), and Fiddler on the Roof (Sierra Repertory Theatre). Jessica has also been a featured soloist in Las Vegas appearing in Jerry Springer, The Opera at MGM casino’s Hollywood Theatre, and enjoyed an extended run as the principal vocalist in the longest running show on the Strip, Jubilee! at Bally’s Casino. Other regional credits included Christmas from the Heart and The Pajama Game (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre), Into the Woods (Fulton Opera House), Beauty and the Beast (Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof and Young Abe Lincoln (Lincoln Amphitheatre), Sunday in the Park with George (Strollers Theatre), and The Sound of Music (Oregon Straw Hat Players). She has been a soloist with numerous music ensembles and festivals around the country. Jessica and her husband, Jordan Miller, have their own acting and vocal studio in San Diego.

Nicole Elledge
Esther
Nicki is honored to be back at LPT after completing her sophomore year at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. pursuing a BM in Musical Theatre and minor in Theology. Favorite credits: CUA: Finian’s Rainbow, The Drowsy Chaperone, Marvin Hamlisch and Cy Coleman Reviews (Kennedy Center—Millennium Stage); LPT: Joe vs. the Volcano, An American Christmas; SD Junior Theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Into the Woods; Francis Parker: Always…Patsy Cline, A Piece of my Heart; Cygnet: A Little Night Music. Thanks to everyone at LPT! www.nicoleelledge.com

Charles Evans Jr.
Perchik
Fiddler On The Roof marks Charles’ debut production with Lamb’s Players. Charles was most recently seen in Ion Theatre’s production of Grey Gardens as Joe Kennedy Jr/Joe. Other San Diego credits include- La Jolla Playhouse: The Car Plays: San Diego (Chris), New Village Arts: Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Sparky), and San Diego Repertory Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Duke u/s). Charles also recently completed his fifth summer 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.

Anton Fero
Fyedka
Anton is so excited to be a part of an original work! He recently relocated to San Diego a year ago from NYC. He married a local girl (best decision of his life and they had their first child in OCT) and together they shared the stage in Guys and Dolls here at Lamb’s. Tours: Altar Boyz, Little Women, 12 Irish Tenors. In SD he recently played Ren in Footloose with SDMT and worked with Lambs Players in Fiddler on the Roof and mixtape. He gives all the praise and glory to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Golde
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s Players 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.

Caitie Grady
Hodel
Caitie Grady grew up right here in Coronado, and is pleased as punch to be a staff member at Lamb's Players! LPT: Quilters, Fiddler on the Roof, Wit, Mixtape, Around the World in 80 Days, Joe vs the Volcano, The Servant of Two Masters, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, Festival of Christmas: Catch a Falling Star, Festival of Christmas: Spirit of Christmas Present, An American Christmas ’10 and ‘12. Elsewhere: Side by Side by Sondheim (Cygnet Theatre Company), Death of a Late Summer Songbird (Cygnet, Intrepid, and Diversionary readings), Emancipated (reading - The Old Globe); Voices of Ireland (Write Out Loud); A Day in the Life (Playwrights Project); The Children's Hour (Carlsbad Playreaders); Working (Metro Stage Company, Boston); The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (6th @ Penn). Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory.

Jason Heil
The Constable
LPT Associate Artist: WIT, Fiddler on the Roof, See How They Run, Joe vs. the Volcano, The Glory Man, Harvey, Joyful Noise, The Glass Menagerie, Room Service, The Voysey Inheritance, An American Christmas (’07,’08,‘09), Enchanted April, Into the Woods, and The Winslow Boy. Other San Diego credits include Angels in America (ion theatre company), Twelfth Night, Plaid Tidings (Old Globe), Cabaret, Noises Off (Cygnet), Clybourne Park, A Christmas Carol (San Diego Rep), work at North Coast Rep, Moonlight, Starlight and all incarnations of Lucy Simon’s Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse & NYC/London Readings). Regional theatres include Arkansas & Tennessee Rep, A Noise Within, and nine seasons with the Utah, Lake Tahoe, Marin, and Texas Shakespeare Festivals. Directing: Turn of the Screw (Intrepid Shakespeare), Born Yesterday, The Mousetrap, Barefoot in the Park, Ring Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell (Moonlight), Plaid Tidings (New Village Arts), Twelfth Night (Actors’ Rep, OH), and Brilliant Traces (Finishing the Hat, L.A.). MFA: UC Irvine.

Emlyn Helmbacher
Shprintze
Emlyn is excited to make her debut at Lamb’s Players Theatre as “Sphrintze” in her first production of Fiddler on the Roof! She is 11 years old and has been performing in musical theater productions since the age of 5. Professional credits include 2 seasons playing Emily in Let it Snow at Legoland, CA. Other favorite roles include: Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka, White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, Child Soloist in Evita, and Young Cosette in Les Miserables.

Luke H. Jacobs
Yuri
Luke is delighted to be joining the Lamb’s family once again with such a talented and dynamic cast and creative team. Favorite credits from the past include Don Kerr in A Chorus Line, Richard (the nice nurse) in A New Brain, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown, Gideon in Seven Brides..., and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Luke was fortunate enough to perform in the 2nd national tour of All Shook Up last year and was also the lead singer/dancer aboard the M/S Maasdam with Holland America Line. He holds his BFA in Musical theatre from CSU, Fullerton. He is beyond thankful for his friends and family who keep him happy, and for YOU for supporting art! “LOVE the show, please!”

Charlene Koepf
Tzeitel
Charlene Koepf is thrilled to be making her Lamb’s Players debut! Recent credits include: Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ion Theatre), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Moonlight), Sweeney Todd (Moonlight), Fairy in Holiday Shows (Legoland, CA), Alison in Brooklyn Boy (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Jo in Little Women (Fulks Theatre) and Emma in Jekyll and Hyde (Paramount Theatre). Charlene holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Abilene Christian University. She thanks God, family, friends and this fabulous cast and crew for endless support and love!

Brandon Joel Maier
Motel
Lamb’s Players debut. Regional: Old Globe Theatre – Allegiance; Cygnet Theatre – Parade (Leo Frank), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour); Moonlight Stage – Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest); North Coast Repertory Theatre – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino). San Diego Musical Theatre – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Sheldrake) Directing: Little Women: The Musical, Rumors, Les Miserables, I Love You Because (assistant). Conceived, compiled and directed the San Diego State University fairy-tale revues WISH: A Musical Revue and WISH II: Villains and Sidekicks. Education: B.A. in Theatre and M.F.A. in Musical Theatre (SDSU). He is currently a member of the faculty at his alma mater.

Tess Maretz
Bielke
Tess Maretz is a 10 year old who discovered her passion for acting at a very young age. She is thrilled to make her Lamb’s Players debut in Fiddler on the Roof. She was recently seen as Bette’s Makeup Girl in The Bette Middler Project (Breakthrough Workshop Theater), Tin Man in Wizard Of Oz (ACT-SD), Snowy in Honk! (SDJT), and Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress (Junior) NYA Award (2012). She is excited to be a part of this powerful story of a family’s love.

Kerry Meads
Yente, The Matchmaker
wears many hats as actor, director, and playwright. Kerry is the director of LPT’s Educational Outreach. On staff at LPT since 1976, she now serves as LPT’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.

Jordan Miller
Sasha
Jordan Miller (Sasha) is thrilled to be making his Lamb's Players debut and to be back on the San Diego stage after spending over two years as the lead classical singer for Holland America Line. A Texas native, he recently returned from performing at Fort Worth's famed Casa Manana Theatre in "Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" as "Sir Roderick." Notable San Diego credits include "Volodya" in Cygnet Theater's revival of "Bed And Sofa," for which he won a Craig Noel award, several productions at Lyric Opera San Diego including "Giuseppe" in "The Gondoliers," "Billy Crocker" in "Anything Goes" and "Mr. Lindquist" in "A Little Night Music," and he covered and performed the role of "The Grinch" in the 2009 production of The Old Globe's "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas." His other favorite regional credits include "Curly" in "Oklahoma!", "Frank Butler" in "Annie Get Your Gun," and "Derek" in the world premier of "Life In The Park," in Atlanta, GA.

Christopher M. Nelson
Nahum
Thrilled to be back at Lamb’s Players Theatre. San Francisco: 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.

John Burt Polhamus
Mordcha
John Burt Polhamus has developed a varied career embracing opera, musical theatre, oratorio and concert singing, as well as straight acting, in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Asia. During the past decade John has appeared in Lamb’s Players productions including 1776, The Music Man, A Man for All Seasons and Tarantara! Tarantara! John has performed in London’s West End, covering and performing the roles of Al Jolson in Jolson - the Musical, Mssr. Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Mssr. Firmin in Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. John is a native San Diegan.

John Rosen
Lazar Wolf
John Rosen is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players with so many good friends. Lamb’s: Pete ‘n Keely, 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: 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 distant past for Sledgehammer, Bowery, and Gaslamp Quarter Theatres.

Ernest Sauceda
The Fiddler
Ernest Sauceda is excited to be working with Lamb’s Players in both Fiddler On The Roof and Lamb's Cabaret. This singing and dancing fiddle player is also known for his roles at the award-winning show park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A San Antonio native, Sauceda recently played Ritchie Valens in a regional production of The Buddy Holly Story and was also apart of the premiere cast of Jonah at Sight and Sound Theatres. Ernest has toured with known mariachi ensemble Campanas De America to places like The White House, The Hollywood Bowl and The Kennedy Center. He thanks his family for their continuous support in his performing endeavors.

Brandon Sherman
Avram
Baritone Brandon Sherman is a recent graduate of SDSU with a BM in Voice. Mr. Sherman has performed in Carnegie Hall under John Rutter’s baton, and internationally in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Lichtenstein. Mr. Sherman has been a Member in Good Standing with the National Association of Teachers of Singing for three years and is the newest Director of Musical Theatre for five schools in the Poway School District. Brandon is honored to join Lamb’s as an Associate Artist in his second production with the company.

Sam Zeller
Tevye
Lamb’s Players debut! Sam’s national and regional credits include Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Kerchak in Disney’s Tarzan, Edna in Hairspray, Che in Evita, Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Horton the Elephant in Seussical , Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing…Forum, Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and was nominated for an Ovation Award for his portrayal of Jud in Oklahoma! Sam also played Captain Hook in the international tour of Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, was part of the 2000 Tony-nominated Broadway production, and is featured on the A & E Emmy Award-winning video. Sam is a proud member of the Musical Theater Guild and Actor’s Equity Association. For a full list of credits, including TV and film, please visit www.samzeller.com. Thank you to Donnie, Mom, Robert, Deborah, Scott, and Dipsy. These performances are dedicated to the loving memory my father, Walter: the greatest pop in the world!

Rhona Gold
US - Yente
Rhona is delighted to be back at Lamb’s Players Theatre. Previously at Lambs she appeared as Yente for 3 performances as understudy to Kerry Meads in last summer's production of Fiddler on the Roof. as General Cartwright in Guys & Dolls, Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man, Ouiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias, and Constanza in Enchanted April. Most recently she appeared as Sylia Diaz in Johnna Adams' Skinless at Moxie theatre. Also with Moxie: Rebecca Nurse in the Moxie Theatre/Intrepid Shakespeare Co. coproduction of The Crucible. Drink Me (or The Strange Case of Alice Times Three), Eurydice, Expecting Isabel and Eleemosynary. She appeared in The Magic Fire for Moonlight Stage Productions, and in numerous Fritz Theatre productions including Viburnum, She also appeared in a number of productions at the NCRT including The Diary of Anne Frank. She lives in University Heights with husband, actor J. Michael Ross.

Natalie Marrewa
US - Shprintze & Bielke
When nine year-old Natalie Marrewa isn’t acting or singing, she enjoys crafting, reading, and playing piano. Natalie was most recently seen as Ngana in South Pacific (Welk Resort Theatre) and Papa Ge in Once On This Island (Pickwick Players). Favorite roles include Gavroche in Les Misérables (CYC Theatre) and Papa Ge. Other roles include Jo Harper in Big River, young Cossette in Les Misérables, and ensemble roles in the Wiz, Annie, and Ragtime. Natalie would like to thank Lamb’s Players Theatre for this wonderful opportunity.

Brenna Peirson
US - Esther
This is Brenna's acting debut on the resident stage, after working with Lamb's Players Theatre for over 14 years. She previously performed in eight productions of An American Christmas at the Hotel Del Coronado and one year in A Hometown Chistmas at the Hotel Patte in Iowa. Brenna was the Assistant Stage Manager for The Fantasticks, Harvey, miXtape, Music Man, Joe vs. The Volcano: The Musical!, Pete n' Keely, and now Fiddler on The Roof. She recently received her BFA in the Studio Arts from Biola University and is thankful to be a part of this production and the Lamb's family.

THE BAND

Mark Danisovszky
Band Leader/Accordion
Mark is thrilled to be back at Lamb’s Players where he previously performed in Fiddler on the Roof, The Servant of Two Master, Boomers, Godspell, Pippin, She Loves Me, and the very first An American Christmas. As accordionist, Mark has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony, the San Diego Symphony and the Hilton Head Orchestra as soloist in Alan Hovhaness’ “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.” Mark also appeared onstage with the San Diego Opera in Samuel Barber’s “Vanessa” and Alban Berg’s “Wozzek” directed by Des MacAnuff. At the San Diego Rep: The Dybbuk, A Cradle Will Rock, Red Noses, 6 Women With Brain Death, Long Story Short and The Threepenny Opera for which Mark won the 2009 Craig Noel Award for Musical Direction. At the La Jolla Playhouse: Solo pianist for James LaPine’s Luck , Pluck, and Virtue, Accordionist and Oronte in School for Wives, and Mother Courage in co-production with the Berkeley Rep. Mark is the musical director at Vision Center for Spiritual Living.

Diana Elledge
Cello
Diana is honored to return to Lamb’s in the encore production of Fiddler on the Roof. Prior to this, she was seen in the gondola for the incredibly fun The Servant of Two Masters. Other favorite LPT credits: The Light in the Piazza, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, and Enchanted April. Diana has also performed with Cygnet Theatre, San Diego REP, and SDJunior Theatre. When not playing cello, she serves as string music editor for Neil A. Kjos Music Company, an educational music publisher, a position held since 1983. Diana would like to thank Debbie, Robert, and Scott for giving the Elledge family the opportunity to share this special story & beautiful music.

Chuck Elledge
Percussion
Chuck is thrilled to return to the encore production of Fiddler on the Roof. Other Lamb's credits: The Music Man and The Light in the Piazza. Elsewhere: Parade (Cygnet), Footloose, Honk!, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease, The Wiz, 42nd Street, The Secret Garden (SD Junior Theatre); Sweeney Todd, Always...Patsy Cline, And the World Goes Round (Francis Parker). Chuck is an editor for the Neil A. Kjos Music Company and has numerous published works for band and orchestra. He is a member of the Immaculata Choir and, for 18 years, served as music director for the Minnesota Vikings. Chuck thanks everyone at LPT for the opportunity to be a part of this timeless story of faith, courage, and hope.

Melissa Mejia
Trumpet
Melissa is thrilled to return to LPT following Fiddler on the Roof. Melissa is a native San Diegan with a B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She is a versatile trumpet player and vocalist, with her current focus in Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Klezmer and Balkan styles. Awarded “Best World Music Album” at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards with a Latin Fusion Trio, Melissa also performs as flugelhorn player and Portuguese and Spanish vocalist in her Brazilian Fusion Duo, “Bela Vida Brasileira”. She has a Private Trumpet Studio of 30 students and is the Trumpet and Brass Coach at Westview High School. Cleveland (trumpet): Jekyll and Hyde, Peter Pan, My Favorite Year, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Song and Dance, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast.

Stefanie Schmitz
Clarinet
Stefanie is a full-time performer and teacher of clarinet, saxophone, and percussion. She is excited to return to LPT for the encore production of Fiddler on the Roof. She recently also enjoyed her time in the Sweet Charity band at the Coronado Playhouse. She plays a variety of Brazilian music, jazz, and the music of local singer-songwriters. She founded and performs with Choro Sotaque, a group specializing in a style of Brazilian popular music called choro. She also performs with Restoration One, Super Sonic Samba School, and the Stefanie Schmitz Quartet. Stefanie just returned from a six-month musical odyssey in Brazil. Read about her adventures at www.stefanieschmitz.blogspot.com or connect with her at www.stefanieschmitz.net.


Jeanne Barnes Reith
Costume Designer
Jeanne’s creative work has achieved Theatre Critics Awards such as the Craig Noel, KPBS Patte, and Billie Awards, for Servant of Two Masters. An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Till We Have Faces, The Boy Who Fell Into a Book, Joyful Noise, Tarantara! Tarantara!, Dr. Faustus, Little Foxes, The Winslow Boy, and Metamorphoses. In 2008 Jeanne was presented a Patte Award for her entire season including Hello, Dolly!, The Voysey Inheritance, The Hit, Boomers, The Light in the Piazza, Festival of Christmas: Angel’s Arms and An American Christmas. Her career has included designs in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Dallas, Canada, and 140 productions for Lambs Players. She currently teaches Fashion at San Diego Mesa College and West City Continuing Education. Jeanne’s creative work has achieved Theatre Critics Awards such as the Craig Noel, KPBS Patte, and Billie Awards, for Servant of Two Masters. An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Till We Have Faces, The Boy Who Fell Into a Book, Joyful Noise, Tarantara! Tarantara!, Dr. Faustus, Little Foxes, The Winslow Boy, and Metamorphoses. In 2008 Jeanne was presented a Patte Award for her entire season including Hello, Dolly!, The Voysey Inheritance, The Hit, Boomers, The Light in the Piazza, Festival of Christmas: Angel’s Arms and An American Christmas. Her career has included designs in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Dallas, Canada, and 140 productions for Lambs Players. She currently teaches Fashion at San Diego Mesa College and West City Continuing Education.

Mike Buckley
Set Designer
Since 1984 Mike has designed over 150 productions at Lambs Players 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 Wit here at Lambs and sets and lights for Hairspray at Southwestern College where he teaches technical theatre, design and scriptwriting. Also a playwright, his romantic comedy The Hit had an extended run at LPT'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 LPT. Favorites include The Hit, JosephŠ, Beau Jest, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, The Secret Garden, 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 has most recently been seen on stage in Pete N Keely. Other stage credits here include The Book of the Dun Cow, Smoke on the Mountain ‘10 & ‘04, 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). As a resident Sound Designer, his sound credits here at Lamb’s are MIXTAPE, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Godspell, Boomers, The Fantasticks, The Light in the Piazza, Joseph ‘07, 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
Assistant Director
Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah has been a member of the Lamb’s Players 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
Musical Director
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

Michael McKeon
Properties Designer
is an avid Photographer, Videographer, Painter, Sculptor and “maker of things.” Since 2008, Michael has had the honor to work with Lamb’s as a Craft Master, Scenic Designer, Scenic Artist, Properties Designer, Multimedia/Video Designer and Technician, Stage Manager and Front of House Associate for various shows and special events at LPT. Other scenic design credits include: Killer Joe - San Diego Theater Critics Circle Award (Compass), Side Man (Diversionary), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Shakespeare Company)

Nathan Peirson
Lighting Designer
a graduate of Biola University, Nate is Lamb’s Director of Craft & Design. He has been designing lights for over 20 years. He is also a busy actor, photographer and musician and amateur luthier. As a performer Nate has been seen many of Lamb’s Christmas productions from the main stage to An American Christmas at the Hotel Del Coronado.

Colleen Kollar Smith
Choreographer
LPT: miXtape (co-creator), Guys and Dolls, Music Man, The Fantasticks, Godspell, Joseph..., Light in the Piazza, Book of the Dun Cow, American Christmas. Intrepid Shakespeare Company: Midsummer the Musical, Cygnet Theatre: Man of La Mancha, Dirty Blonde, Private Lies, Moonlight Stage Productions: Leading Ladies, Ring Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell. USD: Gone Missing. Colleen will graduate this summer with a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. Favorite roles to date: wife to the remarkable Lance Arthur, and Mom to the one and only Carmen Scotland (Scottie) and the newest addition to the Smith Family Singers - Pepper Rae.

Lance Arthur Smith
Fight Choreographer
Lance Arthur Smith trained under Swordplay LA's Tim Weske and Brian Danner, Mark Ivie (protégé of famed fight director Bob Anderson), and Miguel Martinez and Paul Bolles at the University of New Mexico. He has also worked with veteran fight master Dan Speaker on projects for New Line Cinema and 20th Century Fox. As Fight Director, his film/tv projects have included SHAKESPEARE'S MERCHANT and Richard Hatch's (Battlestar Galactica) GREAT WAR OF MAGELLAN. His fights have been seen on Los Angeles stages for African-American Theatre Ensemble, ARK Theatre Company (including the LA Weekly Award-winning A CLOCKWORK ORANGE), and Piece O' Pie People sketch, and in San Diego in several productions for Lamb's Players Theatre, OLEANNA at Intrepid Shakespeare, and Sea World's TERRORS OF THE DEEP Halloween event. As a performer, Lance has appeared in numerous LPT productions, most recently as Phileas Fogg in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. His favorite roles are as husband to Colleen Kollar Smith, and father to Scottie and Pepper.

Robert Smyth
Director
is LAMB's Producing Artistic Director. He joined the staff of Lamb's Players Street Theatre as an actor and director in 1976. In 1978 LAMB'S opened its first resident theatre in National City, and then in 1994 brought the old performance space in Coronado's historic Spreckel's Building back to life as its new home. Robert has directed more than 150 productions for LAMB'S, and performed in over 100, including favorite roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1776, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Boys Next Door, and the one-man show Damien. He and his wife, director, actor, composer, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, make their home in Coronado.


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Tues at 7:30pm $58$48$28
Wed at 7:30pm $58$48$28
Thurs at 7:30pm $68$58$38
Fri at 8pm $68$58$38
Sat at 4pm $68$58$38
Sat at 8pm $68$58$38
Sun at 2pm $68$58$38

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