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
Jesse Abeel is proud to be a part of LPT's staff and acting ensemble and excited to work with such a remarkable group of people on this timeless piece of theatre. He is a graduate from Cal State University, Fullerton with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some LPT favorites: You Can't Take It With You (Tony), Les Misérables (Marius), The 39 Steps (Clown 1), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel), The Music Man (Tommy), and Smoke on the Mountain (Dennis). CSUF Roles: Miss Saigon (Chris), As You Like It (Orlando), Romeo and Juliet (Paris) and others. Thank you to my wife, Holly, for being my best friend and the love of my life. Thank you family and friends for your constant love and support. Most of all, I thank God for everything I have - "Soli Deo gloria."

Apollo Blatchley
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 Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, The Light in the Piazza, 1776, American Rhythm, An American Christmas and several productions of Festival of Christmas. Recent productions include Passion at Ion (Fosca) and Macbeth at Intrepid (Lady Macbeth.) 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 was seen in Lamb's "100 Hours of Stories" in May and as the Rabbi in 2013's Fiddler On The Roof. Other Lamb's credits include Room Service, Around The World In 80 Days, and American Christmas. At Cygnet Theatre, he was seen as Tom in the comic trilogy The Norman Conquests. For Intrepid Shakespeare Company, he has appeared in Hamlet (Polonius), All My Sons, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, An Enemy Of The People, Richard II, King John and others. For Moonlight Stage Productions, thirteen productions since 1993, including Fiddler on The Roof, You Never Can Tell, Ring Round The Moon, 1776, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Phantom, Chess. Other selected credits include The Last Night of Ballyhoo, My Fair Lady (Pickering), Lips Together Teeth Apart, Dancing at Lughnasa, La Bête, A Walk In The Woods, and I Never Sang For My Father.

Megan Carmitchel
Megan is honored to be a part of this thrilling new show! She has been seen previously at Lamb's 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.

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 An American Christmas, Les Miserables, Quilters and Fiddler on the Roof at LPT, as well as, the world premiere of Life in the Park (14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, GA), and The Full Monty and The Pirates of Penzance at the Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre. Other Southern California credits include Hello Dolly (Starlight), Swingtime Canteen (Moonlight), Godspell (Lamb’s Players Theatre), 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. She resides with her husband, Jordan Miller, in San Diego where they have their own singing and acting studio

Nicki Elledge
Nicki is honored to be back at Lamb’s discovering The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Other LPT credits include Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Joe vs. the Volcano, An American Christmas (2004-2010, 2014). Nicki was also one of the core 20 actors in Lamb’s Players 100 Hours of Stories, setting a new Guinness World Record! Other performance experiences include Utah Shakespeare Festival: South Pacific, The Greenshow (2015), Affluence (reading for New American Playwrights Project); The Kennedy Center: The Music of John Bucchino (Millennium Stage), American Voices Musical Theatre Master Session with Sutton Foster; Cygnet Theatre: A Little Night Music; Starlight Musical Theatre: Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, The Roar of the Greasepaint; Catholic University: Finian’s Rainbow, Carousel, Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz (with No Rules Theatre Co.), Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, Marvin Hamlisch and Cy Coleman Reviews (Kennedy Center—Millennium Stage). Nicki received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre and minor in Theology from The Catholic University of America.

Charles Evans Jr.
Charles is delighted to return to Lamb's Players in Twelfth Night! Charles was most recently seen at Lambs's in Fiddler on the Roof as Perchick. Other San Diego credits include- La Jolla Playhouse: The Car Plays (Chris), Cygnet Theatre: Spring Awakening (Moritz), ion Theatre: Grey Gardens (Joe/Jerry), 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
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

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.

Caitie Grady
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.

Emlyn Helmbacher
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 Harvey Jacobs
Luke is overjoyed to be back telling good stories well with his Lamb's family. Credits: With Lamb's - The Music Man, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler..., and An American Christmas '14'. Tours: In the Mood LIVE, All Shook Up!, Lead Singer/Dancer with Holland America Line. Regional: Lucky in Dames at Sea, Fastrada in Pippin, Don Kerr in A Chorus Line, Richard (the nice nurse) in A New Brain, and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Luke holds his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from CSU, Fullerton. He is eternally thankful for family and friends and for YOU for being part of live theatre. "Please enjoy!"

Charlene Koepf
Charlene Koepf is thrilled to be performing again with Lamb’s Players! You may have recently seen her as Cosette in Lamb's production of Les Miserables. Recent credits include: Glynis in An American Christmas (Lamb’s Players), Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Lamb's Players), Kathy in Company (Cygnet Theatre), Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Ion Theatre), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Moonlight), Alison in Brooklyn Boy (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Jo in Little Women (Fulks Theatre) and Emma in Jekyll and Hyde (Paramount). Charlene holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Abilene Christian University. She is thrilled to be sharing this incredible story with you and thanks God, family, friends and this remarkable cast and crew for endless support and love!

Brandon Joel Maier
Regional: Lambs Players – Fiddler on the Roof (Motel); Old Globe Theatre – Allegiance; Cygnet Theatre – Parade (Leo Frank), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour); Moonlight Stage Productions – Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest);, North Coast Repertory Theatre – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino). Directing: Little Women: The Musical, Rumors, Les Miserables, Little by Little, 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 from San Diego State University.

Tess Maretz
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 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.

Jordan Miller
Jordan Miller was last seen in Lamb's productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and their critically acclaimed and award winning production of Les Misérables (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.)

Christopher M. Nelson
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
John 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. A native San Diegan, John has appeared with San Diego Opera, the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Musical Theater, the Bach Collegium San Diego, Welk Resort Theatre, Starlight Opera, the San Diego Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory Company, Pacific Chamber Opera, and in Lamb's Players productions including "Fiddler on the Roof" (x 2), "1776," "The Music Man," "A Man for All Seasons," "Twelfth Night," "An American Christmas" (x 10!) and "Taran-Tara!" 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." He has also toured Europe with Pavillion Opera, Regency Opera, and English Festival Opera.

John Rosen
Lazar Wolf
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s in this fine production! Lamb’s: 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.

Ernest Sauceda
The Fiddler
Ernest is thrilled to be back at Lamb's to premiere OZ! He recently appeared in The Old Globe's production of Arms and The Man, and has also performed at venues such as The White House, Hollywood Bowl, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Recent roles include West Side Story (Indio), Universal Studios Japan, Dollywood, Fiddler On The Roof (Fiddler), and The Buddy Holly Story (Ritchie Valens). Ernest was a Top 5 Finalist for "Best Male Performer" Award through the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Thank you to Arwen, Toshimi and Hiro! Much love!

Brandon Sherman
Baritone Brandon Sherman started his musical career at a young age, appearing on the theatre stage as Colin from “The Secret Garden.” Mr. Sherman's credits include the roles of Valjean in "Les Miserables," Tom Collins in RENT!, Pooh-Bah in Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado,” as well as numerous others throughout Southern California. Mr. Sherman has been a contracted member of the San Diego Opera Chorus since age 19 and has performed in Carnegie Hall under John Rutter’s baton, as well as internationally in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Lichtenstein. An accomplished pedagogue, Mr. Sherman graduated with a Bachelors in Applied Arts and Science in Voice and has taught private voice for six years as a recognized Associate NATS (National Association of Teacher of Singing) member. As a passionate educator, he is also the Director of Musical Theatre for the Poway School District in an after-school enrichment program, KidzTyme and President of Star Repertory Theatre in Escondido. Mr. Sherman is honored to continue as an Associate Artist with LPT.

Sam Zeller
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 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.


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
Diana is honored to return to Lamb's to be a part of this amazing premiere production! She most recently played cello in West Side Story. Other favorite LPT credits: Les Misérables, 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, North Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego REP, San Diego 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 and is working towards a Professional Certificate in Photography from the UCSD Extension Program. Huge shoutout to Kimberly, my amazing cello sub!! Thanks to Kerry & Jon!

Chuck Elledge
Chuck is thrilled to return to Lamb's for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz following West Side Story, Les Misérables, Fiddler on the Roof, 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, Peter Pan (SD Junior Theatre); Sweeney Todd, Jacque Brel…, Always…Patsy Cline, And the World Goes Round, A Chorus Line, The King and I (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 Lamb's for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting new project with such an amazing composer, cast, orchestra, and production team!

Melissa Mejia
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
Stefanie is a full-time performer and teacher of clarinet, saxophone, and percussion. She is happy to return to Lamb's after playing in Fiddler on the Roof and Les Misérables. Stefanie plays a variety of music including Brazilian, jazz, funk, Klezmer, and more. She just released a debut album with her band Choro Sotaque, a group specializing in a style of Brazilian instrumental music called Choro. She also performs with local funk/rock/reggae band Restoration One, teaches Brazilian samba percussion to kids and adults, and has her own line of original jewelry on display in shops around town. Check out Stefanie's blog about her musical adventures "Everything Is Music" at or connect with her at She thanks Lamb's for this opportunity and her family for their unending support!

Mike Buckley
Set Designer
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.

Patrick J. Duffy
Sound Designer
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!

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Assistant Director
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
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.

Michael McKeon
Properties Designer
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

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

Jeanne Reith
Costume Designer
This marks Jeanne's 25th year as a Costume Designer with Lambs. Her work has achieved Theatre Critics Awards such as the Craig Noel, KPBS Patte, and Billie Awards. Productions awarded for Costume design included: 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 a Patte Award for costumes was presented to her for the 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. Besides continuing her service and collaborative work at Lambs she currently teaches fashion programs including Patternmaking and Sewn Product Business at West City Continuing Education in Point Loma.

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.

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
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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Sun at 2pm $38$58$68

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