Quilters

Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado

Extended Thru May 4th


by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

directed by Robert Smyth

musical direction by G. Scott Lacy

 

Funny, moving, and gorgeous to look at, this little gem of a musical celebrates the extraordinary, everyday women who settled the American West.

 

 

“Do not miss this sweet gem of a musical!”

 – Alexandra Rosa ArtRocks

 

 “The production, with nimble vocal harmonies and zesty, foot-stomping choreography, is wonderfully realized by the six-member cast and an excellent five-piece band!” 

– James Hebert U-T San Diego

 

"Each of these outstanding performers creates numerous characters ranging from cowboys to prepubescent boys and girls. Their blend and their individual voices are splendid. We fall in love with each and all!"

 – Charlene Baldridge Theatre Reviews

 

 

Running Time:  2 hours & 10 minutes, including an Intermission.

Age Appropriate:  Quilters is recommend for ages 12 and above.


Megan Carmitchel
Sarah's Daughter
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
Sarah's Daughter
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.

Cynthia Gerber
Sarah's Daughter
was a member of LPT’s Resident Ensemble from 1988 to 2001 and is now an Associate Artist. She was recently seen in Quilters and Wit. Favorite productions at LPT include Harvey, The Hit, Susan and God, The Miracle Worker, Flight, Steel Magnolias, Quilters, Busman’s Honeymoon, Detective Story, See How They Run, Amadeus, Dracula, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Ring Round The Moon. Cynthia studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also enjoying her role as Cannon and Spencer’s mom.

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Sarah
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
Sarah's Daughter
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.

Lucia Vecchio
Sarah's Daughter
Lucia is delighted to be returning to the Lamb’s Players stage! At Lamb’s: Music Man (Amaryllis), Festival of Christmas ’09, American Christmas ’11 & ‘12; Other credits: OnStage Playhouse: Diary of Anne Frank (Anne - SD Critic’s Circle Outstanding Young Artist, Aubrey Award); Moonlight Theatre: Oklahoma!; Patio Playhouse: The Effects of Gamma Rays… (Tillie - Aubrey nomination); Old Globe: The Grinch, Celebrity Sonnets; CYC Theatre: The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox), Seussical (Jojo); TV: Modern Family, 1600 Penn; Film: R.I.P.D., A Better Place;Voiceover: Lego Friends (series), Barbie’s A Perfect Christmas.

THE BAND

Emilie McDonald
Violin
Emilie is delighted to be returning to Lamb’s Players Theatre for her second show, after appearing in An American Christmas this past December. Emilie has performed as pianist, conductor, violinist, and violist in a variety of productions, including The Mikado, Snoopy!!! The Fantasticks, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Oklahoma!. She has a degree in music from San Diego Christian College, where she currently serves as part of the music faculty. Emilie also runs a large private music studio, teaching violin, viola, and piano. She would like to thank her family and music teachers for their continued support and inspiration in her music endeavors.

Jim Mooney
Guitar & Banjo
Jim Mooney is happy to be back at Lamb’s Players. Last seen in An American Christmas, Jim has also appeared Pump Boys and Dinettes, and South Pacific for Lamb’s as well as as playing guitar for Boomers and Mixtape.

Rick Ogden
Guitar
Rik is in is 17th season with Lambs. Fresh off an extended run of the hit musical MIXTAPE, his other credits include: Guys and Dolls, Servant of Two Masters, Festival of Christmas, Music Man, American Christmas, Godspell, Glass Menagerie, Boomers, Hello Dolly, Secret Garden, American Rhythm, Into the Woods, South Pacific, Private Lives, 1776, Joseph, My Fair Lady. Rik has been in productions for theatres throughout Southern California including, SD Repetory Theatre, Diversionary, the Theatre in Old Town, North Coast Rep, Moonlight Amphitheatre, SD Junior Theatre and Coast Kids - over 100 shows in all. Rik has a degree in music from UCSD and currently teaches guitar and woodwinds at Giacoletti Music School in Carlsbad, CA. and is proud to be an Associate Artist with Lamb's Players.

Dave Rumley
Percussion
recently played drums for MIXTAPE, Godspell and the 8-month run of Boomers at the Horton Grand Theatre. His past LPT performance credits also include Guys and Dolls, The Servant of Two Masters, The Fantasticks, American Rhythm, Hello Dolly!, 1776, Godspell, My Fair Lady and South Pacific. In addition, David performs regularly with North Coast Repertory and Cygnet Theatres. David holds a Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from San Diego State University and teaches percussion at the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. He is currently the Percussion Coach at Westview High School in the Poway Unified School District, and also runs community drumming programs at the Oak Park Music Conservatory, and the Monarch School Project, a school for homeless youth.

Oliver Shirley
Bass
an Associate artist at LPT for over 20 years, received his BA from SDSU and a MA from UCSD where he studied with renowned bassist Bertram Turetzky. Oliver toured the world 9 years with the U.S. Navy Band and has performed for U.S. Presidents Carter, Ford, Reagan and Bush as well as many foreign Presidents, dignitaries and millions of people. Bassist for the SDSU Jazz Ensemble (5 years) which was selected as the best U.S. Collegiate Big Band at the 1988 Disney World Jazz Festival and was the opening act for the Count Basie Orchestra. He played the 1990 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with jazz trumpet great Clark Terry as the opening act for Dizzy Gillespie. Oliver has also played with jazz musicians Louie Bellson, George Shearing, Barney Kessel, Rob McConnell, Charles McPherson and many others. He has played with many San Diego bands including the Jazz/Rock band Harvey and the 52nd Street Jive, opening for Ray Charles at the 1987 American Television Awards in New Orleans (which was televised). He was a member of the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra for 5 years with 2 years as the Principal Bassist. Favorite San Diego theater productions include the 1987 world premiere of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" composed and directed by legendary jazz drummer Max Roach, "Burning Patience", "Always, Patsy Cline", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", "A Christmas Carol" (2005), "The Three Penny Opera" (San Diego Rep) "Cabaret", "Honky Tonk Angels" (North Coast Rep), "Beehive", "I Do, I Do", "Evita" (Theatre in Old Town), "The Full Monty", "Bye, Bye Birdie" (San Diego Musical Theater), "Suds" (Starlight), "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Black Ensemble Theatre), "Zanna, Don't" (Ariel Performing Arts) and "Chicago" (Coronado Playhouse). Various Junior Theater Productions include "Oklahoma", "Anything Goes", "Big River", "Wonderful Town", "Little Shop of Horrors", "High School Musical", "Grease", "Seussical the Musical" and "Oliver". LPT productions include "Boomers". "Pump Boys and Dinettes", "Pippin", "Quilters", "1776", "She Loves Me", "My Fair Lady", "Into the Woods", "American Rhythm", "Hello Dolly", "South Pacific", "The Secret Garden", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", "Private Lives", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:, "Godspell", "Joe Vs. the Volcano", "Guys and Dolls", "MIXTAPE" and "Festival of Christmas" (2013 "Catch a Falling Star").


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.

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
Choreographer
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.

Carrie Sefcik
Scenic Designer
Carrie Sefcik is pleased to dust off her original designs for Quilters from 2001, and once again see them brought to life by LPT. Though her focus is primarily on design for corporate events, tradeshows and attractions, Carrie attributes her more than 20 years of design of experience to her initial passion for theatre design, and thanks LPT for the opportunity to reconnect with her design roots. Carrie holds a BFA from Rutgers University and an MFA from San Diego State University.

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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Wed at 2pm and Tues, Wed, Thurs at 7:30$48$38$18
Fri & Sat at 8pm $58$48$28
Sat at 4pm & Sun at 2pm$68$58$38

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