West Side Story

Directions/Parking - LAMB'S Coronado





Directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Musical Direction by Patrick Marion 

Choreography by Colleen Kollar Smith
Fight Choreography by Jordan Miller


Lamb's Players Theatre

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado


Closes September 6th!


A vibrant and intimate production of America's Favorite Love Story, from the people who brought you last year's multi award-winning LES MISÉRABLES. Bernstein & Sondheim's Musical Masterpiece is filled with great songs like Tonight, Somewhere, When You're A Jet, I Want To Be In America and Maria.


"CRITIC'S CHOICE!" Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune 

"Fresh from the success of squeezing the epic LES MISERABLES into its intimate Coronado theatre last year, Lamb’s has condensed another classic this summer with equally stirring results!"


"CRITIC'S PICK!" Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader

"In the last few years Lamb’s Players Theatre’s become the site of smash hit summer musicals. They continue the streak with WEST SIDE STORY. It's a blazer!"


“Lamb’s WEST SIDE STORY never disappoints!”

Charlene Baldridge, San Diego Downtown News

 “You have to see WEST SIDE STORY at Lamb's!”

Jenni Prisk, Scene


Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one Intermission


Age recommendation: 13 and above. Parental guidance advised. Story contains acts of violence and death, bigotry, and a humiliating assault on a woman


Youth, ages 5 – 17 & Active Military (with ID) are HALF PRICE.

Ages 18 – 34, join LAMB’S Under 35 Club for 1/2 Price Tickets

Seniors (66+) and Veterans (with ID) $5 Off

Jesse Abeel

Michelle Alves
Michelle Alves is thrilled and excited to be playing her dream role once again and joining the Lamb's family! Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Credits: West Side Story National Tour (2012-2014), Rent, Hair, Nine, Hairspray, Chicago, Godspell. Movies: Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights, Feel the Noise. Performances and awards: The Black Eyed Peas, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Nelly Furtado; Billboard Awards, Grammy Awards. Winner of Best Featured Actress in a Touring Production award by Broadway World LA (Anita- 2013). Endless love and thanks to family, friends and God! www.michellemalves.com

Jeni Baker
Graziella - thru Aug 9
Jeni Baker is delighted to be making her debut with Lamb’s Players and to be working with this talented cast! She is an AMDA Los Angeles alumnus and was recently seen in White Christmas at SDMT. Other credits include: Winnie Tate in Annie Get Your Gun (SDMT), Charity in Anything Goes (Welk), Wife/Angel in The King and I (Welk), Sweet Charity (Candlelight) and Hassan Christopher/RIACTOR’s ANIMIS. Jeni would like to thank all her friends, family and Dave for their never ending love and support.

Jake Bradford
Baby John thru Aug 9 then A-Rab
Jake could not be more excited to make his Lamb’s Players Theatre debut in West Side Story. He is a 16 year old at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Recent Credits: 9 to 5 (Joe), I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Pavel) at RBV, Into the Woods (Baker), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Levi), West Side Story (Snowboy), Big, the Musical! (Billy Kopecki) with Encore Youth Theatre, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Bud Frump), Scapino! (Ottavio) with VHS, West Side Story (Action), A Christmas Carol (Young Ebeneezer) with Temecula Valley Players, and Lost in Yonkers (Arty) with Carlsbad Playreaders. Jake is thrilled to be sharing the stage with this incredible group of actors. He would like to thank our loving God, his friends, and his family for all their love and support. He wouldn’t be anywhere without Mark Scott, Renee Kollar-Bachman, and Lyndon Pugeda from RBV who have shaped him into the young actor he has become. Also, a special thanks to Deborah Gilmour Smyth and Colleen Kollar-Smith for this incredible opportunity. John 15:5.

Kathleen Calvin
Kathleen Calvin is always grateful to be working at Lambs Players Theatre. She spent her high school summers performing children’s theatre in Missoula, Montana as well as advanced acting camps for Lamb’s Players in National City. Her previous credits are, Lyceum Theatre: Playwrights project (Rosie). Lawrence Welk Theatre: Rent (Mimi). Lamb's Players Theatre: Joe vs. the Volcano (Waponi), Book of the Dun Cow (Dun Cow), An American Christmas (Laurella Tolman), Music Man (Gracie U/S). Moonlight Theatre: Hairspray (Lorraine), Miss Saigon. Starlight Theatre: Miss Saigon (Yvette), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl), Pajama Game (Mara), Ragtime, Nine, My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz, High School Musical. Performance Riverside: Aida. She has her BA in Theatre from Cal State Fullerton, and is a dance instructor in Chula Vista as well as having her own dance studio in Pine Valley. She is thankful to her family and friends for their love and support.

Julio Cataño-Yee
Julio received his BFA in dance from Fordham University in conjunction with The Ailey School. While in New York he studied vocal technique at CAP 21 under Dr. Pam Phillips PhD and Michael Hicks. He has danced with Ballet Hispanico, MOMIX, City Ballet of San Diego, and as a guest with many other dance companies. He has performed with the San Diego Opera in their productions of Romeo et Juliette, Salome and most recently, Nixon In China. Favorite credits include International tour The Addams Family (Ancestor), Les Misérables (Marius). Special thanks to Kevin C. Patterson, Cynthia D. Morales, Olinsser Equihua and Familia!

Patrick J. Duffy
Patrick was last seen as Bernado in West Side Story here, and his other favorite roles have been MacDuff in Macbeth at Intrepid, and Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Ion. Other stage credits here at Lamb's include Pete N Keely, The Book of the Dun Cow, Smoke on the Mountain ‘04 & ‘10, Festival of Christmas ‘08, The Voysey Inheritance, An Ideal Husband, Cold Comfort Farm, South Pacific, and Rehearsal for Murder (which he also stage managed and sound designed). He recently won the Craig Noel "Outstanding Sound Design" award for Les Misérables, and his other sound credits here are MIXTAPE, Fiddler on the Roof, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Godspell, Boomers, The Fantasticks, The Light in the Piazza, Joseph ‘07 and ‘15, American Rhythm ‘06 at the Lyceum, The Secret Garden, and Enchanted April. When not on stage or designing, he can be found building sets or as Lamb’s Audio Master. Patrick is thankful for all His blessings in his life, and wishes you the same. Thanks for coming by, enjoy!

Aubrey Elson
Graziella - Starting Aug 12
Aubrey is beyond thrilled to join this production! She is a graduate of USC where she studied Theatre and International Relations. Credits include: Sillabub (and u/s Rumpleteazer) in CATS (2 years on the National/North American tour; Musical Theatre West, Gateway Playhouse, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Chava in Fiddler on the Roof (Moonlight); Sister Mary Leo/Dance Captain in Nunsense (Moonlight-Avo); Bet in Oliver (Fullerton CLO); Alice in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Cabrillo); Ensemble/ u/s Eliza in My Fair Lady (Gateway Playhouse); Sad Girl/Helen in Bye Bye Birdie (SDMT); South Pacific, Joseph..., and Dance Captain for Me and My Girl (Moonlight). Huge thanks to my family, and Todd Eskin at ATB. Dedicated in memory of Dan Mojica and Matt Naegeli. Peace, love, and kittens!

Jonathan Freeland
Jonathan is excited to be joining the cast of West Side Story in his Lamb’s Players debut! Recent credits include The ’13 - ’14 National Tour of WEST SIDE STORY (Swing), THE PIANO MEN, CATS (Pouncival) THE PRODUCERS (Scott), A CHORUS LINE (Mark), & the world premiere of M33 (Banty Banks). B.A. in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Jonathan’s new single, "Summer of ’10" is now available on iTunes! www.jfreelandonline.com

Donny Gersonde
Donny Gersonde is thrilled to be be back at Lambs after appearing as Diesel in West Side Story last summer! After graduating from Coronado High School & CoSA in 2008 he went to The Hartt School for Music Theatre. Recent credits include 42nd Street (SDMT), Meet Me in St. Louis (Welk Resort), La Cage aux Folles (SDMT) A Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage). Thank you Kerry, Colleen, and the Lambs Family!

Siri Hafso
Siri is thrilled to return to Lamb’s after making her debut last summer in West Side Story (Velma/Dance Captain). Recent credits: Rhoda in White Christmas (’14, ’15), Graziella in West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun (San Diego Musical Theatre), Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, Spamalot (Moonlight Stage Productions), Follies (Cygnet), Annie in Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), Ilse in Spring Awakening, Little Sally in Urinetown, RENT (Lake City Playhouse), Judy in White Christmas, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Curtains (Spokane Civic Theatre), and featured dancer in Pagliacci (Spokane Opera). She recently performed alongside her sisters for the Rady Children’s Hospital 107th Anniversary Charity Ball, “Heart of Gold.” She thanks her family for their continuous love and support.

Jenny Henkel
A native of Southern New Jersey, Jenny received her formal dance training from David Gallagher at the Academy of Ballet NJ. In May 2014 she graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and a minor in English. Henkel currently dances with The PGK Project in San Diego, CA under the direction of Peter G. Kalivas. She recently performed in West Side Story with San Diego Musical Theatre and is excited to continue with this beautiful show! Much thanks to her family for their unending love and support. Kickin’ straight to you now, Ronnie T.

Olivia Hernandez
Olivia is thrilled to return to Lamb's after making her debut as Maria in West Side Story. She is incredibly excited to be doing another show in her native Southern California, after recently appearing in Les Misérables at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach. Other credits include National Pastime, Our Country's Good, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Olivia has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan. “Always for my family, SD, and Tim MacDougall.”

Jessica Humphrey
Jessica Humphrey is originally from Dallas, Texas and just graduated with her Masters in Musical Theatre from San Diego State. Most recently, she returned from performing the title role in Peter Pan in Anchorage, Alaska with the Anchorage Concert Association. Favorite roles include Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Little Red in Into the Woods, Joan in Dames at Sea and Edith in Pirates of Penzance- directed by Terrence Mann. She was also recently in the first regional premiere of The Boy from Oz. She was last seen at LAMBS as Anybodys in West Side Story. Keep up with her at www.JessicaMHumphrey.com!

Luke Harvey Jacobs
A-Rab thru Aug 9
Luke is very much looking forward to traipsing through the tunes of the 20th century with you and Lamb's. Credits: At LPT - West Side Story 2015 (A-Rab), An American Christmas ('14 & '15), Fiddler..." 2013, Guys & Dolls 2012, Music Man 2011. Tours - In the Mood LIVE, All Shook Up!, Lead Singer/Dancer with Holland America Line. Regional – Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown (Barn Stage Co.), Lucky in Dames at Sea (North Coast Rep), Don Kerr in A Chorus Line (SDMT), Chantal in La Cage… (SDMT), Miss West Coast in Pageant (Cygnet) and Fastrada in Pippin (Diversionary). Luke holds his BFA in Musical Theatre from CSU, Fullerton. Much, much love and thanks to family, friends, and KP for their constant support, and to YOU for celebrating theatre!

Tara Kostmayer
Tara is ecstatic to be making her debut with Lamb's Players and couldn't be more thankful to be given the opportunity to work with such a talented cast and crew! She is a recent graduate of UC San Diego with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a minor in Dance. UCSD credits include: Legally Blonde (Serena), Gypsy (Baby June), RENT (Mimi Marquez), and Chamber Music (Woman in a Safari Outfit). Other San Diego credits include Onstage Playhouse's Disenchanted (Belle/Little Mermaid/Rapunzel). Tara currently continues her training in musical theatre as a scholarship recipient at the Academy of Performing Arts - San Diego. She would like to thank God, her family, friends, and Allain for their constant love and support.

Christopher Lesson
Officer Krupke
Christopher is honored to return to his favorite Theatre after making his Lambs Players Debut as the Bishop in last years Smash Hit Les Misérables. Favorite Regional credits include Jud Fry in Oklahoma, The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook in Peter Pan., Pharaoh in Joseph and Judas in Godspell. His favorite role by far is Husband to His beautiful wife Kalena and Father to his two amazing children Taylor and Kyra. Thank you Matt and the crew at The Del Mar Golf Center for always supporting my passion.

Dylan Nalbandian
Baby John - Starting Aug 12
Dylan Nalbandian is thrilled to make his debut at Lamb’s Players Theatre! Dylan has been performing in San Diego theatres since the age of 9, including six years in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe. Other credits include Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (New Village Arts), and Macduff’s Son in Macbeth (Intrepid Shakespeare Co.). Dylan has also performed staged readings at the Pasadena Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, Intrepid Shakespeare Co., Diversionary Theatre, and The Old Globe. Dylan is an award-winning competitive dancer at Georgia’s School of Dance in Escondido. He is grateful to be given the opportunity to be a Jet this summer.

Sergio Pasquariello
Tony starting Aug 6
Sergio is a NYC-based actor and is thrilled to make his Lamb’s Players Theatre debut in West Side Story! Regional credits include Les Miserables (Musical Theatre West), Les Miserables (Sharon Playhouse, CT), Les Miserables (Hollywood Bowl), Next Thing You Know (Sharon Playhouse), Swiss Family Robinson (NYMF). NYU Tisch: New Studio BFA graduate. Thanks to his friends, family, and Dominique. www.sergiopasquariello.com

Nico Ramirez
Nico Ramirez is so honored to be joining the Lambs Players family. He received his BFA in musical theater at Cal State University Fullerton and currently works in New York. He joins the cast, having just spent a year singing on the AIDACara cruise line in Europe. Some of his other favorite shows include: Joseph...Dreamcoat (Zebulon), Legally Blonde (Carlos), The Music Man (Clarence), Sweet Charity (ensemble), Peter Pan (Cecco), Altar Boys (Juan), RENT (Angel). All the thanks to my family and friends. I am very excited to be performing in my hometown for the first time in 9 years. Enjoy the show Mil! For RY and Jag- Uncle Nico's newest fans.

John Rosen
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players in this fine production! Lamb’s: The Nerd, Festival of Christmas 2015, OZ, 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.

Jazz Ruiz
Jazz is thrilled to be making her Lamb's Players debut in West Side Story. Some of her favorite roles include, Nancy in Oliver, Ida in Honk, and stepsister in Cinderella. When not on stage she choreographs and teaches for Christian Youth Theater. She's had the privilege of working with The Food Network and Paramount Pictures, as well as many different theater companies all over San Diego. Jazz would like to give a special thanks to her family and friends, especially her Mom, Dad, Kaylabree, Grandparents, Janie D'Avignon, Karyn Overstreet, Bobbi Adams and Teresa Green.

Shaun Tuazon-Martin
Memorable theatrical credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Intrepid Shakespeare Company); The Nutcracker (New Village Arts); Bethany (Assistant Director, Old Globe); In the Heights (Cabrillo Music Theatre); RENT (San Diego Musical Theatre); Zanna, Don't! (San Diego Premiere); Deconstruction of a Drag Queen (Craig Noel Award Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical, Circle Circle dot dot); Spring Awakening (American Rose); as well as productions in the SD Fringe Festivals and multiple productions with Circle Circle dot dot, Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, and SD Asian American Rep. BA in Theatre Arts from SDSU. Special thanks to friends, family, and you for being such a fantastic support for the arts. For more visit ShaunTuazon.com & Instagram/Tweet @ShaunTwaz

John Paul Batista
US - Pepe/Indio
John Paul trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) conservatory program in NYC and continued to get his BFA at the Los Angeles Campus. This is John’s Lamb’s Players debut as well as his first time performing in San Diego. Theatre credits include: Evita, Illusions (Directed by Randy Johnson from Broadway’s One Night With Janice Joplin), Zoot Suit Riot (Original Cast/ California Preview). In The Heights, Kiss Me Kate, Once upon a Mattress (Cabrillo Music Theatre). Spamalot (Musical Theatre West). The California workshop of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Producers (Welk Resort), Dora The Explorer Live (Tour), Chicago, Spring Awakening, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joseph, Hair, and Aida. John Paul’s recent film credits include; GLEE as one of the NYADA Glee club members (Baby Got Back). He also has appeared and performed with Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones in Waiting In The Wings, The Musical. John would love to thank his amazing representation team! You All Rock! @johnpaulfitness “Por mi Amor, y Familia”

Molly O'Meara
US - Maria/Rosalia
Molly is thrilled to be back working at Lamb's! Other Lambs credits include Maggie in An American Christmas (2011, 2012), Gracie Shinn in The Music Man, as well as a teaching artist for their youth theatre camps. Other credits: Peter in Peter Pan, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Featured Ensemble in Spamalot and Mary Poppins (Moonlight), Stewardess Robinson/Italian Couple in Titanic (Elon University), Dancing in the Black Box (Elon Dance Company), Doctor in Agnes of God (Francis Parker), Blanche in King John (Intrepid Shakespeare Co), Betty in The Crucible (Moxie Theatre/ Intrepid Shakespeare Co), and Clara in The Nutcracker (California Ballet). She’s currently studying at Elon University to receive her BFA in Music Theatre. Molly thanks her family for their continuous love and support.

Justin Ray
US - Riff
Previous with Lambs Player’s: Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyceum Theater as Yuri. Most recent stage credit: Rum Tum Tugger in SDMT’s CATS. See him on Netflix starring in the teen dance feature film 1 Chance 2 Dance. Catch him on the SyFy Channel starring in the zombie thriller Apocalypse LA (on demand Disaster LA). Keep an eye out for his starring role in the upcoming comedy horror Attack of the Killer Donuts! Other theatre: Wicked (Ensemble), Gypsy (Tulsa), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Demetrius), Music Man (Tommy Djilas), Bye Bye Birdie (Ensemble, Hugo u.s.), Hello Dolly (Ensemble, Barnaby u.s.). “I thank God for His amazing grace while I pursue my dreams, and am thrilled to rumble with Lambs once again!”. www.justinray.com

Janissa Saracino
US - Rosalia/Graziella
Janissa is thrilled to be joining the Lamb's Players family in West Side Story! Recently seen in SDMT debut with Singin' In The Rain! Other credits: Candlelight Pavilion's The Producers (Usherette/HoldMe-TouchMe) and Riverside Repertory's West Side Story (Rosalia/Violence Designer). Graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Theatre with a Stage Combat Minor. Chicago credits: Rent (Mimi) Chicago (Roxie Hart) Thank you friends, family and this lovely cast for all of your love and support!

Brandon Sherman
US - Tony
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.

Matt Thompson
US - Officer Krupke
Previous with Lambs Player’s Theatre: Cold Comfort Farm. Other Theatre: The Grift (La Jolla Playhouse); Spring Awakening (Cygnet Theatre); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Moxie Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Intrepid Shakespeare); The Odd Couple, THIS, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Over the Tavern, Dracula, Leading Ladies, A Thousand Clowns, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Casear (North Coast Rep); Henry V (New Fortune Theatre); Shear Madness (The Theatre in Old Town); The Tempest (Kingsmen Shakespeare); Moonlight and Magnolias (Sierra Rep); Rapunzel (Falcon Theatre). Television: C.S.I, Veronica Mars, Fashion House, Cover Me, Dharma and Greg, Frasier, Watch Over Me, Eighteen Wheels of Justice, The Invisible Man, and Baywatch.


RB Anthony
RB Anthony has always had music as part of his life. Born and raised in Southern California, RB has participated in many instrumental ensembles, most notably at Disneyland and San Diego areas. You can often find him in either a brass quintet, musical theater, teaching, or performing at various local churches. He is thankful to God for all the musical experiences and opportunities, and blessed to be a part of West Side Story. Psalm 46:10

Diana Elledge
Diana is honored to return to Lamb's to be a part of this amazing premiere production! At Lamb's in 2015, she played cello in OZ and West Side Story. Other favorite LPT credits: Les Miserables, 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, NCRT, San Diego REP, SD 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, having earned several awards at the Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. Many thanks to Debbie, Robert, and the entire Lamb's family for including me in this special experience.

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!

Sean LaPerruque
Sean is a native San Diego musician and music educator. Lamb's Players: West Side Story and Les Misérables. San Diego Musical Theatre: West Side Story, Next to Normal, and Annie Get Your Gun. Recent performances with Cygnet Theatre, where he is a resident artist, include Dogfight, My Fair Lady and Spring Awakening. He was Music Director for Diversionary Theatre’s Cabaret production of Altar Boyz for which he won a 2012 Scenie Award for Best Musical Direction from StageSceneLA. As an educator, Sean is a Community Teaching Artist with the San Diego Youth Symphony's OPUS Project with the Chula Vista Elementary School District. He also maintains a private studio of violin, viola and piano students. Sean earned his B.S. in Bioengineering from UCSD, minoring in Music.

Patrick Marion
Conductor/Musical Director/Keyboards
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 Ogden
Rik is in is 20th season with Lambs Theatre! Recent shows: West Side Story, miXtape and American Christmas.Previous shows include: Les Miserables,Quilters, Festival of Christmas, Music Man, Godspell, Boomers, Guys and Dolls, Secret Garden, Into the Woods and many, many more. He has been in productions for theaters throughout Southern California including: New Village Arts (Big River), SD Rep, (Christmas Carol) SDMT (Full Monty, 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

Ernest Sauceda
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!

Stefanie Schmitz
Stefanie is a full-time performer and teacher of clarinet, saxophone, and percussion. She is happy to return to LPT after playing in Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, and West Side Story. Stefanie plays a variety of music including Brazilian, jazz, funk, samba, 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 teaches Brazilian samba percussion to K-12 students through the Center for World Music. Check out Stefanie's blog about her musical adventures "Everything Is Music" at stefanieschmitz.blogspot.com or connect with her at stefanieschmitz.net. She thanks LPT for this opportunity and her family for their unending support!

Oliver Shirley
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.

Armando Silva
Armando Silva is a United States Marine Musician Veteran and a local freelance trumpet player in the San Diego County. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Armando made San Diego his home after 9 years in Marine Corps Fleet Bands. Currently he is the lead trumpet player for the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra and performs locally with various musical projects. You can hear Armando on the local jazz composer’s album “Joe Garrison and the Night People: Veranda”. Armando is very excited to be a part of the Lamb’s Players Theatre and West Side Story.

Heather M. Brose
Stage Manager
Recent PSM credits include: West Side Story, MIXTAPE (sub), Smoke on the Mountain, Lambs Players Theatre; Pageant, A Behanding in Spokane, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, It's a Wonderful Life, Private Lives, The Piano Lesson, Cygnet Theatre; Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Time of the Butterflies, Venus in Fur, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, The Exit Interview, Tortilla Curtain, The Road to Mecca, Doubt, Water & Power, SDREP; RESPECT, Phil Roger Roy Productions; A Shayna Maidel, North Coast Rep; Salome and The Father directed by Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio starring Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest; and Stephen Sondheim’s 70thBirthday Bash at the Hollywood Bowl. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Mike Buckley
Set Designer
Since 1984 Mike has designed over 200 productions at Lamb's in addition to many shows at such companies as San Diego Rep, The Laguna Playhouse and the Old Globe/USD MFA program. Recent favorites include sets for 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 Nerd, The Hit, Joseph…, Beau Jest, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, The Secret Garden, Boomers and My Fair Lady. He also appeared in Crazy For You at Moonlight. TV credits include Wicked, Wicked Games as well as several commercials. Mike also designs residential interiors through his business Weekend Makeover.

Patrick J. Duffy
Sound Designer
Patrick was last seen as Bernado in West Side Story here, and his other favorite roles have been MacDuff in Macbeth at Intrepid, and Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Ion. Other stage credits here at Lamb's include Pete N Keely, The Book of the Dun Cow, Smoke on the Mountain ‘04 & ‘10, Festival of Christmas ‘08, The Voysey Inheritance, An Ideal Husband, Cold Comfort Farm, South Pacific, and Rehearsal for Murder (which he also stage managed and sound designed). He recently won the Craig Noel "Outstanding Sound Design" award for Les Misérables, and his other sound credits here are MIXTAPE, Fiddler on the Roof, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Godspell, Boomers, The Fantasticks, The Light in the Piazza, Joseph ‘07 and ‘15, American Rhythm ‘06 at the Lyceum, The Secret Garden, and Enchanted April. When not on stage or designing, he can be found building sets or as Lamb’s Audio Master. Patrick is thankful for all His blessings in his life, and wishes you the same. Thanks for coming by, enjoy!

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.

Rachel Hengst
Properties Designer
Rachel Hengst has worked with Lambs Players Theater since 2013. She made her professional theater debut in Mixtape as the Assistant Stage Manager and has learned so much since then. Her Prop Design credits include Lamb's Player's productions of You Can't Take it With You, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the latest incarnation of Mixtape, The Nerd, and Miracle Worker. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

Patrick Marion
Musical Director
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.

Jordan Miller
Fight Choreographer
Jordan was last seen in Lamb's Players Theatre productions of Festival of Christmas 2015, OZ, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and their critically acclaimed and award winning production of Les Miserables (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.) www.jordancmiller.com

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
Costumer Designer
This year Jeanne celebrates her 25th year as a costume designer with Lambs. She designed last year's production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for which she was awarded the Critics Circle, Craig Noel Award. Her work has achieved theater critics award for San Diego, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Other productions awarded for costume design include her original designs for A Servant Of Two Masters, The Light in the Piazza, Little Foxes, Joyful Noise, Metamorphosis, and two dozen other productions. Besides her service and collaborative work at Lambs, she currently teaches Fashion History at San Diego Mesa College.

Jennifer Leigh Sears
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Jennifer is excited to join Lamb’s Players Theatre for West Side Story, where she previously stage managed Festival of Christmas, Les Misérables and Brownie Points. Previous credits include Knoxville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival and Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. She graduated from the University of Iowa with an MFA in Theatre Arts and wrote her thesis: History of the Stage Manager: Role of the Prompter in American Theatre, from 1750-1850. One day she aspires to earn a PhD and to finish the research she began in graduate school. In addition to being a theatre history buff, she enjoys spending time with her equally nerdy fiancé, Benjamin at the library and used bookstores.

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.

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