A Magical World Premiere 

 

OZ

a new American Musical Fairytale

 

based on L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

 

 Directions/Parking - LAMB'S Coronado

adaptation, music & lyrics by Jon Lorenz

 

directed by Kerry Meads

musical direction by Jon Lorenz 
orchestration by Taylor Peckham
choreography by Colleen Kollar Smith
fight choreography by Jordan Miller 

 

Extended thru November 22

 

Lamb's Players Theatre

1142 Orange Ave, Coronado 

 

OZ is a story you know and love, like you have never experienced it before! 

 

An imaginative, astonishing, funny, poignant and wildly entertaining new musical, with a glorious score by Jon Lorenz. Directed by LAMB'S Associate Artistic Director Kerry Meads, with an amazing cast and band it's a show that both adults and kids find delight in.

 

4 Stars!

Fans of the movie The Wizard of Oz and the musical Wicked will find similarities in Jon Lorenz’s remake of L. Frank Baum’s original 1900 American Folktale. This adaptation is a little darker in tone, more fun to watch and even more thrilling to admire if old memories are put on the back burner. OZ is innovative, creative, novel and quite exciting to experience!”

Carol Davis, examiner.com

 

OZ is awesome!  

It’s a storm of an original that lies close to Baum’s first telling of the Great American Fairytale. It is anything but regular, and I urge theatre goers to take their families to appreciate and enjoy what it is!”

Charlene Baldridge, San Diego Uptown News

 

"Destined to become another Oz classic! 

Lorenz's adaptation is fresh, innovative, contemporary theatre.  "

Kathy Carpenter, sdtheatrereviews.org

 

We Loved It! 

 New, surprising and vibrant!"

 Becca Garber, eCoronado.com


Baum would be proud! 

OZ has more than enough beautiful singing, creative direction and emotional depth for both kids and adults. ”

David Dixon, SanDiegoStory.com

 

OZ moves to new tunes!

The songs draw on a variety of styles, from bluegrass to folk to country to something resembling Kurt Weill pop-opera, they take their cues from the rootsy textures of conductor-bassist Patrick Marion’s excellent eight-piece band!”

James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune

  

Baum wrote many of his OZ books during the winters that he stayed in Coronado, and had a special relationship with our great community. The show's premiere is also a special part of Coronado's 125 Year Celebration.

 

Running Time: 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one Intermission.

Age Recommendation: Due to some effects that younger children may find frightening, we suggest ages 7 and up.

 

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


Bryan Barbarin
Tin Man
Bryan's credits at Lamb’s include OZ, You Can't Take It With You, WIT, Around the World in 80 Days, The Music Man, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, Harvey, An American Christmas, Godspell, The Fantasticks, Hello, Dolly! Regional: Parade (Jim Conley), Man of La Mancha (Sancho), The Threepenny Opera (Crooked Finger Jake), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah), Sideshow (Jake), and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey 2). Bryan now works full time as lead singer of The Routine, a Rock N' Roll band based in San Diego. You can find them at www.Theroutineband.com.

Megan Carmitchel
Dorothy
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.

Neil Dale
Uncle Henry
Neil was born in Liverpool, England and moved to America in 2007 after meeting his beautiful wife Jennifer in the Cameron Macintosh production of Miss Saigon. His London theatre credits include Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express, The Buddy Holly Story, and Ferry Cross The Mersey. His American theatre credits include Man Of La Mancha, Evita, Phantom, Godspell, Bell’s Are Ringing,The Drowsy Chaperone, Titanic, All Shook Up, Geppetto’s Dream, The Full Monty, My Fair Lady, Fiddler On the Roof, Cats, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot, Joseph and The Secret Garden. Neil was very excited to add directing to his resume in 2012 when he directed an award winning production of Miss Saigon. Since then, he has directed You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Sweet Charity, The King And I, and Crazy For You. Neil is delighted to be back with Lamb's and to join the cast of The Wonderful World Of Oz, An American musical fairy tail.

James Royce Edwards
Scarecrow
Most recently appearing for Lamb's as the Scarecrow in OZ and Jake in the new Mixtape, James just helped create and star in the off-Broadway hit That Bachelorette Show as "Nicky Fangs", The British Rock Star. A San Diego Native, James’ Broadway and National Tour credits include, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Pippin, and The Grinch. Other Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz, Matthew Passion, and Wanda’s World. James starred as Tarzan in the Regional Premier of Disney’s Tarzan, and Prince Eric in the regional premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Regional favorites include Deaf West Theatre’s Pippin, Pinocchio and Cyrano and leading roles in Footloose, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Bye Bye Birdie, Forever Plaid, Grease, Les Misérables, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. James appears across the country as the Superhero Sportacus from the hit children’s TV show LazyTown.

Nicki Elledge
Ensemble
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. www.nickielledge.com

Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Aunt Em/Tatty Poo/Wicked Witch of the West
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
Ensemble/Swing Auntie Em/Wicked Witch of the West
Caitie is a staff member at Lamb's Players, and has performed in over 25 Lamb's productions since 2010! LPT favorites include Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, Quilters, Wit, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, The Servant of Two Masters, The Book of the Dun Cow, The Glory Man, and "100 Hours of Stories", the play reading marathon that won Lamb's Players Theatre a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Caitie also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose Fenny in Dogfight (Craig Noel nomination), and participated in Cygnet's staged readings of Side by Side by Sondheim and Evita. Caitie received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory and is a proud member of Actors Equity. All my love to Charlie.

Olivia Hernandez
Ensemble/Swing Dorothy
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.”

Jordan Miller
Ensemble
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

Michael Parrott
Ensemble
MICHAEL PARROTT is very excited to be returning to Lamb’s with such a spectacular cast and team. He was last seen Lamb’s Players Theatre in the world premiere of OZ. Favorite San Diego Credits include - The Weatherman (Terry), Seafoam Sleepwalk (Ensemble/Puppeteer) at the La Jolla Playhouse; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Swing) at Lamb’s Players Theatre; The Nutcracker (Scary Rat/Puppetry Designer), The Full Monty (Dave Bukatinksy) at New Village Arts; Cats (Bustopher Jones, Gus, Growltiger) at San Diego Musical Theatre; Thrill Me (Nathan Leopold), A New Brain (Richard) at Diversionary Theatre; Eternally Bad (Guy) at Moxie Theatre; and Next to Normal (Henry) at the Lyceum Theatre. Michael would like to thank his friends and family for all of their support, and everyone at Lamb’s Players Theatre for such a wonderful experience working on this production.

John Rosen
The Wizard
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.

Katie Sapper
Ensemble
Katie is beyond excited to make her debut at Lamb's with such an imaginative and exciting show! Past credits: SD REP; Violet (Violet/Young Vi understudy), Diversionary; A New Brain (Nancy D), Bare: a Pop Opera (Ivy), Moonlight; Lion in Winter (Alais), La Jolla Playhouse; Kingdom City *world premiere (Crystal). B.A in Musical Theatre from Saint Mary’s University of MN. Favorite roles there include Hope in Urinetown, Percy in Spitfire Grill, Pegeen Mike in Playboy of the Western World, and Azra in Necessary Targets. Thank you so much to Jon, Kerry, and the incredible cast and crew! Love to Mom and Dad, and Ringo. For my Love. katiesapper.com

Ernest Sauceda
Ensemble
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!

Fernando Vega
Cowardly Lion
Fernando is a Lamb’s veteran. He has appeared in theatre productions throughout San Diego including: Pippin, Bye Bye Birdie, Once Upon a Mattress, She Loves Me, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joseph, Godspell and An American Christmas (Lamb’s); Corridos REMIX, Sweet 15, Nuevo California, The Merchant of Venice, The Buddy Holly Story, Working, (SD REP); Cabaret green show for Barry Edelstein's Taming of The Shrew (Idaho Shakespeare); and Man of La Mancha (The Welk). Fernando lectured at California State University San Marcos and UCSD (Marshall college). Training: Deborah Smyth (Lamb’s); Craig Noel’s Teatro Meta (The Globe) and Vibrant Being training (Luis Valdez El Teatro Campesino). Fernando holds a bachelor of fine arts In Musical Theatre. He, his wife and their three girls make their home in Lemon Grove.

Greg Good
US Scarecrow/Male Ensemble
Greg has performed with Lamb's in Joe vs. the Volcano, Harvey, Five Cups of Coffee, Amadeus and South Pacific, as well as several seasons with LPT's Educational Outreach team touring to schools throughout the southland. Since age 10, Greg gained much of his performing experience with CCT where he performed roles such as Riff in West Side Story. He is currently pursuing his Marriage and Family Therapy License. He's incredibly grateful to be on the Lamb's Players stage again. He dreams of one day blending theatre and psychology to form a unique approach to character development.

Lizzie Morse
US - Female Ensemble
Lizzie made her professional debut at age 8 in Festival of Christmas. She is a LPT Associate Artist whose credits include Oz (Female swing), An American Christmas (2006 – 2012), and Lamb’s 100 Hours of Stories: The Music Man and Guys and Dolls. Elsewhere: Lilly in the West Coast Premiere of Simon Stephens Punk Rock (ion theatre), Maria in Twelfth Night, Anne Page in Merry Wives of Windsor, Wendla in Spring Awakening, Cellar Door (New Fortune); The Sound of Music (Moonlight). TV/Film: The Cast Members, Unusual Suspects, The Blackshirts, Going Together. Upcoming: Sunday in the Park with George (ion Theatre). Merry Christmas!

Benjamin Roy
US - Tin Man
Benjamin Roy is beyond thrilled to be back at the Lamb’s Players Theater. He is extremely grateful to be a part of the huge production that is American Rhythm. He began his performance career at the early age of four, singing in the Bayview Baptist Church choir. Since then, he has developed a love for theater and has been blessed to work with many theater companies in San Diego. God gave me a gift and I intend to use it for his glory in whatever way I can.”

THE BAND

Chuck Elledge
Percussion
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!

Diana Elledge
Cello
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.

Sean LaPerruque
Viola
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
Bass/Reh. Keyboard
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.

Jim Mooney
Guitar
Jim is happy to be performing with Intrepid Theatre for the first time. He has performed in the band multiple times for Lamb's production of Boomers. He has also been seen and heard playing banjo and guitar for Lamb's production of Quilters, and as a cast member in An American Christmas.

Milo Otmar
Guitar
A native Cincinnatian, Milo moved to San Diego in 2005 to experience the west coast music scene. A seasoned professional bassist/vocalist with over 30 years experience, he has worked with some of SoCal's best musicians and bands. His current focus is on song writing, and producing new artists. He is also busy teaching privately at Harpers Music in Chula Vista (www.ChulaVistaMusicStudios.com). Milo is excited to return for the wonderful Wizard of Oz after playing bass with Lamb's for the first time in MixTape!

Ernest Sauceda
Violin
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!


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
Audio Engineer
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
Sound Designer
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.

Jon Lorenz
Composer/Librettist/Musical Director
LPT Resident Artist: Amadeus, 80 Days, Voysey Inheritance, Inspector Calls, Winslow Boy, Detective Story, Hamlet, Joseph, Secret Garden, Smoke On the Mountain, Chaps, Festival of Christmas and more. Co-creator of MixTape (book, musical arrangements). Looking Glass Girl (book, music, lyrics) - part of the 2005 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, staged at NYU in 2010, optioned by NBC/Universal Theatricals in 2013. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (book, music, lyrics) premieres fall 2015 at LPT. Original songs/arrangements: Festival of Christmas 2007-14, Twelfth Night (LPT), Traditions of Christmas (CCT). LPT Musical Direction/Supervision: Mixtape, Joseph, Guys & Dolls, Pete n'Keely, Joe Vs the Volcano, Fantasticks, Festival of Christmas 2007-14. Score/sound design: Wit, Ideal Husband, The Hit, Room Service. Composes music/lyrics for youth musicals produced nationally. I must Take Them With Me Anywhere: Julie, Hudson Fox & Macy Flynn.

Maria Mangiavellano
Production Stage Manager
For Lamb's, Maria has stage managed the world premiere of OZ!, The Glory Man, and mixtape, in addition to An Inspector Calls; Enchanted April; Godspell; The Glass Menagerie; Room Service; Boomers (x 3); The Voysey Inheritance; The Secret Garden; An American Christmas (x 15); American Rhythm (X2); Metamorphoses; Dial M For Murder; South Pacific; The Great Divorce; 1776; Dr. Faustus; The Glass Menagerie; Room Service; The Fantasticks; Joyful Noise; Hello, Dolly!; An Ideal Husband; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (X2); and Festival of Christmas. Elsewhere she has stage managed The Rocky Horror Show and Dogfight for Cygnet Theatre Company; Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cabaret, Pageant, and Man of La Mancha for North Coast Repertory Theatre and six productions for Moonlight at the Avo Playhouse and Moonlight Amphitheatre. She has also stage managed for San Diego Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company, and the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. She holds an MFA from UCSD.

Blake McCarty
Projections Designer
Blake McCarty is a performance and multimedia artist and educator, whose work has been seen in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, Ion Theatre, New Village Arts, Lamb’s Players, and Junior Theatre; and in New York at Dixon Place, The New Victory Theater, Theatre Row, La Mama E.T.C., and MCC Theater. Blake is the creator and producer of Play/Date, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2014 produced by 3-Legged Dog and he is currently directing Hall Pass with support from the California Arts Council. In addition to his work as an artist, Blake has developed educational programming for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens for organizations including San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools, City University of New York, New Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, and Invisible Children. He holds a BFA in Film Production and an MA in Educational Theatre, both from New York University.

Kerry Meads
Director
Kerry wears many hats as actor, director, and playwright. She 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 and Dinner with Marlene.

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

Taylor Peckham
Orchestration
Taylor is always happy to have the chance to work with his friends at Lamb's again. Previous LPT credits: The Music Man, An American Christmas, miXtape, Guys and Dolls, Joe Vs. The Volcano: The Musical!, and West Side Story. Taylor's orchestrations were last heard on the Lamb's stage during their hit production of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. Along with being an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, Taylor is also an award winning Music Director - currently on tour with the Broadway hit: Jersey Boys.

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.

Colleen Kollar Smith
Choreographer
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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