Festival of Christmas

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Lamb's Players Theatre, Coronado
December 4 - 27


San Diego's favorite Holiday Play with Music. For 2015 we present All I Want For Christmas by Associate Artistic Director, Kerry Meads.  This year’s script is set in San Diego’s “Little Italy” district. The year is 1949 and the sleepy little town is going through big changes. It's a memorable holiday show filled with song, dance, laughter and love... and great music of the season. A perfect show for the entire family!


Save $10 on December 26th and December 27th performances 

Appropriate for ages 5+


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

Sandy Campbell
Bernice (Bernie) Pulaski
Sandy has previously appeared with LPT in Beau Jest, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, The Light in the Piazza, 1776, Boomers, American Rhythm, An American Christmas and several productions of Festival of Christmas and is thrilled to be back this Christmas season. Recent productions include Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Jeanette) at NCRT, Awake and Sing! ( Bessie ) at NVA , Rapture, Blister, Burn (Gwen) and Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy) at SD REP, Master Class (Maria Callas- Craig Noel Award) and Passion (Fosca) at Ion . She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre where she has performed in Assassins, Parade (Lucille-Craig Noel Award), The Norman Conquests, Communicating Doors (Ruella-Craig Noel Award), A Little Night Music, Noises Off, and Mauritius. She will be reprising her role of Charlotte in A Little Night Music at Cygnet this Spring. She has also performed at the La Jolla Playhouse, Moonlight, Starlight , Diversionary and Intrepid Theatre Company. Sandy is also a cabaret artist and her recording "Crazy World" can be found on CD Baby and iTunes.

Danny Campbell
Milton Spooner
Danny was last seen at Lamb's in You Can't Take it With You, "100 Hours of Stories" 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.

Jim Chovick
Fritz Goldbach
Jim has appeared in 39 productions with LPT: You Can't Take It With You (twice); Wit; See How They Run; Joe vs The Volcano; Guys & Dolls; Harvey; Joyful Noise; Room Service; Boomers (twice); The Voysey Inheritance; Amadeus; Rehearsal for Murder; The Winslow Boy; 1776; A Man For All Seasons; Ring Round the Moon; My Fair Lady; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; A Woman of No Importance; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Festival of Christmas '99, ’04, '06, '14, ‘15 and 17 and 12 productions of An American Christmas. Other San Diego Theaters: The Old Globe, The Cygnet Theatre (Resident Artist), La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, North Coast Rep (Associate Artist), San Diego Musical Theater, New Village Arts, Moxie Theatre, Intrepid Shakespeare Co. (Resident Artist), Ion Theatre, Playwrights Project, Sledgehammer, Moonlight Amphitheater, Evoke Dance Theater, Starlight, The Avo@Moonlight, 6th@Penn, The Ark, CCT, Mystery Cafe, Scripps Ranch Theater and The Fritz. Awards: San Diego Critics Circle, Backstage West Dramalogue, KPBS Patte’, Bille and Robby.

Caitie Grady
Honey Cimino
Caitie has been in over 30 Lamb's productions since 2010! LPT favorites include Silent Sky, Equivocation, Twelfth Night, Fiddler on the Roof, American Rhythm, Quilters, Wit, Big Fish, Oz, Les Miserables, Mixtape, 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. Recently, Caitie appeared as Tzeitel alongside Danny Burstein and Susan Egan in "To Life! Bock and Harnick on Broadway" with the San Diego Symphony, under the baton of Rob Fisher. Caitie has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre as Rose in Dogfight, and has participated in Cygnet's staged readings of Hair, 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!

Lauren King Thompson
Bunny Cimino
Lauren is delighted to spend another Christmas season at Lamb's! Previous LPT Credits: You Can't Take It With You, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, and Pete 'n' Keely and Festival of Christmas (2015, 2016). Other credits include: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1st & 2nd National Tours); Animal Crackers, Gypsy, Hay Fever, and The Vortex (Cygnet Theatre); To Kill A Mockingbird, The Miss Firecracker Contest (New Village Arts); First Date, Last Night in Town, and Joseph...Dreamcoat (SDMT); Divine Sister (Diversionary); A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Musical (Intrepid Theatre); Oklahoma (Moonlight Stage Productions); Stepping Out, Hairspray (Welk Resort Theatre); and Annie, Hello Dolly (Starlight). Lauren received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Cal State University, Fullerton.

Gage Magosin
Clark Xavier Gabbiano
Gage discovered his love of acting doing community theater at the ripe old age of 5. He has performed in Alice in Wonderland (duck), Sound of Music (do-re-mi singer), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston's chronie), Annie (Wacky and paperboy) and Willy Wonka (Mike Teavee). Hollywood called diverting his attention to television and film for a few years, but musical theater has remained at the core of his passion for performing. When not acting, Gage loves dancing Hip Hop, playing football, handball, surfing, camping, playing video games with is buddies, and pestering his sister. He's beyond thrilled to be part of the fabulous professional cast at Lambs Players Theatre and truly hopes you enjoy your holidays and the Festival of Christmas show.

Kerry Meads
Grace (G.G.) Gabbiano
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
Anthony (Gabby) Gabbiano
Jordan has served as fight choreographer for many LPT productions including West Side Story, OZ, Les Miserables, Equivocation, The Explorer's Club and The Miracle Worker (where he also served as Assistant Director). As an actor, he was last seen in Big Fish, and played notable roles in Festival of Christmas (2016, 2015, and 2014), OZ, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and his personal favorite, Les Miserables. Together with his wife, Jessica Couto, he currently owns and operates Theater For Young Professionals, a private vocal and acting studio dedicated to training youth actors in San Diego. www.typsandiego.org

Michael Parrott
Leonardo (Leo) Cantelli
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
Joe Slobodny
John is happy to be back performing at Lamb’s Players in this fine production! LAMB'S: Big Fish, Shadowlands, Beau Jest, Dinner with Marlene, 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. 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.

Lizzie Morse
US: Honey & Bunny Cimino
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!

Owen Schmutz
US - Clark Xavier Gabbiano
Owen is 8 years old and has danced with Culture Shock for years. He's active in both Musical Theater voice and dance. He performs regularly at Martinis Above Fourth with Leigh Scarritt Productions, and most recently performed in the award winning performance of Evita at Canyon Crest Academy. While singing, acting and dancing are his passions, he also has a great love of the water and for swimming. His talents have blossomed through the dedicated and loving direction of Leigh Scarritt. Owen feels so fortunate to be included in such a talented cast under the direction of an amazing team, and for his new friendship with Gage Magosin. Every day in this magical theater has been a learning experience.

Heather M. Brose
Stage Manager
Recent PSM credits include: FOC '15, '16, '17, Big Fish, American Rhythm (sub), 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, Cygnet Theatre; Vietgone, Hand to God, Disgraced, My Mañana Comes, Uncanny Valley, Steal Heaven, RED, In the Heights, The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park, Tortilla Curtain, Doubt, Water & Power, SDREP; Alice Chan, La Jolla Playhouse; Salome and The Father directed by Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio starring Al Pacino and Dianne Wiest; and Stephen Sondheim’s 70th Birthday 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 The Explorer's Club, Beau Jest, and Shadowlands here at Lamb's and set and lights for Godspell at Southwestern College where he teaches technical theatre, scriptwriting 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!

Jemima Dutra
Costume Designer
Costume design credits for Lamb's Player's Theatre include: Mixtape, Hip Pocket for LPT's educational outreach touring show, Trying, See How They Run, The 39 Steps, You Can't Take it With You, Festival of Christmas "All I want for Christmas..."and co-costume design of The Foreigner and Festival of Christmas "Northern Lights". Costume design credits at other venues include: All This and Moonlight, and An Inspector Calls at Scripps Ranch Theater, Old Wicked Songs and Talley's Folly at North Coast Rep, and Side Man for Bang! Productions. Jemima has worked at Lamb's for 10 years in the costume department as seamstress, a cutter/pattern maker, and assistant to Jeanne Reith, she has also worked backstage as Assistant Stage Manager on Boomers and Godspell. She has been featured in 944 magazine, The Social Diary, and ArtPulse TV. Jemima would like to thank her wonderful husband Jeff and their daughters Amelia & Charlotte

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 seven-time recipient of the San Diego Theatre Critics’ Circle’s Craig Noel Award including Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play for Martha in Intrepid Theatre Company's Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Vivian Bearing in Lamb’s 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, and their good buddy Banjo Billy make their home in Coronado.

Rachel Hengst
Props Designer
Properties and PA 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 Wizard of Oz, the latest incarnation of Mixtape, The Nerd, Miracle Worker, Dinner with Marlene, Beau Jest, Shadowlands, Silent Sky, Big Fish, The Explorer's Club, and Smoke on the Mountain. She thanks her family for their endless support and for God's guidance in her life.

Jon Lorenz
Musical Director
70+ productions at LPT. 15 years as an LPT Resident Artist. Co-creator of MixTape (LPT) & Pump Up the Volume (SDMT) (book, musical arrangements). Miracle on 34th Street, a Live Musical Radio Play (music, lyrics) premiered at SDMT in 2016. Oz, an American Musical Fairy Tale (book, music, lyrics) premiered fall 2015 at LPT and was nominated for five Craig Noel Awards. Alice (book, music, lyrics) - part of the 2005 ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, staged at NYU in 2010, optioned by NBC/Universal Theatricals in 2013. Musical Direction, Original Songs & Arrangements, Sound Design include: Big River (New Village), First Date (SDMT), Traditions of Christmas (CCT), Wit, Twelfth Night, Joseph, Mixtape, Guys & Dolls, Pete n’ Keely, Festival of Christmas 2007-17 (Lamb’s Players). Composes music/lyrics for youth musicals produced nationally. Other Projects: A Room With a View & Scottsboro Boys (Old Globe), A New Brain (Diversionary), Rocky Horror Show (Cygnet), and Sunday in the Park With George (Ion). Thanks to the fire in my heart: Julie, Hudson Fox & Macy Flynn.

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.

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Wed at 2pm & Tues, Wed, Thurs at 7:30pm$58$44$24
Fri & Sat at 8pm$68$54$34
Sat at 4pm & Sun at 2pm$78$64$44

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Seniors (66 and over) $5 Off

Youth (5 thru 17) & Active Military (with ID) - Half Price

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