Thru February 12, 2017
Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave, Coronado
Sarah's parents are delighted! She has a boyfriend... and a nice Jewish doctor, no less. There is only one problem. He's not. And now her family is about to arrive for a dinner party. Time to act fast. Welcome to one of the funniest comedies of the 20th Century!
“LAMB’S has done it again!
A slap-your-knee comedy that keeps the entire audience laughing through two hours.”
- Becca Garber, Coronado Times
“A High-Spirited Family Comic Romp!
Anyone who’s ever had a parent or a sibling or a boyfriend will not only relate, but guffaw. Guaranteed!”
- Pat Launer, Times of San Diego
“The audience is rolling in the aisles!”
- SD Jewish Press
“LAMB’S and director Kerry Meads give the show precise timing and attention to detail. Omri Schein has reached the point where he can just enter a room and get a laugh. Sandy Campbell & John Rosen are quite funny and kvetch with skill. Ross Hellwig is not only a hoot, he’s a moment-to-moment marvel!”
- Jeff Smith, SD Reader
Running Time: 2 hours, including an Intermission
Age Recommendation: 12 and up. BEAU JEST is a delightful family comedy, but some younger children may not follow the plot.
Ages 5 thru 17, and Active Military (with ID) are HALF PRICE.
Ages 18 – 34, join LAMB’S (free) Under 35 Club for 1/2 Price Tickets
Seniors (66+) and Veterans - $5 Off
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.
LPT Associate Artist: Beau Jest, Dinner With Marlene, The Miracle Worker, Fiddler On The Roof, Wit, See How They Run, Joe vs. the Volcano, The Glory Man, Harvey, Joyful Noise, The Glass Menagerie, Room Service, The Voysey Inheritance, An American Christmas (’07,’08,‘09,'15,16), Enchanted April, Into the Woods, and The Winslow Boy. Other San Diego credits include Twelfth Night, Plaid Tidings (Old Globe), Lucy Simon’s Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse), Sea of Souls, Passion, Angels in America (ion theatre company), Hand to God, Violet, Clybourne Park, A Christmas Carol (San Diego Rep), Cabaret, Noises Off (Cygnet), School for Lies, Dracula (North Coast Rep) The Woman in Black (CSUSM) and work at Moonlight, Starlight, Compass. Off-Broadway: Sea of Souls. Regional theatres include Arkansas & Tennessee Repertory Theatres and nine seasons with the Utah, Lake Tahoe, Marin, and Texas Shakespeare Festivals. Directing: Turn of the Screw (Intrepid), Lion In Winter, Born Yesterday, The Mousetrap, Barefoot in the Park, Ring Round the Moon, You Never Can Tell (Moonlight), Plaid Tidings (New Village Arts). MFA: UC Irvine.
Ross Hellwig Ross Hellwig is honored to be returning to Lamb’s Players Theatre for The Explorers Club. Previous roles at Lamb’s include Bob in Beau Jest and Sharpe in Equivocation. SAN DIEGO: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Intrepid Theatre Company), Vincent in Brixton, Macbeth, Don Juan, Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It (The Old Globe Theatre); King o’ the Moon (North Coast Rep); Edward II (Diversionary Theatre). WEST COAST: Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, International City Theater, Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Rubicon Theatre Company, A Noise Within, The Fountain Theatre, LA Theatre Works, B Street Theatre. ELSEWHERE: Vienna’s English Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Thin Air Theatre Company, Mill Mountain Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA. FILM: The Selling. TELEVISION: Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light. EDUCATION: MFA – The Old Globe/USD Graduate Theatre Program; BFA – The University of Arizona.
Erika Beth Phillips
Previous work with Lamb’s Players includes Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Ermengarde in Hello Dolly!, Jamie in Brownie Points, and Fiona O’Casey in An American Christmas, which she has happily played every year since she moved to San Diego in 2004. Locally, Erika has performed with Mo’olelo (A Piece of My Heart, Since Africa, Extraordinary Chambers), Cygnet Theatre (Man of La Mancha) The Welk (The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Stone Soup (Miss Julie). She is a Lead Teaching Artist for La Jolla Playhouse and co-directed Excavating Escondido, part of the 2013 WoW Festival. She also teaches for The Old Globe on their Shakespeare Summer Studio and is launching Reflecting Shakespeare: Acting Out, a therapeutic and creative program in Centinela State Prison. For her own company, 3rd Space Theatre Collective, Erika has performed Thistle by Erik Ehn (CSUSM and NYC's La MaMa) and her own piece, Jackie and the BeansTalk, for the 2014 San Diego International Fringe Festival, winning the award for Outstanding Site Specific Performance. Favorite credits further afield include From Hell She Came (London West End), Women and Wallace (London Fringe), Romeo and Juliet (Nat’l Tour, UK), A Christmas Carol (Nat’l Tour, Germany), Downtown Dysfunctionals (Zipper Theatre, NYC), The Love Talker (Hanger Theatre, NY), Diary Of Anne Frank (Stage One), and Mauritius and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Salem Rep).
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.
Lambs: Beau Jest. Most recently seen in The Roustabouts Theatre Company's production of his and Phil Johnson's comedy Withering Heights. New York: The People Vs. Mona (Off-Broadway/Cast Recording), Hell’s Belles, Henry V. International Tour: Grease. Regional: When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish (directed by Jason Alexander), A Funny Thing…Forum, Dear World, among others. San Diego: Laughter On The 23rd Floor, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Five Course Love, The Big Bang, The Underpants, When Pigs Fly, among others. As a writer: Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist (Winner best lyrics NYMF 2013), Mambo Italiano (based on the film of the same name), The Toxic Avenger: Xmas Chaos, Bed Fellas, and The Grotesques. MFA Musical Theatre SDSU. www.omri-schein.co
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.
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, make their home in Coronado.
Sharon Maley received her BA in Theater from U.C.L.A. She has over 30 years’ experience as an actor, stage manager and director. She has focused her career on educational theater, working at Lamb’s Players Theatre, Write Out Loud, the San Diego Symphony, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Repertory Theater, San Diego TheatreSports Improvisation Troupe, and the Sweetwater Summer Theatre Institute. Favorite directing credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heights, Legally Blonde, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, One for the Road, and recently in collaboration with Catherine Hanna Schrock, three original Forum Theater/Theater of the Oppressed pieces. She also created and taught her own Improvisation Program StageWorks! for the Chula Vista Elementary School District, College For Kids, and CYT. In 2011, she found her “dream job” directing and teaching theatre at the School for Creative and Performing Arts at Chula Vista High School. Sharon’s greatest role, however, is as a wife and mother. She met her husband of 29 years, Paul Maley, in the U.C.L.A. Theater Department. They have two children: Ellen, a Senior Spanish Major at Point Loma Nazarene University, and Ben, a Freshman Music Education Major at Biola University.
For Lamb’s Maria has stage managed: Beau Jest, Shadowlands, The Explorers Club, (then please pick up with 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.
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.
Assistant Stage Manager
Michelle loves to learn and wears a lot of hats. She has worked with Lambs since 2009 as an electrician, lighting designer, production assistant and occasionally carpenter. She is delighted to work with such a wonderful and talented cast and crew. Favorite show credits include: The 39 Steps, Pete 'n Keely, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Quilters and The Servant of Two Masters.
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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Seniors (66 and over) $5 Off
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Tue - Sat, Noon to 7pm / Sun, Noon to 2
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