Joyful Noise
Oct 9th, 2009 - Nov 22nd, 2009
Written by by Tim Slover
Directed by Robert Smyth
Susannah Cibber Colleen Kollar Smith
Voice of The Trial Patrick J. Duffy
John Christopher Smith Paul Maley
Charles Jennens Nick Spear
Kitty Clive Teressa Byrne
King George II Jim Chovick
Attendant Melissa Baldwin
Attendant/Voice of the Trial Patrick J. Duffy
Attendant Teran Gray
George Fredrick Handel Robert Smyth
Mary Pendarves Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Bishop Henry Egerton Jason Heil
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Lighting Design Nathan Peirson
Scenic Design David Thayer
Properties Design Chrissy Reynolds-Vögele
Sound Design Patrick J. Duffy
Stage Manager Maria Mangiavellano
Sound Design Deborah Gilmour Smyth
"Best Bet! Robert Smyth, who co-directed with Deborah Gilmour Smyth (excellent as forceful music-lover Mary Pendarves) does a marvelous job as the Great Man himself. His Handel is irascible but also teasing and funny, frustrated, angry and explosive, but also tolerant and compassionate. It’s a first-rate performance. Jason Heil is noteworthy as the sanctimonious bishop who’ll do anything to stop the performance of the oratorio."
- ( San Diego News Network )
"Playwright Tim Slover finds the fun in the story, with a backstage diva catfight, and salty quips from the famously high-spirited Handel. But Handel’s gloriously inspiring score (highlighted by the famed 'Hallelujah Chorus') never fails to inspire, and on opening night left a good portion of the audience wiping away tears."
- Pam Kragen ( North County Times )
"A notable encore for Lamb’s Players, directed with a good deal of wit and zip! Colleen Kollar Smith makes us care about Susannah Cibber. Deborah Gilmour Smyth showcases the kind of loopy humor that made her a treat to watch earlier this season in The Glass Menagerie. Joyful Noise is blessed with a return visit by Teressa Byrne, a powerful soprano with a smart feel for comedy."
- James Hebert ( San Diego Union-Tribune )