Festival Of Christmas - Spirit Of Christmas Present
Dec 2nd, 2011 - Dec 30th, 2011
Director by Colleen Kollar Smith
Musical Direction by Jon Lorenz
Written by by Kerry Meads
Mrs Riley Kathi Gibbs
J.M. David Cochran Heath
Provvidenza Anita Moriel Mandi Jo John
Martin Xavier Shandling Cris O'Bryon
O.T. Holmes Rik Ogden
Carmen Vega Michelle Pereira
Laura Broussard Renee Rebold
Mary Rose Bayless Alexis Rae Tenney
Luke Broussard Jon Lorenz
Neville Gadiner Caitie Grady
Cole Le Master Leonard Patton
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Lighting Design Nathan Peirson
Scenic Design Mike Buckley
Sound Design Patrick J. Duffy
Properties Design Michael McKeon
Stage Manager Jess Slocum
"...what propels the Colleen Kollar Smith-directed production is the music...It's hard to pick favorites. The lively rendition of Mariah Carey's 1994 hit, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," captures the spirit. But so do Lorenz's impressive arrangements of Joni Mitchell's "River" ("Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on") and "Some Children See Him," and Leonard Patton's softly sung, spare version of "Ave Maria."
- Jeff Smith ( San Diego Reader )
"If world harmony could be created by actual harmonies, the latest edition of Lamb’s Players Theatre’s “Festival of Christmas” might already have everyone — stockbrokers and Occupy-ers, cats and dogs, Jets and Sharks — in a big group hug by now. The latest incarnation of the Coronado-based company’s annual, ever- changing holiday show brims with traditional and original songs beautifully rendered by a cast of 11."
- James Hebbert ( San Diego Union-Tribune )
"The show is chock-full of great holiday musical moments, with interesting vocal harmonies arranged by musical director Jon Lorenz. It's in the singing that this show really shines, and director Colleen Kollar Smith's cast is filled with strong voices."
- Pam Kragen ( North County Times )