Jeff Smith 2 p.m., July 30
Lamb's Festival of Christmas: Catch A Falling Star
Ella Eden wants something to go right, just once. Her father has Alzheimers. All he recognizes is an old miner's cabin where, many years ago, they saw a falling star (only he, actually). Ella wants to make a "musical Christmas card" video at the cabin, in hopes of triggering memories of her. But her best laid plans appear to go awry. Kerry Meads' world premiere script could use some tightening, but works well as a vehicle for an impressive ensemble cast to perform the hallmark of Lamb's Players Festival shows: new and unfamiliar yuletide songs with new, often stunning arrangements (by Jon Lorenz). Joy Yandell heads the cast as Ella and puts her first name into every song she sings. Catie Grady's limpid soprano for "Love is Christmas" takes the cake, but Anise Richie's solos as Glory, Brian Barbarin's as Kodak, and Leonard Patton's, and Nathan Peirson's hip harmonica work will keep the baker busy.
Worth a try.
- Cost: $22 - $62 | Buy tickets
When: Ongoing until Sunday, December 29, 2013
- Sundays, 2pm
- Tuesdays, 7:30pm
- Wednesdays, 7:30pm
- Thursdays, 7:30pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 4pm & 8pm
- "Lamb’s Players Festival of Christmas: Catch a Falling Star" (Dec. 23, 2013)