Joyful Noise: The Fascinating Story of Handel's Messiah
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The last date listed for Joyful Noise was Saturday January 23, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Lamb's Players Theatre:
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When wallflower Charlie Baker goes on a getaway to a fishing lodge in Georgia, all he wants is peace and quiet. He can't avoid the other guests, though, so a helpful friend "saves" him by claiming he is a foreigner who cannot speak or understand English. Comedy ensues as everyone unwittingly reveals their secrets and scandals to Charlie, thinking he can't understand. What started as a serene getaway becomes a hive of drama and intrigue in this exceedingly clever and outrageously funny farce. Learn More
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Beautifully realized with a wonderful mix of drama and comedy. The cast is a little uneven, with the Smyths both stealing the stage whenever they appear, especially Deborah's Mrs. Pendarves. The actress playing Susannah Cibber is a little weak; her voice does not seem compelling enough to elicit the raptures indicated by the text. The other soprano is a delight, in both her arias and her low comedy. I would definitely recommend this production, urging those who might think the subject matter too religious or stodgy to put aside their concerns and be surprised by a delightful experience of Joyful Noise.
In 1999, Lamb's Players produced the premiere of Tim Slover's historical backstage drama Joyful Noise, about the surprising story behind the creation of one of the greatest works of all time, Handel's Messiah. The result was a runaway hit that traveled to New York for an extended run Off-Broadway and productions at other theatres around the nation.
Now for the first time in a decade, Lamb's Players is pleased to return to this witty, compelling look at the story behind one of the world's most beloved pieces of sacred music — whose journey to the stage was anything but sacred. Both George Fredrick Handel and singer Susannah Cibber are at the low point of their careers when a new libretto arrives unexpectedly on the composer's doorstep. Politics, piety, envy, scandal, and oversized egos collide and combust in this mesmerizing true story of heavenly art - and the very flawed humans who created it.