Room Service, a Classic Comedy at Lamb's Players Theatre
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You can expect a lot of laughs this year's Lamb's Players' Festival of Christmas show, when a woman's plan to film a musical Christmas card goes hilariously awry. In Catch a Falling Star, Ella Eden has located the remote miner's cabin where her father spent one magical Christmas, and now she's bringing in a band to put together the ultimate Christmas card on location. With the special setting, under a gorgeous canopy of stars, it's going to be the perfect gift. Too bad her kids are running wild, neither the nanny nor the lead singer have shown up and cell phone reception is nonexistent. As things get more chaotic, they also become ever more comical, but the magic and music of Christmas will triumph in the end. Learn More
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In order to enjoy this play, you have to realize that it was written in 1937. This is a "classic" comedy, so you have to expect "classic" comedic style. I loved that they were true to the play in this way, and didn't cheapen it by trying to falsely "modernize" it for a 2009 audience. The acting was great; you could tell they were giving it their all. I genuinely feared for "Wagner's" life on several occasions. I was convinced he would drop dead from a heart attack at any moment.
People with hearing aids might have issues, as the play is often quite loud.
I, for one, appreciated the definitions of the references we wouldn't be familiar with that can be found on page 8 of the program. Try to get there early enough to give that a read before the play begins.
We were two in our early fifties who took along two twenty-somethings, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. With Goldstar's great price, we were able to add a trip to Extraordinary Desserts afterward, which capped off a lovely evening perfectly.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Hilariously funny! Lamb's Players nails it!" --KUSI-TV
- "Sidesplitting... prepare to howl!" --Jazz 88 FM
- "Who knew that a door-slamming farce first produced in 1937 would resonate with such relevance today?" --San Diego Reader
By Allen Boretz and John Murray
Directed by Robert Smyth
Featuring Resident Ensemble members David Cochran Heath and Jon Lorenz; LPT Associate Artists Jim Chovick, Jason Heil, Kürt Norby, John Rosen, Lance Arthur Smith and Sarah Zimmerman; and guest artists Dan Amos, Danny Campbell, and Elizabeth Pennington.
The laugh-filled story of a theatre producer fighting against all odds to keep his company alive during a tough economy!
Producer Gordon Miller is holed up in a hotel with his 22-member cast, rehearsing a new play for Broadway. The Great Depression is in full swing, but the play is sure to be a hit, if only Miller can find a financial backer -- all the while keeping his hungry actors fed, the hotel manager thinking the bill is being paid, his inexperienced playwright in the dark, and the room service waiter thinking he has a role in the production. Opening night approaches, but will the curtain ever go up? No scheme is too crazy for this determined band of show business misfits as they embark on a wild, fast-paced ride that has audiences rolling in the aisles!
A hilarious rediscovered comedy! Room Service was a huge hit on Broadway in 1937 before being made into a movie with the Marx Brothers and Lucille Ball.