Venue Details

45 Star Starred
Lamb's Players Theatre
At C Ave. 1142 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-0600
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Casual
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Goldstar Member
Come early enough to find street parking
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Peggy Ward
Agreed, quite early...it isn't easy...
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Peggy Ward
Play can be very loud. Turn any hearing aids down a bit.
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Available at cafes next to/nearby theater on same avenue
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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16 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

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... continued

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30 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

Good job of doing a vintage play. I do feel a bit sad that so many references in the play needed to be explained in the program so folks would understand.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

I saw this twice and I wish I could see it again!

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Website

http://www.lambsplayers.org/lpt06/pages/whats_playing/roomservice/...

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

Description

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.