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85 Star Starred
Lamb's Players Theatre
At C Ave. 1142 Orange Avenue Coronado, CA 92118
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8 reviews
19 stars
We ate at Panera before show. TheFuzziwig's Candy Factory was a tasty treat afterwards.
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8 reviews
19 stars
Bring quarters for meters. Very crowded over holiday weekend.
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"Joyful Noise"
17 ratings
4.5 average rating
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12 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 14 2010

Excellent performances were given by all. You could hear every word spoken and sung. Stage was well used, the costumes were way beyond
what I expected. The show lasted 2 1/2 hours which seemed a little long in parts. But overall an wonderful...continued

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52 reviews
164 stars
attended Jan 17 2010

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;...continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 16 2010

Original concept, wonderful cast, gorgeous costumes, entirely enjoyable.

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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.