WELCOME TO OUR 2018-2019 SEASON

Bringing Music and Laughter since 1952

Lamplighters Music Theatre is a San Francisco based, non-profit, theatre company founded in 1952 to produce the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan and other works of comparable wit, literacy and musical merit.

Additionally, we’ve been writing and producing timely spoofs of current events, set to music (mostly Arthur Sullivan’s), since 1979.

This season we feature:

– The Pirates of Penzance
– A Little Night Music
– Trial by Jury with Trial by Jury Duty 
– Lamplighters Champagne Gala

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Your vital donations are deeply appreciated. Your gifts sustain one of the world’s preeminent Musical Theatre Companies. All proceeds benefit Lamplighters Music Theatre.

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OUR MISSION

The mission of Lamplighters Music Theatre is to share our enthusiasm and love for the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan through productions of their comic operas and other works of comparable wit, literacy, and musical merit.

Our company strives to enrich the lives of current and future theatre-goers with productions of the highest artistic quality, and to offer performance opportunities in the unique style of classic music theatre to established and emerging artists alike. Through youth training, programs in schools, and community outreach, the Lamplighters aspire to develop young talent and encourage people of all ages to explore the comic appeal and deep musical rewards of this repertoire.

The hallmarks of a Lamplighters production are lavish costumes and sets, live orchestra, excellent comic acting, and gorgeous singing without microphones showcasing the beauty and purity of the human voice.

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED

Critically acclaimed artistic successes for the Lamplighters include honors for Best Production and Best Director at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, and local awards in nearly every performance, direction, and design category.

Superbly prepared and refined, the Lamplighters Orchestra continues to beguile, especially when Baker Peeples is in the pit… the instrumentalists surpass themselves.
—Philip Campbell, Bay Area Reporter

This is how Gilbert and Sullivan should be presented.
—Pat Craig, Mercury News

The Lamplighters is a San Francisco tradition ranking somewhere between sourdough bread and cable cars.
—Robert Commanday, Editor, San Francisco Classical Voice

The best Gilbert & Sullivan available in this country.
—Alan Rich, LA Weekly

LAMPLIGHTER VENUES

Ticket prices vary by venue. Senior, student, child, and group discounts are available.

HERBST THEATRE

401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-392-4400

LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-943-7469

LIVERMORE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550
925-373-6800

MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS THEATER

700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-978-2787