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Lamplighters Music Theatre Annual Gala and Auction 2017
Music Directors/Conductors: Monroe Kanouse and Robby Stafford
Costume Designer: Jackie Pedota

Every Lamplighters Gala is a unique event – more fun-raiser than fundraiser – featuring up-to-the-minute, hilarious parodies lampooning current events, crazes, fashions and fads––an original, full-length, and fully-staged satire set (mostly) to the music of Arthur Sullivan, with a nod to W.S. Gilbert. This year we are parodying Saturday Night Live! with your host, Wonder Woman! Plus skits featuring Batman and the Avengers, the Coneheads, Game of Thrones, Church Lady, Hans and Franz, the little voices inside Trump's head, and much, much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to support the Lamplighters at a silent auction, raffle and brief fund-a-need live auction, and to join the costumed performers after the show for a free champagne reception!

We just saw the Lamplighter's annual Gala show …  a mashup of two pop culture icons…  the event was a lot of fun…had a great time.” - Yelp reviewer

Lamplighters Music Theatre, Gala Performance

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-392-4400 • cityboxoffice.com

15 October, 2017
Silent Auction at 3pm • Performance at 4pm




Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Gondoliers
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples
 

A pair of handsome Gondoliers suddenly become kings and humor and exuberance abound as they attempt to adjust to their new social status. Set by the sun-dappled, lazy waters of the Grand Canal, the singing Gondolieri and Contadine, and the “Cachucha” danced at the Royal Court at Barataria, make The Gondoliers an exuberant, happy valentine, wrapped in some of Sullivan’s most tuneful music and tied with one of Gilbert’s most fanciful libretti. Within this joyful opera Gilbert ingeniously skewers issues of social equality and the class system with his usual brilliant wit and groundbreaking lyrics alongside Sullivan’s lovely, lilting score.

a hilarious island of sunshine” – The Mercury News

Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Gondoliers

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-978-2787 • ybca.org

February 2, 2018 at 8pm
February 3, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm
February 4, 2018 at 2pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 • lesherartscenter.org

February 9, 2018 at 8pm
February 10, 2018 at 2pm
February 11, 2018 at 2pm

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 650-903-6000 • mvcpa.com

February 17, 2018 at 8pm
February 18, 2018 at 2pm




Lamplighters Music Theatre's Iolanthe Singalong
Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples

Gilbert & Sullivan’s subversive political satire on how a government SHOULD be run.

Featuring a shepherdess the lords all want to marry, her fiancé who is half man, half fairy, the tour de force “Nightmare Song” and a band of feisty fairies doing battle with a dim-witted Parliament, Iolanthe already promises a lot of fun, only this time we get a little boisterous and you get to sing along. Lamplighter principals will perform the work in its entirety, bringing the orchestra on stage to join the party. With everything included but the scenery, audience participation is encouraged as all are invited to become the chorus and to feel free to sing any and all parts!

Costumes are also encouraged (particularly half man, half fairy costumes!) and a brief contest with prizes will take place at intermission. This is the Lamplighters’ first ever Iolanthe Singalong, and we are indebted to Erin, a three-year-old audience member, for the idea.

Iolanthe — what's not to love?” - Opera News

Lamplighters Music Theatre, Iolanthe

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 • lesherartscenter.org

Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7.30pm

Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-227-4797 • brownpapertickets.com

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 2pm

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 650-903-6000 • mvcpa.com

Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2pm