Our 50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples

A long time ago, in a drought-stricken galaxy far, far away, Luke Moonwalker is tinkering with a new droid and accidentally triggers a message from Princess Ida Organa, revealing evil military plans and seeking help from Obi-Bun Thornobi. Luke is smitten, vows to rescue Ida, and joins Obi-Bun who tells him of the mystical Force and the Deadeye Order. With the help of the smuggler Juan Solo and his copilot Poohbacca, they race to join the Rebellion. Can Luke rescue the Princess before the Death Straw sucks the galaxy dry?

A full-length original satire, set (mostly) to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with a nod to W.S. Gilbert. This year we'll be spoofing the ever-popular, epic space franchise, Star Wars. It’s got fencing, fighting, laser guns, torture, revenge, aliens, sorcerers, chases, escapes… and Gilbert & Sullivan! You'll also have the opportunity to support the Lamplighters at the silent auction, raffle and fund-a-need live auction, and to join the costumed performers after the show for the champagne reception. Don't miss our celebration of 50 years of this quintessential Lamplighter art form!

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, November 8 • Silent auction at 3PM, Performance at 4pm

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
415-392-4400 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, November 15 • Silent auction at 3PM, Performance at 4pm

If you have any quality items that you think may fit well in our auction, please contact us at or 415-227-4797. Memorabilia, vacations, art, experiences, luxury gifts and goods, fine wines and liquors… we welcome your suggestions.

A list of our auction items and donors can be viewed here. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Principal Cast

Luke Moonwalker


Michael Desnoyers

Princess Ida Organa


Ellen Leslie

Juan Solo


Robby Stafford



John Rouse

Obi-Bun Thornobi


F. Lawrence Ewing

Stage Director: Jane Erwin Hammett • Music Director: Baker Peeples

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece melds the world of Jane Austen with a good old-fashioned English ghost story and a dash of Wuthering Heights romance.

When inflicted with a family curse, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd fakes his death and disguises himself as simple farmer Robin Oakapple, leaving his brother Sir Despard to carry the curse of being forced to commit one deadly crime a day or perish in indescribable agony. Before long, Robin falls in love with virtuous maiden Rose Maybud, but he finds himself in a love-triangle with his foster brother, Dick Dauntless. Add to the mix Mad Margaret who has been driven to insanity by the curse on her beloved Despard, a bevy of professional bridesmaids, and a ghostly chorus of ancestors, and you have a topsy-turvy recipe for fear and fun.

Lamplighters, Ruddygore, 2006

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Purchase tickets
Friday, February 12, 2016 • 8PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 • 2PM

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Friday, February 19, 2016 • 8PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 8PM
Sunday, February 28, 2016 • 2PM

Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts.
Ticket prices vary by venue.
Season tickets available now

Principal Cast

Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd/Robin Oakapple


Samuel Faustine, Samuel Rabinowitz

Rose Maybud


Megan Fleischmann, Erin O’Meally

Sir Despard Murgatroyd


Charles Martin, Chris Uzelac

Mad Margaret


Jennifer Ashworth, Kathleen Moss

Richard Dauntless


Michael Desnoyers, Robert Vann

Dame Hannah


Deborah Rosengaus, Cary Ann Rosko

Sir Roderic


William Neely, Robby Stafford

Old Adam


Wm. H. Neil, Rick Williams



Giovanna Hutchison, Ashten Smith

The Pirates of Penzance Singalong
Music Director: Baker Peeples

2016 is a leap year, so it’s time to celebrate to celebrate Frederic’s “40th” birthday (measured by leap years) with our Sing-Along The Pirates of Penzance. The performance will be presented in full with beautiful costumes and minimal set, bringing the fabulous Lamplighters orchestra on stage. YOU will be the chorus! Dress up like a rough and rowdy pirate, a bumbling British bobby, a modern Major-General, one of his bevy of beautiful daughters, or just a plain and simple 21st century G&S aficionado. Also featuring a costume contest, this unique event promises to be a huge amount of fun!

First Unitarian Universalist Church , San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, March 13, 2016 • 4PM

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 8pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Purchase Tickets
Sunday, March 20, 2016 • 2PM