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A Song to Sing, O!
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Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience

Stage Director: Barbara Heroux • Music Director/Conductor: David Möschler
Costume Designer: Miriam Lewis

Pretentious, phony "artistes"? Guess what, it's nothing new!

Come and revel in the comic stylings of that aesthete-to-end-all-aesthetes, Reginald Bunthorne, as he pursues the winsome milkmaid Patience while simultaneously enjoying the worshipful adoration of his 20 love-sick groupies; the uproarious confusion of a hapless corps of jilted Dragoon Guards as they struggle to become aesthetic initiates in order to win back their old girlfriends; and the hilarity that ensues with the sudden unexpected appearance of the handsome aesthetic poet Archibald Grosvenor, who proves a rival for the affections of everyone else on stage!

Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience pokes fun at the aesthetic movement that sashayed over England in the late 19th century, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers who favored sheer beauty over social and moral substance was prolific - but, some argued, empty and self-indulgent. This artistic movement, centered around the decorative arts of William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rosetti, was so popular that many aesthetes enjoyed a cult following, making the movement easy to ridicule as a meaningless fad and ensuring that Patience was a huge hit. The humor remains as true as ever in today's age where the talentless can attain iconic status simply by looking nice... while the gullible are available to worship them.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-978-2787 or

Friday February 3, 8pm
Saturday February 4, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday February 5, 2pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 or

Friday February 10, 8pm
Saturday February 11, 2pm
Sunday February 12, 2pm

Mountain View Performing Arts Center, Mountain View
Tickets: 650-903-6000 or

Saturday February 18, 8pm
Sunday February 19, 2pm

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Colonel Calverley


Charles Martin / William Neely

Major Murgatroyd


Ben Porter

Liet. The Duke of Dunstable


Rob Cadwallader / Taylor Rawley

Reginald Bunthorne
(A Fleshly Poet)


F. Lawrence Ewing / Chris Uzelac

Archibald Grosvenor
(An Idyllic Poet)


Jacob Botha / Samuel Faustine

Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor


Nicholas Dahlman

The Lady Angela


Molly Mahoney / Cary Ann Rosko

The Lady Saphir


Autumn Allee / Michele Schroeder

The Lady Ella


Katherine Feller / Lacey Harms

The Lady Jane


Sonia Gariaeff / Anne Hubble

Patience (A Dairy Maid)


Ellen Leslie / Jennifer Mitchell


Joey Alvarado, Ariel Andrew, Magnus Asbo, Kristin Avila,
Amanda Renee Baines, Jeffrey Beaudoin, Elijah Taylor Berry,
Tim Bessie, Tricia Callero, Nicholas Dahlman, Gabrielle Haigh,
Haley Hoffdahl, Paul Hogarth, Jennifer Kiernan, Camille Lake,
Charles Monson, Hana Packard, Liz Pasha, Richard Pryor,
J.C. Quimpo, Alan C. Roberts, Kathy Rosner-Galitz,
Andrew Serrano, Rachel Spund, Kristen Tansey, Francis Upton V.

A Song to Sing, O! The Gilbert & Sullivan Story
Stage Director: Barbara Heroux • Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples

The fascinating story of the artistic collaboration of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan as told in their own words through their letters and diaries, with musical highlights from all 13 of their comic operas. Conceived, written and directed by Artistic Director Emeritus, Barbara Heroux, this Lamplighters Original will feature a salon orchestra conducted by Baker Peeples, and a cast of familiar and well-loved Lamplighter performers. Longtime fans will learn something new, and it’s a great way to introduce new friends to the world of Gilbert & Sullivan.

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-392-4400 or

Saturday April 22, 8pm
Sunday April 23, 2pm

Napa Valley Opera House, Napa
Tickets on sale September 1st

Sunday April 30, 2 PM

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 or

Thursday May 4, 8pm

Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 415-227-4797 or

Sunday May 14, 3PM

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