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The Gondoliers

Iolanthe Singalong
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Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Gondoliers
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director/Conductor: Baker Peeples
Costume Designer: Miriam Lewis • Choreographer: Jayne Zaban

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 •

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 •

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 •

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


The Duke of Plaza-Toro

F. Lawrence Ewing


Patrick Hagen

Don Alhambra del Bolero

Charles Martin

Marco Palmieri

Michael Desnoyers

Giuseppe Palmieri

Samuel Rabinowitz


Chris Lewis


Douglas Mandell


Ben Porter


Nicholas Dahlman

The Duchess of Plaza Toro

Cary Ann Rosko


Patricia Westley


Amy Foote


Whitney Steele


Melissa Sondhi


Kristin Avila


Dian S. Meechai


Judith Dara Epstein

Magnus Asbo, Kristin Avila, Amanda Renee Baines, Jeffrey Beaudoin, Nicholas Dahlman, Giovanni de Leon, Beau Dream, Christopher Focht, Jeffrie Givens, Haley Hoffdahl,
Colin Ketcham, Jennifer Kiernan, Camille Lake, Chris Lewis, Julia Ludwig, Tim Lynch, Douglas Mandell, Dian S. Meechai, Jasmin Anyce Mould, Nathaniel L. Pergamit, Ben Porter, Tara Scown, Andrew Serrano, Melissa Sondhi, Allison Spencer, Gayatri Venkatesan,
Robert Wehrman, Austin Yu, Luana Zapata, Rachel Zawilski.

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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 •

Saturday March 24, 2018 at 7.30pm

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

Sunday March 25, 2018 at 2pm

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

Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2pm