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Announcing
Our 63rd Season


Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor

Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director: David Möschler
Choreographer: Tom Segal

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s first blockbuster hit, audiences will board one of England’s great Navy ships where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty - with all of the wealth, prestige and power his title affords - or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart. Gilbert devised the plot to make fun of patriotism, social class snobbery and incompetence in high places, and over 130 years later we can still laugh!


Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Purchase tickets
Friday, July 31 • 8PM
Saturday, August 1 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 2 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, August 8 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 9 • 2PM

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Friday, August 14 • 8PM
Saturday, August 15 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 16 • 2PM

Bankhead Theater, Livermore
925-373-6800 · Purchase Tickets
Saturday, August 22 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 23 • 2PM

SINGLE TICKETS: $20-59
Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.
Season tickets available now

H.M.S. Pinafore

Cast


Ralph Rackstraw  

Samuel Faustine
Aaron Gallington

Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.  

F. Lawrence Ewing
Chris Uzelac

Captain Corcoran  

Jonathan Spencer
Robby Stafford

Josephine Corcoran  

Jennifer Ashworth
Ellen Leslie

Mrs. Cripps ("Little Buttercup")  

Sonia Gariaeff
Deborah Rosengaus

Dick Deadeye  

Tim Hart
Charles Martin

Cousin Hebe  

Cabiria Jacobsen

Bill Bobstay, the boatswain  

Chris Uzelac
Nick Volkert

Bob Becket, the carpenter's mate  

Max Glass


Chorus of Sailors, Sisters, Cousins, and Aunts

Jordan Amann, Chloë Angst, Amanda Baines, Joshua Beld, Eli Berry, Nicholas Dahlman, Rachel Deatherage, Chris Focht, Emily Gladstone Cole, Drew Green, Nora Hylton, Veronique Kherian, Kenneth Kiernan, Robin Murray, Ashley Myers, Kimberly Nearon, Erin O’Meally, Alan Roberts, Kathy Rosner-Galitz, Sam Rubin, Pete Shoemaker,
Francis Upton, Hannah Velichko, Sarah Velichko, Tom Wagner
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Our 50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples

A full-length original satire, set (mostly) to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with a nod to W.S. Gilbert. A Lamplighters Gala is a unique event—as much fun-raiser as fundraiser—with hilarious, award-winning parodies, lampooning current events, crazes, fashions and fads. This year we'll be spoofing the ever-popular, epic space opera franchise, Star Wars. 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 · Single tickets on sale soon
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


Ruddygore
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.

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 · Single tickets available soon
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 8PM
Sunday, February 28, 2016 • 2PM

SINGLE TICKETS: $20-59
Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts.
Ticket prices vary by venue.
Season tickets available now


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 Pirates of Penzance. 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 — whatever you choose. But however you dress, be there for a grand time singing the score of Pirates with us!


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 · Single tickets on sale soon
Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 8pm

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

Lamplighters Music Theatre - The Pirates of Penzance 2015