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, 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 Pooh-Bacca, 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 swordfighting, 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
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
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