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

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

1998 Bay Area Theatre Critic's Circle Award for Best Original Musical

…all the heavy artillery from the G&S canon… flat-out delightful… a high-energy and brightly tuneful tale of the musical team” – East Bay Times

Lamplighters Music Theatre, A Song to Sing, O! 2009


W.S. Gilbert: Charles Martin
Arthur Sullivan: Jonathan Spencer


Jennifer Ashworth, F. Lawrence Ewing, Samuel Faustine,
Sonia Gariaeff, Patrick Hagen, William Neely, Erin O’Meally,
Cary Ann Rosko, Robby Stafford, Chris Uzelac

Lamplighters Spring Party and Fundraiser - Too Much Happiness!

An intimate afternoon with Lamplighter performers old and new, with music, song and laughter, and behind-the-scenes insights, reminiscences and recollections.

The event will feature a selection of highlights from the Lamplighters 2016/17 Season (The (New) Mikado, A Night at the Mint, Patience and A Song to Sing, O!), and will preview some favorite numbers from the upcoming 2017/18 Season (The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, and an Iolanthe Singalong). Also included is a high quality catered buffet with fine wines.

This is a wonderful opportunity to sing and laugh with some of your Lamplighter favorites, and participate in the raffle and live auction to help support our upcoming season. It's Too Much Happiness!

San Francisco War Memorial Green Room, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-227-4797 or

Sunday May 21, 4pm

Coming Up in our 2017-18 Season

Subscriptions on sale in May • Single Tickets on sale in June

Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Yeomen of the Guard 

A dark musical comedy, full of lies, deceit, and alternative facts, set in 16th century England’s bloody Tower of London. The closest thing to grand opera in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire.

Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Yeomen of the Guard
August 2017
San Francisco, Walnut Creek,
Mountain View, Livermore

        Lamplighters Music Theatre Annual Gala and Auction 2017

An original, full-length, and fully-staged satire. We are constantly told by our audiences that each year’s Gala is the funniest and best ever, so come on out and see for yourself!

Lamplighters Music Theatre, Gala Performance
15 October 2017
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco


Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Gondoliers

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.

Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Gondoliers
February 2018
San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View
  Lamplighters Music Theatre's Iolanthe Singalong

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.

Lamplighters Music Theatre, Iolanthe
Spring 2018
San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Mountain View