What happened to George Floyd has happened too many times.
LMT affirms the following:
- We believe #BlackLivesMatter
2. We know that people of color have been under-represented on our stage
3. As artists we have the unique ability to lead civil discourse through our programming, our narrative, our actions
We have heard from POC and knowledgeable allies, and Lamplighters commits to proactively working together through words and actions to fight against racism. Our first step is forming an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team to focus on how our company can identify and combat racism from within.
Masks for Lamplighters and more!
The ladies of the Lamplighters costume shop are making masks for you (while practicing excellent physical distance and sanitation, we must add!) And since they are all designers, we can tell you that we are using some pretty lovely fabrics!
If you are in need of any masks, we are asking for donations to the Lamplighters Music Theater. Donations are voluntary, but we do request a minimum of $10 per mask if you are able…more if you are really able! In addition, with each donation we are also donating masks to a local organization working with the homeless.
Vital donations are deeply appreciated. Your gifts sustain one of the world’s preeminent Musical Theatre Companies. All proceeds benefit Lamplighters Music Theatre.
The mission of Lamplighters Music Theatre is to be the premier producer of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan and other works of comparable wit, literacy, and musical merit. We seek to present relevant and culturally diverse productions that delight and enrich audiences, performers, and community members.
Critically acclaimed artistic successes for the Lamplighters include honors for Best Production and Best Director at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, and local awards in nearly every performance, direction, and design category.
Superbly prepared and refined, the Lamplighters Orchestra continues to beguile, especially when Baker Peeples is in the pit… the instrumentalists surpass themselves.
—Philip Campbell, Bay Area Reporter
This is how Gilbert and Sullivan should be presented.
—Pat Craig, Mercury News
The Lamplighters is a San Francisco tradition ranking somewhere between sourdough bread and cable cars.
—Robert Commanday, Editor, San Francisco Classical Voice
The best Gilbert & Sullivan available in this country.
—Alan Rich, LA Weekly