Cheryl Blalock
Phone: 415-227-4797


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4/3/18 Iolanthe Singalong
2/10/18 Opera 101—The Gondoliers Redux – Sly Wit
2/8/18 Savoyard affair – Bay Area Reporter
2/7/18 Review: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Gondoliers’ is a delightfully rollicking ride – The Mercury News
2/7/18 We who would be king: Gilbert and Sullivan’s utopian “The Gondoliers” – People’s World
2/6/18 Lamplighter’s Production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers – Peninsula Reviews
2/6/18 Behold Queen Victoria’s Favorite Anti-Royal Opera – San Francisco Classical Voice
2/3/18 “The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria” – Theatre Eddy’s
2/2/18 More marriage and merriment à la Gilbert and Sullivan: The Lamplighters present “The Gondoliers” – Repeat Performances
8/10/17 Review: Lamplighters’ lovely ‘Yeoman’ tours the Bay Area – The Mercury News
8/10/17 Review: You’ll Love “Yeomen” – The Independent
8/10/17 Yeomen of the Savoy faithful – Bay Area Reporter
7/17/17 A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality – Wired
7/20/17 Lamplighters to Begin 65th Season with the Most “Operatic” G&S Creation – The Rehearsal Studio
5/11/17 Merriment from the Lamplighters – Bay Area Reporter
4/29/17 Review: ‘Song to Sing’ is chock full of Gilbert and Sullivan gems – Bay Area News Group
4/28/17 Review: A Song to Sing, O! The Gilbert & Sullivan Story – Talkin’ Broadway
4/24/17 A delightful Gilbert and Sullivan pastiche – Stark Insider
4/11/17 Lamplighters will Conclude Season with a Gilbert & Sullivan “Origins Story” – The Rehearsal Studio
3/1/17 Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore CD Review – American Record Guide
2/20/17 Lamplighters Music Theatre – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience – Peninsula Reviews
2/18/17 Lamplighters do Patience – Repeat Performances
2/14/17 Have a Little Patience with Lamplighters Music Theatre – Broadway World
2/13/17 Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience: or Bunthorne’s Bride – Theater by the Bay
2/10/17 Patience not Gilbert and Sullivan’s best, but still worthy – Bay Area News Group
2/9/17 Aesthetic Romp – Bay Area Reporter
2/9/17 Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Patience”: Satire lifts up the common people – People’s World
2/9/17 Leah Garchik’s column – San Francisco Chronicle
2/5/17 Patience – Theatre Eddys
2/5/17 Lamplighters Deftly Delivers Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Topsy-Turvy” Take on Poets and Peasants – The Rehearsal Studio
2/5/17 Perfectly staged, Lamplighters’ Patience stills demands patience – Bachtrack
1/31/17 Lamplighters Co-founder Orva Hoskinson Dies – San Francisco Classical Voice
1/27/17 Lamplighters Music Theatre Mourns the Death of Beloved Co-Founder Orva Hoskinson – Broadway World
1/24/17 Lamplighters’ Patience Returns – San Francisco Classical Voice
9/14/17 From the Executive Director: Dirty Words – Theatre Bay Area
8/22/16 In Review: The Grand Duke – Opera News
8/21/16 Lamplighters’ more PC Mikado is no less funny – Bachtrack
8/20/16 Lamplighters Elegantly Transports Gilbert and Sullivan to Renaissance Italy – The Rehearsal Studio
8/19/16 The Lamplighters’ revision of The Mikado – Repeat Performances
8/16/16 Lamplighters’ New Mikado is Excellence Itself – Broadway World
8/15/16 The New Mikado – at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts – Peninsula Reviews
8/15/16 The Lamplighter’s “The New Mikado” Reviewed: Mikado Kidnapped from Japan to Italy – Splash Magazines
8/11/16 Review of Lamplighters Music Theatre: A Marvelous Mikado – The Livermore Independent
8/11/16 An Italian Mikado – Bay Area Reporter
8/9/16 The Mikado in Italy: Leave the Fan, Take the Cannoli – San Francisco Classical Voice
8/8/16 Review: Guilt-free Mikado – unveiled by Lamplighters – San Jose Mercury News
8/8/16 Lamplighters’ transplanted Mikado – retains its charm – San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
8/8/16 Revamped Mikado targets the ugly tradition of ‘yellow face’ – San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate
8/8/16 The “New” Mikado – Bitter Hack
8/3/16 Moving The Mikado – Lamplighters’ new spin on a classic operetta – Mountain View Voice/Palo Alto Weekly
7/27/16 The New Mikado Reflects Changed Times – SF Arts Monthly
7/21/16 New Look to Lamplighters’ Production of The Mikado – The Independent
7/20/16 Lamplighters Will Transplant the Town of Titipu to Renaissance Italy – The Rehearsal Studio
6/16/16 Review of Lamplighters Theater Return of the Deadeye: The Farce Awakens – San Francisco Science Fiction Zine
6/15/16 Messing with The Mikado – To Put it Bluntly
5/21/16 Mikado gets a makeover to remove ‘orientalism’ – San Francisco Chronicle
5/18/16 Wildwood Fourth Graders Perform HMS Pinafore – Piedmont Post
4/25/16 Yes, You Can Perform THE MIKADO Without the Racist Bullshit – YOMYOMF
4/20/16 Building a Better ‘Mikado,’ Minus the Yellowface – American Theatre
4/14/16 Piedmont: Wildwood teacher stars in Verdi opera – Mercury News
2/18/16 Ancestors’ curse – Bay Area Reporter
2/13/16 The Lamplighters Present Ruddygore – Repeat Performances
1/26/16 Heavens to Murgatroyd!, Ruddygore is Coming – San Francisco Classical Voice
1/5/16 Lamplighters will restore original title to Gilbert and Sullivan’s ghost story –
12/21/15 The Eddys: Our Top Theatre Productions, 2015, San Francisco Bay Area – Theatre Eddys
8/13/15 Yo, Ho, Ho, It’s a Fabulous Show!!! – Livermore Independent
8/10/15 HMS Pinafore Slips into San Francisco Bay – San Francisco Splash
8/6/15 They sail the ocean blue – Bay Area Reporter
8/5/15 Two Fun-Filled Musicals – Rossmoor News
8/3/15 Lamplighters bring exceptional Pinafore to multiple stages in August – Benicia Herald
8/3/15 Lamplighters sets sail with a shipshape H.M.S. Pinafore – San Jose Mercury News
8/3/15 Buttercup meets her Sailor and The Pinafore sails in classic form – VMedia
7/20/15 Lamplighters: Keeping a Spotlight on Gilbert and Sullivan – San Jose Mercury News
7/7/15 Baker Peeples: SULLIVAN, GILBERT AND The Pirates of Penzance on LAMPLIGHTERS MUSIC THEATRE, CD Review – Fanfare Magazine
7/1/15 SULLIVAN: The Pirates of Penzance, CD Review – Opera News Magazine
5/4/15 Lamplighters’ The Grand Duke Review – Gilbert and Sullivan’s Last Stand – San Francisco Splash Magazine
5/1/15 The Grand Duke, or, The Statutory Duel – Theatre Eddys
4/27/15 Gilbert and Sullivan’s Grand Duke gets its due at last – San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate
2/9/15 A Grand Production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide – Talkin’ Broadway
2/5/15 Easily assimilated: Candide returns – Bay Area Reporter
2/4/15 The Best and Most Troubled of All Possible Musicals – KQED
2/3/15 Lamplighters glitter gaily in Bernstein’s Candide – Bachtrack
2/3/15 Candide’s Hard Naïveté – A Beast in a Jungle
2/3/15 Lamplighters’ Candide Sparkles Even in Clunky Version – San Francisco Classical Voice
2/1/15 Candide – Theatre Eddys
12/15/14 Iolanthe recording in Top Twelve releases of 2014 – Opera News
8/17/14 Piratical perfection reigns in Pirates of Penzance – The Daily Californian
8/17/14 The Pirates of Penzance by the Lamplighters is a rollicking fun evening – For All Events/Theatre World Internet Magazine
8/15/14 The 62nd Lamplighters season gets off to a delightful start – Examiner
8/14/14 Triumphant Pirates Land in Livermore – Livermore Independent
8/11/14 BWW Reviews: Pirates of Penzance a Glorious Thing! –
8/7/14 Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! – Bay Area Reporter
8/6/14 Snapp Shots: Bay Area Lamplighters’ “Pirates” production dazzles – Contra Costa Times
8/4/14 Review: Pirates of Penzance another gem by Lamplighters – Mercury News
7/28/14 Audience Favorite: Pirates at Lamplighters – San Francisco Classical Voice
7/8/14 Young Vic at a crossroads as its audiences skew older – The Baltimore Sun
7/1/14 Gilbert, Sullivan and Me: A Brief Sojourn into British Silliness – Marina Times
6/26/14 Lamplighter Kids Take On G&S Scenes – San Francisco Classical Voice
5/14/14 Sullivan: Iolanthe CD Review – Opera News
3/3/14 A Sparkling Lavish Production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus – Talkin’ Broadway
2/23/14 Lamplighters Music Theater – Die Fledermaus – Peninsula Review
2/22/14 Lamplighters’ Die Fledermaus at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Repeat Performances
2/22/14 Johann Strauss’ ‘batty’ operetta fits comfortably into the Lamplighters style – Examiner
2/17/14 Lamplighters Music Theatre Die Fledermaus Review – A Delight – LA Splash
1/30/14 Die Fledermaus – A Hit by Strauss – Livermore Independent
1/27/14 Singing Praises: Fresh, Lively, Die Fledermaus – San Francisco Classical Voice
1/27/14 Die Fledermaus opens with usual Lamplighters flair – Benicia Herald
1/26/14 Die Fledermaus SF – Culture Vulture
10/1/13 Princess Ida CD Review – Opera News
8/15/13 Irresistible Iolanthe Coming to Livermore – The Independent
8/13/13 Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe in Mountain View – Peninsula Reviews
8/12/13 Review: Lamplighters Music Theatre delights with Iolanthe – Contra Costa Times
8/12/13 The Lamplighters’ Iolanthe Flies in with the Best – Broadway World
8/11/13 Iolanthe Review – A Gilbert and Sullivan Masterpiece – Splash Magazines
8/9/13 The Lamplighters’ Iolanthe – Repeat Performances
8/8/13 Fairies, Queens, et alia – Bay Area Reporter
8/6/13 Iolanthe – Walnut Creek patron reviews on Goldstar
8/5/13 Lamplighter’s Iolanthe a good bedtime story – Benicia Herald
8/5/13 Iolanthe –
8/2/13 All Eyes on Lamplighter’s Iolanthe – San Francisco Classical Voice
8/2/13 Lamplighters’ Ida: A Royal Recording – San Francisco Classical Voice
8/1/13 Iolanthe – San Francisco Classical Voice
7/31/13 The State of the Arts – KDFC
7/24/13 Snapp Shots: Bay Area’s Lamplighters world’s best Gilbert & Sullivan company- Contra Costa Times
7/19/13 Lamplighters’ 61st season to begin next month –
3/23/13 Sorcerer Review – Lamplighters excel in seldom-heard early Gilbert and Sullivan opera – L.A. Splash
3/21/13 Love Potion #9 – Bay Area Reporter
3/19/13 Lamplighters delights with semi-staged The Sorcerer – San Jose Mercury News
3/19/13 The Sorcerer is Full of Magic – Broadway World
3/13/13 Lamplighters Music Theatre Celebrates 60th Anniversary with The Sorcerer – San Francisco Informer Magazine
3/12/13 Sorcerer Coming and Going – San Francisco Classical Voice
2/26/13 Princess Ida Review – Lamplighters do it again – Splash Magazines
2/19/13 Williams New Yeoman of the G&S Guard – San Francisco Classical Voice
2/4/13 Gilbert & Sullivan — Princess Ida at Yerba Buena Center – Peninsula Review
2/2/13 Lamplighters’ Fabulous Princess Ida – San Francisco Classical Voice
1/31/13 Women’s liberationist – Bay Area Reporter
1/28/13 Lamplighters’ Princess Ida Offers Best of Gilbert and Sullivan –
8/17/12 Review: A Magnificent Mikado – Livermore Independent
8/13/12 Review: Lamplighters Music Theatre opens 60th year with The Mikado – Stark Insider
8/2/12 When Nanki-Poo met Yum-Yum: Lamplighters’ The Mikado begins its Bay Area run – Bay Area Reporter
8/2/12 Preview – Lamplighters brings The Mikado to Napa – Napa Valley Register