Tell a Tale of Cock & Bull

The Gondoliers Update

The Gondoliers opens in just under a month! Rehearsals are coming along very nicely as you may have seen in our behind-the-scenes video made by Taylor Joshua Rankin:

This show is single cast with some truly wonderful performers, and there are 9 performances in 3 venues:

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Tickets: 415-978-2787 •

February 2, 2018 at 8pm
February 3, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm
February 4, 2018 at 2pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
Tickets: 925-943-7469 •

February 9, 2018 at 8pm
February 10, 2018 at 2pm
February 11, 2018 at 2pm

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets: 650-903-6000 •

February 17, 2018 at 8pm
February 18, 2018 at 2pm


The Gondoliers Costumes

Thank you so much to all those who donated towards our costume fund for new Act II costumes. We raised $4,265 (just a little shy of our $5k goal). Much of this has already been spent on some very yummy fabric and trim. As you can see we are very busy building Miriam Lewis' new designs as well as sprucing up and fitting Judy Jackson's older ones! Click the image below to see some more pictures of our costume team's work.

Gondoliers costume fund

Theatre Bay Area Awards

We had fun at the Theatre Bay Area Awards Ceremony on October 30. Please join us in congratulating Melissa Wortman on her win for Outstanding Costume Design for her breathtaking designs from our most recent production of Patience.

We would also like to extend our congratulations to all of the other finalists including David Möschler (Outstanding Music Direction for Patience).

Lamplighters Patience 2017

Welcome aboard Nancy Ewing!

Nancy EwingWe would like to extend a hearty thanks to our intrepid Music Librarian of many years, Diana Dorman, who will be stepping down from her role very shortly, although we are pleased to say that she will be continuing her role as Orchestra Contractor and First Clarinet with the Lamplighters Orchestra!

Taking her place is Nancy Ewing, who played with the Lamplighter orchestra for many years, moved away for a time, and now, lucky for us, is back in the area! Nancy has also played with Sacramento Opera, Oakland Symphony, and California Symphony, among many others, has a BM from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and teaches privately. Nancy's experience as an Assistant Music Librarian with San Francisco Opera plus these roles as a violist and teacher make her well equipped for this position! Welcome aboard Nancy!

The (new) Mikado

We are delighted to announce that our Mikado CDs are finally at the manufacturer! We are hoping to have them ready to sell at our Gondoliers performances but if you would like to pre-order one and have it mailed as soon as they are available please check out our store by clicking the image below.

Lamplighters New Mikado 2016 CD cover

We also still have a few tracks left for sale on our Gondoliers CD, which will be recorded at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Febrary 3rd. Please contact Cheryl Blalock at or 415-227-4797 if you want to sponsor a whole track ($500), which you can select, or share a track ($250), which we will assign. Let’s have this fully subscribed by close of the run!

Open tracks:
  • List and learn

  • Buon giorno, Signorine!

  • There was a time

  • Now pray, what is the cause of this remarkable hilarity / For everyone who feels inclined

  • Come let’s away / Now Marco dear

  • Of happiness the very pith

  • Here we are, at the risk of our lives

  • I am a courtier

  • Here is a case unprecedented

  • Now let the loyal lieges gather round