Our 62nd Season

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Our Annual Gala & Auction

Candide

The Grand Duke


Too Much Happiness - Our Annual Spring Party & Fundraiser

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Our Annual Champagne Gala & Auction

The Lamplighters present the most uproarious fun(d)raiser in town! A full-length original satire set (mostly) to the music of Arthur Sullivan, a Lamplighters Gala is a guaranteed afternoon of hilarity. Last year’s — Upside-Downton Abbey, or, The Lass that Loved a Chauffeur — was one of our most successful ever, joining the ranks of award-winning Lamplighters Galas past. This year we’ll be spoofing, among several other things, those popular British BBC classics. This is definitely an event not to be missed! Our fundraising Gala performance also includes raffle, silent auction, and post-performance champagne reception with the cast.

Sherlock Who?
Stage Director: Eliza Leoni • Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples

A Royal Wedding is about to take place, but a photograph of the groom in a compromising position with someone other than the bride has gone missing. Sherlock Holmes has been hired to retrieve the photograph in order to save the wedding, but a strange turn of events leads him to somewhere unexpected: the future.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, November 2
Silent Auction starts at 3 PM, Performance starts at 4 PM

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, November 9 • 4PM

SINGLE TICKETS: $36-97
Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.

We are always looking for top quality items, services and experiences to include in our Gala auction. If you have something that you think would do well in the auction please download this donation form and email it to the Lamplighters Guild at auction@lamplighters.org. Items can be mailed to or dropped of at our offices at 469 Bryant Steet in the SOMA district of San Francisco. A partial list of donors to the Gala are listed here.


Sherlock Who?

Candide
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director: Baker Peeples
The Royal National Theatre Version • Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book Adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler in a New Version by John Caird
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur • Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein

Come along for the ride on this madcap odyssey around the world, set to the sublime music of that quintessential modern American master, Leonard Bernstein: as classic in the realm of operetta as West Side Story is in the realm of American musical theatre. Join young Candide, his beloved Cunegonde, the absurdly optimistic philosopher Pangloss, and a virtual clown car of other eccentric characters on their picaresque journey in search of the meaning of life. Along the way, enjoy such timeless masterpieces as The Best of All Possible Worlds, Glitter and Be Gay, I Am Easily Assimilated, and Make Our Garden Grow.

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Friday, January 30 • 8PM
Saturday, January 31 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 1 • 2PM

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Purchase tickets
Friday, February 13 • 8PM
Saturday, February 14 • 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 15 • 2:00 PM

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, February 21 • 8PM
Sunday, February 22 • 2PM

SINGLE TICKETS: $20-59
Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.

Candide

Cast


Voltaire:  

Baker Peeples

Candide:

 

Samuel Faustine

Cunegonde:

 

Jennifer Ashworth, Amy Foote

Pangloss:  

Rick Williams

Old Woman:  

Deborah Rosengaus, Cary Ann Rosko

Maximilian:  

Sam Rabinowitz

Cacambo:  

Phil Wong

Paquette:  

Michele Schroeder

Martin:  

Ben Brady

Governor/Vanderdendur:  

Adam Flowers


Ensemble/Comprimarii

Magnus Asbo, Kristin Avila, Amanda Baines, Ben Brady, Kathi Brotemarkle,
Nicholas Dahlman, Judith Epstein, Dan Galpin, Giovanna Hutchison, Lindsey Rae Johnson,
Veronique Kherian, Jim MacIlvaine, James Mayagoitia, Bill Neely, Katelyn Neumann,
Bryan Pangilinan, Kelcey Poe, Alan Roberts, Kathy Rosner-Galitz, John Rouse, Arie Singer,
Brianna Stutzman, Peter Tedeschi, Genie Tjajadhi, Chris Uzelac, Hannah Velichko,
Sarah Velichko, Naomi Wexler, Winton White, Phil Wong, Paul Zawilski

or, The Statutory Duel

Stage Director: Barbara Heroux • Music Director: Monroe Kanouse

We are proud to present the Lamplighters’ first ever staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s final collaboration. In his ultimate topsy-turvy farce, Gilbert presents a world turned upside-down when a theatrical troupe deposes the ruler of a tiny European Duchy and proceeds to squabble over which “role” in the government each leading actor should “play,” with uproarious consequences. Sullivan's varied and original score includes an astonishing variety of musical styles, from Viennese waltz to uproarious Parisian can-can dance numbers. This Jewel Box Production promises to be a must-see event for Gilbert & Sullivan aficionados and lovers of comic musical theater alike.

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, April 25 • 8PM
Sunday, April 26 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Purchase tickets
Thursday, April 30 • 8PM

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Purchase tickets
Saturday, May 2 • 8PM


SINGLE TICKETS: $20-54
Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.

The Lamplighters' Annual Spring Party & Fundraiser

Join the party as we eat, drink, sing and make merry! Mingle with some of your favorite Lamplighter performers, celebrate the successes of our 62nd season and glimpse a preview of some of the 63rd. Fun is the name of the game! There will also be opportunities to help us get the next season off to a great start, and potentially win some great prizes, by supporting our raffle and auction.

Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club, Oakland
415-227-4797 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, May 17 • 4PM


SINGLE TICKETS: $85
TABLE FOR 5 WITH A LAMPLIGHTER HOST: $500