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Our 62nd Season

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The Grand Duke


Too Much Happiness - Our Annual Spring Party & Fundraiser

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Coming Up In
Our 63rd Season



HMS Pinafore

Our 50th Gala and Auction
Ruddygore

The Pirates of Penzance Singalong

The Grand Duke

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 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.

Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including one 20 minute intermission
The Grand DukeJulia Jellicoe

Cast

(in order of appearance)

Elsa:  

Katherine Feller

Bertha:  

Susanna Ketron

Olga:  

Kathryn Schumacher

Gretchen:  

Shakira Searle

Lisa:  

Michele Schroeder

Ludwig:  

Robby Stafford

Notary Tannhauser:  

Jonathan Spencer

Ernest:  

Michael Desnoyers

Julia Jellicoe:  

Jennifer Ashworth

Grand Duke Rudolph:  

Chris Uzelac

Baroness:  

Elana Cowen

Herald:  

Nick Volkert

Prince of Monte Carlo:  

William Neely

Princess of Monte Carlo:  

Giovanna Hutchison


Chorus

Jeffrey Beaudoin, Sharon Beltracchi, Elijah Berry,
Abigail Colyer, Glenn D'Mello, Nicholas Dahlman, George Fernandez,
Chris Focht, Jeffrie Givens, Max Glass, James MacIlvaine, Amber Marsh,
Kelcey Jay Poe, Richard Pryor, Karma Raines, Alan Roberts.



We are recording The Grand Duke on April 25 and 26.
Sponsor a track and have your name listed in the liner notes for posterity!

Too Much Happiness
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. We'll be featuring a few numbers from last seasons' The Pirates of Penzance, Sherlock Who?, Candide, and our upcoming The Grand Duke, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Ruddygore. 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

Too Much Happiness at the Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club

Announcing
Our 63rd Season

Season tickets available now
Single tickets available in June except where noted


Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor

Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director: David Möschler

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s first blockbuster hit, audiences will board one of England’s great Navy ships where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty - with all of the wealth, prestige and power his title affords - or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart. Gilbert devised the plot to make fun of patriotism, social class snobbery and incompetence in high places, and over 130 years later we can still laugh!


Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Single tickets available in June
Friday, July 31 • 8PM
Saturday, August 1 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 2 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Single tickets available in June
Saturday, August 8 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 9 • 2PM

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Single tickets available in June
Friday, August 14 • 8PM
Saturday, August 15 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 16 • 2PM

Bankhead Theater, Livermore
925-373-6800 · Purchase Tickets
Saturday, August 22 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, August 23 • 2PM

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

H.M.S. Pinafore

Cast


Ralph Rackstraw  

Sam Faustine
Aaron Gallington

Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.  

F. Lawrence Ewing

Captain Corcoran  

Jonathan Spencer
Robby Stafford

Josephine Corcoran  

Jennifer Ashworth
Ellen Leslie

Mrs. Cripps ("Little Buttercup")  

Sonia Gariaeff
Deborah Rosengaus

Dick Deadeye  

Tim Hart
Charles Martin

Cousin Hebe  

Cabiria Jacobsen

Bill Bobstay, the boatswain  

TBA

Bob Becket, the carpenter's mate  

Max Glass


Our 50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction
Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples

A full-length original satire, set (mostly) to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with a nod to W.S. Gilbert, every Lamplighters Gala is a unique event—as much fun-raiser as fundraiser—with hilarious, award-winning parodies, lampooning current events, crazes, fashions and fads. You'll have the opportunity to support the Lamplighters at the silent auction, raffle and fund-a-need live auction, and to join the performers after the show for the champagne reception. Don't miss our celebration of 50 years of this quintessential Lamplighter art form!

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Single tickets on sale soon
Sunday, November 8 • Silent auction at 3PM, Performance at 4pm

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
415-392-4400 · Single tickets on sale soon
Sunday, November 15 • Silent auction at 3PM, Performance at 4pm


Ruddygore
Stage Director: Jane Erwin Hammett • Music Director: Baker Peeples

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece melds the world of Jane Austen with a good old-fashioned English ghost story and a dash of Wuthering Heights romance.

When inflicted with a family curse, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd fakes his death and disguises himself as simple farmer Robin Oakapple, leaving his brother Sir Despard to carry the curse of being forced to commit one deadly crime a day or perish in indescribable agony. Before long, Robin falls in love with virtuous maiden Rose Maybud, but he finds himself in a love-triangle with his foster brother, Dick Dauntless. Add to the mix Mad Margaret who has been driven to insanity by the curse on her beloved Despard, a bevy of professional bridesmaids, and a ghostly chorus of ancestors, and you have a topsy-turvy recipe for fear and fun.

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Single tickets available in June
Friday, February 12, 2016 • 8PM
Saturday, February 13, 2016 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 14, 2016 • 2PM

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Single tickets available in June
Friday, February 19, 2016 • 8PM
Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Single tickets available in June
Saturday, February 27, 2016 • 8PM
Sunday, February 28, 2016 • 2PM

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

Ruddygore 2006
Ruddygore 2006
The Pirates of Penzance Singalong
Music Director: Baker Peeples

2016 is a leap year, so it’s time to celebrate to celebrate Frederic’s “40th” birthday (measured by leap years) with our Sing-Along Pirates of Penzance. Dress up like a rough and rowdy pirate, a bumbling British bobby, a modern Major-General, one of his bevy of beautiful daughters, or just a plain and simple 21st century G&S aficionado — whatever you choose. But however you dress, be there for a grand time singing the score of Pirates with us!


First Unitarian Universalist Church , San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
Sunday, March 13, 2016 • 4PM

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · Single tickets on sale soon
Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 8pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · Single tickets on sale soon
Sunday, March 20, 2016 • 2PM