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

Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.

"…delightful... ‘best of all possible’ musicals...Well deserved standing ovations" - Napa Valley Register



(in order of appearance)


Baker Peeples



Samuel Faustine



Jennifer Ashworth (1/30, 1/31 2pm, 2/13, 2/15, 2/21)

Amy Foote (1/31 8pm, 2/1, 2/14, 2/22)


Rick Williams

Old Woman:  

Deborah Rosengaus, (1/31 8pm, 2/1, 2/14, 2/22)

Cary Ann Rosko (1/30, 1/31 2pm, 2/13, 2/15, 2/21)


Sam Rabinowitz


Phil Wong


Michele Schroeder


Ben Brady


Adam Flowers


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

The synopsis for Candide is available on Music Theatre International's website. Phil Lowery's Director's notes can be viewed on our news page.

This production is made possible in part by support from

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

Ticket prices include senior, student, child, educator and group discounts. Ticket prices vary by venue.


(in order of appearance)



Katherine Feller



Susanna Ketron


Kathryn Schumacher


Shakira Searle


Michele Schroeder


Robby Stafford

Notary Tannhauser:  

Jonathan Spencer


Michael Desnoyers

Julia Jellicoe:  

Jennifer Ashworth

Grand Duke Rudolph:  

Chris Uzelac


Elana Cowen


Nick Volkert

Prince of Monte Carlo:  

William Neely

Princess of Monte Carlo:  

Giovanna Hutchison


Adeliz Araiza, Kathleen Barnes, Jeffrey Beaudoin, Sharon Beltracchi, Eli Berry, Abigail Colyer,
Glenn D'Mello, Nicholas Dahlman, George Fernandez, Chris Focht, Rose Frazier,
Jeffrie Givens, Hilary Hecht, James MacIlvaine, Charles Peoples III,
Justin Plank, Richard Pryor, JC Quimpo, Alan Roberts.

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


Announcing our 2015/2016 Season

Walnut Creek, Mountain View,
San Francisco, Livermore
July/August 2015

San Francisco, Mountain View
November 2015

Walnut Creek, San Francisco,
Mountain View
February 2016

San Francisco, Walnut Creek,
Mountain View
March 2016