Our 62nd Season

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Our Annual Gala & Auction

Candide

The Grand Duke
Our Annual Champagne Gala & Auction
Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples


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 brilliant award-winning Lamplighters Galas past. This year we’ll be spoofing, among several other things, the many takes on those popular British BBC classics in Sherlock Who?, or, A Scandal in Barataria. This is definitely an event not to be missed! Our fundraising Gala performance also includes raffle, silent auction (San Francisco only), and post-performance champagne reception with the cast.

Sherlock Who?

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

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · mvcpa.com
Sunday, November 9 • 4PM


SINGLE TICKETS: $36-97

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



Candide
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director: Baker Peeples

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, and the brilliant lyrics of Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim (among others). As classic in the realm of operetta as West Side Story is in the realm of American musical theatre, our production presents this masterpiece in the complete British Royal National Theatre version as adapted for the stage by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. 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 · ybca.org
Friday, January 30 • 8PM
Saturday, January 31 • 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 1 • 2PM

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · lesherartscenter.org
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 · mvcpa.com
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.

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 · ybca.org
Saturday, April 25 • 8PM
Sunday, April 26 • 2PM

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
650-903-6000 · mvcpa.com
Thursday, April 30 • 8PM

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
925-943-7469 · lesherartscenter.org
Saturday, May 2 • 8PM


SINGLE TICKETS: $20-54

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