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Announcing
Our 63rd Season


Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor

Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Director: David Möschler
Choreographer: Tom Segal

All hands on deck and anchors aweigh as we “sail the ocean blue” in Gilbert & Sullivan’s first international blockbuster hit – one of the most treasured comic operas of all time. The story of a lowly sailor’s love for his Captain’s daughter, and their brave defiance of her arranged marriage to the buffoonish First Lord of the Admiralty touches the heart and tickles the funny bone. This fresh version of an enduring classic is a delight for the whole family. Don’t miss the chance to enjoysome of Gilbert & Sullivan’s best-loved songs, including When I was a lad, and Never mind the why and wherefore.


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

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
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

Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
CLOSED

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

(subject to change)

Ralph Rackstraw  

Samuel Faustine - 8/8 8pm, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/23
Aaron Gallington - 8/8 2pm, 8/15 2 pm & 8pm, 8/22 2pm & 8pm

Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.  

F. Lawrence Ewing - 8/8 2pm & 8pm, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 8pm, 8/23
Chris Uzelac - 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/22 2pm

Captain Corcoran  

Jonathan Spencer - 8/8 2pm, 8/9, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 2pm & 8pm
Robby Stafford - 8/8 8pm, 8/14, 8/16, 8/23

Josephine Corcoran  

Jennifer Ashworth - 8/8 2pm, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 2pm & 8pm
Ellen Leslie - 8/8 8pm, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/23

Mrs. Cripps ("Little Buttercup")  

Sonia Gariaeff - 8/8 2pm, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 8pm
Deborah Rosengaus - 8/8 8pm, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/22 2pm, 8/23

Dick Deadeye  

Tim Hart - 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/22 2pm, 8/23
Charles Martin - 8/8 2pm & 8pm, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 8pm

Cousin Hebe  

Cabiria Jacobsen

Bill Bobstay, the boatswain  

Chris Uzelac - 8/8 2pm & 8pm, 8/15 2pm & 8pm, 8/22 8pm
Nick Volkert - 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/22 2pm, 8/23

Bob Becket, carpenter's mate  

Max Glass


Chorus of Sailors, Sisters, Cousins, and Aunts

Jordan Amann, Chloë Angst, Amanda Baines, Joshua Beld, Eli Berry, Jacob Bronsen, Nicholas Dahlman, Rachel Deatherage, Chris Focht, Emily Gladstone Cole, Drew Green, Nora Hylton, Veronique Kherian, Kenneth Kiernan, Robin Murray, Ashley Myers, Kimberly Nearon, Erin O’Meally, Alan Roberts, Kathy Rosner-Galitz, Sam Rubin,
Pete Shoemaker, Francis Upton V, Hannah Velichko, Sarah Velichko, Tom Wagner
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Our 50th Annual Champagne Gala & Auction
Stage Director: Phil Lowery • Music Directors: Monroe Kanouse, Baker Peeples

A long time ago, in a drought-stricken galaxy far, far away, Luke Moonwalker is tinkering with a new droid and accidentally triggers a message from Princess Ida, revealing evil military plans and seeking help from Obi-Bun Thornobi. Luke is smitten, vows to rescue Ida, and joins Obi-Bun who tells him of the mystical Force and the Deadeye Order. With the help of the smuggler Juan Solo and his copilot Pooh-Bacca, they race to join the Rebellion. Can Luke rescue the Princess before the Death Straw sucks the galaxy dry?

A full-length original satire, set (mostly) to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with a nod to W.S. Gilbert. This year we'll be spoofing the ever-popular, epic space franchise, Star Wars. It’s got swordfighting, laser guns, torture, revenge, aliens, sorcerers, chases, escapes… and Gilbert & Sullivan! You'll also have the opportunity to support the Lamplighters at the silent auction, raffle and fund-a-need live auction, and to join the costumed performers after the show for the champagne reception. Don't miss our celebration of 50 years of this quintessential Lamplighter art form!

Lamplighters Music Theatre, 2015 Gala, Return of the Deadeye, or, The Farce Awakens

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 · Purchase tickets
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.

Lamplighters, Ruddygore, 2006

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

Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco
415-978-2787 · Purchase tickets
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 soon
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


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 · Purchase Tickets
Sunday, March 20, 2016 • 2PM

Lamplighters Music Theatre - The Pirates of Penzance 2015