Venue Details

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Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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D. Smith
No-sweat parking for $3 in the parking lot adjoining the theater.
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D. Smith
Excellent Japanese meal at Fujian on Bonanza St.
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Balcony at the Lesher in Walnut Creek has great sightlines, but it can be very warm.
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Rozalyn Devincenzi
Leasher was very comfortable
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Rozalyn Devincenzi
Parking next to the theater was $5.00. Very convenient
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This is the show that swept the awards at the International G&S Festival in Buxton, England: Best Production, Best Overseas Production, Best Director, Best Male Singer and Special Adjudicator’s Award for Costumes.


A 20 year old treaty states that Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion are to marry when they come of age. That time has come, but Ida refuses to honor a commitment made on her behalf when she was an infant, and has gone off to the country to start a women’s university. There she teaches an interesting variation on Darwin’s theory: that man — not woman, just man — is descended from apes, and thus is inferior to women. The Prince, on the other hand, is an unabashed romantic, and decides to woo Ida and win her love. He and two friends make their way to the university, where they disguise themselves as women in order to enroll and get close to her…

About the Ticket Supplier: Lamplighters

Lamplighters Music Theatre is one of the oldest continuously performing theatres in the Bay Area, and the only year-round musical theatre company in San Francisco. Since the company's founding in 1952, they have produced the entire Gilbert and Sullivan canon as well as other light opera and musical theatre classics.