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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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6 reviews
7 stars
Allow enough time at the Lesher Center to visit the art gallery before the show
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The lot next to the Lesher theater only charged three dollars for the event! I recommend Modern China Cafe on Main Street.
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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Excellent! It's nice to see a lesser-known piece that is as funny and fun as any of the other G&S "popular" shows. Well performed, lovely voices, beautiful sets and costumes, good music, live orchestra - what more could you want? I heartily...continued

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attended Jan 26 2013

Excellent production in all aspects - singing, costumes, acting, music. Do not miss this show!

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20 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

A little bit disappointed with this. The staging was great, up to the normal Lamplighter standards. 38 performers plus orchestra. But honestly the male singers were very weak, other than King Hildebrand. Really detracted from the enjoyment.

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Quotes & Highlights

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 Music Theatre

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.