Venue Details

537 Star Starred
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-943-SHOW
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Member Tips

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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Jane
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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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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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... 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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126 reviews
17 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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Website

http://www.lamplighters.org/season.html

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.

Description

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.