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86 stars
.YBCA is easily accessible by public transit, 2-3 blocks from Muni and BART. Also, MIssion-Fifth Garage has reasonable rates, but a bit longer walk...
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The Yerba Buena area is surrounded by some of the best hotels and restaurants - we followed up by going to The View for drinks before dinner at Amber, both of which were lovely.
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"Princess Ida"
3 ratings
4.7 average rating
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12 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

The Lamplighters deliver, as usual! This was a particularly funny show.

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7 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 02 2013

As always the Lamplighters Music Theatre delivers!"Princess Ida" is a witty production, with lovely sets, colorful costumes, inventive staging, lively wit, beautiful singing, and the incomparable Lamplighters Orchestra under the superb direction...continued

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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.
Read Goldstar member reviews https://www.goldstar.com/events/walnut-creek-ca/princess-ida?reviews=all#reviews from the performances at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

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 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.