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4.7 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Bethk

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

reviewed Feb 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Princess Ida was a fun romp in cross dressing and music! The music is delightful and the chorus is amazing! This is my third Lamplighters event and I have enjoyed all of them, I had never even heard of Gilbert and Sullivan until I started going...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.

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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…

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