Lamplighters Music Theatre
Lamplighters Music Theatre has been writing unique and timely spoofs on current events, set to music (mostly Arthur Sullivan’s), since 1979! Zany comments on current times and popular culture keep the audience laughing, and then the cast pours champagne for the audience in the beautiful Green Room afterwards. Our largest fundraiser of the year includes live auction, silent auction, and raffle prizes. Whether you fancy a week in Tuscany, handmade sweets and crafts by Lamplighter company members, or something in between, we have all sorts of treasures available for patrons of the arts to enjoy and simultaneously support our company!
This year the Lamplighters Champagne Gala dives into the hustle & bustle of the newspaper biz. Join us as we meet the rapid-fire star reporter, the hard-bitten editor, the crusty columnist, and the poor cub reporter who has to make sense of them all. What will land on the Front Page? The impending Royal Wedding that fascinates one and all? The shady goings-on at the local water works, John Wellington Wells? The whistle-blower…from a whistle factory? Or are they all part of one big topsy-turvy scandal? Join us as we ring you the madness of a Model Modern Major Metropolitan Newspaper…Hot off the presses!
TRIAL BY JURY Gilbert and Sullivan and
TRIAL BY JURY DUTY, a Lamplighters original Gala Spoof
This one-act operetta was the first real success by the duo Gilbert and Sullivan. With a cast comprised of a gentleman who has jilted his fiancée, the jilted bride-to-be and her bridesmaids, a pontificating foreman, a lecherous judge, and a chorus of jurors, Trial by Jury is a hilarious farce on English law and the human condition.
We are pairing this one act with an updated Lamplighter Gala original, Trial by Jury Duty. Come see what happens to all of the characters AFTER the end of the original show! Happily ever after, or not so much?? One of the Lamplighters’ more popular and famous spoofs deserves to be seen with the original show. When directed by Barbara Heroux, we know we have a winning combination!