Known as one of the “Big Three” of the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, PINAFORE was Gilbert and

Sullivan’s first international sensation. It’s full of unforgettable songs, drama and comedy,

social conflict, and some of the best male chorus music in the canon! Stage Director is the

wonderfully inventive Ellen Brooks, Conductor is Lamplighters’ acclaimed Resident Music

Director, Baker Peeples. With new men’s costumes to complete a historically accurate vision of

the show, creative and realistic staging, plus exquisite singing and full orchestra, this production

of PINAFORE is sure to be a delight!


WHERE: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive (at Locust)

WHEN: Saturday, August 3 (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday, August 4 (2pm)

TICKETS: For tickets ($26-$66), please call 925-943-7469 or visit


WHERE: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street

WHEN: Saturday, August 10 (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday, August 11 (2pm)

TICKETS: For tickets ($26-$66), please call 650-903-6000 or visit


WHERE: Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street

WHEN: Saturday August17 (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday August 18 at 2pm

TICKETS: For tickets ($21-$70), please call 415-392-4400 or visit


WHERE: Bankhead Theatre, 2400 First Street

WHEN: Saturday, August 24 (2pm and 8pm) and Sunday, August 25 (2pm)

TICKETS: For tickets ($28-$63), please call 925-373-6800


Josephine Corcoran – Ellen Leslie and Jennifer Mitchell

Ralph Rackstraw – Jackson Beaman and Patrick Hagen

Captain Corcoran – Michael Grammer

Buttercup – Sonia Gariaeff

Sir Joseph Porter – F. Lawrence Ewing

D. Deadeye – William Neely

Cousin Hebe – Elana Cowen

Boatswain’s Mate – Steven Kahlich

Carpenter’s Mate – Chase Kupperberg

Lamplighters Music Theatre was founded in 1952 to produce the comic operas of librettist W.S.

Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, and is now recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent

Gilbert and Sullivan companies. The Lamplighters’ repertoire includes all the surviving works of these creative geniuses, as well as comic operas and classic musicals by other composers that exemplify their artistic vision. The hallmarks of a Lamplighters production are lavish costumes and sets, live orchestra, excellent comic acting, and gorgeous unamplified singing that showcases the beauty and purity of the human voice.



  • Starting Saturday, August 24th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

2400 First Street
Downtown Livermore, CA 94550


Lamplighters Music Theatre