Lamplighters Music Theatre is recognized as one of the top Gilbert & Sullivan companies in the world, and is one of the oldest continuously performing theatres in the Bay Area. Since the company’s founding in 1952, Lamplighters Music Theatre has been dedicated to upholding the tradition of light opera and musical theatre, particularly through the production of the operettas of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The company has produced the entire Gilbert and Sullivan canon as well as other light opera and musical theatre classics such as The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, The Secret Garden, and My Fair Lady. The hallmarks of a Lamplighters production are lavish costumes, live orchestra, excellent, often comedic acting and unamplified singing that showcases the beauty of the human voice.
"The Lamplighters is a San Francisco tradition ranking somewhere between sourdough bread and cable cars."
- Robert Commanday, Editor, San Francisco Classical Voice