What happens when the House of Lords and a group of gutsy fairies get into a tussle? Find out when Lamplighters Music Theatre performs Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe,” opening Friday, August 2 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Stage directing by Barbara Heroux; musical direction and conducting by Baker Peeples and choreography by F. Lawrence Ewing. www.lamplighters.org.
-Stephanie Wright Hession
Cary Ann Rosko as the Fairy Queen (double cast with Sonia Gariaeff). Photo by David Allen.
Michele Schroeder as Iolanthe (double cast with Molly Mahoney) and Rick Williams as the Lord Chancellor (double cast with F. Lawrence Ewing). Photo by David Allen.
8 p.m., Friday, August 2 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, August 3 and 2 p.m., Sunday August 4 at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org.
8 p.m., Saturday, August 10 and 2 p.m., Sunday, August 11 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. (650) 903-6000, www.mvcpa.com.
8 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, August 17 and 2 p.m., Sunday, August 18 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org.
8 p.m., Saturday, August 24 and 2 p.m., Sunday, August 25 at the Bankhead Theatre, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, 2400 First St., Livermore. (925) 373-6800, www.bankheadtheater.org.
Sonia Gariaeff as the Fairy Queen (double cast with Cary Ann Rosko), Molly Mahoney and Michele Schroeder as fairies (cast together as Iolanthe). Photo by David Allen.