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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


 

Mock the Vote


Every political junkie is, or should be, a Gilbert and Sullivan fan. I periodically tout (e.g., here and here) the annual "gala" of the Lamplighters, San Francisco group which is the premiere G&S group in the country. The gala, of which there are only one or two performances each year, is an incredible display of topical song-writing, done by members of the group using tunes from a variety of G&S musicals, combined with a corny story. Think "Mamma Mia!" but with songs on current, political topics.

If you're in the San Francisco area, you owe it to yourself to go (it's this weekend); the details are here. This year's story line, as you can see from the poster, is the upcoming election, with Candidates Mildred Fillmore and Taylor Zachary battling for the White House (I said it was corny). And, just for the record, I not only have no financial interest in this (it's a non-profit group anyway), but I don't even know any members of the troupe. I'm just a very satisfied patron of these particular arts. See you there!


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