The Light Opera Theatre of Sacramento


The Gondoliers

August 17th – 26th


$15 Seniors, Children, or Students

$20 Adults

Email us for inquiries about group discounts, which are 10% off the list price.

Seating is open.

About The Gondoliers

Look for the postcard in the mail!

Look for the postcard in the mail!

The Gondoliers lightly pokes fun at class differences, the monarchy, and is filled with beautiful music and ‘fancy’ dances from the Mediterranean region. It is a classic Gilbert and Sullivan topsy-turvy story, which ends well for all parties at the last possible second. The orchestra is conducted by Anne-Marie Endres and stage direction is done by Robert Vann.

Guiseppe (Charlie Baad) and Marco (Anthony Tavianini), brothers, have become gondoliers in Venice and quickly fall in love with and marry two beautiful country girls, Tessa (Karen Lyman/Paige Kelly) and Gianetta (Carley Neill). It should be known Gondoliers are guides and singers upon the gondolas they steer, attracting adoring girls wherever they travel.

Here’s where it gets complicated. It turns out a third girl, Casilda (Jadi Galloway/Tiffany Paterson) of Spain, was arranged to and married the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Barataria as an infant. The problem is, no one knows precisely who the heir apparent is, including the heir apparent himself. It is either Guiseppe or Marco. In an effort to resolve the confusion, the two brothers attempt to rule Barataria together in a republican fashion rather than as a monarchy. Either way, Casilda loves neither of the brothers and instead loves Luiz (Chris Langton/Robert Vann), who is her father’s attendant.

24th Street Theatre

  • New seats installed!

The 24th Street Theatre's 1929 architecture includes wood beams and chandeliers, which provide an intimate atmosphere to enjoy our performances.


Park on the side of the street of the Sierra II Center or in the two parking lots

  • Parking lot on Castro Way directly behind the theatre.
  • Residential parking is prohibited without a valid City of Sacramento parking permit.


Those with wheelchairs should use the main entrance of the Sierra II Center, which is located to the right of the lobby steps.


2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95818