The Pittsburgh Savoyards Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. The only tragedy ever written by G & S!!!
October 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2018. Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 8 pm. Sundays at 2:30 pm.
Special Opening Night Event – Meet the Pittsburgh Savoyards! Opening night reception following the show, October 12, 2018.
Tickets $12-$25 – Early Bird discount ends October 1, 2018.
Special ticketing on Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Pay What You Will!
All performances at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid is Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling comic opera set in Shakespearean times during the reign of King Henry VIII. It is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. The show takes place in the Tower of London where the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax’s imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues. Come and enjoy Sullivan’s best considered musical score with a full orchestra and laugh and weep during this jolly romp!
Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Sally Denmead
Stage Manager – Cassandra Cavavan
|Elsie Maynard||Caryn Alexis Crozier
Sarah Marie Nadler
|Phoebe Meryll||Christine McGrath
|Jack Point||Andy Hickly|
|Sergeant Meryll||Hayden Keefer
|Wilfred Shadbolt||Corey Nile Wingard|
|Dame Carruthers||Rachel Silverstein
|Sir Richard Chomondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower||Michael Perry|
|Colonel Fairfax||Paul Yeater|
|First Yeoman||Don Neuhaus
|Second Yeoman||Hayden Keefer