#GiveBigPittsburgh & #GivingTuesday: November 29, 2022

The Pittsburgh Savoyards are a participating organization in Give Big Pittsburgh that is happening in conjunction with the international Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022. Please consider supporting us!

About Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

About Give Big Pittsburgh

Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Foundation and local sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

When:

#GiveBigPittsburgh 2022 begins at midnight on Nov. 29 and ends at 11:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2022.

Give Big to the Pittsburgh Savoyards here:

https://www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/pittsburgh-savoyards-inc

Your patronage helps keep the Pittsburgh Savoyards running and keeps our tradition of G&S alive in western Pennsylvania for future generations. Thank you!

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Stage and Vocal Auditions for Thespis 2023

Audition to be a part of our Spring 2023 production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Thespis, running from April 28 to May 5. With music director Guy Russo and stage director Robert Hockenberry. We will be auditioning for lead and ensemble roles. Auditions are available in-person or via video submission through our online audition form. Please note we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

In-person auditions:

Sunday, December 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and Monday, December 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (please see the form below)

Location:

The Pittsburgh Savoyards
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Before your audition:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended.

You may also be asked to do a cold reading.

Please fill out our digital audition form ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music for our accompanist (and a second copy for yourself if not memorized).
  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Virtual auditions:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended. You can use an app like Appcompanist (available on iOS and Android) to assist you in your recording.

Please fill out our digital audition form. Time slot is not necessary for virtual auditions. Be sure to include:

  • Your resume and head-shot, if available.
  • Your audition video, submitted in one of the ways indicated on the form.

Contact

For questions about auditions, email auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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Auditions for A Christmas Carol 2022

Audition to be a part of our Winter 2022 production – Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, running from November 25th through December 10th with director Robert Hockenberry. Auditions are available in-person through our online audition form. Please note we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

Roles are available for adults, teens, and children (must be old enough to read).

We believe in and strive for inclusion, diversity, and representation in casting and encourage actors of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, ages, and body types to audition.

In-person auditions:

Thursday, September 22nd from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, and
Saturday, September 24th from 12:00 to 2:30 pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (please see the form below)

Location:

The Pittsburgh Savoyards
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

 
Before your audition:

Please prepare a monologue of no longer than 2 minutes. We will have cold readings available if you do not have time to prepare a monologue. You may also be asked to do some scenes from the show.

Please fill out our digital audition form ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time.

Please bring:

  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Contact

For questions about auditions, email auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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Stage and Vocal Auditions for The Sorcerer 2022

Audition to be a part of our Fall 2022 production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, running from October 21 to 30. With music director Guy Russo and stage director Brady Collins. We will be auditioning for lead and ensemble roles. Auditions are available in-person or via video submission through our online audition form. Please note we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

In-person auditions:

Sunday, June 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and Tuesday, June 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (please see the form below)

Location:

The Pittsburgh Savoyards
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Before your audition:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended.

You may also be asked to do a cold reading.

We now have a digital audition form. Please fill it out ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music for our accompanist (and a second copy for yourself if not memorized).
  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Virtual auditions:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended. You can use an app like Appcompanist (available on iOS and Android) to assist you in your recording.

Please fill out our digital audition form. Time slot is not necessary for virtual auditions. Be sure to include:

  • Your resume and head-shot, if available.
  • Your audition video, submitted in one of the ways indicated on the form.

Contact

For questions about auditions, email auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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Auditions for The Importance of Being Earnest 2022

Audition to be a part of our Summer 2022 production – Oscar Wilde’s’s The Importance of Being Earnest, running from July 15th through July 30th with director Marsha Mayhak. Auditions are available in-person through our online audition form. Please note we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

Auditions are open to those 18 and over.

In-person auditions:

Saturday, May 28th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, May 29th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (please see the form below)

Location:

The Pittsburgh Savoyards
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Before your audition:

Be prepared to do a cold reading at your audition.

Please fill out our digital audition form ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time.

Please bring:

  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Contact

For questions about auditions, email auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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Announcing the Pittsburgh Savoyards 85th Season Pass!

For our 85th season, the Pittsburgh Savoyards are offering the ability to purchase a season pass for all four of our shows for a discounted rate of just $60 per package!

Reserve your tickets today!

July 15-30: The Importance of Being Earnest (Savoyards Studio Theatre, Bellevue, PA)
Oscar Wilde’s classic farcical comedy comes to the Savoyards Studio theatre at our air-conditioned headquarters in Bellevue! In late Victorian London, a pair of young bachelors attempt to maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations, which eventually backfires on them in spectacular fashion. Working within the social conventions of the time, the play explores the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

October 2022: The Sorcerer
(Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, Ross Township, PA)
Based on the story An Elixir of Love which Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876, The Sorcerer is perhaps not as well known as some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s later works, but their lyrical and musical brilliance still shines through nonetheless! The operetta is their third composition as a duo and originally premiered in November of 1877.

A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with the idea of love levelling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. Unfortunately, this causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see, which results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples! In the end, Wells must make a difficult choice in order to break the spell and set things back to normal.

November 25 – December 10: A Christmas Carol (Savoyards Studio Theatre, Bellevue, PA)
Also being performed in the Savoyards Studio theatre in Bellevue, this beloved Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens is a holiday favorite sure to put you in the right mood for the season! Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly old miser, hates Christmas because, in his words, it is a “poor excuse for picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December.” On Christmas Eve night though, he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner Jacob Marley, who warns of the horrors that await in the next world if he does not change his ways in this one while there is still time. The three ghosts of Christmas (Past, Present, and Yet to Come) take Scrooge on a journey through time to show him just how far-reaching the consequences of his actions are. But will it be enough to melt his heart and change his ways?

March 2023: Thespis (Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, Ross Township, PA)
A Pittsburgh premiere! Thespis; or, The Gods Grown Old is Gilbert & Sullivan’s very first opera as a pair, originally performed in December 1871. Though the musical score is mostly lost to history, Gilbert’s libretto still exists, and the missing music has been expertly recreated by composer and former University of Pennsylvania musical director Bruce Montgomery.

On Mount Olympus, the elderly pantheon of deities complain of feeling old and lament their waning influence on Earth. An acting troupe headed by Thespis, the legendary Greek father of the drama, make their appearance, and convince the gods to temporarily trade places with them. The actors turn out to be comically inept rulers, committing such errors on Earth as ruining the weather, starting wars, and even getting rid of all the wine! Having seen the ensuing mayhem down below, the angry gods return, sending the actors back to Earth as “eminent tragedians, whom no one ever goes to see.”

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March 16: British Favorites Concert Featuring the Allegheny Brass Band!

The Allegheny Brass Band, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Savoyards, is pleased to announce The British Favorites, a concert of music by all-British composers and arrangers. The program includes a variety of musical selections that are sure to warm the cockles of late-winter hearts. Enjoy stirring marches, lyrical folk song suites, a selection of British sea songs and even a special tribute to Agent 007. The concert will also include Gilbert and Sullivan selections as a run-up to the Savoyards’ production of The Pirates of Penzance, which opens the following week. The concert is scheduled for March 16, 2022 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Pittsburgh Savoyards.

Get tickets to this special concert here!

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#GiveBigPittsburgh & #GivingTuesday: November 30, 2021

The Pittsburgh Savoyards are a participating organization in Give Big Pittsburgh that is happening in conjunction with the international Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021. Please consider supporting us!

About Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

About Give Big Pittsburgh

Give Big Pittsburgh will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Pittsburgh Magazine in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Foundation and local sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions.

When:

#GiveBigPittsburgh 2021 begins at midnight on Nov. 30 and ends at 11:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2021.

Give Big to the Pittsburgh Savoyards here:

https://www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/pittsburgh-savoyards-inc

Your patronage helps keep the Pittsburgh Savoyards running and keeps our tradition of G&S alive in western Pennsylvania for future generations. Thank you!

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Princess Ida 2021 Shirts now available!

2021 Princess Ida show shirts are now online in the Pittsburgh Savoyards Amazon catalog! Several colors and shirt types are available, including long sleeve Ts, sweatshirts, and hoodies. A portion of every purchase goes directly to the Pittsburgh Savoyards! You can also check out our full catalog of past show and Pittsburgh Savoyards logo merchandise. Thank you for your patronage!

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Stage and Vocal Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance 2022

Audition to be a part of our Spring 2022 production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, running from March 25 through April 10. With music director Guy Russo and stage director Robert Hockenberry. We will be auditioning for lead and ensemble roles. Auditions are available in-person or via video submission through our online audition form. Please note we are requiring performers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this production.

In-person auditions:

Sunday, November 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and Monday, November 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (please see the form below)

Location:

The Pittsburgh Savoyards
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Before your audition:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended.

You may also be asked to do a cold reading.

We now have a digital audition form. Please fill it out ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music for our accompanist (and a second copy for yourself if not memorized).
  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Virtual auditions:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended. You can use an app like Appcompanist (available on iOS and Android) to assist you in your recording.

Please fill out our digital audition form. Time slot is not necessary for virtual auditions. Be sure to include:

  • Your resume and head-shot, if available.
  • Your audition video, submitted in one of the ways indicated on the form.

Contact

For questions about auditions, email auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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