#GiveBigPittsburgh & #GivingTuesday: November 27, 2018

The Pittsburgh Savoyards are a participating organization in Give Big Pittsburgh that is happening in conjunction with the international Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2018. 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.


#GiveBigPittsburgh 2018 begins at midnight on Nov. 27 and ends at 11:59 PM on Dec. 31, 2018.

Give Big to the Pittsburgh Savoyards here:


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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Thursday’s Yeomen Performance: Pay What You Will and SDH!

A reminder that this Thursday’s performance of Yeomen of the Guard is a “Pay What You Will” performance – as low as $0! If you have friends and family who are not sure if they would be interested in G&S or not, here is a perfect opportunity for them to see. Get your tickets here!

In addition, we continue our practice of having our Thursday performance be fully Super-titled for the Deaf and Hard of hearing, including all song lyrics and dialogue. We hope to see you there!

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New Items in the Pittsburgh Savoyards Store!

Just in time for our opening of Yeomen of the Guard, we now have new items available in our store, including a sweatshirt, hoodie, PopSocket, and of course, the 2018 Yeomen of the Guard show shirt! Shirts come in your choice of 5 colors each. Check them out at the links below or view our catalog here!

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Pittsburgh Savoyards on SLB & WQED Ahead of Yeomen Opening

The Pittsburgh Savoyards recently did some interviews on both Saturday Light Brigade‘s  Neighborhood Voices and WQED-FM‘s Voice of the Arts Podcast to talk about our upcoming show, Yeomen of the Guard, which opens this Friday! Check them out below!

The Saturday Light Brigade – In Studio Pop-Up: Yeomen of the Guard, Pittsburgh Savoyards

WQED-FM: Pittsburgh Savoyards – The Yeoman of the Guard

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Thank you JOANN Fabric!

The Pittsburgh Savoyards would like to offer a very special thank you to the JOANN Fabric store in Bridgeville for their generous donation of fabrics for our upcoming performance of Yeomen of the Guard! Every donation helps keep our company up and running and performing classic operetta in the Pittsburgh area. Again, thank you!

If you would like to donate or volunteer to help the Savoyards (including ushering, event help, and more),  please email donations@pittsburghsavoyards.org or volunteers@pittsburghsavoyards.org.

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Now accepting applications for Stage Director for The Gondoliers

The Pittsburgh Savoyards are now accepting applications for the position of Stage Director for our Spring 2019 production: Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers.  Resumes and Letters accepted through Monday, October 15, 2018. Interviews to be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 by Appointment.

Performances will be March 15-17 and 21-24, 2019 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

Gilbert & Sullivan or other Operetta experience preferred. Send letters of interest, resumes (MS-WORD; PDF; or Text) and contact information to:


Or mail to:

Pittsburgh Savoyards
P.O. Box 44065
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4065

For additional information or inquiries, email directorsearch@pittsburghsavoyards.org or call 412-734-8476 to leave voice mail.

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Pittsburgh Savoyards part of RADical days events

Come get a preview of the Yeomen of the Guard with the Pittsburgh Savoyards as the cast and orchestra meet for the first time for their Sitzprobe! Musical director Guy Russo will conduct the cast and orchestra through a musical rehearsal of the show.

Admission and parking are free!

Location: PYCO Music School in their recital hall.  150 Lake Drive, Wexford, PA 15090.

When: September 30, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm.


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Stage and Vocal Auditions for The Yeomen of the Guard

Audition to be a part of our Fall 2018 production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard. With music director Guy Russo and stage director Sally Denmead. We will be auditioning for lead and ensemble roles.

Wednesday, May 30th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 5th from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm


Our Lady of Victory Church Auditorium
1000 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA 15106

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.

No Appointment is necessary; auditions will be conducted in order of arrival.

We now have a digitally fillable audition form. Please fill it out ahead of time and email it to auditions@pittsburghsavoyards.org. Please also bring a printed-out copy if possible, especially if you email it to us on the same day that you’re auditioning (we need a hard-copy for reference at the audition). In case you’re unable to fill out a form ahead of time, forms will also be available on-site to fill out by hand.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music for our accompanist (and a second copy for yourself if not memorized).
  • A printout of your audition form (see above).
  • Resume and head-shot, if available.


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

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The Grand Duke Show Shirt Available for Purchase

We’ve had several requests for this, and now it is finally available for purchase: your very own 2018 The Grand Duke show shirt, as worn by our cast, orchestra, and crew! As with all our Amazon products, a portion of the sales will go directly to support the Pittsburgh Savoyards, and if you support us using Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate an additional small amount for every purchase. Order yours today!
T-shirt with The Grand Duke 2018 show logo

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Cheers to 80 Years: G&S Murder Mystery Dinner and River City Swing Band!

Help the Pittsburgh Savoyards celebrate their 80th season finale with a G & S Murder Mystery Theatre dinner! Enjoy a dinner buffet at the Penn Brewery and experience a G&S Whodunnit show and then dance to the exciting sounds of the River City Swing Band!

More details here!

Tickets must be purchased by April 13th.

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