The Imaginary Invalid – On-Demand!

Did you miss our touring summer performances of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid? Don’t worry, you can still watch our recording of the show from the comfort of your own home! Tickets for the on-demand recording will be available until September 20, so get your tickets today!

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Live Stream tickets for The Imaginary Invalid! Tickets now available for live streams of the Saturday and Sunday performances

You asked for it, and they are now available! You can now purchase live stream tickets for our August 7 and 8 performances (Saturday and Sunday) if you are unable to attend in person. Simply select “Live Stream (ONLINE)” when purchasing your ticket and the link to the stream will be emailed to you after checkout.

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Stage and Vocal Auditions for Princess Ida

Audition to be a part of our Fall 2021 production – Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida, running from October 8-17. With music director Guy Russo and stage director Michael McFaden. 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 prior to August 1, 2021 to participate in this production.

In-person auditions:

Tuesday, June 22nd from 6:30 to 10:00 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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Stage Auditions for The Imaginary Invalid

Audition to be a part of our Summer 2021 outdoor touring production – Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid, with stage director Robert Hockenberry. Performance dates are the last two weeks of July and the first week of August in various locations. Rehearsals and performances will follow current recommended CDC safety protocols.

Auditions are open to those 18 and over. We are seeking 3 women and 4 men to portray twelve roles. The roles of Angelique and Cleante will require a capella singing.

Please record a video of no more than two minutes of a comedic monologue. For the singing roles, please include a short singing audition as well (two minutes maximum).

Please fill out our online audition form and follow the instructions to submit your recording. Please also submit your resume and head-shot (if available) using the form.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 21.

A callback for your audition may be scheduled at a later date.

Contact

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

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Introducing: Pittsburgh Savoyards TEACH

Savoyards Teach is a program designed to provide arts education to the Pittsburgh Area. Theater Professionals representing the Pittsburgh Savoyards will provide classes to instruct newcomers and experienced learners alike in the various theatrical arts. Click here for more info!

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New Pittsburgh Savoyards shirts available in our store

We now have two new shirt designs available in our store: “Pittsburgh Savoyards In Quarantine” and “I Heart PS,” available in a variety of shirt styles. You can view our whole catalog on Amazon by clicking here!

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Stage and Vocal Auditions for Cox & Box and Box & Cox

Update: Due to several reasons, this performance has been unfortunately canceled.

Double Bill: Cox & Box and Box & Cox

Although our traditional fall show has been postponed due to COVID-19, the Savoyards are excited to announce auditions for a live-streamed performance of the double bill Cox & Box (the opera) and Box & Cox (the play on which the opera was based).

  • Submissions are due by August 15, 2020
  • Virtual Rehearsals begin September 14, 2020
  • Live Stream Performances: Weekend of October 16, 2020

COX & BOX: One-Act Opera for 3 Men
By Arthur Sullivan and F.C. Burnand
Stage Direction by Michael McFaden
Music Direction by Guy Russo


BOX & COX: One-Act Play for 3 Women
By James Maddison Morton
Directed by Sean Lenhart

*Fast-paced preferred. Contemporary, not modern. Shakespeare allowed. As the roles were originally men but we are casting women, feel free to use a monologue of any gender.


The 2020/2021 Season is made possible in part by:

The Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Funds from the Pittsburgh Foundation: Janet Lois Walker Fund, J. Robert Izod Memorial Fund, Smith van Stone Fund, Woollard Nichols & Associates, and generous individuals and volunteers.

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Seeking Corporate Sponsors for Upcoming 83rd Season

The Pittsburgh Savoyards are seeking support from companies with a presence in the greater Pittsburgh area. Various levels are available to sponsor specific events and live performances during our upcoming 2020-2021 season. Companies that become sponsors will receive marketing exposure to our fans and patrons via various methods. The minimum commitment for participation starts at $250. Examples of sponsorship benefits – depending upon the level – include company name recognition in printed promotional materials and online, verbal mention and signage at live shows and events, and signage at our building space in Bellevue. Some commitment levels also include reserved seating at special events with the public! All corporate sponsors will receive courtesy show tickets. Please contact Laura Gudenburr, Patrons Chair, at grants.administrator@PittsburghSavoyards.org for more information about this opportunity. Limited spots are available.

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Thank You, From the Bottom of Our Hearts

We want to thank all of the Mikado ticket holders for watching our shows remotely. With the closing of the Public Library System, 2 1/2 hours before opening night, we lost the ability to stage public performances of our two week show run that we have been working diligently on for the past six months. We were lucky to be able to livestream and record two shows for our audiences to view in the comfort of their own places. We are thankful for the Carnegie Carnegie Music Hall for allowing us to do this and our wonderful video engineers Alan & Chris who made it all possible. Thank you patrons!!! We love that you are supporting us in our time of need.

We apologize for anyone who was inconvenienced by our abrupt cancelation. We tried to notify our patrons as fast and as best as we could, but in the scramble that ensued after we received the notice, inevitably some patrons were not made aware in time. This crisis has been a learning process, however, and we will be better experienced in the future to ensure that as many people receive notice in time as possible.

If you would like to continue to support us by purchasing a ticket to view our live stream recordings or by making any size of donation you can, we would of course be eternally grateful. We can only continue to provide you with merriment with the direct support of you, our patrons. With your support, we plan on performing 19th century comic operas for years to come!

Hail Poetry!

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COVID-19 Update

UPDATE: We are offering the ability for any patron to view recordings of our two live streams for a limited time. Click here for more information.

Due to circumstances out of our control with the closing of the library system, the Saturday, March 14 performance of the Mikado will be webcast only.

All other live performances are cancelled.

In lieu of the other scheduled live performances, we are offering ticket holders the opportunity to view an online recording of either the Friday, March 13 cast performance or the Saturday, March 14 cast performance.

Patrons who have not yet purchased tickets but would still like an opportunity to see the show can support the company by buying tickets online; purchasers will receive an email containing a unique, private link to the recording of the selected performance.

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This evening is opening night of The Mikado. The Pittsburgh Savoyards have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and recommendations from the CDC very closely. After much deliberation, our production of The Mikado will proceed as planned.

Together with the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, we are taking recommended precautions to help minimize the spread and impact of the virus. These precautions include additional cleaning procedures at each show and requiring staff and volunteers who are ill or may have been exposed to the virus to stay home.

We ask audience members to observe the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, which include frequent hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and refraining from coming to the theater if you are unwell, have been in contact with someone who is unwell, or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

We will offer a live internet streaming option for patrons who do not feel comfortable coming to the theater. In addition, we will be opening our balcony for all shows, and ask that patrons who do decide to see the show in person allow extra seats between other patrons to avoid close proximity. Ticket holders may request access to our live stream by sending confirmation of ticket purchase to information@pittsburghsavoyards.org.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will not have our traditional post-show food reception on opening night.

If circumstances change as we continue to monitor the situation day by day, we will post additional updates here.

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