The Gondoliers – March 2019

The Pittsburgh Savoyards close their 81st season in spring with Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular Italian-themed operetta, The Gondoliers. Performances will be held March 15-17 and 21-24, 2019 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. (Directions and parking)

All performances are at 8pm, except for the Sunday matinees which are at 2:30pm.

Join us on opening night (March 15), and you’ll also be invited to join us for a special post-performance reception!

The Gondoliers or, the King of Barataria combines two different groups with two different storylines that collide in one boisterous and joyous show! Spanning both stories is the marvelously menacing Grand Inquisitor, Don Alhambra del Bolero, who stole the infant son of the King of Barataria and cast him off to Venice, but only after the young future monarch was secretly wed to a nobleman’s daughter. Now, the unwitting heir to the throne and his “brother” are gondoliers seeking mates when the impoverished nobleman brings his daughter to Venice in search of her infant groom. Since nobody can tell which gondolier is the true heir to the throne, Don Alhambra arranges for them to leave their newlywed brides and reign jointly until the proper monarch can be identified. After much confusion, lots of exuberant dancing, and jolly Italianate musical ensembles, the stage is set for leaving all concerned, including the audience, with feelings of pleasure!

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Music Director – Guy Russo
Stage Director – Andy Hickly

The Duke of Plaza-Toro, A Grandee of SpainJack M. Mostow
The Duchess of Plaza-ToroSally Denmead (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Rachel Silverstein (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Casilda, their DaughterMia Bonnewell (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Sarah Marie Nadler (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Luiz, their AttendantAlexander Policicchio
Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand InquisitorDavid Alden
Marco Palmieri, Venetian GondolierAndrew Boag
Gianetta, ContadinaCaryn Alexis Crozier (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Jenna Weaver (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Giuseppe Palmieri, Venetian GondolierZachary Wood
Tessa, ContadinaMeghan M. Hilker (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Christine McGrath (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Antonio, Venetian GondolierMichael Greenstein
Francesco, Venetian GondolierDon Neuhaus (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Gerald Neuhaus (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Giorgio, Venetian GondolierMyles Zuckerman (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Don Gudenburr (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Annibale, Venetian GondolierSamwise Riley
Fiametta, ContadinaBrennan Bobish
Vittoria, ContadinaDeborah Greenstein
Giulia, ContadinaKat Bowman (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Marichristine M. Storch (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
Inez, the King's Foster-motherSally Denmead (Mar. 16, 22, 24)
Rachel Silverstein (Mar. 15, 17, 21, 23)
GondolierChristopher Carter
Chorus of ContadineLeslie Clark
Mia Gallo
Megan Kelly
Aurora LaSpada
Elizabeth Partee
Heidi Pilewski
Carolee Shearer
Kira Varela

Reviews for The Gondoliers

“Anyone who loves the merriest and some of the best of G&S should experience it, especially as presented by the exuberant and dedicated Pittsburgh Savoyards. Get to Gondoliers! You’ll have more fun watching this live performance than watching anything on a screen.”
Yvonne Hudson, Pittsburgh in the Round

Pittsburgh Savoyards – The Gondoliers – WQED-FM Interview

Live Music: Pittsburgh Savoyards (Gondoliers 2019) – Saturday Light Brigade