The Yeomen of the Guard – October 2018

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!

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All performances at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106

Plot Summary:

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 MaynardCaryn Alexis Crozier
Sarah Marie Nadler
Phoebe MeryllChristine McGrath
Sarah Perconte
KateMia Bonnewell
Jack PointAndy Hickly
Sergeant MeryllHayden Keefer
Michael Greenstein
Wilfred ShadboltCorey Nile Wingard
Dame CarruthersRachel Silverstein
Thespina Christulides
Leonard MeryllPaul Yeater
Sir Richard Chomondeley, Lieutenant of the TowerMichael Perry
Colonel FairfaxPaul Yeater
First YeomanDon Neuhaus
Eric Starbuck
Second YeomanHayden Keefer
Bob Herold
YeomenDon Gudenburr
Allen Harper
Bob Herold
Don Neuhaus
Gerry Neuhaus
Eric Starbuck
VillagersLeslie Clark
Anne Dupee
Lindsay Ferreira
Allen Harper
Stephanie Moles
Heidi Pilewski
Amanda Rodriguez
Carolee Shearer
Haley Thomas
Kira Varela
Tanya Veverka

Reviews for The Yeomen of the Guard

“Once again I’m staggered by the tremendous work provided by music director Guy Russo and his orchestra… Sally Denmead directs and the result is a credible, solid production with pace and purpose… Hats off to the detailed set design (Robert Hockenberry) and the considerable attention Ellen Rosen has paid to the costuming.”
Ted Hoover, Pittsburgh Current

“The orchestra under Guy Russo is robust, providing reasonably full instrumentation for yet another complex and nuanced G&S score. Singing here is overall first rate; the featured leads have impressive credentials and training.”
Yvonne Hudson, Pittsburgh in the Round

“I applaud the entire cast… The featured players delivered solid, inspired performances in this bittersweet musical. I consider last night’s success truly a group effort.”
Tom Pollard, Popular Pittsburgh