Utopia Limited Spring 2014

This Spring, the Pittsburgh Savoyards celebrate their 75th season with the Pittsburgh Premiere of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Utopia Limited

Performances March 7 – 16   2014 (tickets on sale now!)
all performances 8pm, except Sundays at 2:30pm
at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie PA
Music Director & Conductor ……. Guy Russo
Stage Director & Choreographer ……. Robert B. Hockenberry

Princess Zara returns home from Britain to the idyllic tropical kingdom of Utopia, ruled by her father “whose despotism is tempered by dynamite.” She brings the British Flowers of Progress, who convince the Utopians to embrace capitalism, even incorporating the kingdom itself as Utopia Limited. What happens when the Utopians out-English the English?

RolePerformer(s): dates noted if doublecast
King Paramount the First, King of UtopiaLeon S. Zionts
Lady Sophy, English GouvernanteMarybeth Sederburg (3/7, 3/9, 3/13)
Robyn Lynnelle Peterson (3/8 ,3/14, 3/15, 3/16)
Captain Fitzbattleaxe, First Life GuardsBilly Wayne Coakley (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Daniel Arnaldos (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Princess Zara, eldest daughter of King ParamountKaitlin Very (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Samantha DeStefano (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Scaphio, Judge of the Utopian Supreme CourtJack Mostow
Phantis, Judge of the Utopian Supreme CourtMichael Greenstein
Mr. Goldbury, a Company Promoter,
afterwards Comptroller of the Utopian Household
Zachary Luchetti (3/7, 3/9, 3/14)
Justin Morrison (3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/16)
Princess Nekaya, daughter of King ParamountElizabeth Rishel (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Jillian K. Marini (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Princess Kalyba, daughter of King ParamountBonnie Bogovich (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Mia Bonnewell (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Tarara, The Public ExploderGregory Patrick
Phylla, Utopian MaidenGwendolyn Schmidt (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Judy Kirby (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Lord Dramaleigh, a British Lord ChamberlainChristopher Neff
Sir Bailey Barre, Q.C., M.P. (Member of Parliament)Jordan Speranzo (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Eric Hayes (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Mr. Blushington, of the County CouncilDavid Svoboda
Captain Sir Edward Corcoran, KCB, of the Royal NavyJim Newsome (3/7, 3/9, 3/13, 3/15)
Myles Zuckerman (3/8, 3/14, 3/16)
Calynx, The Utopian Vice-ChamberlainChris Carter
Salata, Utopian MaidenRandi Daffner
Melene, Utopian MaidenKassidy Mayernik
Male ensembleBill Bluemle
Brian Bogovich
Nils K. Hammer
Michael Palmosina
Samwise Riley
Eric Starbuck
David Zaremsky
Female ensembleAlexandra Aks
Leslie Clark
Annette Frontz
Deborah Greenstein
Carolee Kamensky
Takako Kiyota/Petek
Ellie Pfeuffer
Heidi Pilewski
Mari Storch
Jill Walters
Child ensembleAbby Daffner
Katie Grace Frontz

Educational Materials

Want to learn more? The Utopia Limited Study Guide is available as the Full Study Guide download (11pages) or divided into three sections “Operas, Operettas and musicals”“Utopia Production: Synopsis, Cast and Musical Numbers” and “Show History and Literature Connections”.




Utopia Limited – Photo Gallery