Auditions in Philly for The Savoy Company’s Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Comic Opera The Yeomen of the Guard


Auditions and Interviews for The Savoy Company’s Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Comic Opera The Yeomen of the Guard

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Type: Theater

Call for leads, chorus and backstage! The Savoy Company, Philadelphia’s internationally award-winning and oldest amateur Gilbert & Sullivan Company in the world, is looking for new members to stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera/musical comedy THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD in spring 2019.

The Savoy Company welcomes new talent! To schedule an audition and interview time with Savoy Recruitment, Admissions, & Auditions Committee, to receive audition materials/character descriptions, or to get more information, please email Rehearsals will begin in late January 2019.

Auditions and Interviews are by appointment only.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday December 30, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Philadelphia Boys Choir, 1336 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Entrance will be through the center doors on Spring Garden.

Lead Auditions
(Please bring a resume with you to auditions, a headshot is optional)

Music Director Peter Hilliard and Stage Director Deb Schrager seek 14 adults (age 21 and over) for lead roles. All roles require strong vocal skills and some dance skills.

Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower (baritone)
Colonel Fairfax, under sentence of death (tenor)
Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard (bass-baritone)
Leonard Meryll, his son (tenor)
Jack Point, a strolling jester (comic baritone)
Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor (bass-baritone or baritone)
First Yeoman (tenor)
Second Yeoman (baritone)
First Citizen (speaking/chorus)
Second Citizen (speaking/chorus)
Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer (soprano)
Phœbe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll’s daughter (mezzo-soprano)
Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower (contralto)
Kate, her niece (soprano)

Chorus Auditions
Men’s Chorus: Chorus of Yeomen Warders, gentlemen, citizens, etc.
Women’s Chorus: Chorus of ladies, citizens, etc.

Backstage Auditions
If you are handy with a hammer, circular saw, glue, or needle and thread, you can help build set pieces, make costumes, and do all the important things that make the show possible. Almost all aspects of the productions are produced or managed by enthusiastic Savoyards. Members are encouraged to apply whatever talents they have to putting on the show (and maybe even discover new talents).

The Savoy Company, celebrating its 119th season, is a non-profit theater organization — all leads, chorus, and backstage personnel are volunteers.

Savoy is unique in that it performs Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas at 2 venues.

May 17 & 18: The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
June 7 & 8: Open Air Theatre of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Leads, Chorus, and Backstage are required to commit to the dates listed above.

Since the beginning in 1901 The Savoy Company, Philadelphia’s historic Gilbert and Sullivan theatre group/social club, has staged annual ‘G&S’ performances to support local charitable organizations. It is the oldest amateur theater company in the world dedicated to the production of the 13 existing Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Savoy Company provides creative and social outlets for its members and gives the audience the most exhilarating theatrical and cultural ‘G&S’ experience.

Famous Savoyards have included: Hollywood film star Nelson Eddy, Broadway star Wilbur Evans, Metropolitan Opera soprano Margaret Harshaw, and Wagnerian bass-baritone James Pease.

For more detailed information please go to or email

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Philadelphia, PA
Please submit to: by 2018-12-29

This casting notice was posted by: The Savoy Company

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