Yeomen of the Guard

Yeomen of the Guard

Dinkelspiel Auditorium    4/18/2008 - 4/27/2008 (schedule)

Category:  Drama

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The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, opened October 3, 1888, at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 423 performances. The darkest of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, Yeomen ends with a broken-hearted main character and at least two reluctant engagements, rather than the usual armful of marriages. However, Gilbert's "pointed" satire and punning one-liners abound, there are plenty of topsy-turvy plot complications, and many believe that the score is Sullivan's finest. Indeed, some enjoy Yeomen particularly because of its ever-changing emotional balance of joy and despair, love and sacrifice.
The setting of Yeomen is laid ...Read More

Chorus of Yeomen Warders.... gentlemen, citizens, etc.
Colonel Fairfax.... tenor
Dame Carruthers.... Housekeeper to the Tower (contralto)
Elsie Maynard,.... a strolling singer (soprano)
First Yeoman.... (tenor)
Fourth Yeoman.... (bass) – see "Cut music"
Jack Point.... a strolling jester (comic baritone)
Kate.... her niece (soprano)
Leonard Meryll,.... his son (tenor)
Phœbe Meryll.... Sergeant Meryll's daughter (mezzo-soprano)
Second Yeoman.... (baritone)
Sergeant Meryll.... bass-baritone
Sir Richard Cholmondeley.... (baritone)
The Headsman.... (silent)
Third Yeoman.... (tenor) – see "Cut music"
Wilfred Shadbolt.... Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor
*=featured role

Gilbert .... 
Sullivan .... 

Notes: Yeomen of the Guard by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Apr 18, 2008 through Apr 27, 2008
Curtain time(s): 4/18-19 & 4/26 8PM; 4/27 2:30PM.

Ticket price: $8.00 - $16.00

True love, mistaken identities and lots of singing and dancing comprise this tale of a condemned soldier's last-minute wedding.
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