The Sudbury Savoyards are a community theater organization founded in 1961 in Sudbury, Massachusetts that specializes in the light operas (“operettas”) composed by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. We are one of the few theater companies in New England that performs all the works of Gilbert & Sullivan as “Theater on a Grand Scale” – with a large chorus, full orchestra, and full staging, costuming, and lights. These productions feature a chorus open to all who wish to participate, while our leads are selected through competitive auditions. We perform one large scale G&S show a year, in winter. We produce a smaller-scale, usually non-musical comedy or light drama in the summer, and occasionally produce concerts and smaller outreach events. Charity had always been an important element in our program of work; the Savoyards have donated more than a quarter million dollars to world hunger relief over the past three decades. Although as a non-profit arts organization, our direct donations are limited, we continue to work to find ways to support relief of hunger though collaborations. As a registered 501(c)(3) organization, donations and gifts to the Savoyards are applicable as charitable deductions for tax purposes.
What happens when the princess rejects her arranged marriage, eschews men, and builds a women's college instead? Find out in this witty Gilbert & Sullivan operetta that satirizes gender stereotypes, social norms, and the ivory tower. Join Prince Hilarion and his friends as they enroll in Castle Adamant in an attempt to win Princess Ida's heart. After all, anyone who has used a public restroom knows that skirts mean women and trousers mean men, so what if it were just that simple? Of course getting in and fitting in are two different things as love at first sight runs headfirst into academic power struggles and a single-minded devotion to women's liberation. Princess Ida will delight fans of the classical and modern alike in a grand production featuring a full orchestra and striking sets with a contemporary twist.
Pre-show talk offered preceding the March 1st performance
Date & Time
Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2024
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Auditorium390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776