The Grand Duke

  • Feb 24 - Mar 4, 2023
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Auditorium

    390 Lincoln Road
    Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776
Ticket Price $12.00-$25.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Gilbert and Sullivan’s final collaboration The Grand Duke is a rarely produced gem! Fans of classical music and musical theatre won’t want to miss this grand production performed with full orchestra, striking sets and elaborate costumes. Attend the tale of a theatrical troupe of actors that conspire to take over the Grand Duchy of Pfennig-Halbpfennig but are discovered by the Grand Duke’s detective. To save the company, a statutory duel is suggested between the troupe’s manager and his leading comedian.  Drawing playing cards instead of weapons, whomever draws the lower card is deemed the loser and will confess to the plot.  Things go awry when the Grand Duke hears of the conspiracy and impulsively takes part in a second statutory duel.  Acquired identities, mistaken engagements, and made-up Greek words abound in this pinnacle of operetta. You won’t want to miss this rare and rollicking piece of theatre! You're sure to enjoy the Jolly, Jolly jinks of Phenning-Hapbfennig!

For the safety of our audience, cast, crew and orchestra, all audience members will be required to wear masks at all times.

Date & Time

Feb 24 - Mar 4, 2023

Venue Details

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Auditorium

390 Lincoln Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Auditorium
Sudbury Savoyards Inc.

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.