Pittsburgh Savoyards Inc.
The Pittsburgh Savoyards, Inc. is a semiprofessional, community-based, non-profit theater company, founded in Pittsburgh in 1938. We operate for the purposes of perpetuating the heritage of Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas, and providing a hands-on opportunity for interested persons to learn about and experience musical theater, on-stage, in the orchestra, back-stage and behind the scenes. We encourage educational opportunities, and participate in public programs when possible. While our focus is the performance of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, we occasionally perform non Gilbert and Sullivan concerts and other composers’ comic operas.
Productions are performed and produced, for the most part, by dedicated volunteers from the greater Pittsburgh area under professional direction. The fully-orchestrated performances also feature many local professional musicians, and members of the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and Mendelssohn Choir.
Our participants represent a spectrum of professions, including professional singers, lawyers, builders, nuclear physicists, bus drivers and more, all united by an ongoing love of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and the joy of performing.
We feature family friendly entertainment, with a “British” humor. Newcomers are welcome, and students of performance arts are invited.
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