The Savoy Company

The Savoy Company of Philadelphia, Resident Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company, is pleased to present Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse.  Gilbert & Sullivan’s satiric musical operetta is fully-staged, featuring a stunning, professionally designed set, beautiful costumes, and a live professional orchestra.

The Baronets of Ruddigore are cursed. Anyone who succeeds to the title must commit a crime every day — or perish in inconceivable agony.  A witch’s curse, a shy farmer, his supposed best friend, a prim and proper girl, a bad Baronet, a wild, mad girl, and a terrible secret upend this musical melodrama.  Will Good become bad?  Will Bad become good?  Only the ghosts will tell.

| Peter Hilliard, Music Director | Deb Schrager, Stage Director | William Kader, Producer |

Proceeds benefit Chester Children’s Chorus.

The Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Fri. May 13th, 8 pm,
Sat. May 14th, 2 pm & 8 pm
TICKET PRICES: $40-$55
NOTE: TICKETS ARE SUBJECT TO $4.50 PER TICKET HANDLING FEE.
Visit https://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/covid/ for the latest COVID protocols & instructions.

Longwood Gardens
Open Air Theatre
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fri. June 10th, 8:30 pm &
Sat. June 11th, 8:30 pm
TICKET PRICES: $29-$39
NOTE: TICKETS ARE SUBJECT TO $4.50 PER TICKET HANDLING FEE.
ALL DAY ADMISSION to the Gardens is included. Note the Rain Date policy.
Visit https://longwoodgardens.org/visit/covid-19 for the latest COVID protocols & instructions.

QUICK FAQ — THE SAVOY COMPANY [www.savoy.org] is:

  • A Philadelphia tradition,
  • Celebrating its 122nd Season (2001-2022),
  • The oldest amateur theatre company in the world dedicated solely to the production of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan,
  • A 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization,
  • Performing Ruddigore to benefit Chester Children’s Chorus,
  • Internationally renowned since its founding, most recently winning the award for the “Best Traditional Opera” for its performance of The Pirates of Penzance at the 2016 International G&S Festival in Harrogate, England,
  • A Resident Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company,
  • Proud to claim among its membership, music luminaries including:  The Tune Detective Sigmund Spaeth, Hollywood movie star Nelson Eddy, Metropolitan Opera soprano Margaret Harshaw, Wagnerian bass-baritone James Pease, and Broadway star Wilbur Evans.

In 1901 a young Philadelphia doctor named Alfred Reginald Allen, having witnessed Gilbert and Sullivan works in England and the United States, decided that the operas should be produced in Philadelphia without “modernization, colloquial interpolation, and improvements” in the “original manner” as in England. Dr. Allen recruited a group of local people to perform Trial By Jury at the Merion Cricket Club on May 4th, 1901. The production was a hit, and The Savoy Company was born!
The Savoy Company continues to honor Dr. Allen’s traditional vision today and is the oldest theatre company in the world dedicated solely to the production of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.  All Savoy members volunteer their time and talents – on stage, singing and dancing, and backstage, building the set and props – to produce one of the thirteen existing G&S operas each year.
The Savoy Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from this production will benefit local charities. Savoy partners with local schools, visits local senior life communities, and performs annually for veterans’ organizations to spread the joy that Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas bring to audiences of all ages.

“Let Every Heart Be Filled With Joy,  And Sing the Praise of Old Savoy.”

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