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Spring 2009: The Yeomen of the Guard

Synopsis

The operetta takes place in the Tower of London during the reign of King Henry VIII. At the start, the gentleman Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to avoid letting his estate fall into the hands of his scheming cousin (incidentally, his accuser) by secretly marrying Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer. She agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax's imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues.


Directors: Rebecca Hetherington, Karen Nail
Music Directors: Charles Palella, Marcia Sheremeta
Choreography: Rebecca Hetherington
Producers: Amanda Lobaugh, Greg Wright, Albert Young Jr.


Cast

Phoebe Meryll
Holly Thérèse Corcoran
Wilfred Shadbolt
Wayne Vander Byl
Second Yeoman
Greg Wright
Dame Carruthers
Sarajane Fondiller
Sergeant Meryll
Bill Hammond
Sir Richard Cholmondely
Albert Young Jr.
Colonel Fairfax
Andrew DenBleyker
Jack Point
O'Neill Haynes
Elsie Maynard
Carla Cogliandro
First Citizen
Kurt Griffen
Second Citizen
Bob Weeks
First Yeoman
David Raymond
Kate
Karen Karnisky

Chorus

Linda Allen, Shelby Brady, Laura Ehrlich, Mark Figura, Penny Fram, Rebekah Fram, Audrone Gecas, Don Kelley, Forrest Kelley, Marshall Kelley, Schuyler Kelley, Tamara Kelley, Melinda Laurin, Zachary Laurin, Helen Moore, Sam Nelson, Maureen Odgers, Charles Palella, Bjorna-Erika Rennie, Brad Rivers, Emily Sawdey, David Schafer, Laurel Schneiderman, Martin Schneiderman, Byron Wilmot

Orchestra

Bass
Paul Towsley
Bassoon
Michelle Tomaszewski
Cello
Kathy Lewis
Clarinet
Stephen Lurie, Heather Paradis
English Horn
Kathleen Holt, Kathleen Suher
Flute
Donna Mero
Horn
Alison Currie, Megan Soja
Keyboard
Marcia Sheremeta
Oboe
Kathleen Holt, Kathleen Suher
Percussion
Eriks Zurovskis
Piccolo
Donna Mero

Crew

Set Designers
Linda Allen, Debi Bloom, Kelly Flegel, Penny Fram
Costume Manager
Anne Vander Byl
Lighting Designer
Chris Nimmick

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