The Yeomen of the Guard
Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. presents
Gilbert & Sullivan’s
The YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, or the merryman and his maid
to benefit GallopNYC
Tom Ridgely, Director & Choreographer
John Liepold, Music Director
March 17-31, 2018
The Theatre At St. Jean’s
150 East 76th Street
New York, NY
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, opened October 3, 1888, at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 423 performances. The darkest of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, Yeomen ends with a broken-hearted main character and at least two reluctant engagements, rather than the usual armful of marriages. However, Gilbert’s “pointed” satire and punny one-liners abound, there are plenty of topsy-turvy plot complications, and many believe that the score is Sullivan’s finest. Indeed, some enjoy Yeomen particularly because of its ever-changing emotional balance of joy and despair, love and sacrifice.
The setting of Yeomen is laid in the Tower of London in Shakespearean times. Colonel Fairfax is sentenced to die in an hour on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser, and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, he secretly marries Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer, who expects to be a well-paid widow in an hour. With the help of the Meryll family, Fairfax escapes, throwing the Tower and the astonished Elsie into despair. But the disguised Fairfax woos Elsie, and in the end, she loves Fairfax and jilts her intended husband, the jester Jack Point.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
For group sales or other inquiries, please call (212) 988-2012.
March 17, 23, 24 (matinee),25 and 29
March 18, 22, 24 (evening), 30 and 31
|Sir Richard Cholmondely||Gregory Peterson||Matt Levine|
|Colonel Fairfax||Paul Mitchell Wilder||Richard Miller|
|Sergeant Meryll||Win Rutherfurd||Win Rutherfurd|
|Leonard Meryll||Michael Macaione*||Michael Macaione*|
|Jack Point||David Loewy||Alan Abrams*|
|Wilfred Shadbolt||Neal Young*||Chazmond Peacock|
|The Hangman||Edgar Masters||Edgar Masters|
|First Yeoman||Jon Roselle||Jon Roselle|
|Second Yeoman||Kevin Murray||Kevin Murray|
|Elsie Maynard||Kelsey Peters||Joanne Lessner*|
|Phoebe Meryll||Dena Cubbin||Zina Ellis|
|Dame Carruthers||Suzanne R. Taylor||Eva Giorgi|
|Kate||Ali Roselle||Sarah Glaser|
Plus a robust ensemble of Yeomen and townspeople.
* Appearing courtesy of AEA.
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The BHT Ticket Fund lets you fill a seat, even if you can’t fill it. Each year we give Ticket Fund seats to students, elders, and others who love the Troupe but don’t have the means. It gives our performers nice full houses, and is just another great way for the BHT to give back to New York.
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Thank you for your support!
The theatre is located between Lexington and Third Avenues on the south side of 76th Street, close to the 77th Street stops on the 6 Train. The theatre provides wheelchair access. Upon arrival, please send someone down to let our box office staff know of your need. We will send someone up to street level to assist you with access to the elevator.