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Who We Are - About The Durham Savoyards

Producing the topsy-turvy musical comedies of Sir William S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur S. Sullivan since 1963

This amazing homegrown theatre troupe was born in 1963, out of love for that perfect combination of W. S. Gilbert's incisive satire and Arthur Sullivan's sparkling music.

The Savoyards take their name from London's Savoy Theatre, where many of the Gilbert and Sullivan (G&S) operettas were first performed. Its charter members (many from Duke) included academics and "townies" alike. The Durham Savoyards are a 501(c)(3) corporation.

contact business mailing address and e-maildetails

history the story of our organization and its foundingdetails

awards honorees for techie achievement, lifetime achievement, special service, charter members, and performing all 13 G&S operettasdetails

past shows shows, casts, and more about us through the yearsdetails

past reviews Highlights of some past reviews of our performances.details

Gilbert & Sullivan Who are these guys? Why would anyone form a company just to perform their work, then keep it going for over 40 years?details

Our 50th Anniversary Special images & events to celebrate 50 years of Durham Savoyardsdetails

Thespis Our Thespis Recording -- Libretto and lyrics by W. S. Gilbert / Music by Alan Riley Jones and Arthur Sullivandetails

links includes links to sponsoring organizations, our community, and some of our membersdetails

credits contributors to this web sitedetails

Yoeman of the Guard 2008 photo by Derrick Ivey