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Utopia Limited

Join us for Utopia Limited! Performances will be March 26-29, 2015.

directed by: Derrick Ivey
music direction by: Alan Riley Jones

All are invited to a Sing-through on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 from 2-5pm in the IBM room in the basement of the Durham Arts Council.

Audition selections have been posted for Utopia Limited (see below, under "audition").

Auditions for Utopia Limited will be held Dec. 7-8, 2014, with call-backs on Dec. 11, 2014 as follows:
   Sunday, December 7, 2-6pm, IBM Room in the basement of the Durham Arts Council
   Monday, December 8, 6:30-9:30pm, IBM Room in the basement of the Durham Arts Council
   Call-backs Thursday, December 11, 6:30-9:30pm, Duke Power Room on the second floor the Durham Arts Council
Schedule an audition by e-mailing our producer: auditions {at} durhamsavoyards {dot} org.

Performances of Utopia Limited will be March 26-29, 2015, at the Carolina Theatre in Downtown Durham.

Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings plus Sunday afternoons. First rehearsal will be a full cast sing-through on Friday, January 2nd. In the early weeks particularly, not all cast members will be called to every rehearsal. Please count on being called more often as the production dates approach and having to be available for all rehearsals the week before and the week of production (March 15-29, 2015).

Tickets for our performances will be available from a Durham Savoyards cast, staff, or orchestra member; by phone or in person from the Carolina Theatre; or from TicketMaster.

Our director, Derrick Ivey, set up his own blog for the Durham Savoyards shows he has directed. His blog usually has interesting rehearsal-by-rehearsal accounts throughout the production process.

audition The basics of auditioning to perform in our shows. Principal audition selections for Utopia Limited and general information about auditioning have been posted here. details

people The many people involved in putting together 2015's big musical show, Utopia Limited. Would you like to join us? We could use many more volunteers!details

bios Biographies of everyone involved with our 2014 production of The Sorcerer. details

previews and reviews The 2013 production of The Pirates of Penzance garnered a lot of media attention. Read excerpts from articles appearing in the local media, along with links to the full articles and a UNC-TV segment about our show. details

sing along We sing "God Save the Queen" and "Hail Poetry" with every main stage performance. Want to sing along from the audience? Please do! Here's help.details

More Information

All about "Utopia Limited" at the Gilbert & Sullivan archive, including its earliest performances, historical costume sketches, other artwork, original cast list, and an archived discussion.

Plot summary, also on the Gilbert & Sullivan archive.

photo by Joe Cohn