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The Grand Duke 2017


Publicity photo for The Grand Duke by Jordan Haywood

The Grand Duke

The Grand Duke was the final collaboration of Gilbert & Sullivan, and was our main stage show in the spring of 2017.

directed and choreographed by: Derrick Ivey

music direction by: Alan Riley Jones

Our Public Sing-Through of The Grand Duke was Sunday, November 6th, 2017 at 2pm in the Durham Arts Council.

Performances of The Grand Duke were March 30 – April 2, 2017 at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC.

Thursday (Preview Night), March 30, 8:00 PM
Friday, March 31, 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 PM (note new time!)
Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM (matinee)

More about our show:

  • 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.
  • Learn about the people involved in putting together Spring 2017’s big comic operetta, The Grand Duke. Want to be involved in putting on the show? You can participate!
  • We sing “God Save the Queen” and “Hail Poetry” with every main stage performance. Want to sing along from the audience? Please do!

More about The Grand Duke:

  • All about The Grand Duke at the Gilbert & Sullivan archive, including its earliest performances, historical costume sketches, other artwork, original cast list, and an archived discussion.
  • Plot summaryalso on the Gilbert & Sullivan archive.