The Yeomen of the Guard
Director: Brendan Hartnett
Music Director: Richard Nechamkin
Concerts will take place throughout New York City and New Jersey in August 2020.
Sunday, August 9 at 3pm: Hackensack Performing Arts Center
Sunday, August 16 at 3pm: Fair Lawn Community Center
Saturday, August 22 at 7:30pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 23 at 3pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church
The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, is Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling comic opera set in Shakespearean times during the reign of King Henry VIII. It is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. The show takes place in the Tower of London where 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.
Maps to RGSOC Performance Locations
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