THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

Director: Brendan Hartnett • Music Director: Richard Nechamkin

Concerts October 23 - 24, 2021 • Performances November 6-14, 2021

The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas. When strolling troubadours Elsie Maynard and the jester Jack Point (who is in love with her), arrive at Tower Green, Colonel Fairfax is awaiting execution on a false charge of sorcery. When a reprieve fails to arrive, Sergeant Meryll, whose life was saved by Fairfax, plots his escape. Unaware of the plan, Fairfax’s last request is to die a married man, to secure his estate from the hands of his cousin and accuser. Fairfax secretly marries the blindfolded Elsie who expects to be a well-paid widow within the hour. Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD CAST LIST

CONCERTS

Saturday, October 23 at 2pm - Kittay House

Sunday, October 24 at 7pm - The Esplanade At Palisades

FULL PERFORMANCES

Saturday, November 6 at 7:30pm - The Village School

Sunday, November 7 at 3pm - The Village School

Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm - Fair Lawn Community Center

Sunday, November 14 at 3pm - Fair Lawn Community Center

  • Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Lieutenant of the Tower ................................................................................................. Brendan Hartnett (November 6 & 14)

Peter O'Malley (November 7 & 12)

  • Colonel Fairfax ................................................................................................................................................................... Mark Martinez (November 6 & 14)

Joseph Mayon (November 7 & 12)

  • Sergeant Meryll ................................................................................................................................................................. Peter O'Malley (November 6 & 14)

John Holmboe (November 7 & 12)

  • Leonard Meryll, his son ..................................................................................................................................................... Joseph Mayon (November 6 & 14)

Mark Martinez (November 7 & 12)

  • Jack Point, a strolling jester ................................................................................................................................................ Peter Heiman (November 6 & 14)

Robert Prowse (November 7 & 12)

  • Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor ........................................................................................................ Jay Gould (November 6 & 14)

Frank Skokan (November 7 & 12)

  • Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer ..................................................................................................................................... Claire Robinson (November 6 & 14)

Veronica Shea (November 7 & 12)

  • Phœbe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll's daughter ................................................................................................................... Hilary Baboukis (November 6 & 14)

Sophia Mortensen (November 7 & 12)

  • Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower ................................................................................................................ Katherine Doe (November 6 & 14)

​Brittany Walker (November 7 & 12)

  • Kate, her niece ................................................................................................................................................................ Sarah O'Sullivan (November 6 & 14)

Rachael Vinci (November 7 & 12)

Chorus of Yeomen Warders, Gentlemen, & Citizens ..................................................... Joan Barker, Bob Bromberg, Carol Ciancia, 

Rhonda Cooperstein, Barbara Domini, Tim Domini, Martina Frasca, Laraine Muller, Russ Muller, Michael Schmidt, Tim Schwartz

PERFORMER HEADSHOTS & BIOS

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Brendan Hartnett

Director

Lieutenant (November 6 & 14)

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Carol Ciancia

Chorus

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Tim Domini

Chorus

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John Holmboe

Sergeant Meryll (November 7 & 12) 

Chorus (November 6 & 14)

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Russ Muller

Chorus

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Claire Robinson

Elsie Maynard (November 6 & 14)

Chorus (November 7 & 12)

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Frank Skokan

Wilfred Shadbolt (November 7 & 12)

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Richard Nechamkin

  Music Director/Conductor

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Rhonda Cooperstein

Chorus

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Martina Frasca

Chorus

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Mark Martinez

Fairfax (November 6 & 14)

Leonard Meryll (November 7 & 12) 

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Peter O’Malley

Sergeant Meryll (November 6 & 14)

Lieutenant (November 7 & 12)

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Michael Schmidt

Chorus

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Rachael Vinci

Kate (November 7 & 12)

Chorus (November 7 & 14)

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Hilary Baboukis

Phœbe Meryll (November 6 & 14)

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Katherine Doe

Dame Carruthers (November 6 & 14)

Chorus (November 7 & 12)

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Jay Gould

Wilfred Shadbolt (November 6 & 14)

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Sophia Mortensen

Phœbe Meryll (November 7 & 12)

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Sarah O'Sullivan

Kate (November 6 & 14)

Chorus (November 7 & 12)

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Tim Schwartz

Chorus

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Joan Barker

Chorus

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Barbara Domini

Chorus

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Peter Heiman

Jack Point (November 6 & 14)

Headsman (November 7 & 12)

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Laraine Muller

Chorus

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Robert Prowse

Jack Point (November 7 & 12)

Headsman (November 6 & 14)

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Veronica Shea

Elsie Maynard (November 7 & 12)

Chorus (November 6 & 14)

MAPS TO PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS

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& Fair Lawn Community Center. If you have any further questions, contact us on our contact page!​