Spotlight on the Iolanthe Orchestra

The making of the Savoy Society’s Iolanthe orchestra Savoy Society’s Iolanthe features a 14-piece+  orchestra that even Sir Arthur Sullivan would have been proud of, directed by Gloria Jean Nagy. Without the Savoy operas we would never had had Fiddler on the Roof, Cats or the Lion King. Classical music writer, Lawrence Johnson, reflected that  “Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas are musical titaniums”. Dave Woycheshin, playing the role of Lord Mountararat, is an active community musician in Ottawa and was instrumental (yes, a play on words Read More +

Who will be the bride in Iolanthe: Phyllis, Iolanthe or Sneezy Waters?

The Savoy Society of Ottawa presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s IOLANTHE, with special guest, Sneezy Waters Legendary Ottawa-based folksinger Sneezy Waters, best known for his portrayal of Hank Williams Sr. in the play and film Hank Williams: the Show He Never Gave, makes a cameo appearance in the Savoy Society of Ottawa’s presentation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. [spoiler alert] In Iolanthe, also known as The Peer and the Peri, Sneezy brings music and sublteties of the legal mind to the Gilbert & Sullivan story. This Read More +

Student pay what you can show

The Savoy Society of Ottawa invites all students to Parliament in Barrhaven We are inviting all students to attend Savoy Society’s dress rehearsal of Gilbert & Sullivan “Iolanthe” The dress rehearsal runs Thursday May 26, 2016, 7:30 pm at Cedarview Alliance Church and is a Pay What You Can performance. It’s a chance to see Gilbert & Sullivan’s funny observations about fairies and Parliamentary life, up close and personal. Think Justin Trudeau meets Tinkerbell Monty Pytho-style. This is a two-act musical and includes a live Read More +