For Immediate Release – The Pittsburgh Savoyards, Pittsburgh’s oldest theater troupe, is proud to announce its upcoming production of Princess Ida, by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Performances are October 11-13 and October 17 – 20th, 2013 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Music Hall, at 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie, PA. Curtain is at 8:00 on Friday and Saturday nights, 2:30 on Sundays, and at 8:00 on Thursday Oct 17. Tickets at the Box Office are $25 for regular Adult General Admission, $21 for Students and Senior citizens, and $12 for Pre-teens. Special Pre-Opening and Group discounts available.
For more information or reservations, please see our web page at www.pittsburghsavoyards.org or call 412-734-8476.
All is not well at the Castle. Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion, heirs to neighboring Kingdoms, were betrothed as children, to seal a pledge of eternal peace between their lands. Now, the time has passed, and Hilarion waits for Ida’s arrival on her 21st birthday at Castle Hildebrand, as promised long ago. But her father, King Gama, arrives with only his three sons, and no Ida. Hilarion learns from her father that Ida has left home to found a women’s university, Castle Adamant. With the help of his two friends, Hilarion determines he will sneak into the Castle and win her love.
But No Males Are Allowed… Hmmmm! A disguise!
Whose plans will succeed, and whose will fail? And, of course, there is a topsy-turvy ending, featuring tunes sure to have you humming your way out of the theatre.
Savoyard veteran Guy Russo conducts the Savoyards’ orchestra and performers through this topsy-turvy tale, and returning stage director/choreographer Patrick Brannan stages the witty drama with a cast of new and returning stars. Join some of the area’s finest singers, performers, and our fabulous Pittsburgh Savoyards Orchestra for the battle of the sexes – Gilbert & Sullivan Style!
Members of the press are invited to review our performance.
By: Jim Newsome