The Gondoliers!

The Gondoliers

The McGill Savoy Society, the oldest student-run Gilbert & Sullivan group in Canada, presents The Gondoliers; or The King of Baritaria at Moyse Hall, Arts Building, McGill University (853 Sherbrooke St. West), on February 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th at 19h30 and the 11th and 18th at 14h.

Often considered to be one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s greatest works, The Gondoliers is
a dreamy, comic operetta that takes us through a number of entangled lives in Venice.
The show features everything you’d want in a classic G&S production: gorgeous faux-
Italian music, convoluted wit, political satire, royal intrigue and most important above all,
young, foolish love.

Tickets to Savoy’s 49th production are $20 for regular admission, $12 for students, “Senior Saturday” matinée tickets at $12, and 10% off for Quebec Drama Federation members.

Tickets may be reserved: online- click the following link: Ticket Reservations , by voicemail message at 514-398-
3001 extension 09632, or at box office hours the week before the show (t.b.a.).


The Gondoliers Auditions

Come SIGN UP to audition for this year’s mainstage Savoy production! You can find the sign up sheet on the Drama Board in the Arts Building. You will need to actually physically come sign up and choose your time slot. Do it fast, cause spots are limited and filling up!
For the auditions, please come prepared with about a minute-long song from classical or musical theatre repetoire in English (Gilbert and Sullivan being preferred) and bring 2 copies of the song you intend to sing, one for the pianist and one for the panel.
Auditions are being held:

  • Sat. Sept 17th from 12-4 p.m. in the Clubs’ Lounge, 4th floor of SSMU
  • Mon. Sept 19th from 7-10 p.m. in SSMU B-29 near Gert’s
  • Tues Sept 20th from 6:30-10 in the Music Library, room A-510
  • Wed. Sept 21st from 7:30-10:30 p.m. again in the Clubs’ Lounge
Callbacks are Sept. 24th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the SSMU ballroom. For callbacks, you may be asked to sing a specific excerpt from the show which will be made available to you 2 days before callbacks.

The Gondoliers Orchestra

At Savoy, we really love our orchestra members! Honestly, there’s no G&S without a spectacular group of musicians. If you play the flute, clarinet, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello and bass, we want YOU.
Auditions will take place on Friday, September 23 at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at 3801 rue University. Please come prepared with a short solo or etude.
In addition, you will be asked to do a short sight reading. Contact Matt at for more information.