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FAQs

Who is Savoy Opera Company?

Savoy is an amateur company which performs traditional Gilbert & Sullivan Operas. Savoy have been active, under various names, since 1943. Savoy produces 2 shows a year, usually in May & October, as well as various concerts throughout the year.

 

How do I join the company?

There are a couple of ways of joining Savoy depending on what you want to do.

As a stage performer...well, the only way here is to audition. All members must audition before being accepted into the company as chorus or for a principal role. Keep an eye on our website audition page for the dates & required pieces. If you have any questions contact us at info@savoyoperacompany.com

In the orchestra...contact us at orchestra@savoyoperacompany.com

In a non performing role...contact Friends of Savoy at friendsofsavoy@savoyoperacompany.com with your contact details & what you are interested in doing and someone will contact you with further information.

 

If you would like to support Savoy but cannot spare the time to actively participate, consider donating/sponsoring us. As a Registered Cultural Organisation all donations to Savoy over $2 are tax deductable. Contact us at info@savoyoperacompany.com

 

Where do you rehearse and how often?

Our main rehearsals are on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm – 10.30pm at a church hall in Surrey Hills. If you are lucky enough to be cast as a principal there are usually rehearsals on Sunday afternoons and the occasional Friday or Saturday at various venues.

 

What does it cost?

As a performing member of the company there is a show fee required per production. This covers the cost of the rehearsal hall, the accompanist, tea/coffee, insurance & costume hire. At the moment the fee stands at $100. Payment may be made by direct deposit, cc, chq or cash to the Treasurer. Layby is available.

 

Where do you perform?

Our main performance venue is currently the Phoenix Theatre Elwood. We also tour and have performed at Lilydale, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, Ballarat, Ceres, Bunyip & Dunolly.