The Yeomen of the Guard


The Yeomen of the Guard

Our 10th anniversary brought us back to G & S in 1991 for the most dramatic of the Savoy operas "The Yeomen of the Guard". Although containing many comic moments this operetta ends in tragedy and gave our cast the chance for some serious acting, keeping the audiences enthralled, especially as the country had spent much of the months before the performances in shelters wearing gas masks during the Gulf War.
In fact many of our rehearsals were interrupted by sirens and we had to rush to our "sealed room" to await the all clear. This is commemorated in the poster design depicting one of the yeomen wearing his gas mask!
Helen Eleasari returned to direct and we welcomed Musical Director Leonti Wolf, newly immigrated from the U.S.S.R., late of the Novosibirsk Opera. His exacting style of conducting kept us disciplined while performing Sullivan's most sophisticated and classical-like score.
Perhaps most memorable were the beautiful sets and costumes and Amiel Schotz's portrayal of Jack Point culminating in his dramatic collapse in the final moment.

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Cast and Crew

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Rebecca  Dvoretzky Rebecca Dvoretzky Phoebe
Ed  Spitz Ed Spitz Wilfred Shadbolt
Alan  Cohen Alan Cohen 1st Yeoman
Burt  Mazia Burt Mazia 2nd Yeoman
Jane  Davidson Jane Davidson Dame Carruthers
Harvey  Narrol Harvey Narrol Sergeant Meryll
Arnie  Gross Arnie Gross Leonard Meryll
Menahem  Friedman Menahem Friedman Sir Richard Cholmondely
Adi  Adar Adi Adar Colonel Fairfax
Amiel  Schotz Amiel Schotz Jack Point
Lisa  Troen Lisa Troen Elsie Maynard
Leon  Gelkoff Leon Gelkoff 1st Citizen
Mike  Quastel Mike Quastel 2nd Citizen
Catharine  Alon Catharine Alon Kate
Radwan  Adarnah Radwan Adarnah Headsman
Beni  Arazi Beni Arazi Chorus
Helen  Benjamin Helen Benjamin Chorus
Laora  Naggan Laora Naggan Chorus
Ilanit  Lachman Ilanit Lachman Chorus
Rachel  Homans Rachel Homans Chorus
Julie  Cwikel Julie Cwikel Chorus
Dovrat  Varshaviak Dovrat Varshaviak Chorus
Myra  Bennett Myra Bennett Chorus
Leah  Goralsky Leah Goralsky Chorus
Margo  Tepper-Schotz Margo Tepper-Schotz Chorus
Estelle  Kunoff Estelle Kunoff Chorus
Fredi  Kaddar Fredi Kaddar Chorus
Imbar  Golt Imbar Golt Chorus
John  Goldsmith John Goldsmith Chorus
Yoav  Bashan Yoav Bashan Chorus
Yan  Wolfson Yan Wolfson Chorus
Colin  Kurrant Colin Kurrant Chorus
Archie  Bloch Archie Bloch Chorus
Bob  Gilmour Bob Gilmour Chorus
Joan  Avigur Joan Avigur Chorus
Annie  Molcho Annie Molcho Chorus
Gail  Greene Gail Greene Chorus
Anne  Bloch Anne Bloch Chorus
Deganit  Dichek Deganit Dichek Chorus
Shosh  Hadar Shosh Hadar Chorus
Golda  Simkins Golda Simkins Chorus
Helen  Eleasari Helen Eleasari Director
Leonti  Wolf Leonti Wolf Musical Director
Helen  Benjamin Helen Benjamin Producer
Lynn  Friedman Lynn Friedman Co-Producer
Richard  Bennett Richard Bennett Stage Manager
Nancy  Naggan Nancy Naggan Pianist
Paulina  Goldriga Paulina Goldriga Costumes and Scenery
Miriam  Bejerano Miriam Bejerano Publicity
Kineret  Laor Kineret Laor Assistant to the Director

Photos of The Yeomen of the Guard

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Nancy Naggan (Yum-Yum) played the sister of her own daughter - Tamar Naggan (Peep-Bo), in the first "The Mikado" production in 1985.

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