Yeoman of Regard - 2008
When Steve first got connected to the internet in 1996, the first thing he did was type Gilbert and Sullivan into the search engine and found The Sudbury Savoyards. He immediately called orchestra managers Bill and Nancy Burdine to volunteer his services and lucky for us he was hired as Principal Clarinet for our 1997 production of The Yeomen of the Guard.
How appropriate it is that we are honoring Steve this year for his unparalleled dedication and enthusiasm to this organization. His participation is not always in the orchestra pit or at the piano, it is just as much behind the scenes as Graphic Designer, Master Carpenter, Set Painter, Trustee, Videographer, and Props Construction, as well as at the computer as Webmaster, Listmaster, Playbill, and Publicity, just to name a few of the many tasks no one may ever hear about.
Whether he is waving his baton in front of an orchestra, re-writing an entire score so it is easier to follow, turning old wooden organ pipes into halberts at C.B. Fisk in Gloucester, or practicing the score while voicing an organ in Japan, Steve not only meets the criteria for this honor, but exceeds it with his deep understanding, patience, and vision for The Sudbury Savoyards.
|1997||The Yeomen of the Guard||Clarinet I|
|1998||Trial by Jury / HMS Pinafore||Clarinet I, Board of Trustees|
|1998||The Importance of Being Earnest||Publicity Crew, Usher|
|1999||Iolanthe||Clarinet I, Orchestra Liaison, Board of Trustees, Painting and Set Construction|
|1999||Foggerty's Fairy||Set Construction Chief, Stage Crew, Videographer, "Special Thanks"|
|2000||Ruddigore||Music Director, Board of Trustees|
|2000||You Can't Take It With You||Set Construction Chief, Playbill Layout, Graphic Design|
|2001||The Gondoliers||Music Director, Set Construction|
|2001||Blithe Spirit||Master Carpenter, Set Painting, Playbill Layout, Co-Graphic Design, Cast Photographer|
|2001||40th Anniversary Celebration||Clarinet I|
|2002||The Sorcerer||Music Director|
|2004||The Boys Next Door||Usher, Set Construction and Painting|
|2005||The Mikado||Music Director|
|2006||The Grand Duke||Music Director|
|2006||California Suite||Set Construction|
|2007||Iolanthe||Music Director, Graphic Designer, Webmaster|
|2007||You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown||Accompanist|