Bill Fisher

Bill began his Savoyard career 30 years ago as a stage hand in that year’s production of Patience and has actively participated every year since then. In 1985 as the Savoyards transitioned to a Board of Directors, Bill served as Stage Manager for The Yeomen of the Guard, a position which he helped to define for the company, and which he has filled many times since.

The following year, Bill became a member of the first elected Board of Trustees. In that position he was instrumental in establishing many of the key elements of the present-day organization. He served with distinction on the committee which was given the job of drawing up the first Task Lists, documents which enabled us to smoothly integrate new members into positions of responsibility throughout the organization. That same year he was instrumental in arranging for the first videotaping of our productions, a process which has now grown into a significant aspect of our operations and growth.

In 2012, as an aspect of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, Bill managed the conversion of these old tapes to DVD format. Over the years Bill has continued to step up and quietly fill needed positions, often without others fully realizing that there was a need until he did so, including the never-ending jelly bean dispenser. In addition to the winter productions, Bill also participates in summer events as well as the July 4th float. Most recently Bill has been taking the audition photos and recording dance sequences at rehearsals. His continued and unwavering dedication to the growth and success of the mission of The Sudbury Savoyards has been evident in the selfless effort he puts forth in whatever task he undertakes.

He represents the best of our community, and is well-deserving of this recognition.

1984 Patience: Set Construction
1985 The Yeomen of the Guard: Stage Crew, Set Construction
1986 The Mikado: Stage Manager, Set Construction, Secretary on the Board of Trustees
1987 Iolanthe: Stage Manager
1988 Utopia, Limited: Stage Manager
1989 HMS Pinafore: Stage Manager
1990 Ruddygore: Assistant Stage Manager, Set Painting and Construction
1991 The Gondoliers: House Manager
1992 The Sorcerer: Assistant Stage Manager
1993 The Pirates of Penzance: Assistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1994 Patience: Stage Manager, Set Construction
1995 The Mikado: Assistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1996 Princess Ida: Assistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1997 The Yeomen of the Guard: Set Construction, Stage Crew
1998 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore: Set Construction, House Staff
1999 Iolanthe: House Staff
2000 Ruddigore: Set Construction
2001 The Gondoliers: Set Construction
2002 The Sorcerer: Set Construction, House Staff
2003 Patience: Set Construction, House Staff
2004 The Pirates of Penzance: Set Construction, House Staff
2005 The Mikado: Set Construction, House Staff
2006 The Grand Duke: Set Construction, House Staff
2007 Iolanthe: Set Construction, Stage Crew
2008 The Yeomen of the Guard: Set Construction, Stage Crew, Substitute Stage Manager
2009 Utopia, Limited: Stage Manager, Set Construction
2009 Our Town: Set Construction, Set Installation Coordinator, Audition Assistant
2010 Princess Ida: Stage Manger, Associate Technical Director, Board of Trustees
2010 On Golden Pond: Set Construction
2011 Trial By Jury and HMS Pinafore: Stage Manager, Secretary on Board of Trustees
2012 Ruddigore: Associate Producer, Stage Manager, Set Construction, Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee
2013 The Gondoliers: Stage Manager, Co-List Manager, Board of Trustees
2013 The Fantasticks: Tech Crew
2014 The Pirates of Penzance: Stage Manager, Co-List Manager

Induction Ceremony - March 1, 2014

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Tom Powers presenting Bill Fisher as Yeoman of Regard, 2014.

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A round of applause for Bill.

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Bill Fisher delivering his acceptance speech.

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2014 Yeoman of Regard Honoree, Bill Fisher with Katherine Engel Meifert.

Bill Fisher's Induction Speech by Tom Powers

Speech by Bill Fisher at the Induction Ceremony

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