Andrea Roessler

Yeoman of Regard - 2009

If there ever was one born to be a Savoyard, it is our 2009 Yeoman of Regard, Andrea Roessler.

Andrea was brought up in Sudbury, the Sudbury United Methodist Church, and attended LSRHS (where she was a theater geek). While many of her friends parents were active Savoyards, one had to be 16 before appearing on-stage in the annual G&S production, but that didn’t stop her from being a back-stage brat with her friends. In 1976 she appeared in her first production, The Sorcerer, then off to college, back on-stage in 1983, then again in 1990, returning this time for keeps, having taken a role – and invariably a significant role – in every Savoyard production ever since.

In addition to appearing in the chorus of most productions she has served as Producer, Set Designer, Playbill Chief, Publicity Chief, and served two terms on the Board of Trustees. Andrea also created the position of Company Archivist, initiated the Fourth of July Parade Floats, established the Lobby Gift Shoppe, and Co-Chairs the Fall Craft Fair.

But as with many of our honored Yeomen, it is not just a long and faithful term of service that earns Andrea her honor this year, but the depth, commitment, imagination, and leadership during those years that characterize her participation, without which the Savoyards would not be the organization we are today.

Induction Ceremony - February 28, 2009

Tom Powers delivers Andrea Roessler's Induction speech.