Bill Fisher

Yeoman of Regard - 2014

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.

1984PatienceSet Construction
1985The Yeomen of the GuardStage Crew, Set Construction
1986The MikadoStage Manager, Set Construction, Secretary on the Board of Trustees
1987IolantheStage Manager
1988Utopia, Ltd.Stage Manager
1989HMS PinaforeStage Manager
1990RuddigoreAssistant Stage Manager, Set Painting and Construction
1991The GondoliersHouse Manager
1992The SorcererAssistant Stage Manager
1993The Pirates of PenzanceAssistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1994PatienceStage Manager, Set Construction
1995The MikadoAssistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1996Princess IdaAssistant Stage Manager, Set Construction
1997The Yeomen of the GuardSet Construction, Stage Crew
1998Trial by Jury / HMS PinaforeSet Construction, House Staff
1999IolantheHouse Staff
2000RuddigoreSet Construction
2001The GondoliersSet Construction
2002The SorcererSet Construction, House Staff
2003PatienceSet Construction, House Staff
2004The Pirates of PenzanceSet Construction, House Staff
2005The MikadoSet Construction, House Staff
2006The Grand DukeSet Construction, House Staff
2007IolantheSet Construction, Stage Crew
2008The Yeomen of the GuardSet Construction, Stage Crew, Substitute Stage Manager
2009Utopia, LimitedStage Manager, Set Construction
2009Our TownSet Construction, Set Installation Coordinator, Audition Assistant
2010Princess IdaStage Manger, Associate Technical Director, Board of Trustees
2010On Golden PondSet Construction
2011Trial By Jury / HMS PinaforeStage Manager, Secretary on Board of Trustees
2012RuddigoreAssociate Producer, Stage Manager, Set Construction, Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee
2013The GondoliersStage Manager, Co-List Manager, Board of Trustees
2013The FantasticksTech Crew
2014The Pirates of PenzanceStage Manager, Co-List Manager

Induction Ceremony - March 1, 2014

Tom Powers presenting Bill Fisher as Yeoman of Regard, 2014
2014 Yeoman of Regard Honoree, Bill Fisher with Katherine Engel Meifert