Kathy Lague

Yeoman of Regard - 2012

Kathy Lague has a Twenty-five year history with The Sudbury Savoyards but considers herself a third generation Savoyard as both her father and grandfather were “Savoyards” by definition – her father in Pittsburgh and her grandfather in England.

Kathy started by paying her dues in the Sudbury chorus and quickly rose to center stage in the 1990 production of Ruddigore as Rose Maybud and has never looked back. In 1995 she made her directing debut on the other side of the boards as Co-Stage Director for The Mikado, moving on to both Stage and Music Director for the 1998 production of H.M.S. Pinafore and again in 1999 for Iolanthe. She continued to direct for The Sudbury Savoyards over the next decade, including Ruddigore, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer, Patience, The Mikado, Iolanthe, Princess Ida, and last year’s 50th Anniversary production of H.M.S. Pinafore.

Quite often while directing, singing, or acting, Kathy has also taken on whatever needed to be done: Costume construction, Ticket Reservations, Box Office, Playbill Ads & Layout, Set Painting and construction, Score Production, Task List Chief, Choreographer, Page Turner, and even a term or two on the Board of Trustees.

Kathy has upheld the tradition of not auditioning the chorus members while her directorial efforts over the years have continuously raised the bar of the quality of Sudbury’s productions. As with many of our honored Yeomen, it is not just a long and faithful term of service that earned Kathy this honor, but the commitment, imagination and leadership during these years that characterize her participation, without which the Savoyards would not be the organization it is today.

1987Iolanthefirst appeared in the chorus as "Kathy Hardwick", Costume crew
1988Utopia, Ltd.Phylla, a Utopian maiden as "Kathy Lague", Sewing crew
1989HMS PinaforeChorus, Playbill Ad Chief
1990RuddigoreRose Maybud, Playbill Ad Chief, Costume Crew, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
1991The GondoliersFiametta in the chorus of contadine, Costume Construction Crew, Telephone Ticket Sales, Playbill Layout, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
1992The SorcererAline, Playbill Layout, Treasurer
1993The Pirates of PenzancePlaybill Layout, Treasurer
1994PatiencePatience, Assistant Conductor, Playbill Layout
1995The MikadoCo-Stage Director with Sally Osborn, Costume Construction Crew
1996Princess IdaLady Psyche, Tickets Chief
1996Charley's AuntCostume Construction Crew
1997The Yeomen of the GuardElsie Maynard, Score Production, Tickets Chief
1998Trial by Jury / HMS PinaforeMusic Director (Trial), Stage and Music Director (Pinafore), Board of Trustees
1998The Importance of Being EarnestLady Bracknell, Painting Crew, Board of Trustees
1999IolantheStage and Music Director, Secretary of the Board of Trustees
1999Foggerty's FairyMalvina de Vere
2000RuddigoreStage Director, Constume Construction Crew, Publicity
2000You Can't Take It With YouPenelope Sycamore, Costume Chief
2001The GondoliersStage Director, Co-Costume Designer
2001Blithe SpiritEdith, Costume Crew, Ticket Sales and Reservations, Publicity, Wallpaper-hanger for Set
2001Fortieth Anniversary: Places, Please and Trial by JuryChorus, Angelina
2002The SorcererStage Director
2002EngagedMrs. MacFarlane, Wallpaper-hanger for Set
2003PatienceStage Director
2003Hay FeverSet Construction and Painting, Playbill Layout, Music Consultant, Box Office, Ticket Sales and Reservations
20031st Annual Fall Craft FairCo-Chair, Publicity Chief
2004The Pirates of PenzanceMabel
2004The Boys Next DoorPlaybill Layout, Box Office, Ticket Sales and Reservations, Pubilicity Crew
20042nd Annual Fall Craft FairCo-Chair, Publicity Chief
2004The Abduction from the SeraglioConstanza
2005The MikadoStage Director
2005The MatchmakerMiss Flora Van Huysen
2006The Grand DukeJulia Jellicoe, Ticket Reservations
2006California SuiteTicket Reservations, Box Office
2007IolantheStage Director, Task List Editor
2007You're a Good Man, Charlie BrownTicket Chief, Set Painting, Page Turner
2008The Yeomen of the GuardTicket Reservations, Task List Chief
2008Arsenic and Old LaceTicket Chief
2009Utopia, LimitedTicket Reservations, Assistant House Manager, Task List Chief
2009Our TownThe Stage Manager, Ticket Chief
2010Princess IdaStage Director
2010On Golden PondSet Construction
2011HMS PinaforeStage Director

Induction Ceremony - March 3, 2012

Dennis O'Brien delivering Kathy Lague's Induction Speech
Dennis O'Brien and 2012 Honoree, Kathy Lague