Roy and Bev Paro

Yeoman of Regard - 2005

Roy Paro fell in love with GandS as a college student when he saw Kenny Baker (remember Jack Benny?) as Nanki-Poo in the old Essex Theater in Boston, so he was delighted when the Sudbury Methodist Church Choir presented Trial by Jury in 1961. Bev Paro started by selling program ads to help raise funds to dig the foundation hole for the church sanctuary.

The GandS bug bit both of them, so in1962 Roy and Bev served as Co-Chairmen for the Savoyards’ first performance of The Mikado at the Sudbury Town Hall.

By 1966 they were both selling tickets, painting sets, soliciting for ads, and in 1966 Roy joined the chorus of The Yeomen of the Guard. Individually, Bev has assisted the Director, co-chaired costumes, wrestled for rehearsal space, and helps out as House Staff. Roy served as Ticket Chief for a number of years and was Second Trombone to the Board of Trustees. Together, they have headed up Publicity, Ticket Sales, and sold Playbill Ads over these many years. They continue to paint sets together while in 2005, Roy is singing in his 40th Sudbury Savoyard production.

Roy Paro

Bev Paro

Induction Ceremony - March 5, 2005

Andrea Roessler giving Roy and Bev Paro's Induction Speech
The 2005 Honorees Roy and Bev Paro and Dick Sewell