Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
"Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy"
Philadelphia's Savoy Company
On exhibit December 8, 2014
through late 2016
The Savoy Company of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur theater company in the world devoted to the production of operas by Gilbert and Sullivan. "Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy" traces the history of the company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Featured are posters, programs, and photographs from four representative productions: The Yeomen of the Guard (1908); Utopia Limited, or The Flowers of Progress (1936); The Pirates of Penzance (1967); and H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved a Sailor (1997).
Utopia Unlimited, poster of 1936 production, Savoy Company Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, fourth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)