Returning to the Savoyaires’ stage for the first time in nearly two decades, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard” combines Gilbert’s razor-sharp wit with Sullivan’s richest score in the pair’s most heartfelt story. Subtitled ‘The Merryman and His Maid,” “The Yeomen of the Guard” is the Evanston company’s 55th annual production.

Performances will be held at Chute School, 1400 Oakton St. in Evanston, on Fri. and Sat., Oct. 4 – 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 6, at 3 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., Oct. 11 – 12, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 847-563-0155, online at www.savoyaires.org/tickets, or by mail from Savoyaires, P.O. Box 126, Evanston, IL 60204.