Sometimes, it’s all in the
timing. When the circles of life coincide with your best efforts, everyone
wins. There is a history of shows that premiered to little or no hoopla, but
when revived later in a different political or social climate, felt way more
relevant and meaningful. The most popular example is Kander & Ebb’s classic
musical Chicago. Opening in 1975
under the direction of Bob Fosse and starring dual leading legends Gwen Verdon
and Chita Rivera,
Sometimes, it’s all in the
Tonight is the eve of humanity’s reckoning! Because The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is absolutely going to raise some hell— quite literally— in what could arguably be the most fantastic sendup to B-grade horror films of yesteryore with their latest original creation: Incredibly Dead! The B-Horror Rock Opera. Co-Directed by Michael Ziccardi and Sarah Gretchen Doccolo, with Musical Direction by Paul Joyce, and Choreography by Caitlin Rife, this zany,
As foretold by The Argus, in Chapter 9, Section Beta, Paragraph Crimson, Sub-paragraph Python, Verse #69— all denizens of Baltimore will report to the Zion Lutheran Chruch between the dates of NOW and October 8, 2017* to experience The Terrible Secret of Lunastus! Not even the forces that be can stop The Baltimore Rock Opera Society from getting a show up and produced this year! Revitalizing, resurging, and remounting the 2011 production of The Terrible Secret of Lunastus,
Surprises and baking do not mix. But surprises, much like baking for some, are a part of life. And you must learn to embrace the surprises along with the expected and the planned, lest you find yourself guarded off in a fortress, trapped from the rest of the world— be it in the reality of your mind or the actual reality of your physical existence. In a delightfully baked surprise, The Strand Theater company welcomes the world premiere of Amy Bernstein’s Exit Pluto to the stage as their second mainstage feature during this inaugural season in their new home in Hamilton.
Good evening, Charm City. It’s 9:00 o’clock. Do you know where your children are? If they’re good little children, then they’ve settled into The Wind-Up Space for an evening of radio broadcast that is the strangest, most bizarre thing ever heard, at least this side of millennial temporal rift! Broadcasting live from W-IND studios, Horatio Dark’s Between the Lines is here and it’s a doozy. Featuring just one recurring serial and three new non sequiturs,
Are you cool enough to enjoy the strawberry? Because there is no difference between the past and the future, they’re all with you together in the bed of the present. Are you ready for a cinematic hybrid of chaos, confusion, and conclusive truth that is masquerading itself across the stage of Strand Theater Company? Because if you are, then you’re ready to face Harry and the Thief, written by Sigrid Gilmer.
When the name Harriet Tubman is mentioned, to many of us— especially those of us here in Baltimore— a particular image comes to mind: a kindly older woman wrapped in her shawl, showing folks the way to freedom on the underground railroad. But the legendary woman of history was so much more than that. And what happens when a time-traveling genius plots to intercept Harriet Tubman in her heyday and load her up with enough guns to incite a revolution that will echo throughout all of time and space?
Love is in the air, all around you, and most definitely between the sheets if you’re doing it right! (Or maybe bedsheets aren’t your thing so you’re doing it in an anti-gravity suspension chamber with strap-on tentacles— whatever floats your boat.) All that delicious erotic loving— remember the antiquarian of the insane and his die-hard followers need love too— was all wrapped up in one gooey, tentacle-covered package for a Valentine’s Day at The Yellow Sign Theatre.
Good evening, Baltimore. It’s time to dim the lights, settle into your radio, and steel your nerves as Horatio Dark, the master of the macabre, the navigator of the netherworld, the antiquarian of the insane takes you on an aural adventure to the realm of the frightening and the bizarre. Brought to you through the hosting vessel of The Yellow Sign Theatre Company, Horatio Dark’s Between the Lines live radio broadcast is here for your entertainment pleasure.
What would your vagina say if it could talk? Mine would say that you need to go see the Rude Mechanicals and their production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at the Greenbelt Art Center. Co-Directed by Lauren Beward and Jaki Demarest, this particular production of the iconic feminist piece is defying the standards of which the original was formed with and setting the benchmark extremely high for all future productions.