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Baltimore Rock Opera Society Seeks Designers and Production Leads

Deadline February 08, 2019
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is seeking designers and production leads for the 2019 original production, Welcome to Shakesville!  This includes set designers, costumes, puppets, props, hair and makeup, and more.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience building a design portfolio for theater or the performing arts, while working in a collaborative setting.  The deadline has been extended toFriday, February 8 at midnight. 
If you have specific questions about this application, please contact the BROS Production Director, Lance Bankerd, at

About the Show:

Grab your board, blare your tunes and boogie down to the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s furriest, feltiest, full-length rock opera yet. “Welcome to Shakesville” teleports the audience to 1965 at the dawn of psychedelia. Join our unsung heroine, Betty, as she falls down the rabbit hole in search of answers to rock and roll history’s greatest mystery: the mysterious disappearance of Jimmy Graves. Pulling from some of pop culture’s swirliest influences, “Welcome to Shakesville” tips its hat to the citizens of Lidsville, The Muppets, Yellow Submarine and more. Featuring a wild cast of people and puppets, it’ll have you twisting and shouting all the way home.


Performances will take place in May/June 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church.  (Opening May 24th & Closing June 16th) Cast auditions will take place in Jan/Feb and rehearsals will begin in Feb/March. Designers will be strongly encouraged to check-in at rehearsals so that they are familiar with how their designs are actually getting used.


As a Department Leader or Designer on a BROS Production, you get a chance to help shape a completely original, large-scale musical. You’ll be expected to bring high-quality designs that strive to get as close to professional production standards as possible in a community theater environment.

  • Cash stipend TBD

  • Experience with large-scale theatrical production

  • Professional photographs and video documentation of your work

  • Coaching & Peer mentorship as you progress through concept, design, acquiring materials, leading a team of skilled and new volunteers in build