Brian S. Goodman

General Manager

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"We're going to rock Sinex!" says Stage Director James Harp.

According to General Manager Brian S. Goodman, I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Young Victorian Theatre Company has chosen Gilbert & Sullivan's always-popular operetta, 'The Pirates of Penzance,' as our offering for the summer of 2015! This makes a great follow-up to our 2014 production of 'The Gondoliers,' which was one of our most successful in recent years," he adds.

The Gondoliers Plays to Practically Full Houses for All Performances

Says General Manager Brian S. Goodman, The Gondoliers is "definitely one of Gilbert and Sullivan's best — I love it! Sullivan's music is gorgeous!"

gondoliers at the young vic july 2014Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, saw complete sell-outs of the Young Vic's all-new summer 2014 production of The Gondoliers, the last great work in the G&S canon.

The audiences raved about the production and about the cast, especially the two lead sopranos, Melissa Mino and Gabrielle DeMers, and about the sets and costumes. The orchestra and the choral singing received top marks from pretty much everyone who saw the performances, too.

The Box Office is now closed, but it will reopen on April 15, 2015, for Pirates of Penzance tickets!

gondoliers at the young vic act ISays Goodman, "I also want to take this opportunity to thank Roland Park Country School again for welcoming us to their wonderful Sinex Auditorium. Our first two years here, performing Pinafore and Gondoliers, showed us that the acoustics, the real orchestra pit and the stage size all proved to be great for both the performers and the audience, and we are happy to now call Roland Park Country School officially our new home.

For the CAST LIST, please consult the Meet the Cast page.

Select this link for the SUN ARTICLE of July 9, 2014.

We STILL Need Your Support!

The cost of mounting quality productions is ever mounting, and we have all read of so many musical theatres and opera companies folding or reducing their offerings in this tight economic age. Through careful planning, wise investing and solid management, the Young Vic is fiscally sound and is honored to be Baltimore’s longest tenured musical theatre.

gondoliers Act II july 2014Last year, we raised over $95,000 in Annual Giving donations, but each fiscal year we start anew, and we must ask you for more help this year.

We turn to you to help us keep the Young Vic healthy and also accessible to a wider audience. You can contribute by downloading and using the 2014 Patronage Form, or you can contribute directly on this web site by selecting the DONATE button above.

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Performance Information, Dates & Times


The Pirates of Penzance
The Slave of Duty

William S. Gilbert
Sir Arthur Sullivan

Weekend 1:

Saturday, July 11, 2015: 8 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2015: 3 pm
Before the July 12 production:
1:30 pm: Pre-Performance
Lecture by Michael Blum:

Pirates, Robbers or Burglars? — the Strange Origins of the Pirates of Penzance

(part of the RPCS
Learning Experience;
no admission fee)

Weekend 2:

Thursday, July 16, 2015: 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 18, 2015: 8 pm
Sunday, July 19, 2015: 3 pm
Before the July 19 production:
1:30 pm: Pre-Performance
Lecture by Michael Blum:

Pirates, Robbers or Burglars? — the Strange Origins of the Pirates of Penzance

(part of the RPCS
Learning Experience;
no admission fee)


Sinex Theater
Macfarlane Arts Center
Roland Park Country School
5204 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21210


General Manager's Blog

[July 9, 2014] It's just a few days now from the debut of our 44th consecutive season of Gilbert & Sullivan in Baltimore, and I'm pleased as punch that we're doing it with a dazzling new production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic The Gondoliers.

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Meet Our Stage Director

James Harp is well known in the Baltimore area as a stage director, pianist, organist, singer, composer, lecturer, writer and conductor.

He began his musical career at age 7 as a church soloist, and has concertized in Italy, France, Greece, Israel, the Bahamas, and extensively throughout his native southern United States. His more unusual musical experiences include singing on national television at the Kentucky Derby and coaching Lily Tomlin in arias for an Emmy-nominated episode of “Homicide.”

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Meet Our Musical Director

Phillip Collister is an Associate Professor of Voice/Opera at Towson University where he has been a member of the music faculty since 1998.

At Towson, Dr. Collister is head of the Voice Division and is producer and director of Towson’s Music for the Stage program. At Towson he also teaches private voice, vocal pedagogy, and vocal literature courses.

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