Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Arena Players, Baltimore Rock Opera Society to collaborate on shows

Arena Players, Baltimore Rock Opera Society to collaborate on shows

One of Baltimore’s oldest theatre groups, Arena Players Inc., will join forces with one of the youngest, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, to present two works about remarkable African-Americans.

In February, the two companies will offer a rock opera double bill — “Determination of Azimuth,” about NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who calculated trajectories for space flights and overcame institutional racism (she was the subject of the 2016 film “Hidden Figures”); and “The Battle of Blue Apple Crossing,” about the greatly influential blues singer-songwriter Robert Johnson, who died under suspicious circumstances at 27 in 1938.

The production will be staged as part of...

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