Baltimore Rock Opera Society

After string of setbacks, Baltimore Rock Opera Society ready to reclaim spotlight

After string of setbacks, Baltimore Rock Opera Society ready to reclaim spotlight

Founded on beer and bravura, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society jumped into the spotlight in 2009 with an original three-hour-plus epic called Grundlehammer. Since then, the BROS — as the company is popularly known — managed to keep the shows coming despite assorted challenges.

For years, the BROS faced a nomadic existence; its six most recent productions were presented in six different venues. Worse was the hurdle that arose late last year.

That’s when the city, citing safety code violations, abruptly shuttered the Bell Foundry, where the BROS had maintained office, workshop and rehearsal space since 2013. Then came a break-in at the shuttered property; the BROS lost a good...

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