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An American Premiere!

Book:  W.S. Gilbert
Music:  Michael Nash,

              T German Reed

direction:  Michael Blum
musical direction: Erica Rome 
                                   & Michael Blum

Synopsis: W. S. Gilbert, long before he worked with Arthur Sullivan, was Victorian England's leading dramatist. In this hilarious topsy-turvy send-up of Victorian "Sensation Novels" (a genre still with us today as Romance Fiction), Gilbert gives us 5 "stock characters" who refuse to conform to society's expectations or the novel's author's plans for them -- they turn the story upside down, break all the conventions of the stage, and indulge in some VERY modern activities. This musical play, with a new score by British composer Michael Nash that incorporates some of the original (mostly lost) music, is both outrageous, touching and funny -- a window into an 1871 that was FAR from stodgy and predictable! 

Performance Dates: Sept 11 - Oct 4, 2015   -   Sept 11, 12, 13;  17, 18, 19, 20;  25, 26, 27;  Oct 2, 3, 4.
Friday & Saturday - 8pm,   and  Sunday at 2pm

Ten Spot Thursday: Sept 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Sept 27, 2015
 - immediately following the performance

"Musical Director Erica Rome, who has worked alongside Director Michael Blum in recreating a great deal of the text that was lost to time with this work, showcases her ability as an orchestral conductor as well as a sturdy harmonizer. Ensuring that the difficult patter and recitatives that Gilbert was well known for once he formulated his dynamic duo with Sullivan, Rome alights clear articulation into her performers as they sing through these lovely melodies and harmonies.


Erica Rome


Erica Rome



Blending the four and five part harmonies throughout to sound welcoming, refreshing but still classically operatic is a challenge which she rises to and meets with aplomb."  

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Comment balloon 19 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • September 14 2015 07:17PM


I love theater, and to have someone close to yo so involved in the production is special

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 4 years ago

i can only imagine how proud you are :)

Posted by Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I can say, Like Mother, Like Daughter - shining in their own fields.

Enjoy the show!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 4 years ago

Bravo! Bravo! Erica certainly reminds me of one special lady!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 4 years ago

Wow! Congratulations to your smart, beautiful, talented and special daughter!  Dad is looking down and smiling!  I will have to see if we can add this special show into our schedule!  LOVE!!

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) over 4 years ago

She is beautiful and looks amazingly like her mama

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 4 years ago

That is awesome, Margaret.  You must be so proud.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 4 years ago

Margaret, sounds like Erica has it all under control! Enjoy the performances! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

Live theater is my passion.  I loved it when I was involved in acting and directing.  Hope the show is a huge success.  Quite an accomplishment for Erica.....BTW, she is a beautiful woman.  How could she miss with you for  Mom and Lee as her Dad. 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Margaret, both Tammie White and I are former musical theater performers so we love to hear success stories like this! You must be extremely proud and excited for Erica!

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or over 4 years ago

Congratulations to your beautiful, talented daughter Erica Rome! You must be one proud mom Margaret!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. What a lovely and talented daughter you have. I see you are very proud and that is great.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Wow and thank you to all you guys! And to MR again for continuing to post...
once again: come see the show!

Posted by erica over 4 years ago

Sounds like a great show and I know I would enjoy seeing it, especially knowing that the music will be perfect.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 4 years ago

So exciting, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland I can see you beaming with pride, well deserved pride!

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Great way to start out the New Year! All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 4 years ago

Lynn B. Friedman So glad you were able to join me today for the play!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
What a wonderful day with you today! Attending the play and seeing the entire cast's high esteem for Erica was exceptionally delightful.
Your Atlanta Friend,  Lynn

Thanks to Gary Coles for the word cloud!


Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) over 4 years ago

Margaret,  It is awesome that your daughter is so talented and involved in theater.  I have always enjoyed theater whenever I am in a city that supports it.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 4 years ago