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August 22, 2012

Young Victorian Theatre Company finds new home for 2013 summer season

Good news, Gilbert and Sullivan junkies. The Young Victorian Theatre Company, Baltimore's intrepid keeper of the G&S legacy for more than four decades, has found a new home.

You may recall that last month's vibrant production of "The Mikado" was the last to be held at Bryn Mawr School, where the company had been based for many years. The school plans to use the space for a theater workshop next year.

Young Vic's general manager Brian Goodman wanted to keep the troupe in the same general vicinity of North Baltimore. He has succeeded.

The company will relocate starting with the 2013 summer season to the ...

Roland Park Country School. Performances will take place in the Sinex Theater stage of the school's Macfarlane Arts Center. The theater has something Young Vic has badly needed -- an orchestra pit.

The Roland Park location will be the third home for the company, which was founded in 1971. Its first base was the Gilman School.

The 2013 season will offer a production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
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