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Welcome to Shakesville

by Baltimore Rock Opera Society

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A groovy love letter to the 60s filled with puppets, magic, and rock n' roll!

Grab your board, blare your tunes and boogie down to the Baltimore Rock Opera’s Society furriest, feltiest, full-length rock opera yet! Welcome to Shakesville will teleport you back to 1965 and the dawn of psychedelia. Join our unsung heroine, Betty, as she falls down a rabbit hole in search of answers to rock and roll history’s greatest mystery: the disappearance of Jimmy Graves! Pulling from some of pop culture’s swirliest influences, Welcome to Shakesville tips its hat to the citizens of Lidsville, The Muppets, Yellow Submarine, and more. Featuring a wild cast of people and puppets, it’ll have you twisting and shouting all the way home!

Welcome to Shakesville is a hip and trippy journey filled with 1960s-style pop rock that explores the wondrous world of Shakesville; a colorful world where music is magic, but everything is not super groovy. As Betty explores this new world and learns about its troubles, we'll explore the value of creativity as a means of personal expression and the joys of music.

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released May 24, 2019

Hear all the hot tunes on the FULL LENGTH Welcome to Shakesville studio album. Featuring the full 10-piece band and all the amazing voices.

Band and Vocals recorded and engineered by Garrett Long at The Watermelon Room here in Baltimore.
Additional vocals recorded and engineered by Carlos Guillen, John Glennon, and Trevor Shipley.
All album tracks mixed and mastered by Mike Walls at Audio Esoterica.

The Far Outs:
Jason M. Farrell - Drums, Auxiliary Percussion
Ben Graham-Putter - Drums, Auxiliary Percussion
Carson Korman - Bass
Darin Tambascio - Guitar
Nick Jewett - Guitar
Elias Schutzman - Keyboards and Harmonica
Patrick Staso - Trombone
Jacob Deaven - Saxophones
Kris Heiby - Trumpet
Trevor Shipley - Keyboards and Acoustic Guitar

The Cast:

JacQuan Knox - Betty
Matthew Casella - Jimmy
Emily Classen - Lunette 2/Wynona
Melissa LaMartina - Elena/Janie/Lunette 1
J Alexander Pilon - Kenneth/Julian
Mike Hall - Skip/Ol' Fred/Greaser Guitar Jonas
Caitlin Weaver - Lunette 3/Deputy Mayor
Brad Bukowsky - Mickey Moon/Mayor
David Carrington - Ralph/Greaser Guitar Joel
Emma Hawthorn - Left Castanets
Michael Paradiso - Right Castanets
Derek Cooper - Flute
Lincoln Goode - Greggo/Daryl Lynn
Liz Richardson - Madame Mudchips (through June 9th)
Danielle Robinette - Madame Mudchips (June 13-16)

Mickey Moon’s Theme
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino

Wake and Shake
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Sarah “Flash” Gorman

Soul and Shore
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino

Show Me Your World
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: R. S. Harris, Michael R. Martino and Trevor Shipley

Betty’s Bicarbonate Breakdown
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Sarah “Flash” Gorman

Welcome to Shakesville
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Sarah “Flash” Gorman and Trevor Shipley

Synesthesia
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Sarah “Flash” Gorman, Trevor Shipley and Michael R. Martino

Gold in the Sky
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino and Trevor Shipley

The Sum of Its Parts
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: R. S. Harris and Trevor Shipley

Everything’s Fine
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: R. S. Harris

Betty, Meet Shakesville
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino and Trevor Shipley

This Ain’t What We Need
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: R. S. Harris and Trevor Shipley

Do You Remember Me?
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino

Shakesville United
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino, R. S. Harris and Trevor Shipley

World Changer
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino, R. S. Harris and Trevor Shipley

Do You Remember Me? (Reprise) / Love Will Set You Free
Music By: Trevor Shipley
Lyrics By: Michael R. Martino, R. S. Harris and Trevor Shipley

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The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is a passionate community of artists who create unforgettable experiences through live original rock theater. BROS was founded in 2007 by a small group of friends sitting in a basement dreaming of an impossibly enormous story that would be told through the awesome power of rock. ... more

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