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. The company is now composed of a diverse group of wildly talented artists from around Baltimore who join forces to create massive original shows.
This highly energetic group of actors, writers, designers, builders, musicians, and crafters bring forth incredible and unique live performances unlike anything in the region. Every year thousands of fans flock to shows, concerts and festival appearances to witness the the city’s most collaborative, creative production troupe.
We started writing our first show in 2007 but the company’s birthday is October 2nd, 2009 when Gründlehämmer first hit the stage.
BROS is proud to have an active volunteer base of approximately 150 artists, 10 Captains, 7 part-time staff members, 9 members of our Board of Directors and 10 members of our Artistic Council.
The majority of BROS work is done on a volunteer basis. Our 7 staff members are all employed by BROS part-time. Some of our artist opportunities are paid and some are not. Check out the Open Calls page for open positions and descriptions of payment.
Each year BROS has a pitch party! Keep an eye on our volunteer newsletter No Floaters or our social media pages for announcements.
Read our Artistic and Community values document, a beacon for the morally bleary! Read the BROmanual, a nice digestif after a strong meal.
"In Everything Excess" in fake Latin
Reach out to our Artistic Council and our staff with the name of the show you're inquiring about and we’ll let you know what we can do.
There are many ways to get involved! Check out our Join BROS page to find out how to get involved with community or production activities. View our Open Calls page for paid and unpaid show positions. Gaze upon our membership page if you just want to support us with a few dollars a month.
(weird noise you might hear shouted enthusiastically at a BROS show) Yaknow, like the sound of an air horn? Think of it as a BROS form of cheering. Please use this call to show your approval of anything you see at a BROS show or event. Like this BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW BYEW!!!!!!!
Currently BROS has a number of different spaces and venue partnerships where we perform. We will be opening a new venue soon called “The Paradise” read about it here.
The vast majority of BROS shows would be rated PG or PG-13 if they were films, we occasionally produce work that we consider R-rated. We will provide content descriptions on every show’s ticketing page so parents can make informed decisions about what they want their kids to see. You are always welcome to email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about content or other needs.
Yes, we are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization and registered charity in the the state of Maryland. Donations are often tax-deductible but please consult with a tax professional. Our EIN number is 47-1406439. Plenty more info here regarding sponsorship, membership or one-time donations.
Both the name of a friendly chugging competition inside the BROS community and the name of our signature dry-hopped Kölsch beer brewed in collaboration with The Brewer’s Art in Baltimore in 2018 & 2019. Chuggernaut is sold out and we don’t have plans to rerelease it at this time but keep an eye out for other collaborations with local purveyors of fine alcoholic beverages.
Crepi Al Lupo (eat the fucking wolf)!