Fri, Aug 02 | Function Gallery and Black Box Theatre

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 8pm - Show and CD Release Party!

FREE! Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Compantion: A One-Guitar Show is an original two-act acoustic musical written and performed by Ross Martin. A disheveled Traveler shares the story of his three-year journey all across America with Miss Isabella Rainsong – a captivating black guitar.
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Friday, Aug 2, 2019 8pm - Show and CD Release Party!

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2019, 8:00 PM – Aug 03, 2019, 10:00 PM
Function Gallery and Black Box Theatre, 4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214, USA

About The Event

FREE Admission through a special arrangement!

Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion will take you on an unforgettable journey

You will board this two-act, original acoustic musical in an Anniston, Alabama Amtrak train station where you will wait out a storm while a wayward Traveler shares the story of his three-year journey all across America with Miss Isabella Rainsong – a captivatingly beautiful black guitar.

Written and performed by Ross Martin of Fulton, MD, Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion: A One-Guitar Show had its world premiere on January 20th, 2018 in Columbia Maryland. Since then, it was selected for the Florida Festival of New Musicals, where it was presented in a one-act version August 23-25, 2018. This show at the Function Gallery and Black Box Theatre -- part of the Function Cowork Community space -- represents the fifth run of the show. 

This show includes the official release of the companion CD. All attendees will receive a free copy that Ross will happily sign after the show.

There are some exciting additions to this performance, including some new audio backing tracks and some technical wizardry that Ross has designed to run the entire show -- including audio and lighting cues -- from the stage using an Arduino micropocessor built into his guitar! See the Miss Rainsong blog for more details. 

Event Details

Doors will open 30 minutes before the show. The total run time for the show is approximately two hours, not including the 15-minute intermission and any lengthy standing ovations.

Snacks, wine and beer will be available for purchase before, during intermission, and after the show. All concessions proceeds benefit Third Wall Productions,  a not for profit, 501(c) (3) organization, in Baltimore that provides education in the theatrical arts through live performances, workshops and youth summer stock program. 

We are partnering with walkable restaurants who are offering 10% off dinner before the show. Just say you're the traveling companion of Miss Rainsong! We suggest you plan to arrive for dinner by 6:30 to be sure to catch the doors opening at 7:30. Here's who said yes so far: 

Farm to Face Delicious vegan cafe!

Audio and video recording, flash photography, and excessive vegetable throwing during the show are prohibited.

Venue Details

Functional Coworking Community is a unique multi-function space in Lauraville (North Baltimore) that includes rentable office space, conference rooms, and an open main floor that doubles as an art gallery and a black box theatre. There is ample free parking on the street and in their shared lot next to Zeke's Coffee. 

About the Creator

Ross Martin (Book, Lyrics, & Music) started singing about the same time he started talking and added the guitar when it seemed his only option for impressing girls. He grew up doing community and school theater and choirs. When he realized that he cared more about the parody of The Music Man he wrote for his med school talent show than passing his medical boards, he knew something had to give. After delivering babies for a few years, he flipped his career to consulting in health IT to make more room for writing, eventually penning five screenplays and fourish musicals (depending on how you count). He briefly delivered babies, but now makes his living as an independent consultant in medical informatics (technology in healthcare) along with his wife as the dynamic duo behind 360 Degree Insights LLC. He also claims to be the World's Leading Medical Informatimusicologist as President and Founder of The American College of Medical Informatimusicology (ACMImimi). More than you likely care to know is at www.rossmartinmd.com.

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