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Berkeley Springs Train Depot

Miss Rainsong at the Berkely Springs Train Depot -- Friday, August 16th, 2024

Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion: A One-Guitar Show — performance at the newly renovated Berkeley Springs Train Depot, 342 N Washington St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Miss Rainsong at the Berkely Springs Train Depot -- Friday, August 16th, 2024
Miss Rainsong at the Berkely Springs Train Depot -- Friday, August 16th, 2024

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Berkeley Springs Train Depot, 342 N Washington St, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, USA

About The Event

Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion

A two-act, solo acoustic musical by Ross Martin

Friday, August 16th , 2024 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

The Berkeley Springs Train Depot

342 N Washington St

Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

If you have questions, please contact Ross Martin at rainsong@ACMImimi.org.

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

You will board this two-act, original acoustic musical in the Berkeley Springs, WV Amtrak train station. A threatening storm keeps you holed up in the station while it passes. A wayward Traveler helps you pass the time by sharing the story of his three-year journey all across America with Miss Isabella Rainsong – a captivatingly beautiful black guitar.

Created and performed by Ross Martin, Miss Isabella Rainsong and Her Traveling Companion: A One-Guitar Show had its world premiere on January 20th, 2018 in Columbia, Maryland. It was selected for the Florida Festival of New Musicals, where it was presented in a one-act version August 23-25, 2018. Ross has performed the show dozens of times since the premiere from Connecticut to Florida. Ross is thrilled to be performing the show in an actual train station for the Berkeley Springs summer performance series!

The show runs 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Reservations are strongly suggested, the show is free with a suggested $15 donation accepted at the time of the reservation or during the show. Half of all proceeds go to support the ongoing maintenance of the Train Depot.

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 is devoting a larger share of his time to creative pursuits like Miss Rainsong. He also claims to be the World's Leading Medical Informatimusicologist as President and Founder of The American College of Medical Informatimusicology (ACMImimi). More about Ross and links to some of his other projects can be found here.

About the Venue

The Berkeley Springs Train Depot is a historic railway depot located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. It was built in 1915 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. At its peak in the 1920s and 1930s the railroad spur was used for shipping produce and pulpwood. It ceased use as a passenger depot in 1935 and was later sold to the Town of Bath for $1 by CSX Railroad. Beginning in 2008, local townspeople began to work on renovating the historic building. The town celebrated its grand re-opening on Veterans Day, 2023. The summer series of performances are the first use of the building in its renovated state. The town hopes to make use of the building as a welcome center, multi-use venue, or museum. Other ideas are welcome! 

Tickets

  • Admit One Reserved Seating

    Reserved seating, pay what you like. Suggested donation $15. Half of all proceeds go to supporting the upkeep of the Train Depot.

    Pay what you want

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  • New Traveler

    This seat is reserved for the "New Traveler" who plays a special role at the end of the show. For more information about playing this role, contact Ross at rainsong@acmimimi.org.

    $0.00

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