Trending
Calendar
 
CP on Facebook

 

CP on Twitter
Print Email

Baltimore Arts

Best Star Trek Musical

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s The Terrible Secret of Lunastus

Let’s face it: Four hours is a long time to sit through any double feature, especially one that doesn’t include women in prison or a heroine named Ilsa. But when the Baltimore Rock Opera Society unrolled its double bill this spring, it smartly loaded up its second half with a genuine hoot of a sci-fi production, The Terrible Secret of Lunastus, which followed a group of human astronauts as they encountered an alien species on another planet—complete with the BROS’ typically cheeky 1970s rock excesses and overblown sense of wit. Lifelong nerds could recognize what Lunastus was before the first of many laser beams found its target: the sort of low-tech sci-fi adventure of the original Star Trek series with everything turned up to 11. And so it delivered: strangers in a strange land being confronted with their own humanness (or lack thereof); considerations of the line separating human from computer intelligence; hot intergalactic-species sex; and, in actor Tim Olewnik as the rock opera’s captain, a performer who not only isn’t afraid of the William Shatner School of Overacting but very well may be a former valedictorian. In plain, non-Vulcan English: a hoot.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus