Young Victorian Theatre Company
Since 1971 in Baltimore, MD USA

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Stephen J. Cullen, Esquire – PRESIDENT
Stanley J. Miller, M.D. – VICE PRESIDENT
Carol Campbell Haislip – SECRETARY
Kathy Mardaga – TREASURER

Michael I. Blum
Todd Douglas
Kelly Hughes Iverson
R. Alan Macksey, Jr.
Mark McGrath
Melissa Mino
Luther Petry
David J. Shuster
Marylou Sigler Frey
Anne Stuzin

Theatre Staff

Brian S. Goodman

Brian S. Goodman
General Manager

2015 marks Mr. Goodman's 38th consecutive year as General Manager at the Young Vic.

During that time, he has overseen the theatre's development from a semi-professional, partly-student organization to a fully independent company, complete with a permanent endowment and independent Board of Directors.

Mr. Goodman is a partner in the law firm of Kramon & Graham, PA, where he specializes in products liability defense work, general liability work and insurance law. He has been named a Super Lawyer from 2009 to the present in the field of general litigation.

Mr. Goodman is also general counsel to the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and was honored as its 2005 person of the year.

His daughter Fallon is a graduate of Bryn Mawr School, where she starred in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." She was also featured as Fleta in the Young Vic's most recent Iolanthe. His wife Laurie holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Children's Literature from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Christopher M. Cicconi

Christopher M. Cicconi
Music Director & Conductor

Dr. Christopher M. Cicconi is starting his first year as the new Music Director and Conductor for the Young Victorian Theatre Company.

Dr. Cicconi is Director of Bands and Orchestras and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Towson University. He is conductor of the Towson University Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra; and he teaches courses in conducting and methods of teaching instrumental music in secondary education.

Prior to his arrival in Maryland, he earned a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Miami, where he was awarded a Henry Mancini Fellowship.

Previously, Dr. Cicconi served as Director of Bands at Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Power Ranch Elementary and Middle School (Higley, AZ), and Payne Junior High School (Chandler, AZ).

As an orchestra conductor, Cicconi has held positions and guest conducting appointments with orchestras in the United States, Argentina, and China. Most recently he served as associate conductor with the Broward Symphony Orchestra, the Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, and the Walenstein Youth Symphony.

Dr. Cicconi completed a Master of Music Education Degree, with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting, from Arizona State University and earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree (summa cum laude) from Youngstown State University.

He is a member of College Band Directors National Association, Florida Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

James Harp

James Harp
Stage Director

James Harp is well known in the Baltimore area as a stage director, pianist, organist, singer, composer, lecturer, writer and conductor.

He began his musical career at age 7 as a church soloist, and has concertized in Italy, France, Greece, Israel, the Bahamas, and extensively throughout his native southern United States. His more unusual musical experiences include singing on national television at the Kentucky Derby and coaching Lily Tomlin in arias for an Emmy-nominated episode of Homicide.

He is the Artistic Director of Opera and Education for the Lyric Opera House, where he is responsible for rebuilding a new grand opera company, Lyric Opera Baltimore, to debut in the fall of 2011. He is also associated with the opera coaching faculties at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland Opera Studio. He was the Artistic Administrator of the Baltimore Opera Company for twenty years and the Chorus Master for sixteen years.

Since 1983 he has served as organist for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and since 1987 has been the Cantor (Organist/Choirmaster) for Baltimore's historic St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where he also serves as Artistic Director of the St. Cecilia Society Concert Series.

Mr. Harp holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

His stage direction credits include such well known operas as Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, L'elisir d'amore, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and Carmen. As a solo singer he has performed with Baltimore Opera Company, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Summer Opera Theatre of D.C., Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, and the Contemporary Music Forum of Washington, D.C. He has appeared with the Young Vic in three productions: Ruddigore, The Gondoliers, and Iolanthe.

Knowledgeable in many areas of music, he has lectured extensively on opera in many venues and is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Education. Successful as a writer of operatic children's programs, he and his work Puppets & Pagliacci were featured on PBS. He has served on several national advisory boards as a consultant and advocate for arts agencies.

Sought after as an orchestral musician and accompanist, he has been featured as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as an acclaimed continuo (harpsichord/organ) soloist with many local orchestral and choral groups. As accompanist to many local singers, many of whom feature his own compositions, he has also accompanied such artists as Leontyne Price, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Licia Albanese, Anna Moffo, Chris Merritt, Lucine Amara, and Paul Plishka.

An aficionado of gardening, theology, genealogy and all things Victorian, he lives in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore with his three gregarious pugs, Vivian, Jewell, and Woodrow.

Kathy Mardaga
Business Manager

Mike Lurie
Public Relations Director


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The Young Victorian Theatre Company is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The Young Victorian Theatre Company is a nonprofit professional summer repertory theatre.