"...1814! The Rock Opera, as the title not-so-subtly suggests, tells part of the story of the War of 1812—the invasion of Baltimore—merging historical narrative and over-the-top 1970s rock opera. It’s Tommy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the Battle of North Point rolled into one. Somehow, guitarist David Dudley (a former Baltimore senior editor) and keyboardist David Israel, who penned the musical together, mange to pay homage to and parody the bands they loved growing up—and poke fun at a war—without offending anyone. In fact, the sold-out crowd is enthralled as veterans of several Baltimore Rock Opera Society productions play and sing the roles of War of 1812 characters..."