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Laughter is good for the soul. And so is The EDGE Improv!

Leap into spring with The EDGE Improv, and join them March 4 as the members deliver an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. Troupe member Ken Ballenger proclaims, “The EDGE is like therapy, but cheaper.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BSO presents Gustav Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra teams up with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra for a special set of off-site performances March 4 & 5. The ticketed Saturday performance on March 4 will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Bainbridge High School and the free concert on Sunday, March 5 will be at 4:00 p.m. at Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us for [title of show] – a love-letter to Musical Theatre, February 10 – 19

Calling [title of show] “basically one long inside joke for the theatre community,” Director Philip Lacey says, “Don’t let that intimidate you! The heart of this show is not esoteric or incomprehensible. I would go so far as to say that this show taps into some of the most universal hopes and fears that we as humans will ever experience… At its heart, [title of show] is about four friends searching for happiness.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Shake off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughs on February 4

Join us as The EDGE Improv delivers an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Help bring the chickens “home to roost” for their 2nd showing at the BPA Gallery

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk February 3 to enjoy an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Unique chicken portraits on cedar and humorous chicken block prints by local artist Matt Pedersen highlight his passion for the urban farm movement. The chicken portraits express the stoic qualities of the subject through detailed wood burned images, while his colorful small scale prints bring to life the peculiar personalities of chickens and their owners. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Two BPA favorites and two newcomers star in [title of show], February 10 - 19

Save the dates for a thoroughly unique and comical postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals! You won’t want to miss this outrageously funny love letter to musical theatre. [title of show] (yes, that really IS the name of the show) is a hidden jewel that – like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee before it – is sure to enthrall audience members. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA’s AMADEUS wins four categories in 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! After one of their biggest years and a record number of voters, BroadwayWorld Seattle has announced the winners in the 2016 Awards. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to be listed among the winners, with AMADEUS gathering wins in four categories, including Best Play. View the full list.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Come together on Inauguration Day to celebrate community with your friends and neighbors!

Celebrate a day of unity and Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, as the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble returns for it’s 5th annual appearance at BPA to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only on January 20. This Seattle-based ensemble has brought the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

January 13 & 14 comedy show headlines 4 of the top touring comedians in the US

Get the first last laugh at BPA’s 1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER. See four of the top touring comedians in the USA in performances spanning two nights at BPA: PETER GREYY (Seattle International Comedy Competition Director of Talent) and DAVID CROWE (Winner of both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competition) perform Friday, January 13. BRETT HAMIL (Seattle’s “political activist” comedian) and Islander RODNEY SHERWOOD (NBC’s Friends, The CW’s Grimm, and Emmy Award Winner!) perform Saturday, January 14. See videos and read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA AUDITIONS for BIG FISH are January 7 & 10

Overflowing with heart, humor, and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). BIG FISH includes roles for 12-16 men, ages 16 and up, 10-16 women, ages 14 and up, and one boy, age 8-12. See the complete listing of characters and more here.

Written by Sally Jo Martine