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BPA lands epic tale as BIG FISH comes ashore May 12 - 28!

The heart of this story is a man with wonderful intentions to inspire! BIG FISH is a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams FamilyThe Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Director Ken Michels, beloved by Bainbridge audiences for such favorites as Mary PoppinsThe Full MontyShrekAvenue Q, and Spamalot, is joined by Musical Director Aimee Hong, who teaches for the Seattle Symphony, Studio East, and Village Theatre, and Choreographer Heather Dawson (SeussicalSpamalotMary Poppins). Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Tickets for Bainbridge Dance Center’s annual showcase launch May 17

On June 20 – 24 at BPA, Bainbridge Dance Center students and faculty members will transform ten months of training into their 36th annual presentation celebrating the beauty and significance of dance. Six spellbinding performances showcase more than 100 students, ages 4 – 18, in works of creative movement, modern, jazz, tap and ballet. The youngest students will demonstrate pre-technique movement, while beginning through advanced students will perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Members of the Advanced Ballet Repertory will present “Cinderella Suite.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Auditions For Seattle-Area Premiere of “PRISCILLA…” are May 13 & 16

BPA is thrilled to announce auditions for the opening show of our 2017 – 2018 Season, the Seattle-area premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL. Auditions will be held at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 16 at 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. Includes roles for 20-30 actors, singers, dancers, and drag queens, ages 18 and up, plus one 8-11-year-old boy. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a disco or 80’s pop song that shows range and individual character. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

The EDGE is perfect for Moms and those who have Moms (that means YOU)!

Don’t miss The EDGE Improv on May 6 as the troupe 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

BPA Auditions for Seattle-Area Premiere May 13 & 16

BPA is thrilled to announce auditions for the opening show of our 2017 – 2018 Season, the Seattle-area premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICAL. Auditions will be held at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Saturday, May 13 at 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 16 at 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. Includes roles for 20-30 actors, singers, dancers, and drag queens, ages 18 and up, plus one 8-11-year-old boy. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a disco or 80’s pop song that shows range and individual character. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Get your tickets now! This whopper of a tale runs May 12 - 28

BIG FISH is a 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). Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BCB podcast previews Carmina Burana ahead of April 22 & 23 BSO collaboration

LISTEN to the terrific BCB podcast with Wesley Schulz and Michael Austin Miller: https://www.bestofbcb.org/wu-343-carmina-burana/

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Audition for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR April 17 at BPA

BPA is pleased to offer a second opportunity to audition for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Embraced by audiences as one of Shakespeare’s most delightful plays, this most merry and English of comedies centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff. Hard up for money and seeking to restore his riches, he sends identical love letters to two wealthy wives. But the wooed Windsor women see through his schemes and set him up for some hilariously sweet revenge. Includes roles for five or more women ages 20 and up, 11 men ages 20 and up, and three youth ages 12 and up. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

One Night Only April 15: Vocal Jazz Ensemble BlueStreet Voices

BlueStreet Voices, a vocal jazz ensemble based out of Seattle, performs tunes with a professional trio at their back. They put forth everything from foot-tappin’ jazz standards to classically-arranged contemporary pop hits, including Latin, blues, gospel, rich ballads, and songs by contemporary jazz artists such as Michael Bublé, The Beatles, Kurt Elling, Coldplay, Groove for Thought, Maroon Five, Manhattan Transfer, James Taylor, Jane Monheit, Paul Simon, and more. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

April 7: BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “The Many Faces of Gaia”

Join us in the BPA Gallery April 7 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. The April exhibit features the spirit-guided paintings of Bainbridge artist Deborah Jane Milton, PhD who teaches ART as a way of knowing, as a way of transforming, as a way of embracing the issues of our time on this planet. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine