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Rave reviews for August: Osage County, which runs through April 2

"Director Kate Carruthers, cast and crew have pretty much outdone themselves — and that's saying something, given the accomplishment of last year's "Amadeus" and some of the previous aircraft carriers Carruthers has captained for BPA — in telling Tracy Letts' stark, black, sometimes ugly and frequently, uncomfortably funny tale of an American family come a cropper." - Michael Moore, Kitsap Sun

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BSO & Bainbridge Chorale present Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another extraordinary partnership on April 22 and 23. Together they will perform iconic sacred works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms before turning their attention to Carl Orff’s famed Carmina Burana. Led by conductors Wesley Schulz and Michael Austin Miller, this thrilling collaboration features the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale, Olympic Girls Choir, Jessica Robins Milanese (soprano), and Paul Karaitis (tenor/baritone). Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Winter Showcase offers family fun for ‘kids’ of all ages March 28 & 30

BPA Theatre School’s Winter Showcase features two plays for the price of one! The first, Bainbridge to Broadway is our annual student musical revue in which students, Grades 2 – 8 are cast as a group of aspiring Broadway stars. Next up, teens from BPA’s Teen Intensive program will perform The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s most magical, mysterious, and cerebral works. Read more

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us for August: Osage County March 17 – April 2

Directed by Island Treasure Kate Carruthers, this highly combustible dark comedy about the Weston clan of Oklahoma is sure to leave audience members reeling. This major new play by Tracy Letts unflinchingly examines and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

March 3: BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Inkgarden”

Celebrate the vibrant printmaking community that now thrives on Bainbridge Island, and join us March 3 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Artist Wendy Orville opened Inkgarden Studio in 2004, offering classes in monotype. When approached about this exhibit, Wendy responded, “I feel so lucky to be part of such a generous, joyful and committed group of artists (and friends).” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

“Not Applicable” joins The EDGE for a special show honoring Dashiell Mortell on March 4

Members of the Bainbridge high school group “Not Applicable” will join The EDGE for this Saturday night’s show to celebrate and honor the life of Dashiell Mortell – one of the founders of “Not Applicable.” Troupe member Chris Soldevilla, who was improv teacher for Dash, will host the evening. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BSO presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 March 4 & 5 in two off-site performances

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is delighted to team up with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra in this special presentation of Gustav Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1 in D major. Also on the program is Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon featuring Davis Hampton, bass clarinet. Both of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s winter concerts will be performed off-site. 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

BPA announces Auditions for 5th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance

BPA is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, March 4 at BPA. 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. Includes roles for five or more women ages 20 and up, 11 men ages 20 and up, and three youth ages 12 and up. Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season! Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Now Enrolling BPA Theatre School Spring 2017 Classes & Break Camps

BPA Theatre School is now taking registrations for the Spring 2017 Break Camps and Spring 2017 Quarter. Inspiring the kind of creativity, grace, and empathy that enrich every aspect of life, BPA Theatre School’s spring camps and classes for Pre-K through Adult yield artistic benefits for both hobbyists and career actors. “We wouldn’t do theater school at all if it wasn’t so dang much FUN!” – Director of Education Liz Ellis – Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

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