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Head out for a madcap evening of summer laughs with The EDGE Improv August 5

Wrap up the season with a madcap evening of summer laughs and The EDGE Improv on August 5 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. According to troupe member Ken Ballenger “The EDGE is like therapy, but cheaper.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

August 4: BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk - “Breathing Room”

Join us in the BPA Gallery August 4 for an artist reception and an enjoyable evening of art and friends. Janice Harris is a Bainbridge Island watercolorist and weaver whose work reflects her journeys to spacious, usually-unpeopled places that offer respite from the often-compressed and too-often-anxious human world. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

This week! 'Madagascar' brings outlandish characters, adventure, and upbeat score to BPA stage

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the BPA stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score in MADAGASCAR JR.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the BPA stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Summertime merriment with The Bard at Bloedel, July 7 - 23

Join us for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 5th annual summertime Shakespeare performance in the lovely meadow at the Bloedel Reserve. Shakespeare’s most merry and English of comedies centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff and the wooed Windsor women who see through his schemes and set him up for some hilariously sweet revenge. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Tony Award nominee Wilson Milam leads July 10 - August 14 workshop for teens and adults

Now registering "Character and Situation" with Wilson Milam! With instructive anecdotes and deep insight into the text, Wilson Milam's classes are delightfully fun and thoroughly instructive. Students will bring scenes of interest to class, where they will work to gain specific understanding about them. More broadly, they will acquire the tools used to interpret and perform them. Read more and register today!

Written by Sally Jo Martine

"Antiques Roadshow" with The EDGE Improv on July 1

Ready, set, GO! Speed, greed, razor-sharp appraisal skills, charity, and spite will be on gnashing and blustery display as The EDGE troupe members sink their improv teeth into your favorite Rotary Auction goodies. Witness them fawning over one person's trash and scorning another's treasures. This Saturday's post-Rotary Auction improv wrap up will be too wicked to miss! Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Save the dates July 7 – 23 for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Join us for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 5th annual summertime Shakespeare performance in the lovely meadow at the Bloedel Reserve. Shakespeare’s most merry and English of comedies centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff and the wooed Windsor women who see through his schemes and set him up for some hilariously sweet revenge. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 36th Annual Student Performances are June 20 - 24

BDC presents six spellbinding performances showcasing 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, and members of the Advanced Ballet Repertory will present “Cinderella Suite,” with the music of Sergie Prokofiev, restaged and choreographed by BDC faculty members Cait Wyler and Kim Holloway. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Theatre School’s annual Spring Send-Off is on June 8 & 9

Join us for a festive annual showcase bursting with theatrical attractions, and enjoy two short plays for the price of one. Performances begin with the 2nd – 8th grade productions of tales from Hugh Lofting’s series on Doctor Doolittle, and end with the debut of original works devised and staged by BPA’s spring Teen Intensive students. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine