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What’s Up Bainbridge: BCB Podcast airs ahead of Much Ado About Nothing

Listen to Channie Peters’ interview with Director Kate Carruthers (and cast members), and join us July 8 – 24 for BPA’s 4th annual summertime Shakespeare performance at The Bloedel Reserve. Scheming lovers conspire and spar in this wildly hilarious comedic romp by William Shakespeare. Listen here, and read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

LAUGH! FOR LIFE – July 1 at 8 p.m.

Please join us for a special evening of laughs and musical entertainment with proceeds going to the Taylor Family Medical Fund in support of Bainbridge Island’s own Kaycee Taylor! Featuring sizzling stand-up by Bridget Young: The Realtor Lady and special musical guests Johnny Bregar, Mike Derzon, and Zach Fleury! Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

"Modern Takes On Traditional Quilts" – July 1 in the BPA Gallery

Join us from 5 – 7 p.m. in the BPA Gallery for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. This special showing by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild features 22 original quilts. Choosing different traditional block patterns, contributing quilters created their interpretive modern quilts. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BDC students converge at BPA for annual performances June 21 – 25

Six great performances showcase more than 100 students, ages 4-18, performing dance works of creative movement, modern, jazz, tap and ballet, levels beginning through advanced. Performances include "The Firebird," staged by BDC faculty members Taylor Augustine and Cait Wyler and "Laura," re-staged by BDC faculty member Laura Peterson. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Chamber Series concludes Sunday, June 12

BPA’s Chamber Series concludes this Sunday with a lively afternoon program featuring Erik Satie’s Gymnopedies 1-3 (with a new orchestration), Franz Liszt’s Nuages Gris and Die Trauergondel (both with new orchestrations), Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, and an opera aria, to be announced. Featured performers include Josh Anderson, Elizabeth Faye, and Jack Weber (piano), Jonathan Graber and Larry Telles (violin), Jenny Weaver (viola), Arlayne Eseman (cello), Van Pham (winds), Jon Brenner (bass, contrabass, xylophone), and Meg Daly (soprano). Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us to celebrate Josh Anderson's time as BPA's Resident Music Director

Join us in wishing Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Resident Music Director Josh Anderson a fond farewell as he leaves Seattle to move out to Minneapolis. A composer, arranger, playwright, vocal coach, music teacher, and consultant, Josh is wildly enthusiastic about the ability of musical theatre to both draw a community together and entertain. For BPA, he has provided music direction for Amadeus, Mary Poppins, Hair, The Drowsy Chaperone, Side by Side by Sondheim, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Shrek, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and – this Sunday, he’ll be performing with the BPA Chamber Series. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Theatre School’s Spring Send-Off 2016 is Friday, June 10

Join us for BPA Theatre School’s Spring Send-Off 2016 – a rollicking evening showcase bursting with theatrical attractions. Students of BPA’s Teen Intensive program have penned an original murder mystery comedy to showcase their acting and singing abilities and have titled their new work “Diner 66! The Musical with Songs.” Audience members are sure to delight in this spectacular event, which is largely self-designed but also showcases direction by Liz Ellis, dance choreography by Helen Heaslip, and fight choreography by Ken Michels. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Grab your Dad for an early Father’s Day laugh on June 4 with The EDGE

Grab your Dad and head to BPA for The EDGE Improv and 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

Join us for the BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk June 3

Stop by the BPA Gallery for an artist reception and a fun evening of art and friends. This special showing by Cindy Heine includes recent watercolors of missions in the southwest, west coast lighthouses, and images from the Olympic Peninsula. Cindy’s recent work in collages is also included in the show. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BSO presents Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G major June 3 & 5

Don’t miss the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s rousing season finale on June 3 and 5 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The concert brings together “Dreamtime Ancestors” by Christopher Theofanidis – one of the most-performed composers of the twenty-first century, Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8 in G major" one of the composer’s most-beloved and uplifting symphonies, and Leah Deobald, the 1st Place Winner of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 Young Artist Competition. 
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Written by Sally Jo Martine