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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

Inaugurate the New Year with The EDGE Improv January 7

Head to BPA this weekend for The EDGE Improv’s monthly first-Saturday show. Enjoy 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

January 6: BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Our Silent World”

Join us in the BPA Gallery January 6 for an artist reception and an inspirational evening of art, food, and friends. Taken by fifteen deaf children on Bainbridge Island’s sister island, Ometepe, in Lake Nicaragua, the photos in this exhibit reveal the children’s unique view of the world around them. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Head to BPA January 13 & 14 for the 1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER

Comedian and radio host DAN ROSENBERG is joined by improv actor JON HIBBS and musician and expert-on-everything RAFFI MINASIAN for a live, unique, and improvised "radio" show. Stand-up comics PETER GREYY (Seattle International Comedy Competition Director of Talent) and DAVID CROWE (Winner of both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competition) will perform Friday night, and BRETT HAMIL (Writer/Cartoonist for Seattle Weekly and City Arts) and RODNEY SHERWOOD (as seen on NBC’s Friends, The CW’s Grimm, and Emmy Award Winner!) will perform Saturday night. Read more.

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. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Inaugurate the New Year with The EDGE Improv January 7

BPA presents The EDGE Improv
Saturday, January 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts

Join your friends and family at BPA for an evening of laughs on January 7, and inaugurate the New Year with The EDGE Improv. The troupe will deliver 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.

The troupe performs at BPA on the first Saturday of each month, and their capers have earned a devoted community of followers. The EDGE credits Bainbridge audiences for being smarter than their average hecklers. “It’s Tolstoy vs. American Idol,” said troupe member John Ellis.

Performers include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit www.theedgeimprov.com for video clips from past shows and visit The EDGE at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org for tickets, bios, upcoming performances and more.

The EDGE Improv appears at BPA Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine