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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

Join us for a laugh-out-loud tale for the holidays, December 2 - 18

Look under BPA's holiday Christmas tree December 2 – 18 for sweet nostalgia for adults, fun for kids, an Ugly Sweater contest, and more! Featuring the dynamic artistic team from Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Drowsy Chaperone, BPA’s holiday production showcases a predominantly local cast, including several family members who are spending the holidays performing together. Check out the trailer and read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Make merry with The EDGE Improv December 3 at BPA

Jump start your holiday festivities and join The EDGE Improv for 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 Gallery December First Friday Art Walk: “Gifts of Northwest Light”

Join us in the BPA Gallery December 2 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Millard “Mick” Davidson’s recent oil landscapes evoke a sense of the traditional American aesthetic with a decidedly local flair that delightfully complements BPA’s holiday programming. Mick has transitioned from his Bainbridge architectural practice into a full-time painting career in the Russian impressionist tradition. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Meet the Comedy Competition semi-finalists ahead of this Saturday's show!

The ten semi-finalists for the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition have been announced. All have won at least $500 and will compete for the lion’s share of the $15,000 prize fund! The semi-finalists include Billy Anderson from Seattle, Drew Behm from Edmonton, Pat Burtscher from Toronto, Ricarlo Flanagan from Los Angeles, Mayce Galoni from Hamilton, Scoot Herring from Portland, Preacher Lawson from Orlando, Scott Losse from Seattle, Eric Lundquist from Seattle, and Linda Stogner from Dallas. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery December First Friday Art Walk: “Gifts of Northwest Light”

Join us in the BPA Gallery December 2 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Millard “Mick” Davidson’s recent oil landscapes evoke a sense of the traditional American aesthetic with a decidedly local flair that delightfully complements BPA’s holiday programming. Mick has transitioned from his Bainbridge architectural practice into a full-time painting career in the Russian impressionist tradition. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us for a laugh-out-loud tale for the holidays, December 2 - 18

Featuring the dynamic artistic team from Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Drowsy Chaperone, BPA’s holiday production showcases a predominantly local cast, including several family members who are spending the holidays performing together. Look under BPA's holiday Christmas tree December 2 – 18 for sweet nostalgia for adults, fun for kids, an Ugly Sweater contest, and more! Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

See the semi-finalists in Seattle’s annual Comedy Competition November 19!

Join us for the semi-finals in the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition – one night only at BPA. The competition starts in early November and continues nightly at venues throughout the region until a winner is crowned on November 27 at Snoqualmie Casino in North Bend. Featuring professional comedians from around the globe, it’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival: 26 days, 22 shows, 18 venues, 33 comedians, over $15,000 in cash prizes, and talent executives from television networks, movie studios, managers, agents and producers. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

The British are coming! Don’t miss Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on November 12 & 13

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with resplendent works by three of England’s finest composers. William Walton wrote Crown Imperial: Coronation March in May 1937. Vaughan Williams’ virtuosic Piano Concerto in C will be performed by pianist Cristina Valdés. One of today’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music, Valdés is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Washington. The program concludes with Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine