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Fifth Annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival is August 19 & 20 at BPA

Ten original plays. Three shows. Two days. Out of 66 submissions from established and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, ten were selected by a jury of theatre professionals for production this year. Island Theatre’s 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ten-Minute Play Festivals played to full BPA houses both evenings. Besides the delight of seeing entertaining plays written, directed, and performed by their friends and neighbors, audience members know that even if they aren’t crazy about one play, another is just ten minutes away! Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA’s 60th Anniversary Season Kick-Off is August 5 & 6

Bainbridge Performing Arts celebrates 60 years of storytelling and launches its 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season with a two-day lineup of special events. Drop by August 5 for an open house and the First Friday Art Walk, along with live music, small bites, and a beer garden. Join us August 6 for a special anniversary-themed ticketed performance by The EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

“Masterpeach” of a tale is based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories.

Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery will charm audience members of all ages July 28 - 30. Victoria Whitlow Tuttle, who was BPA’s Director of Education from 2011 – 2013, returns to direct this tasty peach of a production, which showcases an enthusiastic cast of veteran and novice 4th – 10th grade BPA thespians. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Summer stories with THE MOTH founder one night only July 23 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled and honored to present “An Evening of Summer Stories with THE MOTH Founder George Dawes Green and Storyteller/Host Dan Kennedy” one night only on July 23. The ideal way to experience the style of THE MOTH is live and in person, where you can feel the electricity in the room and be a part of the visceral dialogue between teller and audience. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – opening July 8 at The Bloedel Reserve

Join us in July for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 4th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance – MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – at The Bloedel Reserve. The meadow at this award-winning public garden offers an unforgettable setting for William Shakespeare’s spicy tale of scheming lovers and fiery antics. Kate Carruthers, who directed BPA’s mighty production of Amadeus this past spring leads a stellar cast of BPA newcomers and island favorites. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

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