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BSO announces Winner of the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Announces Charlotte Marckx
As 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition – Charlotte Marckx, a 14-year-old violinist from Bellevue, who performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, first movement. Charlotte has performed on NPR’s From the Top radio program and at their annual gala in Boston. She recently won the Washington State division of the Music Teacher’s National Association competition, and will be advancing to the next round this winter. Previous honors include being one of four finalists in the 2015 Johansen International Competition held in DC, and a winner of the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival. Charlotte was the grand prizewinner of the 2015 KING FM Young Artists Awards, and was presented by James Ehnes in a recital with the Seattle Chamber Music Society. She has soloed with several orchestras including the Seattle Philharmonia Northwest and Seattle Festival Orchestras. Most recently, Charlotte appeared alongside her cellist sister, Olivia, performing the Brahms “Double Concerto” with the Kirkland Civic Orchestra. Their duo, Sempre Sisters, performs a variety of genres, and was featured in the 2016 October issue of Strings Magazine. Charlotte began studying the violin with Jan Coleman at age 5 ½ and currently works with Simon James. In the summer, Charlotte attends the Aspen Music Festival, where she studies with Paul Kantor. She also works with studio pianist collaborators Hiro David and Dr. Li-Tan Hsu. Charlotte receives support through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. Outside of music, Charlotte loves to write fanfiction and watch the Food Network.

Young Park, piano, was awarded 2nd Place for her performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, second and third movements, and David Forman, viola, was awarded 3rd Place for his performance of Walton’s Viola Concerto, first movement. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Music Director Wesley Schulz congratulates all participants in the BSO’s 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition, saying, “It was a true pleasure to hear so many talented and capable young musicians. Everyone displayed solid musicianship, careful preparation, and great confidence. It takes hundreds of hours, and months of dedication, stamina, and endurance to prepare for and participate in a competition such as ours.”

As 1st Place Winner of the BSO’s annual competition, Ms. Marckx will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on June 2 & 4. The BSO’s final concert of the season will also feature Williams’ Music from Lincoln as well as Copland’s nostalgic and moving Tender Land Suite.

Please join us for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert – Mahler Symphony No. 1 – on March 4 & 5 as well as our spring collaboration with Bainbridge Chorale – Sacred and Profane: Carmina Burana – on April 22 & 23. Both of these concerts are off-site. Tickets and performance details are available 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.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra sponsor Carly’s Rolling Bay Café. Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult thanks to the  BSO’s “Youth in Music Initiative” funded by Wicklund Dental. 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. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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

BPA stages outrageously funny love letter to musical theatre February 10 - 19

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents [title of show]
Yes, that’s really the name of the show!
February 10 - 19: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, February 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

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.

In [title of show] Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. With nothing to lose, and the submission deadline a mere three weeks away, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.

[title of show] – taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show] – follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival, while learning lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists along the way. Featuring music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, the musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.

Director Philip Lacey and Musical Director Joel Kurzynski make their BPA debut with this production and lead a tiny cast featuring two newcomers – Garrett Dill (JEFF) and Adam Minton (HUNTER) – plus two BPA favorites – Jasmine Joshua (SUSAN) and Myriah Riedel (HEIDI). Jasmine Joshua previously made a big splash as the glitzy yet villainous Ursula in BPA’s Little Mermaid last spring alongside starring cast mate Myriah Riedel, who won fans and hearts with her winning performance as Ariel. Garrett Dill has appeared in Fly by Night (Harold) with Reboot Theater, Songs for a New World (Man 2) at Second Story, Parade (Craig) with Sound Theatre Company, and Shaggy in Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, an international tour. Adam Minton’s portrayal of The Baker (Into the Woods) at Twelfth Night Productions earned him BroadwayWorld.com Seattle’s award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical last year.

Produced by special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein, [title of show] appears at BPA February 10 - 19, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and and Sunday Matinees at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $21 for 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. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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

Shake off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughs on February 4

BPA presents The EDGE Improv
Saturday, February 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts

Shake off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughs on February 4. The EDGE Improv 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.

According to troupe member Ken Ballenger “The EDGE is like therapy, but cheaper.” Terence Wheer, author, actor and all-around good fellow, quips, “If you're up for some surprises then The EDGE is your cup of tea. Or coffee. Or bottled spring water.”

The troupe performs at BPA on the first Saturday of each month, and their capers have earned a devoted community of followers. 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, February 4 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

BPA Gallery February 3 First Friday Art Walk: “Backyard Chickens”

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Backyard Chickens
Unique Chicken Portraits by Matt Pedersen
First Friday Art Walk: February 3 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout February at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Help bring the chickens “home to roost” for their second showing at the BPA Gallery in the First Friday Art Walk. Join us February 3 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Unique chicken portraits on cedar and humorous chicken block prints by local artist Matt Pedersen highlight his passion for the urban farm movement. The chicken portraits express the stoic qualities of the subject through detailed wood burned images, while his colorful small scale prints bring to life the peculiar personalities of chickens and their owners.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free, and information is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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

1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER is January 13 & 14 at BPA

1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER
Stand-up Comedy & Live Radio Show
Friday & Saturday January 13 & 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Get the first last laugh at BPA’s 1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER. The event headlines four of the top touring comedians in the USA in performances spanning two nights at BPA. See PETER GREYY (Seattle International Comedy Competition Director of Talent) and DAVID CROWE (Winner of both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competition) on Friday, January 13, and BRETT HAMIL (Writer/Cartoonist for Seattle Weekly and City Arts) and RODNEY SHERWOOD (NBC’s Friends, The CW’s Grimm, and Emmy Award Winner!) on Saturday, January 14.

Sharing the stage both nights are comedian and radio host Dan Rosenberg, improv actor Jon Hibbs, and musician and expert-on-everything Raffi Minasian for a live, unique, and improvised “radio” show, complete with interviews with the four stand-up comedians.

PETER GREYY is a professional touring comedian, an effective comedy coach, and the Director of Talent for both the San Francisco Comedy Competition and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Once described as “The Godfather of Alt-Comedy in Seattle,” Peter has performed across the continent in comedy clubs, theaters, and festivals – including multiple performances at both the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Peter has worked with many of today’s top comedians, including Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia, Doug Benson, Joan Rivers, and the late Greg Giraldo. Visit online at www.petergreyy.com.

DAVID CROWE is a 20-year veteran of the comedy stage. After winning both the Seattle and San Francisco Comedy Competitions, then performing for a US President the same year, his career took off and has never stopped. On stage Crowe is armed with a “gallery of facial expressions,” a host of accents, and a “nerdy charisma that is utterly captivating.” He has been featured on Showtime with his own One Hour Comedy Special “Crooked Finger,” along with numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Bob&Tom Radio, SiriusXM, and Pandora. Overseas, he crushed the competition at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, garnering three perfect 5-Star reviews from their rather sticky and jaded press. Visit online at www.davidcrowe.com.

BRETT HAMIL is a standup comic, writer and talk show host based in Seattle where The Stranger called him “a truly treasured ham.” He’s also a columnist and cartoonist for City Arts Magazine. His sketches and political commentary videos spun off into a quarterly talk show at the Northwest Film Forum – “The Seattle Process” with Brett Hamil, for which the Seattle Weekly called him “the city’s premier political comic.” This year he released his first album, “Grower.” He lives on Seattle’s south end with a wife, a baby, and two strange dogs. Visit Brett online at www.bretthamil.com.

RODNEY SHERWOOD, an Emmy winning performer and runner up in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, is a seasoned professional. A touring comedian for over 20 years, Rodney has performed all over the world. In addition to comedy, Rodney is an accomplished television and motion picture actor seen on TV’s, Grimm, Leverage, Friends, and That 70’s Show. Rodney has recently appeared in the movies; Seven Minutes, The Architect and, Grassroots. Visit online at www.rodneysherwood.com.

DAN ROSENBERG is a comedian, writer, and radio host, RAFFI MINASIAN is a widely published automobile designer, illustrator, writer, teacher, and classic car collector. JONATHAN HIBBS is an improvisational comedy expert, performer, and teacher. In a lively discussion spanning cars, culture, and politics, and fielding questions from callers, this “unholy trinity of admitted geeks” formerly hosted the radio talk show “Clutch Radio,” which previously played weekly on CBS Seattle’s KFNQ-AM 1090.

Join us for BPA’s 1st Annual LAST COMEDY SHOW EVER, suitable for ages 18 and over. Performances showcase stand-up comedians PETER GREYY and DAVID CROWE on Friday, January 13 and BRETT HAMIL and RODNEY SHERWOOD on Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 per person (for one night) or $45 per person for both nights, 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

Celebrate a day of unity with Anzanga Marimba Ensemble January 20

BPA Cultural Outreach Program: Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Friday, January 20 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrate a day of unity 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. Anzanga celebrates 30 years performing throughout the Northwest and globally. This Seattle-based ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot as well as performances in South Africa and China. The troupe’s repertoire is primarily from Zimbabwe, with influences from throughout Africa, in addition to original compositions. This special public performance is part of BPA’s Cultural Outreach Program. Come together on Inauguration Day to celebrate community with your friends and neighbors.

Anzanga plays using seven marimbas—three sopranos, two tenors, a baritone, and a bass—and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are hand-crafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The tuning is based on the tonalities found in Zimbabwean music. Each key sits above a resonator that has a vibrating membrane which amplifies the sound and adds a unique “buzz” to the music. For additional information visit Anzanga online at www.anzangamarimba.band

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble appears at BPA one night only on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under), 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

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

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Our Silent World”
Photography by fifteen deaf children on Bainbridge’s sister island, Ometepe
First Friday Art Walk: January 6 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout January at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Head to 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. The purpose of the project was to give these children the opportunity to express themselves creatively to the deaf and hearing communities on both islands. In January of 2015 a small group of Bainbridge Islanders carried to Ometepe fifteen new digital cameras, which were generously donated by members of the Bainbridge Island photo club. With the assistance of a local Nicaraguan Sign Language interpreter, the group taught the children how to use the cameras. The instructions to the children were simple: “tell us your story, show us your friends, your family, your island, and your lives.” Learn more about the project online at www.BOSIA.org.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free, and information is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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

BPA announces auditions for BIG FISH are January 7 & 10

BPA AUDITIONS for BIG FISH
Saturday, January 7 @ 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & Tuesday, January 10 @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for BIG FISH, January 7 and 10 at BPA. 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).

Run dates are May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview May 11. Rehearsals are March 14 through May 10: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. plus Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but those auditioning must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please - no outside accompanists or acapella singing. All roles are open to audition, and interested parties may view a complete listing of characters online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/collections/auditions.

Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season! BPA AUDITIONS for BIG FISH are Saturday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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

BSO Young Artist Concerto Competition application deadline is December 15

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition
Application Deadline is December 15, 2016

Competition is Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition will be held January 8, 2017 at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The competition is open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal) for young musicians ages 12-21. The winner of the 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition will have the opportunity to perform with Maestro Schulz and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on June 2 & 4, 2017! The competition application deadline is December 15, 2016, and interested parties are invited to download the application from www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/products/bso-competition.

ELIGIBILITY
1) All instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, harp, and voice are welcome to audition. 2) Applicants should be between the ages of 12 and 21 years old as of the competition date. 3) Applicants need not be residents of Bainbridge Island.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
1) Works should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length. 2) Acceptable works include a movement from a multi-movement concerto or single movement solo works that meet the time requirements. Duos and trios are not permitted. Maestro Schulz has final say on what works are permissible for competition. We encourage musicians to audition with standard repertory works, however, rental works are permitted as long as competitors are willing to assume the cost (rental works average $400-900). 3) All applicants must have their works pre-approved for competition by Maestro Schulz. This step is required to ensure feasibility by the BSO in regards to personnel, music procurement and preparation.

COMPETITION RULES
1) Music must be memorized. 2) Accompaniment is required. 3) There is an audition time limit of 10 minutes. Cuts are permissible and will have no negative impact on the judge’s evaluation. Mark any cuts clearly in the scores (i.e. orchestra tutti’s). Applicants must present two copies of the score for use by the judges (photocopies are permissible). These will be returned. Please number your measures and mark cuts. 4) The application fee is non-refundable after the application due date.

One winner will be chosen to perform with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra during their 2016 - 2017 Season. This person will receive publicity from Bainbridge Performing Arts, the opportunity to work with Maestro Schulz, and the privilege of performing with the BSO. The judges may designate a runner-up and/or honorable mention at their discretion. In the event a suitable winner cannot be determined, the judges reserve the right to declare no winner. All competitors will receive written comments from the judges.

QUESTIONS / REPERTORY APPROVAL
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Maestro Schulz at wschulz@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Community Sponsor Carly’s Rolling Bay Café and “Youth in Music Initiative” Sponsor Wicklund Dental. 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

Make merry with The EDGE Improv December 3

BPA presents The EDGE Improv
Saturday, December 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts

Make merry with The EDGE Improv this holiday season! 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.

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, December 3 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