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BPA Auditions for Picasso at the Lapin Agile are July 18 & 19

BPA AUDITIONS
for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
July 18 & 19: Monday & Tuesday  @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, July 18 and 19 at BPA. Teresa Thuman directs Steve Martin’s zany comedy, which places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.

Run dates are October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, and 23, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview October 6. Rehearsals are mid-August through October 6 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. plus Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Four female roles are available for characters, ages 18-40 and seven male roles are open for characters, ages 18 and older. Actors of color of are encouraged to audition for all roles.

Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one-two minute monologue. 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 PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE are Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 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

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Auditions are August 21 at BPA

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
with Music Director & Conductor Wesley Schulz
Announce Auditions for the 2016 – 2017 Season
Sunday, August 21, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for the 2016 – 2017 Season. The BSO has current openings for English horn, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola, and double bass. Players of all other instruments are encouraged to audition for the substitute musician list. Interested parties are encouraged to contact BSO General Manager Larry Telles at BSOManager@bainbridgeperformingarts.org.  

Auditions will be Sunday, August 21, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Musicians are requested to arrive 15 minutes ahead of their appointment and look for signs to the warm-up and audition rooms. Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting works of their choice that display the depth of their musical sensitivity and range of technical ability. Come prepared to play a total of five-eight minutes of music. Sight-reading for all instruments will be requested; music will be provided on site. Those interested in auditioning for principal positions will be asked to prepare excerpts.

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Wesley Schulz return for our four-concert classical series featuring a star-studded cast of guest performers, masterworks, beloved favorites, original compositions, and special collaborations. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with “The British are Coming!” – a program showcasing English greats on Novermber 12 & 13, 2016. The BSO teams up with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra for “Mahler’s Symphony No. 1” in a special set of off-site performances on March 4 & 5, 2017. The BSO and the Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another off-site set of concerts and extraordinary partnership with “Sacred and Profane: Carmina burana” on April 22 & 23, 2017. BSO’s “Season Finale” on June 2 & 4, 2017 turns to celebrated American composers including Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and Aaron Copland. This program also showcases the 2017 winner of the BSO’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition.

Music has always been at the heart of the BPA mission, and the organization’s commitment stands undiminished to this day. It has the backing of a well-organized Board and a thriving institution. It takes a lively community of volunteer musicians and listeners to make such a commitment sustainable, and BPA thanks the BSO musicians and audience members for their part in keeping the classical music program lively and growing. Please join us for the BSO’s 2016 – 2017 Season and celebrate the orchestra’s thriving contribution to the arts on Bainbridge Island.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to its Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra sponsor San Carlos Restaurant. Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult thanks to the “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 are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. 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

Fifth Annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival Aug. 19 & 20 at BPA

Fifth Annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival
August 19 & 20: Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. + Saturday Matinee @ 3:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts

Ten original plays. Three shows. Two days. Island Theatre presents its Fifth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival featuring local playwrights at Bainbridge Performing Arts on August 19 & 20. Out of 66 submissions from established and emerging Kitsap County playwrights, ten were selected by a jury of theatre professionals for production: “The Royal Deluxe” by Jim Anderson, “Memory” by Sara Bartsch, “a.d.a.m” by Rob Burke, “Stella & Stanley: First Date” by Mary Dombrowski, “Benchwarmer” by Miranda Feldtman, “Poisoned Pens and Palates” by Judith Glass Collins, “Sleep” by Richard Leinaweaver, “One Night at the Hotel Barbary” by Paul Lewis, “The Easy Chair” by Ned Thorne, and “Plugged In” by Wendy Wallace.

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!

Now celebrating its twenty first anniversary, Island Theatre's regular schedule includes bi-monthly staged play readings at the Bainbridge Public Library plus, in intervening months, potluck dinners in privately hosted homes at which all guests are welcome to join in a selected play reading. Island Theatre is an all-volunteer nonprofit IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization. Its motto is “Can we rehearse at your house?”

Admission to the Fifth Annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. Visit Island Theatre for additional information at www.islandtheatre.org.

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

BPA’s 60th Anniversary Season Kick-Off
August 5: Open House & First Friday Art Walk - “BPA: 60 Years of Storytelling”
August 6: Anniversary-themed EDGE Improv (@ 7:30 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts

Bainbridge Performing Arts celebrates 60 years of storytelling and launches its 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season with a two-day lineup of special events August 5 & 6. You can help shape the celebrations! BPA invites fans and followers to complete our online survey about how BPA and the arts have influenced their lives: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/pages/60th-survey.

Drop by August 5 for an open house and the First Friday Art Walk, along with live music, small bites, and a beer garden. We’ll proudly commemorate all that BPA’s directors, designers, actors, musicians, artists, educators, students, and audience members have undertaken and realized throughout six decades of passionate performance. Photographs, set pieces, and costumes from six magical decades of theatre, music, dance, and comedy will adorn the BPA Gallery walls as visitors enjoy a lively evening of art, food, and friends. Interested parties are requested to RSVP by emailing Dominique Cantwell at dcantwell@bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Friday admission is free, and the gallery exhibit continues throughout August at BPA.

Join us August 6 for a special anniversary-themed ticketed performance by The EDGE Improv at 7:30 p.m. For more than two laughter-filled decades at Bainbridge Performing Arts, riotous antics from The EDGE Improv have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Patrons won’t want to miss the troupe members’ uproarious BPA roast and improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy. 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.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s generous sponsor Rolling Bay Café. 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 are always available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. 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

Evening of Stories with The Moth Founder and Storyteller/Host at BPA July 23

BPA presents An Evening of Stories
with The Moth Founder George Dawes Green and Storyteller/Host Dan Kennedy
Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled and honored to present “An Evening of 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.

George Dawes Green created the Moth in 1997. He is the author of three highly acclaimed novels: The Caveman’s Valentine, which won an Edgar award for Best First Mystery, and was made into a motion picture starring Samuel L. Jackson; The Juror, which sold nearly three million copies worldwide and was the basis for a film starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore; and Ravens, which was featured on many Best Novel of the Year lists for 2009, including Publisher’s Weekly, the UK’s Daily Mirror, and Entertainment Weekly. Recently Mr. Green assumed the 2016 Mackey Chair for Creative Writing at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, joining a long list of distinguished writers who have held the post, including Raymond Carver, Ursula K. Le Guin and Robert Stone.

Dan Kennedy is host of The Moth storytelling podcast, a longtime host and performer at Moth live events, and has spent much of the last fifteen years traveling the world writing and performing. His stories have appeared in GQ Magazine, in McSweeney’s, and in numerous print anthologies. He is the author of three books, Loser Goes First (Random House/Crown 2003), Rock On (Algonquin 2008, a Times of London Book of The Year, series rights bought by HBO) and American Spirit: A Novel (Houghton Mifflin/Little a, 2013. Publisher’s Weekly starred Review). Kennedy has been a guest lecturer at Yale, and a visiting writer at The Harvard Lampoon in celebration of his work anthologized in The Best of McSweeney's. He lives in downtown New York.

Join us for this special event one night only at BPA on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25 per person, 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.

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 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Announces
2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season

BPA has an extraordinary 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season lineup, with PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, [title of show], AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, BIG FISH, The Bard at Bloedel 2017: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s four-concert classical series, First Saturdays with The EDGE Improv, BPA Theatre School classes and performances, and a whole lot more.

Casts of BPA favorites and newcomers will grace the BPA Mainstage all year, with PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE on October 7 – 23, 2016. What if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso had met in a Paris bar one night in 1904? Steve Martin’s absurdist comedy pits genius against genius with dizzying brilliance. Next up is A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL on December 2 – 18, 2016. This laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Join us February 10 – 19, 2017 for [title of show] – a thoroughly unique and comical postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals. AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a highly combustible dark comedy about the Weston clan of Oklahoma that will leave you reeling and runs March 17 – April 2, 2017. The Mainstage Season concludes on May 12 – 28, 2017 with BIG FISH – a rollicking fantasy set in the American South, overflowing with heart, humor, and tall tales!

Join us July 7 – 23, 2017 for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 5th Annual Summertime Shakespeare offering – THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – at The Bloedel Reserve. The meadow at this award-winning public garden on Bainbridge Island offers an unforgettable setting for an evening of William Shakespeare and one of his earliest comedies.

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Wesley Schulz return for our four-concert classical series featuring a star-studded cast of guest performers, masterworks, beloved favorites, original compositions, and special collaborations. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with “The British are Coming!” – a program showcasing English greats on Novermber 12 & 13, 2016. The BSO teams up with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra for “Mahler’s Symphony No. 1” in a special set of off-site performances on March 4 & 5, 2017. The BSO and the Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another off-site set of concerts and extraordinary partnership with “Sacred and Profane: Carmina burana” on April 22 & 23, 2017. BSO’s “Season Finale” on June 2 & 4, 2017 turns to celebrated American composers including Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and Aaron Copland. This program also showcases the 2017 winner of the BSO’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition.

The EDGE Improv’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews, and BPA is thrilled with the troupe’s return to perform at BPA on first Saturdays all year long: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, and August 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts celebrates 60 years of storytelling and launches its 2016 - 2017 60th Anniversary Season with a full weekend of special events August 5 – 7, including a welcoming reception, beer garden, and Art Walk on Friday evening, a panel discussion “Celebrating 60 Years” and an anniversary-themed EDGE Improv performance on Saturday evening, and an “Alumni” BBQ on Sunday afternoon.

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 are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. 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

Don't miss "James and the Giant Peach, Jr." July 28 - 30 at BPA

Aberown Studio presents BPA Theatre School’s production of
Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR.
July 28 – 30: Thursday – Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. + Saturday @ 3:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. 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.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, which rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, where they face hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Victoria Whitlow Tuttle, who was BPA’s Director of Education from 2011 – 2013, returns this summer as BPA’s Interim Director of Education during Zandi Carlson’s leave of absence. She is joined by Musical Director Michelle Abad and Choreographer Heather Dawson to direct this tasty peach of a production, which showcases an enthusiastic cast of veteran and novice 4th – 10th grade BPA thespians.

Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, JR. appears July 28 – 30 at BPA, with shows Thursday – Saturday at 7:00 p.m. plus Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets, offered at $12 for adults and $8 for children as well as the special Family Fun Price of $8.75 per person (for families of four or more), 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.

Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), www.MTIShows.com.

BPA Theatre School extends special thanks to its Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio and Community Sponsors Columbia Bank and Harrison Medical Center. 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 are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. 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

Celebrate the best times of summer with The EDGE Improv on July 2

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, July 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the best times of summer with The EDGE Improv on July 2 and an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two laughter-filled decades at Bainbridge Performing Arts, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life.

The EDGE is regularly greeted by sell-out crowds on the first Saturday of each month, and their capers have earned a devoted community of followers that favorably impacts the quality of each show. “In some venues, you have to spend the first 10 minutes winning the audience over before things warm up,” said player Susan MacPherson. “On Bainbridge Island, they go straight for the cliff from the start.”

Troupe members include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, Nathan Whitehouse, and Matty Whitman. Visit The EDGE online at www.theedgeimprov.com and www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org for tickets, bios, upcoming performances, video clips, and more.

The EDGE Improv appears at BPA on Saturday, July 2 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.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s generous sponsor Rolling Bay Café. 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 are always available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. 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 Gallery First Friday Art Walk July 1: “Modern Takes On Traditional Quilts”

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk July 1: “Modern Takes On Traditional Quilts”
Interpretive Modern Quilts by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild
First Friday Art Walk: July 1 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout July at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us in the BPA Gallery July 1 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. Modern quilts reflect a modern design aesthetic, often inspired by classic quilt blocks, but break traditional barriers. Imagination is often the only limitation. Visit online at www.bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.com and www.facebook.com/bainbridgeislandmodernquiltguild.

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

The Bard at Bloedel - "Much Ado About Nothing" - July 7 - 24

Beer and wine will be available for purchase and outside alcoholic beverages will NOT be permitted on the following show dates: Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9; Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16; and Saturday, July 23. Note: Outside beverages will be allowed on all remaining dates.

Written by Sally Jo Martine