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BPA Youth Auditions for MARY POPPINS are September 17

BPA Youth Auditions for Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
Thursday, September 17 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce Youth Auditions for Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS are September 17 at BPA. Interested parties are requested to email BPA’s Production/Stage Manager Deirdre Hadlock at dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule their audition appointment.

MARY POPPINS, the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure, is Directed by Ken Michels, with Music Direction by Josh Anderson, Choreography by Heather Dawson, and Youth Chorus Direction by Zandi Carlson. Run dates are December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview December 3 and Industry Night on December 14. Rehearsals are September 26 – December 3, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30-8:00 p.m. plus Saturdays (daytime), time to be announced.

Available roles include a Youth Chorus and Michael and Jane Banks. Michael is the cute and cheeky 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Jane Banks ‑ the high-spirited 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. The Youth Chorus will be a group of 8-14 ensemble members led by BPA Education Director Zandi Carlson. Members will be involved as part of the Ensemble and will be featured in "Playing the Game," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and much more. Adult roles are additionally open, and any interested parents are encouraged to sign up to audition.

Audition requirements include preparation of a one-minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or Disney piece. An accompanist will be provided and those auditioning are instructed to bring sheet music, clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. No outside accompanist or acapella singing is permitted. All roles are open to audition, including slots for adults. Read more about Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS online: http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/collections/2015-2016-season/products/mary-poppins.

BPA’s Youth Auditions for Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS are Thursday, September 17 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. at BPA. Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition. Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2015 – 2016 Season of Love.

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

Jubal Flagg (MOViN 92.5) brings stand-up comedy show to BPA September 11

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Jubal Flagg: Stuff I Can’t Say on the Radio
One Night Only: Friday, September 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

Jubal Flagg, from the MOViN 92.5 Morning Show, will bring his live R-Rated stand-up comedy show to Bainbridge Performing Arts one night only September 11!

Jubal is a standup comedian, radio host, television personality, and comedy writer. Known for his quick wit and keen and often strange observations, Jubal has been entertaining audiences on-stage and on the radio for over 10 years. Along with making people laugh on a daily basis by hosting one of the most popular radio shows in Seattle, Jubal also writes and produces comedy bits and daily topical jokes that are used by radio stations nationwide. In other words; he loves the craft of comedy so much that he even writes jokes for his “competition.”

Jubal Flagg appears one night only at BPA on Friday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. The show is appropriate for ages 18 and older. Tickets, $21 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 typically 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program: Free and reduced-cost tickets are always available to community members in need. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today. Tickets for the 2015 – 2016 Season are on sale now at the BPA Box Office and online.

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 EDGE Improv opens 2015 – 2016 Season September 5 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, September 5 @ 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss The EDGE Improv’s inaugural First-Saturday performance of the 2015 – 2016 Season on September 5 at BPA. The EDGE presents an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. The troupe’s riotous antics have earned a devoted community of followers, and have inspired rave reviews and commentary from audience and troupe members alike. Troupe member Frank Buxton, noted for the (mostly) ficticious “About This Play” segments that appear in each month’s printed program, quips, “I can’t remember when I've laughed so much. Well, maybe my wedding night.” (Signed Beatrice R.)

The special rapport The EDGE has with BPA audiences makes a difference in 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.”

The EDGE troupe members 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, September 5 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 typically 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

The EDGE transitions from general to reserved seating with this season, and subscriptions for “1‑5 Shows” and “6‑12 Shows” are on sale now at the BPA Box Office and online. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program: Free and reduced-cost tickets are always available to community members in need. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s 2015 – 2016 Sponsor Rolling Bay Café. 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 Theatre School launches Fall Quarter Enrollment July 31

BPA Theatre School Now Enrolling Fall Quarter
Registration Begins July 31
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School is now taking enrollments for Fall Quarter, with registration beginning July 31. BPA’s after-school classes are designed to help develop capable people as well as trained theatre artists. We offer skill-building classes, which provide the tools and techniques to develop up-and-coming performers, as well as performance series classes, in which students can apply skills in a performance-focused experience. We recommend that brand new students try a skill-building class first, though both skill-building and performance series may be taken in the same quarter. Classes are categorized to help families better understand the curriculum goals for different types of offerings: Developing Actors (Ages 3 ½ - Grade 1), Building Character (Grades 2 – 7), Specialty Classes (Grades 1 – 7), Performance Series (Grades 2 – 7) and Teen Intensive Program (Grades 8 – 12).

Noted for the benefits it provides in creativity, social skills, and brain development, BPA’s Developing Actors program focuses on developing capable people as well as future performers. Classes include “Story Drama” for Ages 3 ½ -5 and “Creative Drama – Fairytale Adventures” for Grades K – 1, both led by instructor Emuna David.

BPA Theatre School’s Building Character program emphasizes ensemble building, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, and using voice and body to create captivating characters. Classes include “Curriculum in Motion” for Grades 1 – 3 and “Creating a Character” for Grades 5 – 7), both taught by Emuna David.

Designed specifically with our students in mind, BPA Theatre School’s Specialty Classes offer unique learning opportunities for students. Classes for the Fall Quarter include “Theatre Dance” for Grades 4 & Up led by BPA Theatre School Director of Education Zandi Carlson, “Intro to Musical Theatre – Mary Poppins” for Grades 1 – 3 with Emuna David, and “Group Voice – Disney Classics” with instructor Michelle Abad.

BPA Theatre School’s Performance Series program is about more than just getting on stage. When it comes to performing, BPA’s educational program inspires confidence building, character building, community building, and celebrating the joy of artistic expression. Youth Theatre Production I for Grades 2 – 4 and Youth Theatre Production II for Grades 5 – 7 are both geared to strengthen intermediate acting and performance skills, including character development, vocal variety, expression, and comedic timing. Each class will perform a play in BPA Theatre School’s Fall Showcase on November 12 & 14.

As part of a year-long program, Zandi Carlson teaches the Teen Intensive Program along with guest artists, who are also working theatre professionals. The offering for Fall Quarter is “Teen Intensive – Auditioning” for Grades 8 – 12. Students will learn to prepare them for Mainstage and professional auditions, and the class will include getting professional headshots taken, making resumes, and preparing audition material appropriate for each student’s respective age and character type. This class will require memorization and preparation outside of class and will culminate in a mock audition with professional theatre directors and casting directors.

BPA Theatre School offers year-round classes and camps for students of all ages and experience levels taught by professional teaching artists to help build character! We believe that theatre education and training provides life-long skills of confidence, responsibility, and a joy of learning—all in a fun and supportive environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of something magical during our Fall Quarter. Register online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/pages/theatre-school. For additional information or queries, please contact Director of Education Zandi Carlson at zcarlson@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or 206.842.4560 x3.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to BPA Theatre School’s 2015 – 2016 Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio and Sponsor Columbia Bank. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), join the conversation at Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=6515176&trk=my_groups-tile-flipgrp) and Twitter (@BPAPresents), or find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. 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

Seattle Opera World Premiere Community Preview at BPA August 13

Seattle Opera World Premiere Community Preview
AN AMERICAN DREAM
by Jack Perla with Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Thursday, August 13 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Bainbridge Performing Arts

Though we come from different places, no one escapes the pain of loss, the beauty of love. Inspired by true stories from our region’s history, AN AMERICAN DREAM is set during World War II and explores the lives of two Puget Sound women: a Japanese American facing internment and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied with those she left behind.

A Japanese American family burns precious belongings from Japan in an attempt to avoid arrest during World War II. Young Setsuko manages to hide her beloved doll before her family is forced out of their home. A new couple moves in: Jim, a U.S. veteran, and Eva, a Jewish immigrant preoccupied by her family’s situation in Germany. When Eva finds the doll, she discovers the truth—both about Setsuko’s family and her own.

AN AMERICAN DREAM is a new kind of opera— one whose story comes not from myth, or fiction, or current events, but from the opera company’s community. Seattle Opera’s Belonging(s) Project, started in 2011, asked participants to respond to the question: “If you had to leave your home today and couldn’t return, what would you want to take with you? Why is that object, that memory, or that connection to your past so important?” Dozens of responses were filmed and posted to a digital quilt, which may be explored online at www.seattleopera.org/belongings.

Seattle Opera then commissioned librettist Jessica Murphy Moo and composer Jack Perla to weave threads from this digital quilt into a new opera. The World War II experiences of two Seattle women, one Japanese-American and the other German- American, inspired the fictional tale of two families in AN AMERICAN DREAM. Moo returned for additional interviews with the two women and immersed herself in the period.

AN AMERICAN DREAM appears at BPA one night only on August 13 at 7:30 p.m. A moderated audience discussion will follow the opera. Admission to BPA’s working community preview is by donation only. Tickets for the Seattle Opera performances at McCaw Hall on August 21 & 23 range from $50 - $125. Learn more 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.

This community preview is made possible through a special partnership with Seattle Opera (www.seattleopera.org) and is appropriate for ages 10 and older.

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

Last chance for The EDGE Improv this season at BPA is August 1

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, August 1 @ 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the final performance of The EDGE Improv’s 20th Anniversary Season. The EDGE presents an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. The troupe’s riotous antics have earned a devoted community of followers, and have inspired rave reviews and commentary from audience and troupe members alike. Not to worry! The EDGE Improv is back for the 2015 – 2016 Season with First-Saturday performances beginning September 5.

The special rapport The EDGE has with BPA audiences makes a difference in 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.”

The EDGE troupe members 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 makes its final appearance of the 2014 – 2015 Season at BPA on Saturday, August 1 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 typically 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Tickets for the 2015 – 2016 Season are on sale now at the BPA Box Office and online.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to The EDGE Improv’s 2014 – 2015 Sponsor Rolling Bay Café. 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

First Friday Art Walk: August 7 - “Grace Notes” by Lori Grant

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Grace Notes”
Acrylics and Watercolors by Lori Grant
First Friday Art Walk: August 7
@ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout August at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Visit the BPA Gallery for “Grace Notes” and the First Friday Art Walk on August 7, and join us for a special artist reception and an engaging evening of art, food, and friends. Lori Grant, who also has an extensive background in batik, displays her acrylics and watercolors in this exhibit. She says, “Life in all its fullness is to find the small, stirring, impressions – there for no reason but to enhance our existence.” Lori’s wish is that “Grace Notes” can represent what is ours to notice, seize, and forever hold.

“Grace Note” is defined as a musical note, added for ornament or embellishment. Lori Grant is drawn to the simple, subtle things in the natural rhythm of life, while finding personal balance through her favorite creative pursuit. Her work has often been called “happy,” leading her to choose the title, “Grace Notes” for this exhibit.

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.

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

Audition for Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra's 2015-2016 Season August 30

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
with Music Director & Conductor Wesley Schulz
Announce Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season
Sunday, August 30, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for the 2015-2016 Season. The BSO has current openings for horn, bassoon, 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 Clara Hanson at BSOManager@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or 206.465.0455.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 30, from 2:00 – 5:00 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. Performances during the 2015 – 2016 Season are November 14 & 15, 2015 and February 20 & 21, April 16 & 17, and June 3 & 5, 2016. This year’s enticing four-concert season features new music by living composers including Christopher Rogerson’s “Luminosity” and Mason Bates’ “Mothership.” The BSO will also perform Carl Nielsen’s “Symphony No. 3, ‘Sinfonia espansiva’,” Beethoven’s “Fourth Piano Concerto,” Dvorak’s “Symphony No 8,” and Ravel’s dazzling orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and more. Full details about the BSO’s upcoming season are online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

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 2015 - 2016 Season and celebrate the orchestra’s thriving contribution to the arts on Bainbridge Island.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends thanks to Fletcher Bay Foundation, who funds music acquisition for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and Wicklund Dental, who sponsors BPA’s “Youth in Music Initiative.” 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 Mainstage Combined Summer Auditions are July 20 & 28

BPA Mainstage Combined Summer Auditions
Monday July 20 & Tuesday July 28 @ 6:30-9:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled to present our Combined Summer Auditions for the 2015 – 2016 Season of Love. Schedule ONE audition for TWO great shows! Interested parties are requested to email BPA’s Production/Stage Manager Deirdre Hadlock at dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an appointment.

The iconic rock-musical HAIR, directed by Teresa Thuman, runs October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on October 8 and Industry Night on October 19. Rehearsals are August 22 – October 8: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30-9:30 p.m. plus Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m. BPA is seeking five principal women, five principal men and a Tribe of 20-35 adults to play 50+ characters. Must be 18 and older. A widely diverse cast, including gender identity, age, and ethnicity is strongly desired for this production; several specific roles require performers of color. Actors who play musical instruments are encouraged to audition. There will be full and partial nudity in this production, however this is not a prerequisite for being cast, and the audition forms will include an opportunity for actors to express their comfort level. We are committed to providing a safe and professional environment for all cast members.

MARY POPPINS, the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure, directed by Ken Michels, runs December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview December 3 and Industry Night on December 14. Rehearsals are September 26 – December 3: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30-9:30 p.m. + Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p. m. BPA is seeking 10 principal men, 10 principal women and an ensemble of six or more teens and adults. NOTE: This production will also feature a 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, as well as a youth ensemble. Auditions will be held September 16 for all youth roles, ages 9-15.

Audition requirements: Please prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but you 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. Youth auditions (ages 9-15) for MARY POPPINS will be held September 16.

BPA’s 2015 – 2016 Mainstage Combined Summer Auditions are Monday, July 20 and Tuesday July 28 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. Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2015 – 2016 Season of Love.

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

Fine tune your audition skills in BPA's Adult Audition Workshop July 1 & 8

BPA Theatre School Adult Audition Workshop
Part I: Wednesday, July 1 @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Part II: Wednesday, July 8 @ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School is pleased to offer two special audition workshops for adults on July 1 and July 8. The workshops are strategically designed to help actors prepare for BPA’s Combined Mainstage Summer Auditions, which are slated for July 20 and 28. Participating students will receive individualized coaching on audition material and presentation from BPA’s Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson and Director of Education Zandi Carlson. The workshop is held in two segments, with Part I on July 1 and Part II on July 8. Students may sign up for Part I or Part II individually, or for both classes for a well-rounded audition preparation experience.

In Part 1, Zandi and Josh will give each participant a tailored 10-minute individual consultation to assess their strongest choice for presentation at BPA’s Combined Mainstage Summer Auditions. They will help select a 32-bar cut of a song and a short monologue that showcases each actor to the very best of their abilities, and they will ensure that these selections are the ideal fit for the shows for which each actor is auditioning. Josh and Zandi will additionally provide feedback on headshots, resumes, audition attire, and more!

In Part 2, students will present their prepared audition material and receive feedback from the instructors. Zandi and Josh will guide students through a crucial set of auditioning skills including 1) how to best present yourself as you walk into the room, 2) how to communicate with the accompanist, 3) ways to connect with your material even with audition jitters, and more. Students will leave the class with confidence and be fully prepared to shine on audition day.

Tuition is $35 per session for students who sign up for one class. Students who sign up for both classes will receive a discounted tuition rate of $50. Josh and Zandi will contact each participating student prior to their initial session to gather information to help facilitate a customized consultation. Students are highly encouraged to bring possible songs and/or monologues in for an assessment of which option is most effective.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to BPA Theatre School’s 2014 – 2015 Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio and Sponsor Columbia Bank. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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