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BPA seeks Teaching Artists for BPA Theatre School’s 2014 – 2015 Season

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) seeks Teaching Artists for BPA Theatre School’s 2014 – 2015 Season

Bainbridge Performing Arts is currently accepting applications for teaching artists for BPA Theatre School’s 2014 – 2015 Season. BPA Theatre School offers year-round classes for students, age three-and-a-half to adult. Previous teaching experience is required. Applicants should email Interim Director of Education Zandi Carlson (zcarlson@bainbridgeperformaningarts.org) with weekday availability and a teaching resume by Friday, August 1.

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) is a non-profit community performing arts center including a theater, a symphony orchestra, a variety of comedy, dance, musical and other performances, and theater education programs for children, teenagers, and adults.

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

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

Don’t miss The EDGE Improv August 2 as the troupe wraps up its 2013 – 2014 Season

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

Don’t miss The EDGE Improv August 2 as the troupe wraps up the 2013 – 2014 Season with an ingeniously improvised performance of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For nearly two decades, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from audience members and earned entertaining commentary from the troupe members themselves. Troupe member Frank Buxton quips, “We can’t do it without you so please help us; otherwise we’ll have to take you on a fantasy trip to the moon complete with seventeen musical numbers all in praise of NASA.”

The troupe has gathered an enthusiastic band of followers and performs to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA. Members include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit The EDGE online at www.theedgeimprov.com and www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

The EDGE Improv appears first Saturdays all year at BPA, and their next performance is August 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. 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. Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

BPA Gallery First Fridays Art Walk August 1st: “Longstreet/Monochrome”

BPA Gallery First Fridays Art Walk: “Longstreet/Monochrome”
Humanist Realism in black and white images by Harry Longstreet
Friday, August 1 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to showcase photography by Harry Longstreet in the BPA Gallery this August. Harry reflects, “No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances.” Harry uses photography to try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect on their respective spaces. His subjects never know they’ve been photographed. He doesn’t set-up or pose any shot and he never employs anything but available light. Visit Harry Longstreet online at www.harrylongstreet.com.

Join us in the BPA Gallery for the First Fridays Art Walk August 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Gallery hours throughout the month are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and participates in the First Fridays Art Walk nearly all year. Contact Dominique Cantwell at 206.842.4560 with gallery inquiries.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

BPA Gallery Artist Reception July 5: “Lasting Impressions”

BPA Gallery in July: “Lasting Impressions”
Oils on Canvas by Nikki Vick
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 5 @ 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Stop by the BPA Gallery in July for “Lasting Impressions,” a collection of oils by Nichole (Nikki) Vick. Taking cues for color and brushwork from the Impressionists, Nikki creates colorful landscapes, still lifes, and figures that leave an impression of a moment, a place, or a face – realistic paintings yet softened so viewers engage with details from their own memories.

Join us in the BPA Gallery for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends preceding The EDGE Improv on Saturday, July 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours throughout the month are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and participates in the First Fridays Art Walk nearly all year. Contact Dominique Cantwell at 206.842.4560 with gallery inquiries.

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

Check BPA out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

Bainbridge Performing Arts and Kids Discovery Museum seek part-time bookkeeper

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) and Kids Discovery Museum
Seek Part-Time Bookkeeper

Bainbridge Performing Arts and Kids Discovery Museum are jointly seeking a part-time bookkeeper. Qualified local candidates should be proficient in QuickBooks Online and how to do journal entries, credit card and debit card charges as well as possess an understanding of the basic principles of accounting, liabilities, assets and equity. “Fund” accounting for nonprofits is important and this position handles accounts payable, income entries, payroll and taxes.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Susie Burdick at susie@kidimu.org. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Bainbridge Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer. BPA does not discriminate in employment based on race, gender, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, Veteran status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

BSO Announces 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
with Music Director & Conductor Wesley Schulz
Announces 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition
Sunday, January 11, beginning at noon at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)
Application Deadline is December 15, 2014

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that the 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition will be held January 11, 2015, beginning at noon at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Application deadline is December 15, 2014. The competition is open to all instruments (instrumental and vocal) for young musicians ages 12-21. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to perform with Maestro Schulz and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra on April 18 & 19, 2015!

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. Acceptable works for competition include single movements of concertos or single movement solo works. Exceptions can be made, but must be approved by Maestro Schulz in advance. Voice applicants are welcome to audition with arias or solo works that fit the time requirements.
  2. Works should be between 5-20 minutes in length.
  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. Rental works are eligible this season (pending the approval of Maestro Schulz), provided that applicants are willing to pay for the costs of music rental.

 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).
  4. 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.

One winner will be chosen to perform with the Bainbridge Symphony on April 18 & 19, 2015. 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.

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

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

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

BSO Announces Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
with Music Director & Conductor Wesley Schulz
Announce Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season
Sunday, August 24, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for the 2014-2015 Season. The following positions are open: Principal horn, section horn, section trumpet, violin, viola and double bass. All other instruments are welcome to audition for the substitute musician list.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 24, beginning at 1:00 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.

Please contact BSO Personnel Manager Max Karler for more information and to arrange an audition time at bainbridgeso@gmail.com.

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Performance dates for the BSO’s 2014-2015 four-concert season are November 8 & 9, 2014, and February 28 & March 1, April 18 & 19, and May 30 & 31, 2015. Stay tuned for full details about the BSO’s upcoming season, which will be posted soon 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 2014 - 2015 Season and celebrate the orchestra’s vitality and contribution to the arts on Bainbridge Island.

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

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

Call for Artists for the BPA Gallery

Bainbridge Performing Arts - Call for Artists
For the BPA Gallery

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) is seeking artists for exhibitions in the BPA Gallery during the 2014 – 2015 Season. The BPA Gallery is a no-commission venue that showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby. Exhibiting artists routinely participate in Bainbridge Island's First Fridays Art Walk.

Both artists and patrons benefit from the no-commission arrangement. The BPA Gallery is a visually enticing space that provides artists with a lot of traffic, and when BPA’s patrons consider buying a piece of art, they know that 100 percent of their money is going directly to the artist who created the work. This fosters a special value-focused relationship between artists and art enthusiasts in the BPA community.

Stop by the BPA Gallery in June for “Further Instructions from the Ochre Room,” an exhibit of acrylic on canvas by Michael Pontieri. View Pontieri's post for the show at http://nocturnalpicnic.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-show-at-bainbridge-performing-arts-in.html. Join us in the BPA Gallery for the First Fridays Art Walk June 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends.

Artists interested in arranging a showing of their work are encouraged to contact Dominique Cantwell via email with linked or attached work sample at dcantwell@bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Preference will be given to local artists and all media will be considered. 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.

Check BPA out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

BPA Shakespeare Society presents outdoor summertime performance at Bloedel Reserve

The BPA Shakespeare Society presents The Bard at Bloedel 2014: Twelfe Night, or What You Will
July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 @ 7:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce a partnership with the Bloedel Reserve to present an outdoor summertime performance. The BPA Shakespeare Society will perform Twelfe Night, or What You Will July 11 - 26 in the meadow at Bloedel Reserve.

The Bloedel Reserve in the heart of summer offers the ideal backdrop for Twelfe Night, or What You Will. In the exotic Mediterranean dukedom of Illyria, there is a plague upon the land. Everyone is in love—with the wrong person. Disguise and deceit are the order of the day as a love triangle entangles an ever-widening circle. Only music has the power to cure the madness of love.

Supported by Assistant Director Lee Ann Hittenberger, Director Tom Challinor leads an experienced cast featuring Tony Gasbarri as ORSINO, Luc Rosenthal as SEBASTIAN, Tres Cozine as ANTONIO, Charlie Hamilton as SEA CAPTAIN / PRIEST, Paul Leonetti as VALENTINE, Gary Fetterplace as SIR TOBY BELCH, Brace Evans as SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, Matt Eldridge as MALVOLIO, Peter Denis as FABIAN, Joel Underwood as FESTE, Jenny Crooks as OLIVIA, Zenaida Smith as VIOLA, Kristi Ann Jacobson as MARIA, Tyler Weaver as OFFICER / LORD, Ben Eldridge as LORD, Zac Norberg as LORD, and Sophie Eldridge as LADY.

The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve whose mission is to “enrich people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.” The BPA Shakespeare Society’s summertime performance aligns seamlessly with the founder’s vision “to provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty.” Korum Bischoff, Director of Communications & Events says, “Bloedel Reserve is excited to collaborate with BPA, as they are experts in producing high-quality entertainment. Their superb performance, coupled with the Reserve’s inspiring landscape, promises a memorable outdoor show for theater-goers.”

Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow. Just over two hours, the production has one intermission. Seating is limited, and those attending may bring lawn chairs or blankets. The BPA Shakespeare Society’s 2013 production of The Tempest was met with rave reviews and sold out quickly; patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.

Twelfe Night, or What You Willappears July 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, and 26 at the Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island. All performances are at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Patrons may enter the grounds earlier in the day by paying a reduced admission fee to Bloedel.

Tickets, $25 for adults, and $20 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. Contact Siobhan Maguire at 206.842.8569 for additional information.

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

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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

Bainbridge Dance Center's 33rd Annual Student Performance is June 24 – 28

Bainbridge Dance Center's 33rd Annual Student Performance
June 24 – 28: Tuesday - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. + Saturday @ 2:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts

Don’t miss Bainbridge Dance Center’s 33rd Annual Student Performance and celebration. Six great performances showcase more than 150 students, ages 4-18. The youngest students demonstrate pre-technique movement while beginning through advanced students perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Choreography for these students is thoughtfully created by BDC’s nine faculty members.

Bainbridge Dance Center has been in continuous operation since its opening season in 1981 and has blossomed into a program offering dancers a high level of technical training as well as a life-long love for the art of dance.

BDC’s 33rd Annual Student Performance will be held at BPA June 24 - 28, with shows Tuesday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. plus Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets, $17 for adults, and $13 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. Ticket pre-sales for student families begin May 14 and sales will be open to the public on May 21. 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.

Check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) 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