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Set a happy tone for the New Year with The EDGE Improv January 3

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, January 3 @ 7:30 p.m.

Set a happy tone for the New Year with The EDGE Improv on January 3 in their anything-but-routine first-Saturday performance at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The EDGE kicks off the year with 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.

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary Season, The EDGE enjoys a loyal following, and the special rapport they have 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 next at BPA on Saturday, January 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 typically 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Please note that the box office will be closed from December 22 through January 1 and will reopen on January 2. We encourage patrons to purchase their tickets online during that time.

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

BPA Gallery First Fridays Art Walk January 2: “Whimsical Self Portraits”

BPA Gallery First Fridays Art Walk: “Whimsical Self Portraits”
by participants of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation
January 2 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues through January at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us in the BPA Gallery January 2 for a special artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. The Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation is a day program providing a safe, fun and educational environment for special needs adults. The fused-glass self portraits on exhibit at the BPA Gallery in January are an expression of the individuality and colorful vision that the participants bring to a community. They were created in collaboration with the Mesolini Glass Studio, who donated their time and materials for the project. These works were last on display at the Seattle Art Museum in September 2014.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Fridays 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. 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), 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

5th Annual One Act Festival is January 16 - 18 at BPA

Northwest Actors Lab & Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) present
5th Annual ONE ACT FESTIVAL
January 16 – 18: Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. + Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, January 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Northwest Actors Lab and Bainbridge Performing Arts join forces in January to present the 5th Annual ONE ACT FESTIVAL. The festival showcases the very best talent Bainbridge has to offer in a selection of short comedies by renowned playwrights, along with several pieces written by our own talented scribes.

Director Dinah Manoff says this year’s festival is sure to be the funniest yet. “Also the ‘raciest!’” she quips. She urges audience members to book a sitter and grab their partner or pals and make plans today for a mid-winter, grown-up night out!

This year’s lineup includes The Adventures Of… by Kathleen Warnock and The Mercury and the Magic by Rolin Jones – Directed by Michelle Allen; Consolidated Worldwide by Jim Anderson – Directed by Jim Anderson; That Word by Mark Harvey Levine, Ties that Bind by Eric Coble, and Arabian Nights by David Ives – Directed by Tim Davidson; You Don’t Have to be Jewish from the Comedy Album by Bob Booker and George Foster, Workout by Wendy Wasserstein and A View from the Porch by Warren Read – Directed by Renee Longstreet; and The Angle of Death by Michelle Allen and Actor’s Nightmare by Chris Durang – Directed by Dinah Manoff. The full lineup with synopses and casting is available at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Featuring 30 actors in a variety of roles and eleven plays, the festival showcases the talents of Michelle Allen, Jim Anderson, Lori Anderson, Victoria Brown, Christie Capps, Karla Cole, David Cowan, Robert Craighead, Brian Danzig, Barbara Deering, Ted Dowling, Ian Eisenhood, Liz Ellis, J.C. Figueroa, Sam McJunkin, Arthur Mortell, Dashiell Mortell, Linda Owens, Jennifer Pippin-Montanez, Renee Longstreet, Warren Read, Marybeth Redmond, Sara Scribner, Shannon Sheehan, Jacob Spinak, Robert Tull, Ruth Urbach, Sue Ellen Van Duyne, Tyler Weaver, and Nathan Whitehouse.

The 5th Annual ONE ACT FESTIVAL appears at BPA one weekend only, January16 – 18, with shows Friday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 for adults, and $15 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), 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

Anzanga returns for 3rd annual appearance at BPA January 9

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble
Friday, January 9 @ 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble returns to BPA to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only on January 9. For over 20 years, the Seattle-based ensemble has brought the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage including 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.

Anzanga plays using eight marimbas—three sopranos, three 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 with a vibrating membrane to amplify the sound and add a unique “buzz” to the music. For a complete list of recordings and further information about booking, visit online at http://www.myspace.com/anzanga.

Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble appears Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. at BPA. 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.

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

Now Registering: BPA Theatre School Winter Session and more

Now Registering: BPA Theatre School
Winter Session + Mid-Winter & Spring Break Camps
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School is now registering for the Winter Session (mid-January – late March) plus Mid-Winter (February 16 – 20) and Spring Break (March 30 - April 3) Camps. Led by experienced teaching artists, BPA Theatre School provides year-round classes and camps for all ages and experience levels. The Winter Session includes offerings in four primary programs: Developing Actors, Building Character, Teen Intensive, and Performance Series.

The overriding goal of the Developing Actors program is to create a rich, positive learning environment that focuses on developing capable people as well as future performers. Classes include “Story Drama” led by Director of Education Zandi Carlson for Ages 3 ½ -5 and “Creative Drama - Superhero Adventures” with instructor Rachael LeValley for Grades K – 1.

In BPA Theatre School’s Building Character program, students focus on ensemble building, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, and using their voice and body to create captivating characters. Classes include “Acting I” (Grades 2 – 4) and “Acting II” (Grades 4 – 6) with Rachael LeValley, plus “Acting II” (Grades 6 – 10) with Zandi Carlson.

As part of a year-long program, Zandi Carlson teaches the Teen Intensive Program along with guest artists, who are also working theatre professionals. This quarter, The BPA Shakespeare Society’s Director Tom Challinor joins Zandi to lead classes and rehearsals for Grades 8 – 12. Students will explore Shakespeare through rehearsal and performance of the hilarious “Comedy of Errors.” Auditions for this show are on January 5, and interested students should email Zandi Carlson at zcarlson@bainbridgeperfomringarts.org.

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. This winter Zandi Carlson and Michelle Abad head up Broadway Basics for Grades 1 – 2; Broadway Dreams are led by Michelle Abad for Grades 3 – 5; and Characters of Broadway for Grades 6 – 8 is taught by Julia Beers.

In addition to our winter programs for Ages 3 ½ - Grade 12, BPA Theatre School is pleased to offer a Senior Adult Acting Class specifically designed with mature adults in mind. Targeted for both novices and seasoned veterans, Barbara Deering has crafted an exciting theatre program that builds skills in acting, movement, and character development using material from great theatrical works.

BPA Theatre School’s break camps effectively combine learning opportunities with FUN! Mid-Winter Break Camps run February 16 - 20 and include Creative Drama – “Frozen” for Grades K – 2 led by Zandi Carlson, Musical Theatre Camp – “Shrek” for Grades 3 – 5 led by Daniel Stoltenberg, and Intermediate Intensive – “Improv” for Grades 6 – 12 led by Rachael LeValley. Spring Break Camps run March 30 - April 3 and include Creative Drama – “Guild of Geniuses” for Grades K – 2 taught by Zandi Carlson, Theatre Camp – “Improv” for Grades 3 – 5 taught by Rachael LeValley, and Intermediate Intensive – “Alice in Wonderland” for Grades 6 – 12 taught by Daniel Stoltenberg.

BPA Theatre School presents a fun and enriching environment for students of all ages and all walks of life. It’s the perfect holiday gift for yourself, your child or a loved one. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of something magical. Register today 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 2014 – 2015 Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio and Corporate 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

BPA Gallery presents photography by Don Roake in December

BPA Gallery presents “Atmospheric”
Photography by Don Roake
Exhibit runs through December 2014 at Bainbridge Performing Arts

Stop by the BPA Gallery in December for a photography exhibit by Bainbridge Islander Don Roake. His work focuses on the color, light, and magic of the landscapes here in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The works in this exhibit are fine art giclee prints and infused metal prints. More of his work can be seen at the Millstream in downtown Winslow or at www.dcroakephoto.com.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Contact Dominique Cantwell at 206.842.4560x1 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), 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

Find your grail with Monty Python's Spamalot December 5 - 26 at BPA

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management presents
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
December 5 - 21: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Exception: Matinee on Saturday, December 6 @ 3:00 p.m.
Addition: Industry Night on Monday, December 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled to stage MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Maangement and opening December 5. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table- featuring cows, killer rabbits, and a Diva to end all divas.

Director Ken Michels (Avenue Q, The Full Monty, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Shrek, The Musical, and The Santaland Diaries is so pleased to return to BPA for this production, saying, “When Heather Dawson agreed to choreograph Spamalot, the word spectacular came into play. Come be silly and enjoy a spectacular evening of fun..” BPA’s Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson (Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Shrek, The Musical, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) is equally enthusiastic, and says, “SPAMALOT has a rollicking score and a fabulous band that perfectly compliments the humor of Monty Python. Paired with Heather Dawson's high-energy choreography, Spamalot is sure to have you tapping your toes and humming along!”

Featuring newcomers and veterans of BPA’s stage, the stellar cast includes Gregory Conn as KING ARTHUR, Ryan Patrick O’Donnell as PATSY, Jalyn Green as SIR ROBIN, Matthew Cordell as SIR LANCELOT, Justin Wayne Lynn as DENNIS GALAHAD, Emily Kight as LADY OF THE LAKE, Olivia Lee, Brittany Hobson, Kayla Teel, Diane Peterson, Rowan Lanning, Hayden Longmire as LAKER GIRLS, VILLAGERS, CAMELOT DANCERS & ENSEMBLE, Robert Craighead as SIR BEDEVERE & CONCORDE, Ryan Bohannon as HISTORIAN & BROTHER MAYNARD, Alex Fuller as PRINCE HERBERT & NOT-DEAD FRED, Gary Fetterplace as MAYOR & GALAHAD’S MOTHER, Jack Hilovsky as KNIGHT WHO SAY NI, Kayla Teel as SIR BORS, Luke Walker as FRENCH TAUNTER, BLACK KNIGHT & TIM THE ENCHANTER, Walker Ranson as SIR NOT APPEARING, Kayla Teel, Hayden Longmire, Gary Fetterplace as ROBIN’S MINSTRELS, and Alex Fuller, Gary Fetterplace, Jack Hilovsky, Luke Walker, Walker Ranson, Ryan Bohannon as KNIGHTS & ENSEMBLE.

With book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. Winner of three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” The original Broadway production was produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz,Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT appears at BPA December 5 - 21, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m. The run includes one exception and one addition: the Saturday, December 6 performance is a 3:00 p.m. matinee, and there is a special Industry Night performance Monday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. A Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, December 4 at7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 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.

Our generous Title Sponsor for MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. 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

BSO Concerto Competition Application Deadline is December 15

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra 2015 Young Artist Concerto Competition
Application Deadline is December 15, 2014
Competition is Sunday, January 11, @ noon at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

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), 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

BPA auditions for "Snow Falling on Cedars" are December 9 & 10

Don’t Miss BPA’s Auditions for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
December 9 & 10: Tuesday and Wednesday @ 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled to present auditions on December 9 and 10 for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, the lyrical saga adapted from David Guterson’s acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity.

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS runs March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, and 29, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on March 12. Rehearsals extend January 20 – March 5, 2015. BPA is seeking one lead woman and two lead men, plus an ensemble of three – five women and six - eight men, ages 18 and up to play multiple characters. All roles are open to audition. Those auditioning should prepare a one-two minute monologue. A detailed character breakdown is available on our website.

This haunting production is directed by Kate Carruthers (The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art and The Philadelphia Story, and more). Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War Two, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. The story deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history.

SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is produced by special arrangement with Book-It Repertory Theatre. Our Corporate Sponsor is The Maggi Rogers Fund, and the production is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

BPA auditions for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS are Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9 & 10 at 6:30 - 9:30 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.

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

The EDGE Improv kicks off the holidays December 6 (note the correction!)

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents The EDGE Improv
Saturday, December 6 @ 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary this season, The EDGE Improv kicks off the holidays December 4! On the first Saturday of each month, the troupe 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.

The EDGE enjoys a loyal following, and that established bond 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 next at BPA on Saturday, December 6 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.

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