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Celebrate a day of unity with Anzanga Marimba Ensemble January 20

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

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrate a day of unity as the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble returns for it’s 5th annual appearance at BPA to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only on January 20. Anzanga celebrates 30 years performing throughout the Northwest and globally. This Seattle-based ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot as well as performances in South Africa and China. The troupe’s repertoire is primarily from Zimbabwe, with influences from throughout Africa, in addition to original compositions. This special public performance is part of BPA’s Cultural Outreach Program. Come together on Inauguration Day to celebrate community with your friends and neighbors.

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

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble appears at BPA one night only on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under), may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

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

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

Head to the BPA Gallery January 6 for an artist reception and an inspirational evening of art, food, and friends. Taken by fifteen deaf children on Bainbridge Island’s sister island, Ometepe, in Lake Nicaragua, the photos in this exhibit reveal the children’s unique view of the world around them. The purpose of the project was to give these children the opportunity to express themselves creatively to the deaf and hearing communities on both islands. In January of 2015 a small group of Bainbridge Islanders carried to Ometepe fifteen new digital cameras, which were generously donated by members of the Bainbridge Island photo club. With the assistance of a local Nicaraguan Sign Language interpreter, the group taught the children how to use the cameras. The instructions to the children were simple: “tell us your story, show us your friends, your family, your island, and your lives.” Learn more about the project online at www.BOSIA.org.

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

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

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA announces auditions for BIG FISH are January 7 & 10

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

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for BIG FISH, January 7 and 10 at BPA. Overflowing with heart, humor, and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

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

BIG FISH includes roles for 12-16 men, ages 16 and up, 10-16 women, ages 14 and up, and one boy, age 8-12. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one-two minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided but those auditioning must bring sheet music – clearly marked and in a three-ring binder. Please - no outside accompanists or acapella singing. All roles are open to audition, and interested parties may view a complete listing of characters online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/collections/auditions.

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

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

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BSO Young Artist Concerto Competition application deadline is December 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Community Sponsor Carly’s Rolling Bay Café and “Youth in Music Initiative” Sponsor Wicklund Dental. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Make merry with The EDGE Improv December 3

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

Make merry with The EDGE Improv this holiday season! Join The EDGE Improv for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life.

The troupe performs at BPA on the first Saturday of each month, and their capers have earned a devoted community of followers. The EDGE credits Bainbridge audiences for being smarter than their average hecklers. “It’s Tolstoy vs. American Idol,” said troupe member John Ellis.

Performers include Ken Ballenger, Frank Buxton, John Ellis, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit www.theedgeimprov.com for video clips from past shows and visit The EDGE at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org for tickets, bios, upcoming performances and more.

The EDGE Improv appears at BPA Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us for a laugh-out-loud tale for the holidays, December 2 - 18

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
December 2 – 18: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Saturdays @ 2:00 p.m.* + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, December 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, December 2 @ 6:30 p.m.

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical.

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many more.

The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!,” “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana,” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and and is the perfect introduction to this new classic for those who haven’t!

Featuring the dynamic artistic team from Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Drowsy Chaperone, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is directed by Joanna Hardie, whose choreography has also been seen at BPA in Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek, The Full Monty, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Chorus Line. Elizabeth Faye, fresh off the sets of Little Mermaid, Amadeus, Mary Poppins, Hair, The Drowsy Chaperone, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Monty Python’s Spamalot provides music direction, and Debbie Pierce – familiar also for her work with Evita, Peter Pan, and Jesus Christ Superstar at Ovation! – provides choreography.

BPA’s holiday production showcases a predominantly local cast, including several family members who are spending the holidays performing together, with Quinn Leibling as RALPHIE, plus Lisa Mandelkorn, Matt Eldridge, Callum Blackwell, Elizabeth Dangelo, Nelsen Spickard, Libby Clements, Carter Wolff, Emily Fox, Trey Field-Bennett, Sophie Eldridge, Olivia Opalski, Hailey McCulloch, Addie Beermann, Gracie Cate Moffett, Max VanNocken-Witmer, Ron Mackley, Corrie Yadon, Lucien Caro, D’Arcy Clements, Jen Carrillo, Ben Eldridge, Delaney Taylor, Katie Irvin, Teagan Howlett, Cordelia Janow, Jeremy Juarez, Cathy McIsaac, and Alex Ung.

Join the fun with our nightly “Ugly Sweater” contests. Come dressed in your holiday finest (or worst!) of yesteryear and take part in our contest. A winner will be announced at every performance and prizes will be awarded for our favorite entries!

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL appears at BPA December 2 – 18, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (exception: there will be no evening performance on December 3), plus matinees on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. (please note the special Saturday matinee time!) and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $21 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Community Sponsor, The Family of Jack Clements. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow Bainbridge Performing Arts on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bainbridge-performing-arts) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery December First Friday Art Walk: “Gifts of Northwest Light”

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Gifts of Northwest Light”
Oil Paintings by Millard “Mick” Davidson
First Friday Art Walk: December 2 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit continues throughout December at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us in the BPA Gallery December 2 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Millard “Mick” Davidson’s recent oil landscapes evoke a sense of the traditional American aesthetic with a decidedly local flair that delightfully complements BPA’s holiday programming.

Mick has transitioned from his Bainbridge architectural practice into a full-time painting career in the Russian impressionist tradition. He strives for distinct moods in his landscapes based on his emotional reaction to the scene and accurate color relationships. Having recently returned to Bainbridge Island from Tucson and Alamos, Mexico, Davidson’s paintings hang in the Pacific Power and Gas collection, the Ella Carothers Art Museum, and in private homes throughout the country and Sonora, Mexico. He is a signature member of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists.

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

Enrollment begins November 1 for BPA Theatre School's Winter Camps & Classes

BPA Theatre School
Now Registering Winter 2016 Break Camps & Winter 2017 Quarter
Enrollment begins November 1
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School opens registration November 1 for the Winter 2016 Break Camps and Winter 2017 Quarter. Dynamic instruction and strong programming for Pre-K through Adult will yield lasting benefits for each student’s artistic life (whether on a professional level or as a hobby) and inspire the kind of creativity, grace, and empathy that enriches every aspect of a life well lived.

Dress up the holidays with BPA Theatre School’s Winter 2016 Break Camps! Students will take group vocal lessons and rehearse holiday songs December 19-21, then go caroling on the 22nd and 23rd. The break camps are split into three age groups – Kindergarten to 3rd Grade, and 4th to 7th Grade with Patrick Dalrymple, and teens and adults with Mark Power.

Launch the New Year with BPA Theatre School’s Winter 2017 Quarter! Classes include “Creative Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for ages 4 – 7 with Kate Drummond, “Intro to Musical Theatre: The Lion King” for Grades 1 – 3 with Michelle Abad, “Bainbridge to Broadway: Broadway at Bedtime” for Grades 2 – 4 and “Bainbridge to Broadway: Singing Storytellers” for Grades 5 – 8 with Liz Ellis and Michelle Abad, “Competitive Improv” for Grades 5 – 12 with Kate Drummond, “Teen Shakes: The Tempest” for Grades 8 – 12 with Liz Ellis, “Scene Study” for Teens and Adults with Wilson Milam, and “Lifetime Theatre for ages 50+ with Barbara Deering.

Offering year-round classes and camps for students of all ages and experience levels, BPA Theatre School has a longstanding tradition of supporting learners of all ages to build the skills and confidence to perform on stage and in everyday life. Younger students are taught to act, sing, and dance while developing the soft skills like teamwork and personal responsibility on which they can call in any classroom, work, or social setting. Teens and adults get the joy of being silly, glamorous, or sincere with the added benefit of growing not just their portfolio, but also their poise and tenacity. Director of Education Liz Ellis reflects, “We wouldn’t work as hard as we do to provide the best possible theater school program if we didn’t believe in its value and efficacy. And we wouldn’t do theater school at all if it wasn’t so dang much FUN!”

For information or queries, please contact Director of Education Liz Ellis at eeliis@bainbridgeperformingarts.org or 206.842.4560 x3, and register online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/pages/theatre-school.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to BPA Theatre School Presenting Sponsor Aberown Studio. 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 and tuition 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 Auditions for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY are November 7 & 8

BPA AUDITIONS
for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
November 7 & 8: Monday & Tuesday @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, November 7 and 8 at BPA. Kate Carruthers directs this highly combustible dark comedy about the Weston clan of Oklahoma that will leave you reeling!

Run dates are March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, and April 1 & 2, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview March 16. Rehearsals are January 10 through March 15 – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. plus Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY includes roles for six men, ages 25-75 and seven women, ages 16-75. 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 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY are Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8 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

Seattle International Comedy Competition Semi-Finals at BPA Nov. 19

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Hosts
The 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Semi-Finals
ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday, November 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

Join us for the semi-finals in the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition – one night only at BPA. The competition starts in early November and continues nightly at venues throughout the region until a winner is crowned on Sunday, November 27 at Snoqualmie Casino in North Bend. Featuring professional comedians from around the globe, it’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival: 26 Days - 22 Shows – 18 Venues – 33 comedians – over $15,000 in cash prizes – and talent executives from television networks, movie studios, managers, agents and producers.

In the two “preliminary” rounds of 16-17 comedians, each comedian gets five minutes to impress. A combination of entertainment industry and celebrity judges and audience reaction determines who moves on when each performer’s five best scores are tallied. The top five comics from the preliminaries make the semi-finals. All semi-finalists win some cash and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly in the next round of shows. Finalists are announced at the last semi-final show – five comedians get to go big, and five get to go home. After two days to recover and plan, the final round begins on November 22. After visits to theaters in Vashon, Kirkland, Bremerton and North Bend, we will have a new champion. Follow the action online at www.seattlecomedycompetition.org or www.facebook.com/seattlecomedycompetition.

Semi-finalists in the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition appear at BPA one night only on Saturday, November 19 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. The performance is not suitable for children.

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