"Director Kate Carruthers, cast and crew have pretty much outdone themselves — and that's saying something, given the accomplishment of last year's "Amadeus" and some of the previous aircraft carriers Carruthers has captained for BPA — in telling Tracy Letts' stark, black, sometimes ugly and frequently, uncomfortably funny tale of an American family come a cropper." - Michael Moore, Kitsap Sun
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Chorale join forces for another extraordinary partnership on April 22 and 23. Together they will perform iconic sacred works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms before turning their attention to Carl Orff’s famed Carmina Burana. Led by conductors Wesley Schulz and Michael Austin Miller, this thrilling collaboration features the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Bainbridge Chorale, Olympic Girls Choir, Jessica Robins Milanese (soprano), and Paul Karaitis (tenor/baritone). Read more.
BPA Theatre School’s Winter Showcase features two plays for the price of one! The first, Bainbridge to Broadway is our annual student musical revue in which students, Grades 2 – 8 are cast as a group of aspiring Broadway stars. Next up, teens from BPA’s Teen Intensive program will perform The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s most magical, mysterious, and cerebral works. Read more
Directed by Island Treasure Kate Carruthers, this highly combustible dark comedy about the Weston clan of Oklahoma is sure to leave audience members reeling. This major new play by Tracy Letts unflinchingly examines and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Read more.more.
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra is delighted to team up with the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra in this special presentation of Gustav Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1 in D major. Also on the program is Carl Maria von Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon featuring Davis Hampton, bass clarinet. Both of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s winter concerts will be performed off-site. The ticketed Saturday performance on March 4 will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Bainbridge High School and the free concert on Sunday, March 5 will be at 4:00 p.m. at Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound. Read more.
BPA is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, March 4 at BPA. Embraced by audiences as one of Shakespeare’s most delightful plays, this most merry and English of comedies centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff. Includes roles for five or more women ages 20 and up, 11 men ages 20 and up, and three youth ages 12 and up. Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2016 – 2017 60th Anniversary Season! Read more.
BPA Theatre School is now taking registrations for the Spring 2017 Break Camps and Spring 2017 Quarter. Inspiring the kind of creativity, grace, and empathy that enrich every aspect of life, BPA Theatre School’s spring camps and classes for Pre-K through Adult yield artistic benefits for both hobbyists and career actors. “We wouldn’t do theater school at all if it wasn’t so dang much FUN!” – Director of Education Liz Ellis – Read more.more.