Transporting us through morphing realities, magical thinking, activism, and the power of love, BPA’s new season will surely spark interest in friends of all ages. An award-winning, non-profit, community theatre, Bainbridge Performing Arts’ 2018 – 2019 lineup is steeped in intrigue, heart, and humor. In the words of Kim Hastings with AXS, “Bainbridge Performing Arts could be a primer to the other theaters in the south and mid-Sound on how to do things the right way.” Keep reading.more.
David Casteal transports audiences to 1804 in this riveting first-person account of the only Black man on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As William Clark’s personal slave, York faced challenges that were inconceivable, exhilarating, and – at times – harrowing. One part history and one part pure creative vision, Casteal’s passionate and playful portrayal is set against the driving backdrop of live West African drumming and traditional Native American drum recordings. Read more.
Head to Bainbridge Performing Arts February 2 for The Good Karma Bluesical and a multimedia blues and blues rock experience. Band members Michael Almodovar (drummer), Joe Van Dyke (lead guitarist/singer), Mike Lisagor (harmonica player/singer), Elray Konkel (bass guitarist/singer), and Jordan Petri (keyboard player/singer) will be joined by vocalist Shannon Dowling and the BPA Theatre School youth singers. All proceeds benefit BPA Theatre School. Read more.
Join us in the BPA Gallery February 2 for an artist reception and an enjoyable evening of art and friends. For Mason County artist Michelle Van Berkom, water symbolizes consciousness, emotion, and spirituality. In her Northwest landscapes, she employs the medium of watercolor as a pathway into the soul. Read more.
Break in the New Year January 20 with an evening of LIVE stand-up with host Dan Rosenberg, special guest Bridget Young, and headliner Brad Upton. Sharing the stage are band leader Raffi Minasian and announcer Jonathan Hibbs. Brad Upton is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. Read more.
Celebrate a day of community with your friends and neighbors in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, as Anzanga returns for its 6th annual BPA appearance and an electrifying performance of the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa. Sign up for the hands-on marimba workshop at 4 p.m. ($20 per person for ages 8 and up) and stay for the one-night-only performance at 7:30 p.m. Read more.
A feast of brilliant Irish banter and wit, TRAD both skewers and pays homage to Irish stereotypes and tall tales. Mark Doherty weaves a surreal tale of the importance of tradition and legacy as an ancient father “Da” and his 100 year old son “Thomas” embark on a road trip to find their long lost heir. With infirmities befitting their advanced years – Thomas has only one good arm and his “Da” has a wooden leg – the twosome set off on a road they’ve rarely travelled out of their village. Read more.