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BPA’s 2018 – 2019 SEASON GOES ON SALE MARCH 9!

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Save the dates for Peter and the Starcatcher!

Enter the neverland you never knew March 9 - 25 at BPA! Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this wildly theatrical adaptation playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...as well as the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

February 17 & 18: BSO presents Franck Symphony in D minor

Guest Conductor Mario Alejandro Torres leads the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra in their lyrical and lovely winter program this February. The program features Bright Sheng’s Black Swan, Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra with guest bass trombonist David Krosschell, and César Franck’s most enduring work for orchestra, Symphony in D minor. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Building The Wall runs one weekend only February 9 – 11

Robert Schenkkan lays out in harrowing light the consequences of President Trump’s anti-immigration campaign rhetoric turned into federal policy. This riveting dystopian drama from the Pulitzer-winning playwright of The Kentucky Cycle is directed by Kate Carruthers and stars Elena Flory-Barnes as “Gloria” and Chip Wood as “Rick.” BPA is honored to partner with Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center for this production. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us February 4 for YORK by David Casteal & Bryan Harnetiaux

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Good Karma Bluesical benefits BPA Theatre School February 2

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

February 2: BPA Gallery First Friday Artwalk “Watershed”

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Stand-up Night LIVE! with Headliner Brad Upton plus Bridget Young

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble makes 6th annual appearance at BPA January 19

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA opens Irish Play Series January 13 with rehearsed reading of Mark Doherty’s TRAD

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.

Written by Sally Jo Martine