Dive into the dog days of summer with The EDGE Improv on July 1 as the troupe delivers 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. Read more.
Join us for The Bard at Bloedel: BPA’s 5th annual summertime Shakespeare performance in the lovely meadow at the Bloedel Reserve. Shakespeare’s most merry and English of comedies centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff and the wooed Windsor women who see through his schemes and set him up for some hilariously sweet revenge. Read more.
BDC presents six spellbinding performances showcasing more than 100 students, ages 4-18, in works of creative movement, modern, jazz, tap and ballet. The youngest students will demonstrate pre-technique movement, and members of the Advanced Ballet Repertory will present “Cinderella Suite,” with the music of Sergie Prokofiev, restaged and choreographed by BDC faculty members Cait Wyler and Kim Holloway. Read more.
Join us for a festive annual showcase bursting with theatrical attractions, and enjoy two short plays for the price of one. Performances begin with the 2nd – 8th grade productions of tales from Hugh Lofting’s series on Doctor Doolittle, and end with the debut of original works devised and staged by BPA’s spring Teen Intensive students. Read more.more.
Turning to celebrated American composers John Williams and Aaron Copland, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra brings their monumental season to a peaceful and stunning conclusion. John Williams’ music for the Spielberg-directed film Lincoln reveres and mourns the late president while Copland explores socio-economic variability in his opera, The Tender Land. The program also showcases Charlotte Marckx, the 2017 winner of the BSO’s annual Young Artist Concerto Competition in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Read more.
Join us in the BPA Gallery June 2 for an artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. In his month-long June exhibit at BPA, photographer Marc Shor explores the colorful and historic doors and windows of New Orleans, some of which invite you in while others shut you out. Marc’s work may be viewed online at www.shor.smugmug.com/Portfolio. Read more.
“I'd rank 'Big Fish' among the best things Michels has done at BPA. It could have been the one that got away, but BPA's crew reel it in with abundant inspiration and imagination." - Michael Moore, Kitsap Sun | "At times funny, at times rollicking, and always poignant 'Big Fish' is a big night at the theater." - Kim Hastings, AXS | Read more.
The heart of this story is a man with wonderful intentions to inspire! BIG FISH is a 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). Director Ken Michels, beloved by Bainbridge audiences for such favorites as Mary Poppins, The Full Monty, Shrek, Avenue Q, and Spamalot, is joined by Musical Director Aimee Hong, who teaches for the Seattle Symphony, Studio East, and Village Theatre, and Choreographer Heather Dawson (Seussical, Spamalot, Mary Poppins). Read more.
On June 20 – 24 at BPA, Bainbridge Dance Center students and faculty members will transform ten months of training into their 36th annual presentation celebrating the beauty and significance of dance. Six spellbinding performances showcase more than 100 students, ages 4 – 18, in works of creative movement, modern, jazz, tap and ballet. The youngest students will demonstrate pre-technique movement, while beginning through advanced students will perform choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap techniques. Members of the Advanced Ballet Repertory will present “Cinderella Suite.” Read more.