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Save the date January 20 for Stand-Up Night LIVE!

Break in the New Year 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. He has spent the last eight years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Save the date January 20 for Stand-Up Night LIVE!

Break in the New Year 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. He has spent the last eight years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Need an antidote for the holiday blues?

The EDGE Improv delivers hilarious imagination on demand, and you won’t want to miss their December 2nd show at BPA, where the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the beginning of time. For more than two laughter-filled decades, The EDGE Improv has delivered ingeniously improvised first-Saturday evenings of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA stages family-friendly blockbuster that is “Truly Scrumptious” this December

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Seattle International Comedy Competition semi-finalists appear November 18 at BPA

Be among the first to learn who this year’s finalists will be in America’s biggest touring comedy festival – one night only at BPA. The 38th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition starts November 2 and continues nightly at venues throughout the region until a winner is crowned on Sunday, November 26, at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Theatre School presents annual FALL PLAY FESTIVAL November 9 & 10

See two shows for one ticket at BPA Theatre School’s annual Fall Play Festival, a family-friendly affair featuring Tales from Asgard and Thor in Valhalla, plus a special musical treat from the Theatre School “Jukebox Divas.” Get ready for enchanting adventure with tricksters, warriors, gods, dragons, giants, shapeshifters, and more. BPA Theatre School Director of Education Liz Ellis says the Fall Play Festival is “great family fun for ‘kids’ of all ages, whether they’re affiliated with the Theatre School or not!” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Fall back November 4 with The EDGE Improv

The days may be getting shorter, but your laughs are about to get longer with The EDGE Improv and their hilarious fall harvest of imagination on demand. You won’t want to miss The EDGE Improv’s November performance at BPA, where the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the beginning of time. Keep reading.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Don't miss the Bainbridge stop on 9 Horses' national tour!

9 Horses is in concert one night only, November 5 at BPA. Please join us for a moving and memorable performance by this dazzling trio of genre-hopping instrumentalists. “This highly emotive music touches and communicates the essence of what it means to be an alive, feeling human being.” – Budd Kopman, All About Jazz Keep reading.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

Join us for a fond farewell for Music Director Wesley Schulz November 3 & 4

The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert of the season features Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 with the brilliant pianist Oksana Ejokina, and two works from Jean Sibelius: En Saga, op. 9 and the majestic Finale from Symphony No. 2 in D major. Keep reading.

Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA withdraws Bullets Over Broadway from Season Lineup

BPA’s cancellation is a “matter of principle” says Executive Director Dominique Cantwell. “Given our national conversation about how women are treated or mistreated by men in positions of power, and given that Woody Allen has placed himself very publicly on what we consider the opposing side of the issue and has been advocating against a “witch hunt” of the men perpetrating this culture of abuse, we have decided that we cannot promote or support him by paying royalties for his work.” Read more.

Written by Sally Jo Martine