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Duane Goad headlines Stand-Up Night LIVE 2! January 19

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Stand-up Night LIVE 2!
Headlining Duane Goad (FX, ‘The 206’)
Host Dan Rosenberg
Saturday, January 19 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA

Stand-Up Night Live is back with headliner Duane Goad (FX, NBC, ‘The 206’), host Dan Rosenberg, live music with Westerly Sound, and special guests Nigel Larson and Claire Webber.

Duane Goad is a Canadian-born, Seattle-based comedian who has entertained audiences all over the U.S. and Canada with his quick, sarcastic, and self-deprecating style of comedy. He has performed at some of North America's top comedy clubs including Yuk Yuks, The Improv, and Comedyworks. He's been featured at numerous comedy festivals including Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, The Bumbershoot Arts Festival and The Vancouver Comedy Festival. Duane was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition and, as an opening act, he has shared the stage with some of the best comics in the business such as Jim Gaffigan, Flight Of The Conchords, Bill Burr, Brad Garrett, Maria Bamford, The Impractical Jokers, Damon Wayans, and music superstars The Jacksons.

If he looks or sounds familiar, then you may have seen or heard him in numerous commercials including The FX Network, Gillette Razors, Ford, and Microsoft. Northwest television audiences may recognize Duane from his appearances on the popular Seattle-based sketch comedy shows ‘Up Late NW’ and ‘The 206’.

Dan Rosenberg has been performing stand-up in clubs, theaters, and festivals for over two decades, appearing at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, as well as festivals in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Boston. He has hosted radio and TV shows in Orlando, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and he has shared the stage with many comedy legends, such as Kevin Nealon, Chris Rock, Richard Belzer, and the late Rodney Dangerfield. He is the author of “The Book On Hosting, How Not To Suck As An Emcee” and he was the host of last season’s inaugural Stand-Up Night LIVE! at BPA. 

Stand-Up Night LIVE 2! and Duane Goad appear one night only at BPA on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at BPA. Tickets, $20 per person, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Dance with Anzanga African Marimba Music January 18 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
Anzanga African Marimba Music
School Outreach Performance, Friday, January 18 @ 12:30 p.m.
Dance Workshop: Friday, January 18 @ 4:00 p.m.
Public Performance: Friday, January 18 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Anzanga makes its 7th annual appearance on Friday, January 18 as part of BPA’s Cultural Outreach Program. Celebrating 32 years of performing throughout the Northwest and globally, the troupe returns to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only at BPA.

This Seattle-based ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot as well as performances in South Africa and China. The troupe’s repertoire is primarily from Zimbabwe, with influences from throughout Africa, in addition to original compositions.

Anzanga plays using seven marimbas—three sopranos, two tenors, a baritone, and a bass—and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are hand-crafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The tuning is based on the tonalities found in Zimbabwean music. Each key sits above a resonator that has a vibrating membrane which amplifies the sound and adds a unique “buzz” to the music. For additional information visit Anzanga online at www.anzangamarimba.band.

Tickets for the Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. public performance, $12 for adults, and $10 for children, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Anzanga enthusiasts may choose to participate in the 4:00 p.m. Dance Workshop for ages eight and older. Tickets for the workshop, $20 per person, include admission to the evening performance and may be purchased by calling the box office at 206.842.8569.

Anzanga holds their annual School Outreach demonstration and performance for teachers and K-12 students at 12:30 p.m. by arrangement with BPA Operations Manager Siobhan Maguire at 206.842.4560 x2. This 45-minute performance ties to the academic curriculum in a number of areas including geography and social studies; the context, structure, and format of African music; and the role music plays in a global world. Student tickets are $7 per person, and the accompanying teacher and up to two chaperone tickets are included free of charge.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA's Irish Play Series returns January 12 with The Seafarer

Irish Play Series #2
THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson
A Rehearsed Reading Directed by Wilson Milam
Saturday, January 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Irish author Conor McPherson’s play The Seafarer is a black comedy set over the course of a long evening of family, friends, and drink one Christmas Eve in Dublin. The play centers on James “Sharky” Harkin, who has recently returned to Dublin and moved in with his older, quarrelsome sibling Richard. As guests drop by, drinks start to flow, stories are retold, and secrets begin to emerge as Sharky has to deal with one friend who seems to be staying on permanently, rather than return home to his own family, and another who is now the partner of his ex-wife, and with whom, annoyingly, he seems very happy. Things come to a head when a mysterious stranger, Mr. Lockhart, drops by and brings up an encounter he had with Sharky twenty-five years ago, and announces he has come for “repayment” in a winner take all game of poker.

Conor McPherson is an Irish Playwright and Director. Conor won the George Devine Award in 1997 with his play St Nicholas, and went on to win an Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1999 with The Weir. In 2006 he received a Tony Award nomination for Shining City and an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play for The Seafarer. Subsequent plays include The Night Alive, as well as adaptations of The Birds and Dance of Death. As a screenwriter, Conor has written I Went Down, and wrote and directed the films Saltwater, The Actors, and The Eclipse. Most recently he wrote and directed the play Girl From the North Country (now on Broadway) and the television drama Paula for BBC.

Wilson Milam began his career in Seattle where he has directed Feston (NCTC, Gregory Award Best Production) as well as Outside Mullingar, American Buffalo, God of Carnage, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Seafarer, all at the Seattle Rep. On Bainbridge he has directed Trad (for Irish Play Series #1, BPA) and The North Plan (inD Theatre, Rolling Bay Hall). Other work includes the original productions of The Lieutenant of Inishmore (London, New York, LA) and Killer Joe (Chicago, Edinburgh, London, New York).

The Seafarer is recommended for ages 13+ and appears at BPA one night only on Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 per person, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. The Seafarer is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Launch the New Year with laughs and The EDGE on January 5

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, January 5 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA

Launch the New Year with laughter and The EDGE Improv on January 5 at BPA. The troupe skillfully delivers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. As troupe member Cynthia Lair reflects, “Only onstage with The EDGE is there an amusement park where you pay to sit in a hole, an elevator full of people taking a shower, and an exotic dancing car repair shop. All totally believable.”

Performing to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA, the troupe’s shenanigans have earned a devoted community of followers seeking respite from life’s wearisome worries and unrelenting news cycle. The EDGE Improv ingeniously improvises facts of all persuasion, and the group’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time.

The EDGE troupe members include Ken Ballenger, John Ellis, Todd Erler, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit The EDGE at www.theedgeimprov.com and www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Don’t miss the troupe’s inaugural performance of the year on January 5 at 7:30 p.m. at BPA. Patrons are requested to arrive no later than 7:20 p.m. prior to each performance. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery January First Friday Art Walk: “Floralscapes”

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Floralscapes”
Watercolors by Sandy Haight
First Friday Art Walk Reception January 4 @ 5:00- 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Continues Throughout January at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us in the BPA Gallery January 4 for an artist reception and an enjoyable evening of art and friends. Sandy Haight’s paintings will immerse you in the luminous and sensual up-close magnificence of nature’s bloom. In “Floralscapes,” her work pushes beyond the representational to become dynamic, powerful, and alive to viewers. With painstaking layers of transparent glazes she intensifies the colors to reach glowing depths not usually associated with watercolor paintings.

Sandy was the Bainbridge In Bloom poster artist in 2015 and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster artist in 2016. She recently moved to the island from Seattle to rekindle her ancestral roots and is now working out of a large new studio. She is a Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, NWWS.

This exhibit continues throughout January at Bainbridge Performing Arts. View more of Sandy’s work online at www.sandyhaightfineart.com and see her interview at https://youtu.be/m1sM22Mf_JY

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free, and information is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Kick start your holiday cheer with The EDGE Improv December 1 at BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
The EDGE Improv
Saturday, December 1 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA

Kick start your holiday cheer with The EDGE Improv on December 1 at BPA. The troupe skillfully delivers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. You won’t want to miss the troupe’s holiday humor buffet, and as troupe member Matty Whitman reflects, “The EDGE hopes the audience remembers…when we are on stage, the stage adds 70 to 80 pounds.”

Performing to sell-out crowds regularly at BPA, the troupe’s shenanigans have earned a devoted community of followers seeking respite from life’s wearisome worries and unrelenting news cycle. The EDGE Improv ingeniously improvises facts of all persuasion, and the group’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time.

The EDGE troupe members include Ken Ballenger, John Ellis, Todd Erler, Cynthia Lair, Susan MacPherson, Bhama Roget, Andrew Shields, Chris Soldevilla, and Matty Whitman. Visit The EDGE at www.theedgeimprov.com and www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

The EDGE Improv appears next at BPA on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are requested to arrive no later than 7:20 p.m. prior to each performance. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

Spend your holidays with The Wizard of Oz at BPA December 7 - 22

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
THE WIZARD OF OZ
December 7 – 22: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m. +

Thursday, December 20 @ 7:30 p.m. + Early Matinee, Saturday, December 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday,
December 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, December 7 @ 6:30 p.m. at BPA

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions – the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, whom she meets on the way – Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

Director Buddy Todd and Choreographer Angela Snyder both make their BPA debut with this production. Together, they’re joined by BPA veteran and beloved Theatre School instructor Reece Sauvé. Buddy has been directing/assistant directing/choreographing for the last 20 years, most recently Charlotte’s Web with Second Story Theatre and Last Fall with Fantastic Z. Concurrent with this production, he is choreographing Little Shop of Horrors at the Black Box Theatre in Edmonds. Reece is off to new adventures following this production, and BPA is grateful for his irrepressible energy and effort to make sure that his students and cast members perform to their utmost potential when the curtain comes up. Thrilled to re-visit the “Merry Ole Land of Oz,” Angela is a performing and teaching artist who has worked with numerous companies on many stages all over the Pacific Northwest.

Together, the artistic trio leads a cast of BPA newcomers and returning favorites, with Emily Fox as DOROTHY, Matty McCaslin as ZEKE / COWARDLY LION, Shane Patrick Hoffmann as HUNK / SCARECROW, Jon Payne as HICKORY / TINMAN, Grace Helmcke as AUTIE EM / GLINDA, Christine Salo as ALMIRA GULCH / WICKED WITCH, Peter Simpson as PROFESSOR MARVEL / WIZARD OF OZ, Sammy Orrey as UNCLE HENRY, Renee Messinger as TRIO / TREE / CROW / BEAUTICIAN / JITTERBUG 1, Corrie Yadon as TRIO / TREE / CROW / MANICURIST / WINKIE, Jordyn Carrillo as TRIO / TREE / CROW / POLISHER / FLYING MONKEY, Karen Bertram as WW TWIN / WINKIE GENERAL / TEACHER / 2ND WOMAN, Carter Wolff as EMERALD CITY GUARD / TOUGH GUY / FLYING MONKEY, Austin Smith as NIKKO / TOUGH GUY / OZ MAN, Brearley-Jayne Curfman as BRAGGART / JITTERBUG 4 / POPPY / WINKIE, Keira Bertram as CORONER / POPPY / JITTERBUG 2 / WINKIE, Gracie Payne as MAYOR / FLYING MONKEY, Rose Weaver as BARRISTER / GHOST / POPPY / WINKIE, Dolly Courtway as LULLABY TOT / GHOST / POPPY, Olivia Opalski as LULLABY TOT / GHOST / POPPY, Cate Shelton as BEAUTICIAN / OZ WOMAN / FLYING MONKEY, Kayla Cortes as POLISHER / JITTERBUG 3 / CITY FATHER / WINKIE, and Addie Beermann as MANICURIST / CITY FATHER / LULLABY TOT / POPPY.

Whether audiences are familiar with the classic MGM film or not, Buddy’s fervent hope is that audience members will find “innocence, nostalgia, wisdom and a little mystery in our magical journey down the yellow brick road.”

Make the land of Oz part of your holiday enchantment this season on December 7 – 22, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a special weekday performance on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. and concludes with an early matinee on Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. A Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance will be held Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

This stage version of THE WIZARD OF OZ was first presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre in London in 1987. Featuring book adaptations by John Kane, this RSC Version follows the famous motion picture even more closely than its predecessor.THE WIZARD OF OZ is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

BPA extends special thanks to Media Sponsor, KCTS-9 Public Television and Community Sponsor The Maggi Rogers Fund. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Gallery December First Friday Art Walk: “Liquid Cells”

BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Liquid Cells”
Liquid Flow Acrylics by Patti Passinault Brown
First Friday Art Walk Reception December 7@ 5:00- 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Continues Throughout December at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us in the BPA Gallery December 7 for an artist reception and an enjoyable evening of art and friends. Artist Patti Passinault Brown brings fluid art to life on canvas in her exhibit “Liquid Cells.” Taking inspiration from the beach and Pacific Northwest views, these works use acrylics and a variety of flow mediums to create cells, lacing, and the impression of fluid motion.

This exhibit continues throughout December at Bainbridge Performing Arts. View Patti’s work online at www.liquidcells.com and www.instagram.com/liquidcells.art.

The BPA Gallery showcases regional artists in monthly rotating exhibits in the C. Keith Birkenfeld Lobby and regularly participates in the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gallery hours are 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday plus one hour prior to each performance. Admission is free, and information is available online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Auditions for The Revolutionists are November 10 & 12

BPA AUDITIONS for THE REVOLUTIONISTS
November 10 & 12: Saturday @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Monday @ 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to announce audition dates November 10 & 12 for THE REVOLUTIONISTS, directed by Kate Carruthers. Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Run dates are March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview March 7. Rehearsals extend January 14 through March 6, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @ 6:40 – 9:40 p.m. plus Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

View a complete listing of characters online. Those auditioning are requested to prepare a one to one and a half-minute dramatic or comedic monologue. All roles are open to audition.

Don’t miss the opportunity to play a role in BPA’s 2018 – 2019 Season! BPA audition dates for THE REVOLUTIONISTS are Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Monday, November 12 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only, and interested parties are requested to email dhadlock@bainbridgeperformingarts.org to schedule an audition.

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All.

Find out more about BPA at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BPAonline and www.facebook.com/BainbridgeSymphonyOrchestra), follow BPA and BSO on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/bpasallyjomartine) and Twitter (@BPAPresents). Check online for the latest on theatre and symphony auditions, complete theatre school and adult class offerings, performance listings, tickets, promos, and more. Go to “About BPA” and click on “Get Our Newsletter” to receive electronic performance announcements and behind-the-scenes news.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine

BPA Theatre School is Now Enrolling Winter Classes

BPA Theatre School is Now Enrolling
Winter Classes run January – April at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

BPA Theatre School enrollment for winter classes is now open for pupils of all ages. Under the fun, clever, and insightful tutelage of Kate Drummond, students (ages 4 – 7) in Creative Drama will explore the elements of theatre and learn to use their faces, bodies, and voices to tell a story. Kate will also lead students from grades 1 – 3 as they learn two song-and-dance numbers and engage in goofy, imaginative skill-building theatre games in Introduction to Musical Theatre.

BPA Theatre School is thrilled to collaborate with Bainbridge Dance Center on the Bainbridge to Broadway series this winter. For grades 2 – 4, students in Bainbridge to Broadway – Musical Movie Stars will learn the ropes of what it takes to mount a musical and gain a historical on how the movie musical evolved through the decades. In this inaugural joint venture, BDC student choreographers will work directly with our BPA theatre students. As part of the new collaboration with Bainbridge Dance Center, students from grades 5 – 8 in Bainbridge to Broadway – Magnificent Movie Machine will bring some of their favorite stars to life on our stage: From Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; from Guys and Dolls to the Muppets, and from 42nd Street to Madison Avenue North! Students from both Bainbridge to Broadway classes will perform The Movie Musical Machine in the BPA Theatre School Winter Showcase on March 28 & 29.

In BPA’s Teen Lab: Intermediate Acting led byPete Benson and Ann Wilkinson Ellis, students (ages 12 and up) will explore a variety of acting methods and styles through a series of intensive exercises, improv games, culminating in a performance of two One-Act plays in a black box setting on April 19 & 20 with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. plus April 26 – 28, with performances Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. plus Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, April 18 & 7:00 p.m.

Read more and register today online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, or contact Pete Benson by phone at 206.842.4560 x3 with questions.

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Written by Sally Jo Martine