BPA Theatre School Spring Send-Off is June 8 & 9

BPA Theatre School Spring Send-Off 2017
Thursday & Friday, June 8 & 9 @ 7:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Join us for BPA Theatre School’s Spring Send-Off 2017 – a festive annual showcase bursting with theatrical attractions. Enjoy two short plays for the price of one. Performances will begin with the 2nd –8th grade productions of tales from Hugh Lofting’s series on Doctor Doolittle, and end with an original work devised by Teen Intensive students to showcase their talents!

Patrick Hurlburt and Liz Ellis direct the 2nd –8th grade students in Doctor Doolittle, a wacky tale in which the good doctor of the classic story has been split into three sisters who each go on their own adventure. The youngest, Minnie Doolittle, goes to the moon to save a cat who went up to chase the mice she figured would be after the moon cheese and got stuck when she couldn’t afford a ticket home. Lula Doolittle goes under the sea to treat a tone-deaf orca with an oar caught between her teeth, and the oldest, Sarah Doolittle takes all the odd creatures they bring home to the circus, only to have an adventure of her own.

Liz Ellis directs 5th – 8th grade students in Doctor Doolittle and the Puddleby Pantomime. This wacky tale reveals the adventures of a two-headed antelope, a housemaid that’s really a duck, a seal dressed as a lady, a horse wearing glasses, plus a pig, dog, lion, and leopard.

The Teen Intensive performance will debut original works designed and staged by students from this spring’s workshops. Director Liz Ellis says, “The students who take the spring Teen Intensive are the ones most dedicated to the theatre school program. It’s very exciting to learn what they’re capable of after all these years on our stage and watch them start to take control of their own performance.” Come with them as they compete on a game show that’s unusual to say the least, chat with their anthropomorphized moral quandaries, pick through the facts in their bedtime stories, and more.

Doctor Doolittle is appropriate for all ages. Parents with children under the age of 8 may choose to leave at intermission.

BPA Theatre School’s Spring Send-Off appears Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for Seniors, Youth, Students, 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 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 grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

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