Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) has been entertaining Bainbridge Island and beyond for nearly six decades! Since 1956, BPA has served as the artistic heart of Bainbridge Island and is a community theater in the very best sense of the phrase. The talented and creative collaborations of actors, musicians, singers, writers, poets, dancers, and designers produce spectacular sights and sounds that fill the stage each month with deliciously captivating musicals, riveting plays, beautifully crafted music performances from the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Series, uplifting comedy from The EDGE Improv, an innovative and character-building Theatre School program for Pre-K through adults, and so much more.
This November, BPA is offering a diverse line-up of events and shows. Why not add them to your personal calendar?
Friday, November 6:
BPA Gallery First Friday Art Walk: “Aquatic Abstractions”
Gather in the BPA Gallery for the First Friday Art Walk artist reception and a fun evening of art, food, and friends. Acrylic painter Diane Walker returns to the BPA gallery with a series of abstractions that evoke the subtle beauties of island waterfront views. The exhibit continues throughout November.
First Friday Art Walk: Friday @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Gallery Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday + one hour prior to each performance; Tickets: Free
Friday, November 6:
The music of Quichua Mashis resonates with the rhythmic diversity of the Andes. The members have performed in Europe, South America, Japan, Canada, and the United States, and they established Seattle as their home base in 1993. Formed by Quichua Indians from northern Ecuador, this band celebrates their connection to “Pacha Mama” (mother earth) and their spiritual journeys through music.
Performance: Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under)
Saturday, November 7:
The EDGE Improv
Join The EDGE Improv for 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.
Community Sponsor: Rolling Bay Café
Performances: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers
Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12:
Aberown Studio presents BPA Theatre School Fall Showcase 2015
Join us for BPA Theatre School’s annual Fall Showcase, a family-friendly event showcasing talented students in the 2nd – 7th grade in a two-feature performance: Don’t Get Spooked follows Emma, a plain girl who finds it tough to fit in at her new school where the students are vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies and more. Based on the popular title by perennial favorite Judy Blume, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing offers a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger brother.
Presenting Sponsor: Aberown Studio | Community Sponsors: Columbia Bank and Harrison Medical Center
Performances: Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for Seniors, Youth, Students, Military, and Teachers
Saturday, November 14 & Sunday, November 15:
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4
The BSO’s opening concert of the season pulsates with energy and orchestral color in a program featuring “Luminosity,” a new work by young composer Christopher Rogerson, Beethoven’s “Fourth Piano Concerto,” with pianist Rick Rowley, and Carl Nielsen’s “Symphony No. 3.” A work radiating life affirmation and happiness, it is stocked with themes that will leave audience members humming.
Sponsors: Fletcher Bay Foundation, San Carlos Restaurant, and Wicklund Dental
Performances: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. (pre-concert chat Sunday @ 2:15 p.m.)
Tickets: $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors, students, military, and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult
Saturday, November 21:
36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition
Join us for the semi-finals in America’s biggest touring comedy festival November 21 at BPA! The 36th Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing.” The fun starts November 4 at The Columbia City Theatre in Seattle, and continues nightly at venues throughout the region until the winner is crowned November 29. The top 10 comedians selected from the two opening rounds will perform 10 minutes each for Bainbridge audiences. Not suitable for children.
Performances: ONE NIGHT ONLY at BPA: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per person
All Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) events are held at 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Tickets, information, and registration, unless otherwise noted, are available at the BPA Box Office, by phone at 206.842.8569, or online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.
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