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Sarah Mather

Bainbridge’s Sarah Mather Is a Rising Star

She may be just 16, but Bainbridge High School student Sarah Mather already has a long-term plan. She wants to be a stage actor. She’s willing to work very hard to get there. And she just took a giant leap forward by earning a spot in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Program. Rising Star…

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Is Coming. . . . Get Your Tickets Now

Jesus Christ Superstar, the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with the dueling tenors, Jesus and Judas, is not for the timid. Only a company with the confidence of Bainbridge’s Ovation! would dare tackle it. The music is hard to sing, the orchestration is complex, and the production requires the main characters to belt it out…

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Bob Cedarwell

Bainbridge Performing Arts Actor and Supporter Bob Cederwall Dies Suddenly

If you didn’t know Bob Cederwall, the word in the Bainbridge community is that you missed out. Cederwall, an actor and one of the longest-standing Bainbridge Performing Arts board members ever, died suddenly yesterday morning, November 18, at the age of 67. BPA Executive Director Dominique Cantwell said that it was fitting that yesterday it…

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Island Theatre 2012 Play Fest - I See France

Super-Citizens, Bank Robbers, & More at 10-Minute Play Festival

Either there is a lot of math involved in 10-minute play festivals or the overall focus on time gets me into a calculating state of mind. For this year’s Second Annual Island Theatre Ten-Minute Play festival, three judges had to sift through 630 minutes of plays submitted by playwrights, new and experienced, from all over…

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Ally Aubry

Longtime Supporter of Bainbridge Arts Karen Rice Passes Away

Karen Rice, who passed away yesterday, July 27, at the age of 78, was not a Bainbridge resident—she lived in Poulsbo. But she was an integral part of the performing arts scene here on the island. Her friend Denise Harris said about Rice’s performing talent, “Oh, she was really, really good.” Ovation! performer and member…

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summer jobs

You Did What That Summer? Slam Some Summer Job Stories Thursday Night

When I was 18 my summer job was to catalog the entire library collection of the family of one of my classmates. We were living in Spain so the collection was in Spanish, which threw a whole other element of difficulty into the mix. The reason I got the job was that I had volunteered…

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The Tempest

A Tempest Brews at IslandWood

O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t! The wonder hits in just twelve days when (my favorite Shakespeare play) The Tempest storms about the Creaky Tree Meadow at IslandWood. “Ye Olde” Bainbridge Performing Arts Shakespeare Society will relive the shipwreck and…

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Summertime Frolic in the Parks with Wednesday Concerts, Friday Movies, and Shakespeare

The Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District makes our great parks even better in the summer with free concerts, free movies, and free Shakespeare. Concerts Each Wednesday through August 21, the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District turns up the heat at one of the Island’s parks with a summer concert, featuring a…

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Les Misérables, photo by Keith Brofsky

Photo Gallery: Last Chance to See Les Mis

If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got one last weekend. Ovation!’s production of Les Misérables ends July 7, with the 3 p.m. performance. This production that’s been getting spontaneous standing ovations has only three performances to go: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3. Marijane Milton, who is a cast member and…

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Les Mis

Ovation!’s Les Mis Turns Characters’ Tribulations into Company’s Triumph

Confession up front: I am one of the 37 people across the nation who sat through and actually liked the recent film version of the musical based on Victor Hugo’s downer novel Les Misérables. I knew Anne Hathaway wasn’t hitting all of her musical notes, but I didn’t care because she was hitting all of the right…

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Ovation 2013 Scholarship Winners

Two BHS Seniors Awarded Ovation! College Scholarships

Bainbridge Island High School seniors Lea Fetterman and Clara Hayes are the 2013 winners of the Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge college scholarships. Board member Dr. Greg Keyes will formally present The Ovation! Scholarship Awards to Fetterman and Hayes at the Bainbridge High School Senior Awards Night event on June 6. Tom Burt, Ovation! Board President, said about the recipients, both of…

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Attend Ignite Bainbridge2 May 14

by K.L. Hallis You’ll be dazzled and amazed by the passions and theories presented at Ignite Bainbridge2! Speakers share their insights, life lessons, stories, and wisdom in succinct 5-minute performance art presentations. Ignite2 embodies the quirky, thoughtful, and unusual nature of Bainbridge Island and beyond. Save the date for Tuesday May 14 at the Bainbridge…

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Ignite Bainbridge Is Back: Speaker Workshops Begin January 8

1:50 p.m. Ignite Bainbridge 2 is coming up Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Bainbridge Pavilion, and they currently have openings for new speakers. So, if you have a story you want to tell, if you just made a New Year’s resolution to overcome your fear of public speaking, or if you love the slightly…

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My Fair Lady Is Loverly— Gets Standing Ovation! on Opening Night

12:50 p.m. When Ovation! Musical Theatre decided to put on a production of My Fair Lady at BHS, they faced a number of challenges: creating a new version of what numerous critics have called “the perfect musical”; fitting a cast of 42, an orchestra, lots of dancing, and stage sets on the medium-sized BHS Theater…

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Hyla Students Put on “The Tempest”

Knowing that Hyla sixth graders were tackling a production of Shakespeare this winter was enough to grab my interest. But the fact that they selected arguably his finest, most complex work—The Tempest—made my heart sing. What I didn’t know is that Hyla Middle School’s sixth grade Humanities curriculum includes a full production of a Shakespeare…

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Japanese New Year Fest at IslandWood (Video, Photo Gallery)

by Julie Hall Story posted January 8, 7:00 p.m.; updated with video January 9, 9:35 a.m. The Mochi Tsuki Festival at IslandWood marked the 23rd year of this Bainbridge Island Japanese American community tradition. Japanese Americans, friends, and curious newcomers gathered from near and far to celebrate the Japanese New Year on Sunday, January 8,…

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Six Stellar Ideas for Seattle-Area Holiday Fun

1. Winterfest at Seattle Center. This month-long festival features Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Interfaith celebrations. It includes an indoor ice skating rink, an outdoor carousel, a miniature Winter Village with a Vintage Train, Saturday bonfire singalongs, ice carvings, and free daily concerts. Learn more at 2. Holiday Concerts at Benaroya Hall. The…

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Bainbridge Halloween 2011 Thriller Flash Mob Video!

Yeah, we know you’ve been waiting for this. Here are the dancing zombies in all their gruesome glory. This is the official Island Fitness video of the Halloween 2011 Thriller Flash Mob. The dancing starts about 3:20 minutes in, so go wash some dishes if you don’t want to watch a long segment of people…

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Molbak’s Fall Play for Kids: A Woodinville Secret

We all need to get off the Island sometimes, and fall is a fun time to venture forth. A worthwhile outing for families with younger kids is heading across the pond and up to Woodinville to Molbak’s. Why go that far for a garden and home center, you reasonably ask? The main answer is their…

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BPA Theater School Hits Sweet Note with Willy Wonka Junior

Kenna Moser, mother of “Charlie” from last weekend’s Willy Wonka Junior BPA production, said she had no idea what her family was getting into when they enrolled their daughter Abigail in Bainbridge Performing Arts’ summer theater program. When Abigail announced she had landed the part of Charlie, Moser said she and her husband Chuck Curtis…

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