Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth!

Current information on Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, an arts organization for young people in Bellingham, WA, directed by David Post Contact us at: david@baay.org or phone 360-306-1543 or write: BAAY, 1059 N. State St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anything Goes Casting

This show will be spectacular, thanks to a combination of a great cast, great play and a team of dedicated teachers. I am thrilled!

If you are double cast, then you get to play an ensemble character on the week you’re not playing that character

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CANNOT
BE THERE FOR ONE OF THE WEEKENDS!
(some of you have told me in advance and I have cast the show accordingly…)

(if your name is not on this list for some reason, please email me –david@baay.org)
Thanks so much for being your wonderful selves. See you at rehearsal this Thursday, Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 7 pm! David Post


Week One Week Two

Reno Sweeney — Abrah Friberg Riley Wendling,
Billy Crocker — Zoe Schackel Aidan Glaze
Hope Harcourt —Ellen Clark Maddie Hamilton
Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt —Melanie Cahill Abigail VonFeldt
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh —Brad Anderson Katy Herbrandson
Moonface Martin —Jack Eiford Veronica Hoelscher
Bonnie—Maegan Covell Candice Lundy
Elisha J. Whitney —Saila Bonk Nick Schackel

Reno’s Angels (both weekends)
Maya Bonk , Anna Hammes, AnnMarie Barenchi, Gabrielle Neufeld

Reporter in opening scene (plenty lines): Maya Abbot-Smith

Photographer in opening scene (plenty lines): Mackenzie Murphy

Captain of the Ship: Rachel Snodgrass

Nun number one: Siobhan Younger

Nun number two: Emily Kullas

Purser: Indigo Gordon

Steward1 : MacKenzie Murphy

Steward2: Maya Abbot-Smith

Reverend Henry T. Dobson: Indigo Gordon (also gets to be in dance numbers on ship)
Ships crew: Siobhan Younger, Indigo Gordon, Emily Kullas, Mackenzie Murphy, Maya Abbot-Smith, Others from Dbl. Casting

Passengers: From Dbl Casting

F.B.I. Agents: From Dbl Casting

Other parts may be created based on creativity of cast...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BAAY Calendar for Fall of 2009!

BAAY Fall Schedule 2009

This will be a wonderful year for the students and families of BAAY, as well as for the audiences of Bellingham! So many opportunities for young people to get involved in theatre, singing, dancing, recording, costume design, puppet theatre, technical theatre and more!

Policy on ages of students: If a student starts a class or during the semester of the class within the age range required, the student is eligible to participate in that class, provided they can follow classroom rules.

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes start the week of Sept. 14th.
Auditions are offered at no cost.

Mondays

4 pm to 5:30 pm
Three One-Act Plays (dramas and comedies, directed by Dan Erickson for ages 10 to 13) Students will get to put on three plays…great drama training with a brilliant director! Lots of parts!
Auditions for the One Acts will be on from 10 am to 12:30 pm on Sept. 19th
(not confirmed…check back in 1 day)

Classes start Sept. 21st. Class also meets on Wednesdays at the same time.
Performs November 12, 13, 14, 15 Cost: $295

4 to 6 pm
Seussical the Musical! Directed by Mattie Wheeler (ages 8 to 10)
Learn to sing, dance, act and perform in this great musical, based on the characters of Dr. Seuss! This rehearsal process begins Oct. 12th and continues until the performances on Feb. 19, 20. 21 and 26, 27, 28. Class meets twice a week on Mondays from 4 to 6 and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30. Auditions will be held Friday, October 9th from 4 to 6 and Saturday, October 10th from 10 am to 1:30 pm (bring a lunch please). This will be a really fun show!


5:30 to 6:30 pm
Puppet Masterpiece Theatre with Lisa Markowitz
Here is a class in which the students, along with the teacher’s guidance, create their own outrageous puppet show(s) and their own puppets! Themes usually include fun music, lots of humor and imagination. Performance date tba
You’ll love it! $200 plus $30 materials fee

6:30 to 7:30 pm
Extravadancing! Extremely fun dance class with lots of amazing moves by the one and only crazy and talented Lisa…you won’t forget it! $195

Tuesdays

4 to 5:30 pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas—the Musical! For ages 8 to 10….don’t miss it!
Performs Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6. Classes start Sept. 22nd. Class also meets on Thursdays (4:15-5:30) Cost: $325

Auditions for Grinch are Tuesday, Sept. 15th and Thursday Sept. 17th, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Please attend both audition dates.

5 to 6:30 pm
Costume Design and Creation (ages 9 to 15)
Learn how to design costumes, make them and then see them on the actors on stage! You can do it! Help make the show a hit while you learn! Cost: $225


5:30 to 7 pm
BAAY Repertory Theatre’s production of “Anything Goes”, directed by David Post, choreographed by Mary Evans, for ages 12 to 15. This will be the fully-produced version of the famous Cole Porter musical—not to be missed. Performances will be 10, 11, 12, 13 and 17, 18, 19, 20. Auditions will be Tuesday, Sept. 15th and Thurs. Sept. 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Cost: $325 (Also meets Thursdays, same time).



Wednesdays

3:50 to 4:40
Junior Singers Choir (for ages 8 to 13)
Students will learn how to sing properly, having fun as they learn lively and appropriate material. A great place to develop excellent vocal techniques and rehearsal habits. Some performances!
Cost: $275 (no audition required)

4:45 to 5:35
Happy Singers (for ages 5 to 7)
Students learn all about their voices while they enjoy making great music together. A super place for young ones to get inspired about music and singing. No audition required. Some performances. David Post, director. Cost: $250

4 pm to 5:30 pm
Three One-Act Plays (dramas and comedies, directed by Dan Erickson for ages 10 to 13) Students will get to put on three plays…great drama training with a brilliant director! Lots of parts!
Class also meets on Mondays at the same time.
Performs November 12, 13, 14, 15 Cost: $295

Auditions for the One Acts on Sept. 19th (not confirmed…check back in 1 day)
Classes start Sept. 21st.

4 to 5:30
Digital Audio Recording Techniques (ages 9 to 15, by interview)
(To interview for admission, please contact director David Post at 306-1543).
Students in this class get to work in a state of the art recording studio, with recording whiz David Brown. Class is held in David's awesome downtown studio. Class will cover microphones, digital recording, mixing, midi instruments and producing a real recording of your own! This is awesome!
Cost: $245


5:30 to 6:25
Best of Broadway Song and Dance Troupe!
Mary Evans (choreographer) and Steve Barnes (musical director) team up to teach students ages 8 to 15 wonderful musical numbers from the best Broadway has to offer. A delight! Cost: $245 (no audition required)


6:30 to 7:25

Bellingham Boys’ Choir (for ages 8 to 15, by audition)
This year the boys will put their focus on performing the best of do-wop! Barbara Ann, Book of Love, In the Still of the Night, as well as songs of the season. These guys sing properly, are focused and have fun! David Post, director. Performances! Cost: $295
(auditions are on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 am to noon or Friday, September 11th, 4 pm to 5:30 pm. 1st come, 1st served)



Thursdays

3:50 to 4:45
Pixie Theatre Presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (ages 5 to 8)
Young actors and actresses will thrill to learn the songs, dances and acting required to put on a real show! Don’t miss this, one of Bellingham’s greatest hits! David Post is director and Lisa Markowitz is the choreographer. Performances are November 20, 21, 22. Cost: $295
No audition required but students must be able to follow classroom rules.

4 to 5:30 pm
Seussical the Musical! Directed by Mattie Wheeler (ages 8 to 10)
Learn to sing, dance, act and perform in this great musical, based on the characters of Dr. Seuss! This rehearsal process begins Oct. 12th and continues until the performances on Feb. 19, 20. 21 and 26, 27, 28. Class meets twice a week on Mondays from 4 to 6 and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30. Auditions will be held Friday, October 9th from 4 to 6 and Saturday, October 10th from 10 am to 1:30 pm (bring a lunch please). This will be a really fun show!


4:15 to 5:30 pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas—the Musical! For ages 8 to 10….don’t miss it!
Performs Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6. Classes start Sept. 22nd. Class also meets on Tuesdays (4:00-5:30) Cost: $325

Auditions for Grinch are Tuesday, Sept. 15th and Thursday Sept. 17th, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Please attend both audition dates.

5 to 6:30 pm
Technical Theatre Workshop (ages 9 to 15)
Learn to design sets, lighting and sound, then actually have the chance to be involved in the process of making a show come alive on the stage! You can do it! Cost: $225

5:30 to 7 pm
BAAY Repertory Theatre’s production of “Anything Goes”, directed by David Post, choreographed by Mary Evans, for ages 12 to 15. This will be the fully-produced version of the famous Cole Porter musical—not to be missed. Performances will be 10, 11, 12, 13 and 17, 18, 19, 20. Cost: $325 (Also meets Tuesdays, same time).
Classes start Sept. 22nd.

Auditions for Anything Goes will be Tuesday, Sept. 15th and Thurs. Sept. 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

7 to 8 pm
Celestial Voices (ages 10 to 15)
Bellingham’s Premier Young Women’s Ensemble! Stunning performances abound as this polished group tackles some of the best choral literature anywhere. Performances! David Post conducts, Steve Barnes accompanies. Cost: $295.

(auditions are on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 am to noon or Friday, September 11th, 4 pm to 5:30 pm. 1st come, 1st served)

Please look forward to the following in the Spring Semester of 2010:

Pixy Theatre (ages 5 to 8) presents "The Wizard of Oz" Late April, 2010

BAAY Jr. (ages 8 to 10) presents 'Seussical the Musical' Performance, late February of 2010

BAAY Repertory Theatre (ages 13-15) Presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" March of 2010

BAAY Jr. (ages 8 to 10) presents 'Popeye the Musical' , directed by Mary Evans, performs late April of 2010

BAAY Entertainers (ages 10 to 13) presents 'Once Upon a Mattress', choreographed by Mary Evans, performs May of 2010

BAAY Repertory Theatre (ages 13 to 15) presents "Little Shop of Horrors", directed by David Post, choreographed by Lisa Markowitz, performs end of May, early June, 2010

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Piano Teacher Found!

The wonderful Steve Barnes, a veteran of many BAAY productions, will be taking over the piano teaching duties at BAAY. He will be in touch soon to schedule meetings with students and families. We are thrilled that this very talented man will be taking over for the also wonderful John Bisceglia. Great news for the kids at BAAY!

Friday, October 31, 2008

New Art for Adults Classes Offered!


Announcing Art for Adults Offered at BAAY!

Drop off your kids at a BAAY class while you enjoy an ‘Art Spa’ experience for the left side of your brain! Instructor Johanna de Vries will lead you through drawing experiences and offer you a lovely cup of tea with cookies to boot! Try it! Your first class is half-price.

Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6 pm and the fee will be $12 a class. Classes are drop in and pay as you go. Make new friends as you experience the bliss of creating your own art, with the convenience of having this right at BAAY!

If you have any questions, please call Johanna de Vries directly at 303-2116.

Friday, October 17, 2008

BAAY Needs...

Projects and Opportunities at BAAY—We need your help and expertise! Please email me at david@baay.org if you would work on the following projects:
Grant writers, fundraisers
Planners for our big Gala Silent Auction Night needed--really need this!
Cosmetic Upgrades for BAAY including repainting, some sheet rocking…
Install a New Floor for Main Hall...coming up in early November!
Help Acquire and Install a Drinking Fountain
Install and bring 220 power to an Oven for Kitchen
Install Kitchen Countertop
Create a 2nd Bathroom Downstairs
Install Exit Signs/Emergency Lights
F.Y.I.—the city has inspected BAAY and has given us verbal approval for what we are doing. Now we need to go through the formal review process.

Michelle Barenchi, Kim Friberg and others are getting our books ready to apply for grants. We are looking for businesses to sponsor our upcoming shows! Do you know a local business or organization that would like to help young people in Bellingham?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Important Safety Information

VERY IMPORTANT:

BAAY is in a busy location and it's DANGEROUS to drop off students across the street. DO NOT LET PEOPLE CROSS THE STREET. We suggest that you drop off and pick up at the alleyway behind BAAY. Regardless, ALWAYS drop off and pick up on the BAAY side of the street! If people must cross the street, absolutely do use the crosswalk. Cars come around the corner of Maple street very quickly and I fear we will have an accident. Please, please take heed. Thanks, David Post

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Masters Degree in Choral Conducting, Northern Arizona University, Bachelors Degree in Music Education, University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. 20 years' experience as an educator. If you'd like to support our vision, contact me at david@baay.org. Thanks!