NEW COSTUMING CLASSES STARTING UP! Little Shop, Nemo and Muppets!


Ages 9 through 16
Small classes=lots of personal attention to your learning!

Little Shop Audition Results

Congratulations to all! This was very hard to do!  Everyone made it in, so if you are not listed for some reason, it is an error.  This is going to be an amazing show!  --David, Lisa and Steve
 
See you all this Thursday the 12th from 6:45 to 7:15 pm
 
Little Shop of Horrors Audition Results
 
Cast 1 (weeks 1 and 2)
 
Seymour        Zander 
Audrey            Melissa
Mushnik        Marcus
Dentist          Zoe
Plant             Anya
Patient          Anica
Nurses         TBA
Smiling Man TBA
Plant Puppeteer: Kyle
SOLO in Skid Row:  week 1 Carmen   week 2  Edie
Vocal Solo:  Wino One  (sings “Yes You Go”)  Kyle
 
Doo Wops       
Cast 1
Elsie
Olivia Hampton
Edie 
Carmen
Mia
 
Ensemble:
 
Mehar
Martha
Sumara
Kyle
Kristina
Alaina
Autumn
Lucy
 
 
 
Cast 2  (weeks 3 and 4)
 
Seymour        Zander
Audrey           Olivia Brice
Mushnik        Kaleb  
Dentist           Jordyn
Plant              Lainie
Patient           Clara
Nurses           Meixing and To Be Announced
Smiling Person  Alex 
Plant Puppeteer: Holly
SOLO in Skid Row:  week 3  Meixing   week 4  Willow
Doo Wops:
Cast 2
Sydney
Linnea
Elsa Mae
Luna
Kellia
 
Ensemble:
Meixing
Willow
Holly
Carter
Alex
Judah
Clara

NEW CLASSES AND STUFF!

Auditions for BAAY Rep Little Shop of Horrors Feb 6,7 & 8
 
All serious young actors ages 13-16 are invited to audition for BAAY Rep's production of Little Shop of Horrors,  directed by David Post, choreographed by Lisa Markowitz and with music direction by Steve Barnes. Auditions are at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St., Bellingham, on Friday, Feb. 6th from 4:30 to 7pm, Saturday, Feb. 7th from 10am to 1pm with callbacks on Sunday the 8th from 4 to 6:30pm (nothing to prepare ahead of time). Please plan on being at all three auditions. Rehearsals start March 3rd and continue every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:40-7:40pm. Show will likely be split into two casts.  Shows for cast 1 are May 8th-10th and 15th-17th and shows for cast 2 are May 22nd-24nd and 29th-31st. Both casts perform in special Gala Show at MBT or BHS in October as well. Instructional fee required, scholarships available. For questions, please email david@baay.org.
 
 
New Classes at BAAY!
 

The Actors' Tool Kit:  How to Wait Tables (six classes total) taught by David Post

About David:
Director of BAAY and conductor of Bellingham Children's Choir, David holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and a Master's in Choral Conducting from Northern Arizona University. He has been an educator in public and private schools for over twenty years. David formerly taught voice and choral music at Mendocino College, the School for Music Vocations, and in multiple K-12 grade schools. Additionally, David has worked as a church choir director in over five congregations since 1983. Highlights include being the Chair of Repertoire and Standards for Middle School Vocal Music, State of California Choral Conductors Association, and head judge of music festivals for the California Music Educators Association and conductor/commissioned composer for the CMEA Bay Section conference. David has been a featured clinician for the San Juan Music Educators and California Music Educators festivals. He is active as a professional jazz singer in the US, Canada, and Russia. His choirs have performed in a combined concert at Carnegie Hall, sung our national anthem for the San Francisco Giants, and performed at Disneyland and Disneyworld. David has been the head of BAAY for eight years and directed or produced over 40 musicals and choral concerts, totaling more than 200 performances. His hobbies include playing basketball, taking care of his dog Simba, cooking, and enjoying nature.

Course description: Excited about a career in theatre? Get your apron and bring that hamburger to table thirty-two! Let’s face it: on the road to success as an actor, most of you will be working in a restaurant as a server…if you’re lucky. Waiting tables can mean big money for the aspiring artiste. BAAY director David Post, an experienced server, will lead a fun, hands-on class on how to serve customers in a restaurant. At the end of the course, you will receive a letter of recommendation from him (if you earn it). The culmination of the semester will be serving a formal dinner to lucky patrons…with the meal catered by a professional caterer. What a blast this will be and really practical! For ages 9 through 16. 

Classes: Six class meetings, Tues. & Thurs., February 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th from 5:35 to 6:45pm with the formal dinner served on the eve of February 26th at 7 pm (Ages 9-16)

Costume Design taught by Dana Crediford (Masters in Youth Theatre Education)
 
About Dana:
Dana has a Master's degree in Children's Theatre Education and a passion for organizing. She has taught everything from Improvisation to Stage Management and has directed all ages in dramatic plays and musical theatre. As the new Costume Shop Manager for BAAY Theatre, she can indulge her lifelong interest in costume design, as well as create an efficient space for students to experience all aspects of wardrobe implementation. Dana enjoys leading children to self-discovery in the arts and watching them blossom in the areas of their choice.
 
Course description: BAAY’s new costume shop manager is excited to announce openings in her new course on costume design! Learn how to plan out a show, how to work as part of a costume team and even create costumes for a real BAAY show! 
 
Classes: Six class meetings, Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30pm, January 20th through February 24th
 
Tuition: $90
 

BALLET CLASSES taught by Stefanie Ambuel
STARTING FEBRUARY 23rd through June 16
About Stefanie:
Our instructor was born and raised in Portland Oregon and has most of life in the dance studio, being a dance student for fifteen years and having taught for two. I have been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern, lyrical and ballet. I've danced and competed all over the west coast. I have also taken several workshops like Tremaine dance convention, Tapping with the Masters, NYDA and many others. I have taught for Whatcom Day Academy and was the lead instructor for Rejoice Dance Academy. I have taught private lessons as well. I am the proud mother of two wonderful children and a sweet puppy. I'm looking forward to being a part of BAAY!

Mondays, ages appx. 5 to 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm  
Tuesdays, ages appx. 11-16 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Starts on February 23rd and 24th and classes cost only $10
 
Cost is $150 for 15 classes. Cut off date for new students is March 23/24.
 
 
Art Classes Soon to Start at BAAY!
 
Visual Art at BAAY taught by Hanna Hayes
Starting February 17th through June 11th
 
About Hanna:
After traveling across the globe performing music for several years, Hannah decided to settle down in Bellingham for a bit. She is a freelance illustrator and mixed media artist, photographer, dancer, musician, and lover of circus arts. Her excitement for taking an inkling of an idea and turning it into a wildly imaginative project is apparent in her art and her lesson plans. Hannah has spent nearly seven years teaching children and adults kayaking skills and teaching outdoor education in schools. Hannah also worked with the Suquamish tribe at their Head Start center where she taught preschool. She has a deep passion for the arts and for finding creative and playful elements in the mundane. She is currently finishing her first children's book and enjoys being settled enough to raise a bountiful garden.
 
Visual Arts: Grades 1-3
Join us in an exploratory adventure into the vast world of visual arts! Students will be examining the timeless question, "What is Art? by exploring new skills in class while developing personal style. This class will introduce a variety of techniques and mediums in which students will be encouraged to experiment including paints, charcoals, mixed media techniques and more!  
Grades one through three  1 hour   $10 per class thru June 9
4:30 to 5:30 Thursdays
 
 
Visual Arts: Grades 4-6
This visual arts class will broaden students' vocabulary and technical skills while developing and focusing on personal style and voice. Students will explore different elements of art by experimenting with new mediums and by practicing creative collaboration. Students will also learn about illustration, cartoon design, realism, abstract elements and the presence of art historically. 
 
Grades four through six Tuesdays, 4:45 to 6 pm  1.25 hours  $12 per class thru June 10
 
Visual Arts for grades 7-9 
Students in this visual arts class will have a unique opportunity to develop one-of-a-kind collaborative pieces as well as detailed installations. Students will refine technical skills while maintaining personal expression and style. An emphasis on collaboration will be included in projects as students work to create sculptures, paintings, illustrations, mock-posters, album covers and even some prop/set design for the theater at BAAY. 
 
Grades seven through nine. 1.5 hours. $14 per class thru June 11
4:30 to 6 pm Wednesdays


SEE YOU THERE!
 

 

Jungle Book Casting

 

JUNGLE BOOK CASTING

 

Congratulations to everyone!  I am so impressed with all of you, and what an awesome show this is going to be!!!  If you do not see your name, it is a mistake.  Everyone was cast.  Scripts will be available tomorrow at 4 PM in the office if you want to pick one up before the first rehearsal, WEDNESDAY, January 21st.  If you do, start memorizing your lines YESTERDAY! Everyone will have A LOT to do in this show.  There is a ton of dancing and singing, and overall craziness!

 

PS ALL scheduling requests were very carefully considered and I did my very best to accommodate everyone, but I could not grant everyone exactly what they wanted.  

 

PSS I have added a super CRAZY and AWESOME song for Shere Khan to sing…so get ready.  It’s a surprise!!!

 

CAST ONE

MEETS MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 5:30-6:45

 

MOWGLI

KAYDEN

 

BALOO

MEIXING

 

BAGHEERA

DYLAN

 

KAA

KEENAN

 

KING LOUIE 

WILLOW

 

MONKEY DANCERS

TORI

AGHI

CHARLIZE

NERI

KYLIE

AMANDA

 

SHERE KHAN

MORGAN

 

RAMA THE WOLF MAMA

NERI

 

WOLF CUBS

#1 RUTH

#2 BOSTON

#3 AMANDA

 

AKELA THE WOLF ELDER

BRODY

 

VULTURES:

 

BUZZY

RILEY

 

FLAPS

BOSTON

 

ZIGGY

AGHI

 

DIZZY

AMANDA

 

ELEPHANTS:

 

COLONEL HATHI

TORI

 

JUNIOR

ANNIKEN

 

WINIFRED

KYLIE

 

ELOUISE 

CHARLIZE

 

ELEANOR 

EBONY

 

ELDEN 

DAKOTA

 

SHANTI (GIRL)

RUTH

 

SHANTI’S MOTHER

TBA

 

SHANTI’S FATHER

TBA

 

MAIL MACAW

ANNIKEN

 

 

 

 

 

CAST TWO

Meets MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 6:15-7:45

 

MOWGLI

SAMMY F.

 

BALOO

YAYA

 

BAGHEERA

MAYA

 

KAA

EVIE

 

KING LOUIE

RUBY

 

MONKEY DANCERS

SAMANTHA S.

NATALIE

GENEVIEVE

PARIS

LOLA

ANNIKA

 

SHERE KHAN

ANNIKA

 

RAMA THE WOLF MAMA

NATALIE

 

WOLF CUBS

#1 ZOFI

#2 ZANE

 #3 JUNE

 

AKELA THE WOLF ELDER

YOHANYN

 

VULTURES:

 

BUZZY

GENEVIEVE

 

FLAPS

JUNE

 

ZIGGY

ZANE

 

DIZZY

LOLA

 

ELEPHANTS:

 

COLONEL HATHI

SAMANTHA S.

 

JUNIOR

JAKOB

 

WINIFRED

PARIS

 

ELOUISE 

ADARYN

 

ELEANOR 

KAYLA

 

ELDEN

PHINEAS 

 

SHANTI (GIRL)

ZOFI

 

SHANTI’S MOTHER

TBA

 

SHANTI’S FATHER

TBA

 

MAIL MACAW

JAKOB

 

 

Choir Audition Results

Congratulations to the people who auditioned for the choir today.  What a wonderful group! Everyone listed below may go ahead and register for class either online at www.baay.org or at the first class.
 
All of you will receive your music, folder, information/calendar for the semester and  info about our New York trip when you come to the first rehearsal.
 

The following people are invited to the Celestial Voices choir, which meets Mondays from 7:15 to 8:30 pm:
 

Adaryn
Delany
Ellie

Linnea

Amy
Halle
Madison

Carmen

Ariel

Kayla
 

And invited to Boys' Choir, which meets Weds. 4:30 to 5:30 is:

Chase

 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!  It's going to be so much fun!  Truly yours,

David Post

david@baay.org
 

p.s. Soon we will have a meeting regarding the NY trip...info tba.

 

BAAY WINTER SCHEDULE IS HERE!

Winter/Spring 2015 Schedule

BAAY Choir Auditions – sing at Carnegie Hall, NYC! (ages 9-16)    Directed by David Post
Fresh from their performance with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and heading in late June to Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Bellingham Children’s Choir is accepting new members, ages 9 through 16. Auditions are non-stressful and will be taking place on Friday, Jan. 9th from 4 to 5 pm, first come, first served, appx. 8 minutes per auditioner. For more info, please write david@baay.org or go to www.baay.org.
Auditions: January 9th, 4:00pm – 5:00 pm OR  by appointment (please write david@baay.org)
Girls’ Choir Rehearsals: Mondays 7:15-8:30 from January 12th through June 17th
Boys’ Choir Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 from January 14th through June 17th
    Shows:  concert on June 17th and trip to NYC will be from June 23 through 28th ($1700, fundraising avail)
    Tuition $260

Pixie Theatre “Finding Nemo” (ages 5-8)    Directed by Lisa Markowitz, music by David Post
Nothing beats Pixie Theatre for young people!  Lisa and David LOVE to teach these classes. Singing, dancing and acting for everyone!  It’s the top. No auditions necessary but all children must follow basic rules of BAAY to participate.
Ages 5-6 Rehearsals: begin January 12th (OK TO JOIN THRU Feb. 9th); Mondays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages 5-6 Shows: May 20th and 21st, 6 pm Tuition: $250

Ages 7-8 Rehearsals: begin January 13thth (OK TO JOIN THRU Feb. 10th); Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Ages 7-8 Shows: May 27th and 28thth, 6pm
Tuition $280


BAAY Jr. “The Jungle Book" (ages 9-12)    Directed/Choreographed by Lisa Markowitz,
Lisa Markowitz will interpret/adapt this classic story into a live musical show…so much fun! Please be there for both audition times and you may be asked to attend callbacks as well.
Auditions: Friday, Jan. 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, January 10th from 5 to 7 pm,
with callbacks on Sunday the 11th from 4 to 6 pm (nothing to prepare ahead of time)
Rehearsals: All Cast Meeting on Wednesday, January 14th from 5:40 to 6:10. Rehearsals start on January 21st
and continue Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:40-7:40pm             
Shows Cast 1: March 20-22, times vary
Shows Cast 2: March 27-29, times vary
Tuition $325

BAAY Dance Company (ages 9-16)    Choreographed by Lisa Markowitz
Lisa Markowitz continues the magic here at BAAY. If you love dance, you will love this company: a mix of styles from contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and modern.
Auditions: by appointment (email Lisa at lisa@baay.org)
Junior Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30, starts January 21st
Senior Rehearsals: Thursdays 4:30-5:30, starts January 22nd
Show: June 10th, 7:00pm
Tuition $190

BAAY Rep “The Outsiders” (ages 12-15)    Directed by Maddy Hamilton
Young actors ages 12 through 15 are invited to audition for the non-musical ‘The Outsiders’ at BAAY.  Get ready for some high drama!
Auditions:Friday, Jan. 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, Jan. 31st from 10 am to 12:30 pm.
Rehearsals:Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:45-6:15pm, starting February 4th
Shows: March 12, 13, 14 at 7 pm and March 15th at 2 pm
Tuition $180

BAAY Jr. “The Muppets Take Manhattan” (ages 9-12)    Directed by Lisa Markowitz
Joy and humor abound!  Lisa adapts this into a stage musical that students and audiences will love!
Auditions: Monday, March 23rd and 24th from 5:30 to 7:30pm with callbacks on
Weds. 4350March 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm (nothing to prepare ahead of time)
Rehearsals: start March 31st and continue every Monday and Wednesday., 5:40-7:40pm             
Shows Cast 1: June 5,6  and 7,times vary
Shows Cast 2: June 12,13,14, times vary
Tuition


BAAY Rep  “Little Shop of Horrors” (ages 13-16)    Directed by David Post, Choreographed by Lisa Markowitz
Auditions: Friday, Feb. 6th from 4:30 to 7 pm, Saturday, Feb. 7th from 10am to 1 pm
with callbacks on Sunday the 8th from 4 to 6:30 pm (nothing to prepare ahead of time)
Rehearsals: start March 3rd and continue every Tues. and Thurs., 5:40-7:40pm             
Shows Cast 1: May 8-10 and 15-17
Shows Cast 2: May 22-24 and 29-31  
Tuition $375


New Classes at BAAY!


The Actor’s Toolkit:  How to Wait Tables (Six Classes Total) (ages 9-16)                            Taught by David Post

Excited about a career in theatre?  Get your apron and bring that hamburger to table thirty-two!  Let’s face it:  on the road to success as an actor, most of you will be working in a restaurant as a server…if you’re lucky. Waiting tables can mean big money for the aspiring artiste.  BAAY director David Post, an experienced server, will lead a fun, hands-on class on how to serve customers in a restaurant.   At the end of the course, you’ll receive a letter of recommendation from him (if you earn it). The culmination of the semester will be serving a formal dinner to lucky patrons…with the meal catered by a professional caterer. What a blast this will be and really practical!  For ages 9 through 16.

    Classes: Six class meetings, Tues. & Thurs., February 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th from 5:35 to 6:45 pm
    with the formal dinner served on the eve of February 26th at 7 pm
    Tuition $60


Costume Design  (ages 9-16)                  Taught by Dana Crediford (Masters degree in children’s theatre education)

BAAY’s new costume shop manager is excited to announce openings in her new course on costume design!  Learn how to plan out a show, how to work as part of a costume team and even create costumes for a real BAAY show!  

    Classes: Six class meetings, Tuesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm, January 20th through February 24th
    Tuition $90



It’s going to be the best year yet!! See you here at BAAY!

Coming Up in the New Year--Exciting Stuff! Lookie!

Join the Bellingham Children’s Choir!

Fresh from their performance with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and heading in late June to Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Bellingham Children’s Choir is accepting new members, ages 9 through 16. Directed by David Post, the young women’s group meets Monday eves from 7:15 to 8:30 pm and the young men’s group meets Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Auditions are non-stressful and will be taking place on Friday, Jan. 9th from 4 to 5 pm, first come, first served, appx. 8 minutes per auditioner. For more info, please write david@baay.org or go to www.baay.org.

 

Auditions for ‘The Jungle Book’ at BAAY

Young people ages 9-12 who love to sing, dance and act are invited to audition for the musical ‘The Jungle Book’ at BAAY, the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth.  We try to make the auditions as non-stressful as possible. There is nothing to prepare ahead of time—everything will be taught at the audition itself. Auditions are Friday, Jan. 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, January 10th from 5 to 7 pm, with callbacks on Sunday from 4 to 6 pm. Please be there for both auditions and you may be asked to attend callbacks as well. The show will be performed two weekends (most likely one weekend per cast), March 20-22 and March 27-29. Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday afternoon/evenings, appx. 1.5 hours each.  Fee for participation in the play is appx. $100 a month (roughly $7 per hour of instruction). Scholarships are available for those with financial hardship. Good manners a must! More info at www.baay.org.

Auditions for ‘The Outsiders’ at BAAY

Young actors ages 12 through 15 are invited to audition for the non-musical ‘The Outsiders’ at BAAY, the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, on Friday, Jan. 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, Jan. 31st from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Please attend both auditions. There is nothing to prepare ahead of time. Directed by Maddy Hamilton, this show will be performed March 13-15.  performed two weekends (most likely one weekend per cast), March 20-22 and March 27-29. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday right after school, appx. 1.5 hours each. Fee for participation in the play is appx. $80 a month (roughly $8 per hour of instruction). Scholarships are available for those in financial hardship. Come and try out! More info at www.baay.org.

Join the Cast of ‘Finding Nemo’ at BAAY Pixie Theatre

Children ages 5-8 are invited to join Lisa Markowitz and David Post in the adventure of presenting ‘Finding Nemo’ Pixie Theatre!  Classes meet Mondays 4:30 to 5:30 for ages 5 & 6 and Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 for ages 7 & 8, starting the week of January 12th. Performances take place in late May.  No audition necessary but children must be able to follow directions well. To enroll, just show up at first class or go to www.baay.org.

‘Damn Yankees’ Performed by BAAY Rep

Don’t miss the classic Broadway musical ‘Damn Yankees’, featuring advanced students of the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, directed by David Post, choreographed by Lisa Markowitz, musically directed by Steve Barnes, with technical direction by Asher Baker Sulloway, costumes by Dana Crediford and set design by Ian Bivins. 7pm shows are Jan. 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th, with 2pm shows on Jan. 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th. All seats are $10 and are available at the door at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 N. State St. or on brownpapertickets.com. More info at www.baay.org. This show will delight viewers of all ages.

 

Congrats on Choir Concert with Whatcom Symphony--Here's the Video Links!

December 7th, 3 pm, Mount Baker Theatre
 
The Bellingham Children's Choir with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra
 
Yaniv Attar, Conductor
Scott Henderson, Arranger/Composer of these pieces, which were commission for our choir
 

Choir Schedule for the rest of December

 
 
Dec. 10th  4:30 Boy's Choir (as usual)
 
Dec. 13th 10:40 perform at Waldorf School Faire (optional--arrive 10am, done at 11:20am)
 
Dec. 15th  Girls choir rehearsal 7:15 to 8:30 (as usual)
 
Dec.
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