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Best of BAAY (2016)

This next year, BAAY is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Back in 2016, we celebrated 10 years with the Best of BAAY showcase. This special production features highlights from BAAY shows over those first 10 years. We hope you enjoy this dynamic compilation!

Jack and the Beanstalk (2012)

Written and directed by Lisa Markowitz, "Jack and the Beanstalk" is a whimsical play inspired by beans, which have always been a recipe for adventure. Performed by students ages 5-8 with singing, dancing, and acting for everyone! Watch performance here:

The Stinky Cheese Man (2020)

BAAY director Lisa Markowitz adapted the popular children's book, "The Stinky Cheese Man" in a whole new way during summer 2020, and the Pixies made a movie version!  Watch as these young performers bring the silly, wacky story to life through this...

Where the Sidewalk Chalk Ends (2020)

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth proudly presents "Where the Sidewalk Chalk Ends" featuring Junior performers ages 9-12. This original show written, directed, and edited by Lisa Markowitz, was based on poems written by BAAY students during quarantine!...

Us and Them (2018)

Written by David Campton in 1982, Us and Them is especially relevant to today’s world. Watch BAAY's 2018 performance about two neighboring groups who arrive in the same space and build a wall to keep their communities separate. Directed by Ian Bivins, this story...

East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2020)

BAAY is committed to continuing to engage kids in the arts during this time! Show director Ian Bivins recently re-wrote and revived "East of the Sun & West of the Moon" with a cast of performers ages 9-12.  In the story, a playful adaptation of a classic Norwegian...

Glee (2011)

We're going back almost a decade for this show of the week! BAAY's 2011 "Glee" camp was directed by Mary Evans. The show was based on the TV series of the same name and created in collaboration with the student performers. Watch this performance

Dance Company: MELT (2018)

Experience this artistic labor of love brought to you by choreographer/director Lisa Markowitz and BAAY student dancers! Featuring a mix of dance styles, this performance visualizes Peter Gabriel's "Melt" album from start to finish. Watch as these young...

Creation Lab: Aces (2018)

A girl awakens with no memories at the center of a magical land of wide-ranging cultures and unstable monarchies, with a single vision to guide her: collect the four Aces. A full-length musical written and presented entirely by students aged 13-17 through the Creation...

Different: The One-Acts (2019)

BAAY senior students perform a series of short plays written by celebrated local playwright, Michael Wallace. Directed by Dana Crediford, the four one-act plays presented explore many topics faced by youth today, including peer pressure, bullying, sadness, and the...

MTV Camp (2017)

Watch as BAAY students recreate some of the most iconic music videos of MTV's heyday! There's acting, lip syncing, dancing, costumes, and LOTS of cardboard set pieces. Featuring hits by Devo, Madonna, Talking Heads, and more! Watch performance

Snoring Beauty (2016)

BAAY Pixie Theatre presents *Snoring Beauty*, a whimsical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Original script written by program director Lisa Markowitz, performed by students ages 5-8. Singing, dancing, and acting for everyone! Watch performance

Something in the Stars (2020)

This original musical, written and produced at BAAY, is a journey about destiny, love, and courage on an early 20th-century steamship. BAAY's Creation Lab program for writing new musicals wrote an original show that was later performed by their peers ages 13-17. This...

East of the Sun & West of the Moon (2017)

This week, we're highlighting this playful adaptation of a classic Norwegian folk tale. In the story, a princess who has fallen on hard times must travel to a kingdom "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" to rescue her best friend from trolls. And coming up this...

The Land of Nod (2020)

BAAY is excited to share The Land of Nod featuring Pixie performers ages 5-8. These students had been rehearsing through the early months of 2020, but never got their moment on stage. Let's celebrate their efforts through BAAY's first-ever digital performance!...

At-Home Performances (2020)

This week we are featuring a playlist compilation of at-home performance videos by a few current and former BAAY students. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPPFPGB_fX80hnVBeG_zul6ykMsx-Aucs

Pixie Gnomes (2019)

BAAY Pixie Theatre presents Gnomes, an original play inspired by the small, red-capped denizens of the forest with an affinity for all animals. Original script written by Lisa Markowitz and costumes by Chrissy Nelson Ellsworth. Singing, dancing, and acting for...

The Snow Queen (2017)

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Snow Queen comes to life on the BAAY stage! The story follows Gerda on her quest through forests, mountains, and hills to rescue her friend Kai from the evil Snow Queen. Directed by Lisa Markowitz and featuring original...

The Skylark (2016)

A civilization has achieved peace, once and for all. Meanwhile, rumors of ghosts seem oddly frequent. And an unexpected friendship threatens to change everything. The Skylark is an original musical by Steve Barnes, featuring a cast of 21 BAAY performers. Watch...

The Firebird (2019)

A long time ago, in a distant land far from here, lived a Tsar named Vyslav. After catching glimpses of a magical creature whose feathers light up the sky, Vyslav sends his three sons on a quest to find this bird, offering half his kingdom as a reward. Things aren’t...

The Stinky Cheese Man (2014)

Long-time BAAY director Lisa Markowitz adapted the popular children's book, The Stinky Cheese Man, for the stage. Watch as these young performers bring the fun, whacky story to life through song, dance, and overall silliness! Watch Performance