BAAY Juniors proudly present their first return to live performances in our downtown theatre space (spruced up during pandemic lockdown)!

About: Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) presents Esme’s Adventures in Another World. This original production was written, directed, and choreographed by Lisa Markowitz. It tells the story of a girl named Esme, who keeps all of her thoughts in a duffle bag. Esme travels to another realm where she meets The Ponderer, The Star-Gazer, The Tiny Toad of Dismay, and other wonderful characters. Through their adventures, Esme learns the secrets of happiness, dreams, and, most importantly, spaghetti. Esme’s Adventures in Another World features student performers ages 9-12 and runs December 10-12 and 17-19 at the BAAY Theatre.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks and proof of vaccination (or negative COVID test within 72 hours) are required to attend shows at the BAAY Theatre. BAAY asks that audience members present their vaccination card or negative test with ID upon entry. For more information about BAAY’s health and safety guidelines, please visit

Note: Unvaccinated children under 12 do not need a negative COVID test for entry. Masks are required for all while in the building, regardless of vaccination or test status.

Location: BAAY Theatre, 1059 N State St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Tickets: Available online until 4 hours before the performance. If tickets sell out online, there are still 15-20 seats available at the door. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime to purchase from the box office. If you purchase tickets online but arrive late to a sold-out performance, your seats may be re-sold to individuals on the waitlist.

Will call: Note, all tickets will be at will call (no print-at-home option). We’ll have a list of ticket sales by name at the ticket desk when you check in with ID and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.

Lobby opens an hour before showtime for check-in; seating opens 30 minutes before showtime.

Poster art by BAAY student and Esme cast member Chelsea Li.

Performance dates and times (please note which performance when purchasing your ticket):

Cast 1 (Dec 10-12, 2021)
Friday, December 10: 7:00pm
Saturday, December 11: 2:00pm
Saturday, December 11: 7:00pm
Sunday, December 12: 2:00pm

Cast 2 (December 17-19, 2021)
Friday, December 17: 7:00pm
Saturday, December 18: 2:00pm
Saturday, December 18: 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19: 2:00pm


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