2015 in review – abridged

The final performance of BAT’s Holiday show, A Christmas Twist, was this last weekend. search-1BAT now has a bit of time (a week) to reflect before rehearsals start for BAT’s February show, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, by Sarah Ruhl. TICKETS

As we pause halfway through the season, two words comes to mind, Thank you. Thank you to BAT’s donors, volunteers, patrons and supporters. Without you there would be no better live theater. Without you there would be no BAT.

Looking back at the past year, again the best words to describe the year are, “Thank you.” thanks_21095397Last year’s spring show was “I Love You, You’re Prefect, Now Change.” A wonderfully fun musical. During the run there was Pi-Day. From there onto the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival. In that biannual festival (every odd numbered year) BAT produces four new works: two one-acts and two full length shows that have never been produced before. This State-wide completion for new works always brings out the best in new works, and the 2015 festival was no exception. (The festival is back in 2017 so get your scripts ready! BAT is already planning its 2016-17 season.)

During the Summer months, BAT helped Turbo Turkey produce “Electric-Man.” A superhero comedy with laughs coming faster than speeding bullets. BAT is in discussions with Turbo Turkey about the possibility of coming back this Summer.

During the Summer, after 22 years, BAT got new seats!

2015-07-13 13.15.27The special musical guest at BAT’s Season Kick Off Thank You Party was David Templeton.

BAT’s 36 season kicked off with The Addams Family. It was a smash hit. More fun to produce than it was to see, and if you saw it, you know how much fun that was.

Then, King 5’s Best of Western Washington rankings came out. BAT came in 8th out of 108 theaters, just inching out the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Fifth Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre. Eighth never felt so good.

Finally, “A Christmas Twist” come to the BAT stage. Once again, BAT took an irreverent look at the Holidays with a mashup of “A Christmas Carol”and “Oliver Twist.” Great audiences, and a good time was had by all.

BAT also continued its Holiday tradition of a December concert by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet.

With the year winding down, BAT is gearing up for the second half of its 2015-16 season. You can help. There is still time to get your year-end tax deductible donation to BAT. You can donate online on BAT secure donor page HERE. If everyone who came to a show this year donated just $5.00 BAT would be able to fulfill its Holiday wish list, and better live theater would get even better.

Happy New Year!!!

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