Stages For All Ages School Day Series

Our Stages for All Ages School Day Series provides 10,000 local school kids with free and subsidized tickets to attend educational interactive shows throughout the school year. The 2016-17 season includes live performances of "Mistatim," "Muffaro's Beautiful Daughters," "Peter Rabbit Tales (video below)," "Super Scientific Circus," and "Living Voices: Island of Hope."

Reservations can be made now! Click here to download a reservation form and order tickets via mail or fax.

Contact Admiral Theatre Box Office Manager Tiffany Paulino (360.373.6743 | with any questions.

Stages For All Ages School Day Series generously sponsored by Olympic College



Living Voices: Island of Hope
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $10 flat fee | Single $5
Grades K-University

One family escapes oppression in the old country and sails to a new life in the new world. But what happens to those stranded at Ellis Island? Experience the struggle to escape oppression and discover life at Ellis Island during its busiest years, and the fears and dreams of every hopeful American immigrant.

Leah is a ten year old Russian Jewish girl growing up in a shtetl in the Pale of Settlement at the turn of the 20th century, who dreams of going to school like all of her brothers. When her oldest brother deserts the Czar’s army, Leah’s parents reveal a plan for the whole family to escape to America. Leah and her family face a long and risky journey, through Russia to their ship in Germany, and across the Atlantic Ocean to the New York Harbor. But when Leah alone is detained at Ellis Island, she must confront her biggest obstacle yet: what if she is sent back?

Sponsored By: Imperial Truck & RV



Monday, January 30, 2017
Show 10 a.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $6 per person | Single $10
Grades 1-8

Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the forging of the truest of friendships. A story of reconciliation for children and their families, Mistatim is an intercultural story that combines dance, theatre, mask, storytelling and music into one unforgettable audience experience.

Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation, but in many ways they are worlds apart, that is – until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

Sponsored By: Keith & Kathy Hallman


Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $6 per person | Single $10
Grades K-5

When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit.

Combining authentic African drumming, powerful choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe and the African continent comes to life on stage! After phenomenally successful tours in the 2008-09 & 2011-12 season that visited over 60 cities, DCT returns once more with this musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award winning Cinderella tale.

Sponsored By: Tom & Nancy Danaher  •  US Bancorp Foundation


Peter Rabbit Tales
Monday, February 27, 2017
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $6 per person | Single $10
Grades K-5

In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage.

Meet Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Beatrix Potter’s beloved characters, as they escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies from the disagreeable badger, Tommy Brock.

When Benjamin’s children disappear, he goes to his cousin, Peter Rabbit, to help him find the bunnies. But Peter thinks he’s had quite enough of adventure, remembering his youthful escapades in Mr. McGregor’s garden.  As the cousins reminisce about their past adventures, their friends - Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck and Thomasina Tittlemouse - gather to encourage Peter on this one last quest. 

Sponsored By: Doug Lent & Mayor Patty Lent


Super Scientific Circus
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $6 per person | Single $10
Grades K-8

The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. 

Sponsored By: Kiwanis Club of Bremerton  •  W. H. Upton Naval & Military Lodge No. 206

K-12 Ticket To Culture

Our K-12 Ticket to Culture provides area K-12 students with $5 subsidized and free tickets for select live music and theatrical performances throughout the school year. The 2016-17 season includes live performances from The Jive Aces, Peking Acrobats, Shaolin Warriors, Artrageous, The Pirates of Penzance, Poulenc Trio, and Rockapella (past). Tickets for other performances throughout the year are offered to students on a space available basis.

Tickets for all shows on sale now. Contact Admiral Theatre Box Office Manager Tiffany Paulino (360.373.6743 | with any questions.

*Offer is good for upper balcony seating only and is subject to availability. Must have valid student ID. Subsidized ticket prices start at $5 per show. Will Call pickup only. All Puget Sound K-12 students are eligible; contact your school's choir, drama or music instructors or call the Box Office at 360.373-6743 for further details.

Poulenc Trio
Saturday, April 8
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Dinner 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Poulenc Trio is Irina Kaplan Lande (piano), Liang Wang (oboe), and Bryan Young (bassoon). Since its founding in 2003, the Trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, and the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico.

The Trio has a strong commitment to commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers, with 22 new works written for and premiered by the group, including three triple concertos for Trio and full orchestra.

Sponsored by Richard A. Eskridge, Carolyn S. McClurkan, in memory of Dr. Mike McClurkan


The Jive Aces
Friday, November 18, 2016
Doors 6 p.m. | Dinner 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

The Jive Aces are the UK’s  #1 Jive and Swing Band, with standout performances on Britain’s Got Talent, at the London Olympics and Paralympics, and for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

Together for over a decade, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as well as Japan, Israel, South Africa, Morocco and the Caribbean, 30 countries in all. The Jive Aces are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music (the exciting sound where Swing meets Rock ‘n Roll) and spectacular stage show.

Sponsored by Fred & Julia Nuti

The Peking Acrobats
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Dinner 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year Day with The Peking Acrobats on their 30th Anniversary Tour and help welcome the Year of the Chicken!

The Peking Acrobats demonstrate maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The Peking Acrobats show is packed with awe-inspiring feats to create an exuberant, entertaining event featuring all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!

Sponsored by Jeff & Carol Sue Barker, Michael & Deana Cherry, Sheila Lowthian, and Bob & Nancy Mathisrud

The Peking Acrobats is part of our Orchard Foods Family Series. Thank you to Orchard Foods (Taco Bell | KFC Restaurants) and Peter and Marty Braun for their generous sponsorship.

Shaolin Warriors
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Doors 6 p.m. | Dinner 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial arts culture, Shaolin Warriors is a wildly popular theatrical experience performed by masters of Kung Fu. In this fully choreographed stage production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning artistry and death-defying martial-arts prowess of more than 20 Kung Fu masters to more than one million people across the globe.

Beginning at a very young age, the Kung Fu masters are trained in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allows them to perform unbelievable feats of athleticism that only seem possible in the movies.

Sponsored by Bremerton Bottling Company, Inc., Michael & Deana Cherry, Rob Gelder & Bryan Johnson

Shaolin Warriors is part of our Orchard Foods Family Series. Thank you to Orchard Foods (Taco Bell | KFC Restaurants) and Peter and Marty Braun for their generous sponsorship.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Doors 6 p.m. | Dinner 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction - Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience!

The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so prepare to be part of the show!

Sponsored by Elizabeth Keen & Howard Lund, Gary & Twyla Kuntz, Olympic College Alumni Association, Barbara Peterson & Jerry Kelley

The Pirates of Penzance
Friday, March 10, 2017
Doors 6 p.m. | Dinner 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present an all-new touring production of “The Pirates of Penzance.” Set sail with this classic musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history, “The Very Model of a Modern Major-General.”

Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates until his twenty first birthday. Helping Frederic to deal with this unusual predicament are the brash Pirate King, Ruth - the pirate maid-of-all-work, romantic Mabel, and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley.

Sponsored by Air Management Solutions, Bob & Patty Murphy, Dr. Bobby & Liz Gross, Audrey Robinson, in memory of James H. Robinson, Phyllis Summers

The Pirates of Penzance is part of our Orchard Foods Family Series. Thank you to Orchard Foods (Taco Bell | KFC Restaurants) and Peter and Marty Braun for their generous sponsorship.


Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Summer Camp 2017 is scheduled for Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 18 with performances on Saturday, August 19. Registration is now open! You must register AND pay a $100 deposit or pay in full to reserve your child's spot.

Our intensive two-week theatre summer camp offers musical theatre workshops in acting, singing, dance, and backstage production (NEW) taught by experienced arts educators with professional and academic backgrounds as performers, choreographers, directors, musicians, and backstage/tech professionals.

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Richard is a professional actor, director, theatre arts educator and producer with extensive stage, television and film credits. He has directed and produced children’s theatre, university theatre, and the award-winning television program, In The Public Interest, a documentary exploring the role of public broadcasting in children’s educational programming. 

Richard received his MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine and his BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Before coming to the Admiral, he held the position of Director of Education for Coyote Rep in New York City and was involved in the initial New York launch of StageCoach Theatre Arts, Brooklyn Heights in 2004, where he also acted as CEO and Artistic Director for five years. He retains strong affiliations with the New York City theatre industry and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity Association.

2017 Summer Camp performances

Mini-Players (Ages 4-6)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: $299 per student (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

A Musical About Taking Risks and Taking Flight!
By: John Jacobson & John Higgins 

The baby birds have decided they like their snug little nest. Why leave home when it's so nice and safe right here? Through the course of this musical, all of the other birds - including rapping raptors, humming hummingbirds, honking geese, and more - will work to convince the babies that eventually everyone has to try to fly and make it on their own. This charming musical features five original songs and rhyming dialog with over 30 speaking parts. (25-minutes, Grades K-3)


Rising Stars (Ages 7-10)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $399 per student (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Music and lyrics by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Bruns, Tom Adair, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Sammy Fain, Jack Lawrence
Music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by: Bryan Louiselle
Book adapted and additional lyrics by: Marcy Heisler

The sleeping Disney princess, her fairy friends and her handsome prince face off against the evil Maleficent in this adaptation of the classic Disney animated film.

Based on one of the most treasured Disney animated films of all time, and featuring some of the world’s most memorable songs, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is pure, delightful fun.

It's Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent! The fairies ensure that Aurora only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora.

This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS, which features many roles for a large chorus, from King Stefan and Queen Stefanie's loyal subjects to Maleficent's slimy goons... as well as other fairies and animals. (approx. 30 min)

Show Stoppers (Ages 11-13)
Star Players (Ages 14-18)

Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $399 per student (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Music by: Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by: David Lindsay-Abaire

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. (approx. 60 min)


Backstage Crew Camp (Ages 14-18)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $399 per student (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

This two-week introductory camp is designed for the student that is imaginative, curious and enthusiastic about the behind-the-scenes work that is integral to theater productions. Students will receive hands-on training from backstage/technical professionals in the theater industry and will be applying the techniques they have learned to our fully produced musical productions of “Shrek” and “Sleeping Beauty”. They will have the opportunity to experience being part of the stage crew and performing every task from set and prop design and construction, costuming, lighting and sound production, and stage management. Students will also learn the importance of backstage safety and organization.

Set / Prop Design & Construction

Students learn to design and construct sets and props which includes researching the productions and materials. They will also paint backdrops, rig curtains and help move the scenery around between scenes during performances.


Measurements are taken at auditions, so as soon as all roles are cast, we start working on costumes. Students help select and put together costumes, learn some basics of sewing, and help with costume changes and preparations backstage.

Lighting & Sound Production

In our lighting department, you can learn about designing, focusing and hanging lights. Campers run the spotlights and light boards for each show and can learn about gels, gobos, theatrical lighting effects, and programming cues using a computer controlled lighting console.

Our sound department provides sound effects and digital music for all shows. Students will learn setup and layout of sound equipment and cables. Use of mixing consoles, amplifiers, equalizers and computer controlled sound software. Setup and use of wired and wireless microphone systems.

Stage Management

Students will learn to keep accurate notes and cues for the production. Coordinate tasks with the Director, stage crew and tech crew. Make Properties lists and organize props for the cast.