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 2017-18 season included live performances of "Lightwire Theater's Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey," "Cuentos: Tales From The Latino World," "Gravity Catastrophe," "Henry and Mudge," and "Living Voices: Journey From The Dust."

Our upcoming 2018-2019 School Day Series, which runs from October 2018 - June 2019, will be announced in May.

Contact the Admiral Theatre Box Office at 360.373.6743 or with any questions.

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


school day series past performances


Lightwire Theater's Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades K-5

Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime: a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril, and views awesome beauty.

Will Marvin make his dreams come true and experience the glory and acceptance he craves? Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.

Sponsored By: Keith & Kathy Hallman • DeFalco Family Foundation


Cuentos: Tales From The Latino World
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Show 10 a.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades K & up

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero "Juan Bobo" to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Solid entertainment and a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture..

Sponsored By: Ron Roehmholdt


Gravity Catastrophe
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Show 10 a.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades K-5

The Zaniac Alex Zerbe takes a tornado of juggling skills, combines it with a whirlwind of in-depth physics knowledge, and sends it crashing directly into your student’s brain. 

Sponsored By: Ron Roehmholdt


Henry and Mudge
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades Pre-K & up

Musical based on the best-selling children’s books about a boy and his great big canine buddy. Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he's got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! 

Sponsored By: Tom & Nancy Danaher • Kiwanis Club of Bremerton


Living Voices: Journey From The Dust
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more free admission | Single $7 | Processing fee of $11 added to group orders of 10 or more.
Grades 4-University

Share the story of America's families confronted by the stock market crash of 1929 and the Dust Bowl. Struggling to keep his family together, one young man experiences the loss of his home, the separation of his family, and economic prejudice. Travel hundreds of miles from Oklahoma to the Grand Coulee Dam; discover an American tragedy and the courage to survive.

Sponsored By: Imperial Truck & RV

K-12 Ticket To Culture

Our K-12 Ticket to Culture provides Kitsap K-12 students with $5 subsidized and free tickets for select live music and theatrical performances throughout the school year. The 2017-18 program included Take Me To The River - Live! (Memphis Blues Revue), The Blind Boys of Alabama (Christmas Show featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns), Cirque Éloize: Saloon, HAPA, A Night with Janis Joplin (Broadway Show), Rhythm In The Night - The Irish Dance Spectacular, and Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses. Tickets for other performances throughout the year are offered to students on a space available basis.

Our upcoming 2018-2019 'K-12 Ticket To Culture' Series, which runs from October 2018 - June 2019, will be announced in May. Contact our box office at 360.373.6743 or with any questions.

*Offer is good for upper balcony seating only and is subject to availability. Subsidized ticket prices start at $5 per show. Tickets are available for Will Call pickup only with a valid student ID. Call the Box Office at 360.373.6743 for further details.

Take Me To The River - Live! (Memphis Blues Revue)
Friday, October 20, 2017
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

“Take Me To The River - LIVE!” features Grammy Award-winning artists Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and William Bell in a live concert journey through the soul of American music.

Backed by an ALL-STAR Memphis band, the event includes the Hi-Rhythm Section (27 Gold and Platinum records, All of Al Green’s classics) and Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy Nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from Academy Award Winner Frayser Boy and Critics Choice Award winner Al Kapone.

Sponsored by
Ron Roehmholdt
Edward Smith & Linda Carlson
Jim Sund & Anne Mulligan

The Blind Boys of Alabama
Christmas show featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns
Friday, December 22, 2017
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

The Admiral Theatre invites you to celebrate the holidays with five-time Grammy Award-winning artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, recognized worldwide as true living legends of gospel music for 75 years.

This holiday treat will include songs from their most recent recording, “Talkin’ Christmas!,” which includes new versions of Christmas standards like the hand-clapping rearrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and a refreshingly intimate, acoustic version of “Silent Night,” as well as covers of hidden gospel gems, and six brand-new holiday songs.

The Blind Boys will be joined for this performance by the world-renowned Preservation Hall Legacy Horns from New Orleans.

Sponsored by
Donna Gay & Patrick Boyle
Kitsap Clinic of Natural Medicine, Inc., Dr. Katherine Barkshire
Ida H. Malone
Ron Roehmholdt

Cirque Éloize: Saloon
Friday, February 2, 2018
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Doors 12:30 p.m. | Show 2 p.m.

The Wild Wild West comes alive with Cirque Éloize’s newest creation Saloon. Swing open the Saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide with non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility and original choreography. Under the spell of Saloon’s beautiful Belle, the lover sets off in a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns for an action-packed theatrical thrill-ride!

Feb. 2 Sponsored by
Bremerton Bottling Company, Inc.
Tom & Nancy Danaher
Drs. Dale & Rose Holdren

Feb. 3 Sponsored by
Drs. Dale & Rose Holdren
Dr. David & Pat O’Morchoe
Ron Roehmholdt

Friday, February 9, 2018
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui,” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii,” the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology. Add a dose of American Folk-Rock and you have what has been described, as “the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.” (Maui Times)

The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song) and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso Guitar performances. “Masterful” is how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills describes the groups Guitar skills.

Sponsored by
Brian and Debbie Buskirk, Lighthouse Wealth Strategies

A Night with Janis Joplin
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967, and almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll.

The hit Broadway musical “A Night with Janis Joplin,” stars Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Mary Bridget Davies and features unforgettable songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” and more, in a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences.

Sponsored by
Dr. Gordon & Caron Cromwell
John & Aurea Mitchell
Ron Roehmholdt
Jim & Gail Smalley, Morgan Stanley

Rhythm In The Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Experience the Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping the country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, as it visits Bremerton in spring 2018 on their ‘5th Anniversary Tour’!

Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, reimagines traditional Irish dance to take the audience on an exciting journey of a fallen hero and his rise to redemption for an unforgettable experience the entire family will enjoy!  The accomplished cast features 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, bringing an inspiring story of love and salvation to life against a backdrop of ancient ruins that transports the audience to another time and place.

Sponsored by
Tim & Beverley Ryan, Tim Ryan Construction

Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses
Friday, March 30, 2018
Doors 6:30 p.m.| Show 8 p.m. 

Born into an undeniable musical legacy, Louis Prima Jr. picks up the torch lit by his iconic father and leads his incarnation of The Witnesses headfirst into the future. Their seamless blend of hard driving big band jazz, insanely danceable swing and, at its core, real rock and roll has been wowing crowds worldwide for over a decade.

Make no mistake, this is no tribute act. Although the band most certainly Jumps, Jives, an’ Wails “Prima-style,” they are their own musical beast. Equal parts bandleader and ringmaster, Prima Jr. brilliantly distills the finest elements of his father’s five-decade career through a contemporary filter, adding his own indelible stamp. It’s The Wildest Show this side of the ‘60s!

Sponsored by
Fred & Julia Nuti


 Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Admiral Theatre Artistic Director Richard Padro

Admiral Theatre Summer Camp is made possible by generous support from Carl & Louise Cramer and Kathy Mahan, in memory of Bill & Bee Mahan.

Summer Camp 2018 is scheduled for Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 17. Registration is open now! Summer Camp 2018 shows are listed below. Our intensive two-week theatre summer camp offers musical theatre workshops in acting, singing, dance, and backstage production taught by experienced arts educators with professional and academic backgrounds as performers, choreographers, directors, musicians, and backstage/tech professionals.

Summer Camp 2018 Performances are on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Call Times are when students need to arrive at the theatre. Students should be dropped off at the Green Room Entrance on 5th St., not the main theatre entrance.

- Mini-Players - Nuts! | Call Time: 10:15 a.m. | Show 11 a.m. 
- Rising Stars (AM) - Disney's Cinderella Kids | Call Time: 11:30 a.m. | Show 12:30 p.m.
- Rising Stars (PM) - Disney's Cinderella Kids | Call Time: 1:30 p.m. | Show 2:30 p.m.
- Show Stoppers & Star Players - Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. | Call Time: 4 p.m. | Show 5 p.m.

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.

2018 Summer Camp performances

Mini-Players (Ages 4-6)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $350 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Celebrate the Circle of Life
By: John Jacobson & John Higgins 

Look out below as the oak trees are once again shedding their acorns. Find out what happens to these acorns as you reinforce what your students have learned in science class. Celebrate the circle of life when a host of comical nuts and animals take center stage, complete with festive Brazil nuts, 'sneezing' cashews, macadamia nuts in grass skirts, 'muscular' chestnuts and much more. Designed for primary age students, this clever musical features five original songs and rhyming dialog for cross-curricular learning. 20 minutes.

Rising Stars (Ages 7-10)
Two Sessions: Morning 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: $375 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney's Cinderella Kids!
Music and lyrics by: Mack David, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
Music adapted and arranged by: Bryan Louiselle
Book adapted by: Marcy Heisler

The timeless, “rags to riches” fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella KIDS, an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true.

Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends – and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother – Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince and falls in love! (approx. 30 min)

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

Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $475 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Music by: Alan Menkin
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Woolverton

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (approx. 60 min)


Backstage Tech Camp (Ages 14-18)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $475 per student including fees (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 “Nuts!,” "Disney's Cinderella Kids," and "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." 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.