Thank you to Olympic College for sponsoring Youth Arts Education programming at Bremerton's Admiral Theatre, including our Stages For All Ages: School Day Series, K-12 Ticket To Culture, and annual two-week musical theatre summer camp.

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 "Gravity Catastrophe," "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "Flight School The Musical," "Recycled Percussion," and "Living Voices: La Causa."

Reservations for our 2019 Stages For All Ages: School Day Series are now open - click here to view and download reservation form.

Contact the Admiral Theatre Box Office at 360.373.6743 or boxoffice@admiraltheatre.org with any questions.


Gravity Catastrophe
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades 2-8

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: Kiwanis Club of Bremerton | Ron Roehmholdt


The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades PreK-2

After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters. The triple-bill includes the wonderful story of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR's metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of LITTLE CLOUD's travels through the sky, and the MIXED-UP CHAMELEON's discovery of his own unique nature. The whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid's acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains.

Sponsored By: Tom & Nancy Danaher


Flight School The Musical
Friday, March 1, 2019
Show 10 a.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades PreK-2

It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. But he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded. With some friends of a feather, and a little help on the technical parts, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! With book by Cara Lustik, music by David Mallamud, and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen, Flight School The Musical is based on the book Flight School from best-selling author Lita Judge.

Sponsored By: DeFalco Family Foundation


Recycled Percussion
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Groups of 10 or more $7 per person | Single $11
Grades 2 & up

Taking percussion to a whole new level, Recycled Percussion is a “junk rock” performance perfect for the whole family. After becoming a national phenomenon following their appearance on America’s Got Talent in 2009, Recycled Percussion has brought their brand of innovative rock percussion to audiences across the United States and around the world in over 15 countries. In their immersive performances, the quartet of percussionists use buckets, power tools, ladders, trashcans, and anything else they can get their hands on to make music. 

Sponsored By: Tom & Nancy Danaher | Ron Roehmholdt


Living Voices: La Causa
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Shows 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Single tickets $1
Grades 5 & up

In the late 1960's a new movement changed the lives of Latin American farm workers who fought for civil rights, battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history as one young woman balances the demands of her family and culture and fights to see her people free of poverty..

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 2018-19 program includes Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Portland Cello Project performs Radiohead's OK Computer, The Mikado (broadway musical), VoicePlay (a cappella), and Ballroom with a Twist. Tickets for other performances throughout the year are offered to students on a space available basis. Contact our box office at 360.373.6743 or boxoffice@admiraltheatre.org 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.


Portland Cello Project performs Radiohead's OK Computer
Friday, January 11, 2019
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Portland Cello Project is a huge ensemble including a horde of cellos, some element of winds, full rhythm section of drums and bass, and guest vocalists. From The Dandy Warhols to Zoe Keating and Peter Yarrow, Portland Cello Project has collaborated with a variety of elite performers as they brilliantly crisscross genres, instilling classical music through unexpected arrangements. This concert highlights the entirety of Radiohead’s chart-topping album “OK Computer,” with each song carefully arranged: some instrumental, some with vocals; some whisper quiet, and others on as large a scale as possible. Portland Cello Project has been performing this repertoire for the last five years, constantly evolving and maturing their arrangements.

Sponsored by
Rob Gelder & Bryan Johnson
Ida H. Malone


The Mikado
Friday, April 12, 2019
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss NYGASP’s all-new production of “The Mikado!” The history and inspiration for the writing of The Mikado is center stage as we combine the real life characters of Victorian London’s D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with the imagined setting of Titipu, influenced by the art and architecture of Japan that had recently reached England in the late 19th century.  At the outset, you’ll meet Messrs. Gilbert, Sullivan, and D’Oyly Carte themselves,  and join them on a fantastic voyage to a land where the timeless libretto, beautiful music, and all of your favorite characters await! There are the three little maids from school, a wandering minstrel, a hilariously corrupt public official, and a Lord High Executioner with a list of offenders deserving of his services, including himself – for flirting! At the heart of this tale is a love story: a beautiful school girl loves the romantic wandering minstrel, but she is engaged to the executioner. This romantic triangle takes the usual course of thwarted love, until the arrival of a fearsome noble woman claiming the minstrel as her “perjured lover”, and later of the emperor himself, with his own list of punishments to fit the crime.

Sponsored by
Carolyn S. McClurkan
Audrey Robinson
Phyllis J. Summers


VoicePlay
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. A Cappella.

The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound. Their performances ping-pong between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape, and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.

Fit for all ages, VoicePlay’s concerts and recordings are an impossible to miss hit which have to be heard to be believed.

Sponsored by
Bridge 2 Bridge Beverages
Lighthouse Cove Property Management


Ballroom with a Twist
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Doors 6:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

If you can’t get your fill of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance - here they are, all in one show!

This 10th Anniversary Tour of Ballroom with a Twist! features all of your favorite classic numbers, along with dazzling new choreography from a super-sized, all-star cast of celebrity pros from Dancing with the Stars including Tony Dovolani, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebuskaya, and Dmitry Chaplin.

This is an unbeatable evening of live entertainment including finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, and featuring live vocals provided by powerhouse American Idol finalists.

Get ready for a frenzy of sensational dances, from Rhumba to Salsa to Hip Hop - each with their own special “twist” that brings the audiences to their feet every night!

Exclusively sponsored by
Joanne Haselwood


Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist, and philanthropist, Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion.

A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” 15 Gold albums, 14 Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. In 1966, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass had four albums in the Top 10 - and five in the Top 20.

Grammy Award-winning vocalist and producer Lani Hall started her career in 1966 as the lead singer of Sergio Mendes’ breakthrough group, Brasil ‘66. That year A&M Records signed the group and Lani met her future husband Alpert, who is also the co-founder of A&M. Married to Herb since 1973, Lani co-produced “Steppin’ Out” and has recorded 22 albums in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Sponsored by
Joanne Haselwood
Rich & Debbie Rucker
West Hills 76 Retail Center
Randlynn Youngblood


Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Friday, November 2, 2018
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular presents the original music of Pink Floyd like you’ve never seen before. Experience all of your favorite hits along with deep tracks accompanied by the iconic psychedelic images and visuals that are the band’s hallmark. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, Hi-Def multi-screen video projection, concert quality sound and lighting effects, audiences are surrounded in an array of visual displays, choreographed to the original Pink Floyd master recordings. The perfect show for classic rock fans young and old, The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular is a rich, lush, sensory experience not to be missed!

Sponsored by
Tony & Carrie Hillman
Ron & Patty Wagner
Clarke & Mindy Whitney


Admiral Theatre Summer Camp

 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. | Doors 10:30 a.m. | Show 11 a.m. 
- Rising Stars (AM) - Disney's Cinderella Kids | Call Time: 11:30 a.m. | Doors 12 p.m. | Show 12:30 p.m.
- Show Stoppers & Star Players - Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. | Call Time: 2 p.m. | Doors 2:30 p.m. | Show 3 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)

Nuts!
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 12 - 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)


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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.

Costuming

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.