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 2018-19 season includes live performances of "Recycled Percussion," "Living Voices: La Causa," "Gravity Catastrophe,” "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," and "Flight School The Musical."

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.


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


2019 Past Performances


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


K-12 Ticket to Culture

Our K-12 Ticket to Culture provides Kitsap K-12 students with $10 student tickets to Admiral Theatre season events on the day of the show - in ANY available seat! Simply come down to the box office, bring your student ID*, and buy your ticket. Remaining shows in our 2019-2018 season are listed below. Contact our box office at 360.373.6743 or boxoffice@admiraltheatre.org with any questions.

*Does your school not issue student IDs? If you are under the age of 18, you qualify for this discount! Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets.


Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. His solo albums continue to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

Sponsored by
Dr. Bobby & Liz Gross
Kitsap Clinic of Natural Medicine


Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute
Friday, May 10, 2019
Doors 6:30 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.

“I’ve met them and I have been to their shows, they’re wonderful!” Neil Diamond to Katie Couric on NBC’s Today Show, November 9, 2005 San Francisco’s Super Diamond has become one of the most popular live shows at major nightclubs, theaters, ballrooms and public events throughout the U.S. For over a decade the band has consistently sold out venues such as Irving Plaza in New York, 930 Club in Washington D.C., and House of Blues venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cleveland and Dallas to name but a few. Super Diamond has generated an exuberant audience response previously unheard of for a tribute band. Many would say that Super Diamond has transcended the label of “tribute band” by passionately immersing themselves in Neil Diamond’s huge repertoire and delivering a high-octane show of unforgettable classics such as “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” and many others.

Sponsored by
Michael & Deana Cherry
Kevin & Janice Krieger, GEICO Local Office
Jim Sund & Anne Mulligan
Edward L. Smith & Linda Carlson


Taimane Gardner
Friday, May 17, 2019
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

The Admiral Theatre welcomes international ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner. Famed for her dexterous touch, unique sound and passionate performances, Taimane visits Bremerton riding a giant wave of momentum following the 2018 release of her new album “Elemental.” Taimane entered the national psyche in 2017 selling out shows from coast to coast and performing at venerable venues Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gorge Amphitheatre. In 2018, Taimane made her debut at the famed Staples Center in Los Angeles electrifying an audience of over 20,000 people. A few days later, the Playing For Change organization (dedicated to bringing hope & inspiration through music) released Taimane’s video Pluto, earning over 100,000 views in a week. From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane creates an enthralling experience that uplifts all. Come see the passion, talent and grace that have garnered Taimane over 8 million video views and a legion of fans worldwide.

Sponsored by
Tim & Susan Lavin
Ron Roehmholdt


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WAR (SOLD OUT)
Friday, May 31, 2019
Doors 6 p.m. | Show 7:30 p.m.

WAR is a world-renowned American funk band best known for the hit songs “Spill the Wine,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” “Low Rider,” and many more! WAR’s lively mix of funk, rock, Latin, reggae, jazz and R&B and message of brotherhood and harmony made them one of the greatest bands of all time. Known as the original street band, WAR was brought together by veteran record producer/songwriter Jerry Goldstein (“My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Hang on Sloopy,” “I Want Candy”) and rock legend Eric Burdon (ex-lead singer of the top British band The Animals). WAR has been honored with 17 gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards which include the triple platinum “The World Is A Ghetto,” (the thought provoking title song “The World Is A Ghetto” fueled the album to the number one chart spot in Billboard and was voted Billboard’s Album of the Year), double platinum “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Greatest Hits,” platinum “Deliver The Word,” “WAR Live,” “All Day Music,” “Best Of WAR,” and many more.

Sponsored by
Tom & Lynn Hamilton
Hutch-Con Construction, Inc.
Sound West Group
Visit Kitsap Peninsula


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


Admiral Theatre
Summer Camp 2019

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 2019 is scheduled for Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 16, 2019 (No camp Aug. 10-11). Registration is open now! Summer Camp 2019 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 2019 Performances are on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Call Times are when students need to arrive at the theatre. Students should be dropped off at the Green Room Entrance at 512 5th St., not the main theatre entrance.

- Rising Stars (Ages 6-8) • Seussical Kids | Call Time: 10:15 a.m. | Doors 10:30 a.m. | Show 11 a.m.
- Broadway Kids (Ages 9-11) • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS | Call Time: 11:30 a.m. | Doors 12 p.m. | Show 12:30 p.m.
- Show Stoppers (Ages 12-14) • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. | Call Time: 1:30 p.m. | Doors 2 p.m. | Show 2:30 p.m.
- Star Players (Ages 15-18) • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. | Call Time: 1:30 p.m. | Doors 2 p.m. | Show 2:30 p.m.
- Backstage Tech Camp (Ages 14-18) • Stay tuned for show day tech crew call details.

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.


2019 Summer Camp Performances

Rising Stars (Ages 6-8)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Seussical KIDS
Music by: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens  

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky StiffMy Favorite YearOnce on This IslandRagtime).

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child, who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! 30 minutes.


Broadway Kids (Ages 9-11)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS
Music & lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez 

Pooh Bear and all of his friends from the classic children’s books and animated film band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin. 30 minutes.


Show Stoppers (Ages 12-14)
Star Players (Ages 15-18)

Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 per student including fees (25% sibling discount applies when 2 or more students from one household register)

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.
Original music and lyrics by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. 60 minutes.


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Backstage Tech Camp (Ages 14-18)
Day Camp Session Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450 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 “Seussical KIDS,” “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS," and “Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.” 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.