Longtime Bainbridge Performing Arts music director Josh Anderson will receive a fond hail and farewell at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“A composer, arranger, playwright, vocal coach, music teacher and consultant, Josh is wildly enthusiastic about the ability of musical theatre to both draw a community together and entertain,” said BPA spokeswoman Sally Jo Martine.
For BPA, Anderson has provided music direction for “Amadeus,” “Mary Poppins,” “Hair,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Side by Side by Sondheim,” “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Avenue Q,” “Shrek” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as well as “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” which opens Friday, May 13.
Set to feature many of BPA’s finest performers, the evening will include music, merriment and memories — including hits from the past four years of BPA shows.
The cast includes Joanna Hardie, Jasmine Joshua, Kylee Gano, Rebecca Lane, Colleen Gillon, James Sgambati-O’Donnell, Ryan Sgambati-O’Donnell, Michelle Abad, Jalyn Green, Emily Kight, Shannon Dowling, Ellen Dessler, Gregory Conn, Luke Walker, Justin Lynn, Jesse Smith, Ryan Bohannon, Kayla Teel, Olivia Lee, Brian Pucheu, Paula Elliot and Ken Michels.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with proceeds going to offset Anderson’s moving expenses.
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