EURYDICE - Meet Some of the Cast

The characters in the play travel between  the surface world and the underworld.  The r eality and rules are different in each place.  The characters are challenged to adapt as much as possible.  

Max Nelson, who plays Father, relates to the loss of memory that occurs in the underworld.  He attempts to reconnect with his daughter in the play and imagines what it would be like to be able to create communication where it has been lost in daily life, such as in a case where Alzheimer's disease has taken away the connection.

I zzy Mar plays Eurydice.  The audience is able to hear her thoughts on various topics as she makes her journey.  Izzy enjoys her character's inquisitive quality.  She has a sort of innocence, but is really quite wise and aware of what is going on around her.

Orpheus is played by Diego Roberts Buceta.  The Orpheus from mythology was a supremely gifted minstrel.  Diego's character is also a musician and he speaks in poetic and musical terms.  He becomes completely undone and desperate when he cannot find Eurydice.


"Heartbreaking and breathtaking, more than 
I would expect from a High School Production. Go see it"

"A Masterpiece, a UNIQUE blend of amazing talent."

"The play was mesmerizing, at times hypnotic, with the water sounds and surreal underworld images, dialog and ideas"

"It is clearly a theatrical experience that will transport the audience to a remarkable place."

"The set design is inventive, spectacular
 and full of surprises." 


Last week of the Show - get your tickets TODAY!

October  29, 30 & 31. 
Curtain at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School Earl Kelly Performing Arts Ctr

Advance tickets at
Adults: $15, Students, Staff and Seniors: $10

Ballard Fall Concerts
Choir Concert - Wed, Oct 28 7:00 pm
Please join Treble Choir, Men's Ensemble, Advanced Women's Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz, and Concert Choir for a wonderful evening of music. Selections will include everything from the Blues and the Beach Boys to choral music from Haiti, South Africa, and the British Isles.   It's an evening not to be missed!

Orchestra Concert - Tue, Nov 3 7:00 pm
The Ballard Orchestras invite you our Fall Concert. You'll hear exciting works by Mozart, Rossini, Glazunov and Sibelius, plus a few  traditional tunes from our Ballard Fiddlers.

Band Concert - Thurs, Nov 5 7:00 pm
Mark your calendars to hear the Jazz Bands I & II performing as well as the Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble.


Marching Band Halftime Performance - Memorial Stadium

Marching Band Schedule for THIS Friday, Oct 30th 

11:40 pm  - 2:20 pm  - Marching Band Field Trip (
New! 4th, 
5th & 6th period) on the 
BHS Field to  practice for the Halftime Show.  (Prior Permission Slips will be used).

5:30 pm  - Call Time to BHS with Black Band T-Shirt and black socks to get  into uniforms and have the Yearbook Photo taken.

6:00 pm - Marching Band Yearbook Photo taken in the BHS Gym.  After photo students will be loading busses and instruments to go to Memorial Stadium.

7:45 pm - Football Game starts at  Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center.

8:15 pm - Senior Parents you will want to be at the game by this time since we will be recognizing the Band Seniors & their Parents at the beginning of the Halftime Show.     
Please contact:
 with a name list of who to announce. She will also be taking a photo on the sideline of each band student, family & Mr James.
8:45 pm  - Estimated Start Time for the Halftime Show "Legends of Rock" with music from Kiss, Queen and The Rolling Stones!     You won't want to miss this. 

Be sure to check out the Fall Sports Program it includes a great 
 photo  of the Marching Band and your Student Shout-Outs!

12:00 am - Estimated return time to BHS.
Reminder: Marching Band Football Games:  Please note the following list of games the Band will most likely be playing: 11/6, 11/7 & possibility 11/13 - Call Time TBD.

SPOTLIGHT GALA & AUCTION - Saturday, November 14th at the Leif Erikson Lodge in Downtown Ballard. Doors O pen at 6pm

You are Invited !

Spend an evening out supporting the talents of the award winning Ballard High School Performing Arts.  Enjoy a wonderful meal, a drink, catch up with old friends & make new ones and of course listen to some amazing music.  Small ensembles from Choir, Chamber Orchestra, the Fiddle Ensemble and the Jazz Bands will perform.

Get Your Ticket TODAY $40 each  & after Nov 1st $45  

This event sells out most years.   Get Your Tickets Early!

Purchase your ticket or donate an item at:

Attire: Wear RED!  Cocktail dress suggested, dress it up or down

Student Candy & Coffee Fundraiser

FALL CANDY SALE - The Candy Sale Student Fundraiser started on October 26th.  The candy comes in boxes of 60 with a variety of flavors.  Each bar sells for $1.00. Students need to turn in money as they sell a complete box (NO COINS PLEASE!).  Students receive $25.00 credited to their student account for each full box sold. Forms will be available in the classrooms Friday the 23rd or  click here .  Students can start to pick up candy Monday 10/26 after school near the uniform room.

FALL COFFEE SALEThe Coffee Sale Student fundraiser will also began on October 26th.  Order forms are available in the classrooms or click here or go to the BPA Website. Coffee sells for $12.00 per bag with $5.00 per bag sold credited to their student account.  Students will need to 
fill out the form and collect payment for all the coffee ordered.  All orders and payments need  to be turned into the mailbox in the band room  by Tuesday, November 24th.
Click here to download a coffee flyer
. Orders will be available for pick up during the Winter Concerts on 12/9 and 12/10.

Ballard Performing Arts parent, Melissa Middlebrook is hosting their   7th Annual Holiday Arts + Crafts Open House on Saturday & Sun November 21-22  at the Red Square  Yoga Studio.
Every year each of the particpating Vendors donate high quality, locally handcrafted items for a Gift Basket to a Non-Profit Organziation

This year they are donating 2 Baskets to the Raffle!  This year's proceeds from their donation go to the Ballard Performing Arts Booster Club.

Click here for a list of the 2 basket items. 

Donate online here  to enter the drawing. 
Suggested donation for chance drawing: $3.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 2 tickets, $10.00 for 5 tickets and $20.00 for  12 tickets.

Tickets will be available in the lobby outside of  the  the Play: Eurydice 10/29, 10/30, 10/31 and also at  the Fall Concerts: Choir 10/28, Orchestra 11/3 & Band 11/5.    The drawing will be on Sunday, November 22nd.


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