This is it! Center stage. All eyes are on you. Now it’s your time to shine and show everyone that hidden talent you’ve been wanting to share with the world. This is BE in the Show! A two-part talent show-style celebration of the performing arts in Bellingham, happening on January 21st, 2017. Have you ever dreamed of performing on the Mount Baker Theater’s main stage? Well, this could be your chance!

Local dancers, singers, musicians, actors, and more will grace the beautiful Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage, featuring a variety of talent ranging from amateurs to professionals for a night of family-friendly entertainment. The main show will kick off at 7:30 PM, following an opening performance from 6PM-7PM in which The Dance Studio presents a dance showcase featuring ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop ages 3 to adult. Emcees Ron Warner, local radio personality, and fellow Upfront Theatre improv player Maddie Neuman will charm you through the acts.

Want to “BE in the Show”? In-person auditions will be held on January 7th. Just fill out the audition form by this Friday. You will be given an audition time slot between 11AM-3PM on January 7, 2017 (after your audition form is submitted, you will be contacted with your audition time). Alternatively, you can submit a video audition by filling out an audition form and sending in your video by January 6, 2017.

Please keep in mind this is a family-friendly show when preparing your pieces. After all auditions are seen by the judges, the finalists will be posted on the BE in the Show site by Sunday, January 8th.! Make sure to invite your fans to the show as there is a cash prize for the “Audience’ Favorite”

Tickets are $5 (plus fees) and can be purchased at the door or online at

Proceeds will benefit the Sylvia Center for the Arts, a brand new performing arts space in Downtown Bellingham, located in the historic Cascade Laundry in the arts district. The center will serve Northwest Washington’s performing arts community with resources including two theaters, a café/bar, classroom/rehearsal spaces, nonprofit office space, and more, with accessibility and affordability as top priorities.

BE a patron and enjoy the sights and sounds, or join the talent on stage by applying at BE a part of a new and fun tradition for Bellingham during our grayer months and add a bit of brightness with BE in the Show!