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Century of Costuming

Bay City Players Presents

A Century of Costuming!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm

Cost is $5:00 per ticket

Tea & Gourmet Cookies to follow the show in the lobby.

See some of the wonderful pieces from our great collection and learn something about how our costumers put a show together!

Tickets are only $5! Get yours at Bay City Players Box Office during office hours or call 989-893-5555. Tickets will also be sold during the run of Calendar Girls January 26-28 and February 1-4.

Tickets are general admission and are NOT sold on Etix.

**Tea Provided by Bee Leaf Teas located in City Market.

Auditions for the musical “Annie”

Announcing auditions for the musical production, ANNIE Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin.

 February 3rd at 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Orphans and Annie

February 5th at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adults and Annie Callbacks

February 6th at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Adults and Annie Callbacks

 Auditions will be held at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.

Performance dates: April 26 – 29 and May 3 – 6, 2018

 Directed by Michael Wisniewski

Music Direction by Jim Pawloski

Choreography by Holly Haga Bills

Produced by Greg Burke


We are looking for 7 to 12 Girls Ages 6 to 13, 7 to 10 Women Ages 16 and up and 7 to 10 Men Ages 16 and up to fill principal and ensemble roles.

Those auditioning will be taught a song, asked to read selections from the script and will be taught a simple dance routine.  Doors to the theatre will be open one hour prior to auditions so you will have plenty of time to complete paperwork, review the rehearsal schedule and relax!  Please note that February 5th and 6th are auditions for adults with callbacks for the character “Annie” only.  Please bring your calendar and be prepared to communicate any scheduling conflicts.

Truly one of the most popular musicals in America; the songs, the comedy, and the eternal optimism still fill the audience with tomorrow’s sunshine today. For those who don’t know, little orphan Annie finds a way to make friends with Daddy Warbucks – a millionaire – in the middle of the 30’s depression. Trouble sets in. The president of the U.S. is visited. And Annie somehow succeeds in make it all wonderful in the end. And the music: “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” ” I Don’t Need Anyone But You”, “Tomorrow,” and more! Winner of seven Tony Awards, this is entertainment for the whole family.

Auditions are open to the public and newcomers are welcome.  For more information, visit our Facebook page, our website at or contact our office Monday thru Friday from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. at 989-893-5555.

Auditions for On Golden Pond

Announcing Auditions for On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson.
Sunday and Monday, January 28th and 29th at 7:00 P.M.  
Performance dates are March 9-11 & 15-18, 2018
Directed by Jeff List
Parts available:
Henry: 70-80
Ethel: 60-70
Chelsea: 35-45
Bill: 40-50
Charlie: 35-45
Billy: 10-15
What makes a successful marriage? Norman and Ethel should know after 48 years. What makes for a successful parent/child relationship? Chelsea and Norman have yet to find out, but Norman and Billy learn it right away. Come spend some time on Golden Pond. Watch Norman and Ethel live the answers to the eternal questions: how do I make a success of living with others? One of America’s most beloved plays still speaks to our minds and hearts. You’ll love it.Recommended for ages 10 and up.Those auditioning will be asked to read selections from the script. Limited scripts are available for check-out from the theatre office Monday – Friday from 9am to12pm for a $20 refundable deposit.  Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm at (989) 893-5555 for more in formation, or visit our website at Auditions will be held at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.



Cast for Calendar Girls

Bay City Players announces the cast for Calendar Girls

Kathy Pawloski from Bay City                                   as Chris

Debbie Lake from Saginaw                                        as Annie

Jeanne Cadena from Bay City                                   as Cora

Elise Williams from Saginaw                                      as Celia

Gerry Vogel from Bay City                                         as Brenda

Janet Dixon from Bay City                                          as Jessie

Sarah Greene from Essexville                                    as Ruth

Judy Harper from Flushing                                         as Marie

Steve Moelter from Freeland                                    as John

Cameron Pichan from Pinconning                           as Rod

Ed Borus from Bay City                                               as Lawrence

Liz Dewey from Bay City                                    as Lady Cravenshire

Erin Frye from Hemlock                                              as Elaine

Andrew Hansen from Bay City                                  As Liam

Calendar Girls is directed by Susan Craves.

Bay City Players will present Calendar Girls, January 26-28 & February 1, 2-4, 2018 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.   Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are available by visiting our website or by contacting the Bay City Players box office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at (989) 893-5556. Evening box office hours begin on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, January 26, 27 & February 1, 2 & 3 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Sunday, January 28 & February 4 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Adults:  $20.00.  

Bay City Players is a volunteer-based community theater dedicated to providing high quality theatrical experiences for the entertainment, education, and enrichment of the community.

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The Recyclables “A Christmas Gift to the Community”

The Recyclables “Christmas Gift to the Community” will be presented at Bay City Players on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s show will feature The Recyclables and their guests, Los Gran Coro de Todos Los Santos. This outstanding chorus is from All Saints Parish, Bay City.  Included in the show will be an audience sing-a-long of favorite Christmas carols. Tickets are free to the community, but are limited to the capacity of the theater and are general admission only. Tickets will be available at the Box Office, 1214 Columbus Avenue in Bay City beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Additional Box Office hours will be December 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. No tickets will be held at the Box-Office. For questions, please call the theater at (989) 893-5555.

Cole In Your Stocking

Kevin Cole, piano & vocals

From Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall…

From Kennedy Center to Royal Albert Hall…

World-renowned pianist, Kevin Cole, plays and sings all your holiday favorites in an evening of sparkling vocals and dazzling keyboard pyrotechnics. From Sleigh Ride to O, Holy Night, you will be transported by Kevin’s original arrangements of the best of holiday music. His tender vocals will melt the hearts of listeners on the coldest winter night, and his lightning fast dashing across the keyboard will leave you awestruck.

This is a show the entire family will love. You’ll find COLE IN YOUR STOCKING is a good thing!

Saturday December 16, 7:30 PM

Sunday December 17, 3:00 PM

Bay City Players ,1214 Columbus Ave. Bay City

Single Ticket Price – $20

IRVING BERLIN, composer of the number one holiday song of all-time, WHITE CHRISTMAS, said this about Kevin:

“Kid, if I could play piano like that, I wouldn’t have become a songwriter!”


HUGH MARTIN, composer of the number two holiday song of all-time, HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, said this about Kevin:

“My three favorite singers are Judy Garland, Mel Torme and Kevin Cole.

Like Judy Garland, someone like you comes along once in a century. And I do mean it!”


His outstanding piano work has garnered critics raves.

Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times said:

“Kevin is a piano genius…he reveals an understanding of harmony, rhythmic complexity and pure show-biz virtuosity that would have had Vladimir Horowitz smiling with envy.”

Youtheatre 2018

Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

10:00 A.M. (doors open at 9:30)

Limited to 160 Participants, Grades 3 through 9 Saturday Workshops & Rehearsals during March 10 – May 5

Note: participants will not meet March 31 and April 7 due to spring break/Easter.

Only the directors (no students) will meet on April 21. Rehearsals 3 per week during May 7-Jun 18 Tech Week Jun 19, 20

Performances Thurs, Fri, Sat, June 21- 23

Fee:  $35.00 (includes T-shirt)

click to download:
Registration Form 2018
Rehearsal Calendar 2018

Additional Information can be found at
Questions:  Call 893-5555

Auditions for Calendar Girls

Announcing auditions for Calendar Girls based on the Miramax motion picture by JulietteTowhidi and Tim Firth.

Sunday and Tuesday, November 5th and 7th at 7:00 P.M. 

Auditions will be held at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.

Performance dates are January 26 – 28 & February 2 – 4, 2018

Directed by Susan Craves

Parts available:

4 Men Ages 20 – 50

9 Women Ages 40 – 70

Six women want to raise money for a new sofa in their hospital waiting room. Now, how do they do that? Well, there are all these hot men calendars out there, why not? Who cares if they may not be the hottest of women? The press latches on to the idea. The community can hardly wait. Success looms on the horizon until some hidden feelings surface amongst the women and “respectable” community member’s step in. Very funny, very loving, and very moving. A cheerful feel-good play: perfect for the heart of a Michigan winter. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Those auditioning will be asked to read selections from the script. Limited scripts are available for check-out from the theatre office Monday – Friday from 9am to12pm for a $20 refundable deposit.  Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information.