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Announcing Bay City Players’ New Ticketing Options

Bay City Players announce a new simpler and more flexible approach to buying tickets.

Simple – Single ticket prices for all shows will be $20. (Student price remains $10)

Planning ahead to attend multiple shows or bringing a group to a show? Then our new Flex Pass system is for you!

The Flex Pass is flexible – Flex passes will be available all year long for 5 tickets ($80), 4 tickets ($68), or 3 tickets ($54). Flex Passes may be used for any combination of shows in the regular season.

Early Bird Special if purchased before July 1, 2017
Plan ahead and save…Purchase a 5 Ticket Flex Pass by June 30 2017 and pay only $65. That’s a 35% savings. Again, you can use your Flex Pass on any combination of regular shows.

To purchase a Flex Pass for the 100th Season at Players click the link Purchase Flex Pass here Then on the “Select A Membership Level” click on the drop down arrow. Select your Flex Pass by clicking on your choice, then click “Join” and submit your payment information.

Once you have received your Flex Pass number click here to obtain your tickets.

Players Announce Show Line Up for Season 100

Bay City Players is proud to present the following shows celebrating their 100th Season:

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First up is Nice Work If You Can Get It, a new Gershwin musical about all the good things in life – music, laughter and falling in love. One of Broadway’s most successful cocktails! Mix George and Ira Gershwin’s music with upper class snobs and comic crooks, add plenty of 1920s bathtub gin, stir wildly and you have a stage filled with delightful nonsense loaded with great music, dancing and comedy.


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Next, just in time for the holidays A Christmas Story. What makes for a successful Christmas? A pink bunny suit? A leggy table lamp? A grouchy Santa? No? Well, how about a genuine Red Ryder BB gun? Yes, yes! That’s it! This season enjoy the quirky innocence and nostalgic warmth of this super successful movie when it comes to life on our stage. Nine-year old Ralphie takes on the school bully, a very cold flag pole, and the constant response: “You’ll shoot your eye out” to have his most successful Christmas ever. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

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Then, Calendar Girls tells the true story of eleven middle-aged women who bare all for a great cause. But what happens when the ladies become a media sensation? Simple enough – 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 members step in. Very funny, very loving, and very moving. A cheerful feel-good play: perfect for the heart of a Michigan winter.

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Our next show, On Golden Pond, is the touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years. 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 Tehel 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.

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Finally, our last show of Season 100 needs no introduction. Annie, one of our longest running and most loved shows, is the cherry on top of an outstanding season! 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 for My Fair Lady

Bay City Players announces auditions for the musical MY FAIR LADY,  book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture PYGMALION

Monday, March 20th, 2017 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 7 p.m.

Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, Bay City.
Performance dates: May 11-14 & 18-21, 2017

Creative Team:
Debbie Lake, Leeds Bird, Kevin Cole, Holly Haga Bills and Tina Sills


Principals: 3 Women to play 25 and up. 4 Men to play 25 and up
Dance Ensemble: 3 Women and 3 Men ages 18 and up
Vocal Ensemble: 5 Women and 4 Men ages 18 and up
There are several large musical numbers that require both talents.
Singers will be asked to dance a little and dancers asked to sing a little.
Don’t you judge whether you sing or move well enough. We will help you through it all!
There are featured roles for both men and women, including a men’s quartet.
Those auditioning will be asked to sing and read selections from the script and learn dance movement.
Wear comfortable clothes. Bring your calendar. Be prepared to communicate any scheduling conflicts. Most important: relax and have fun. This is a great show!

One of the most famous musicals ever written, MY FAIR LADY is filled with riches: wonderful characters, fantastic music, a captivating story, frolicking dances, winner of six Tony Awards including best musical. (I Could Have Danced All Night, With a Little Bit of Luck, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face).

And let us assure you, this production of the Lady will be unlike any in the past!!!

(Download My Fair Lady AUDITION Sheet)

Auditions are open to the public and newcomers are welcome. Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information or visit our website at

A Great Cast for Steel Magnolias

Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy drama, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling.

Debbie Lake of Saginaw as Ouiser

Debra Monroe of Harbor Spring as Clairee

Elise Williams of Saginaw as Annelle

Megan McParlan of  Kawkawlin as Shelby

Sarah Greene of Essexville as Truvy

Kristie Moe of Bay City as M’Lynn

Youtheatre’s 44th Season

Registration for Youtheatre’s 44th Season, 2017 will be at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave. Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 A.M. (doors open at 9:30).

Youtheatre is limited to 160 Participants, Grades 3 through 9.

There will be Saturday Workshops & Rehearsals during March 11 – May 20.

Note: participants will not meet March 25, April 1 (spring break) and April 15 for Easter. Only the directors (no students) will meet on April 29. Rehearsals will begin 3 per week during May 22 – Jun 19. Tech Rehearsals are Jun 20, 21.   Performances are Thurs, Fri, and Sat, June 22-24. Fee: $35.00 (includes T-shirt) There is a registration form posted on our website that can be downloaded and printed and completed prior to registration day and brought with you that day. Click here to download Registration Form 2017

PLEASE NOTE: “In order to volunteer with minors, you must receive clearance from the DHHS Central Registry.  Complete the form (click here to download) and mail it to the DHHS office in your County of residence.  Addresses for the DHHS offices are on the back of the form.  There is no charge for this registry clearance.  You should receive a response letter from DHHS in 1 to 2 weeks.  Bring a copy of the response letter to a Youtheatre staff member prior to volunteering.  If you have already received clearance as a school/church/other  volunteer since June 2016, just bring a copy of that letter.”

Questions: Call Bay City Players Administrative Office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 895-5555.

Act One Show Page

Bay City Players will present ACT ONE the story of Moss Hart’s first big break into show business. Who is Moss Hart, you ask? He’s the guy who won a Pulitzer Prize for writing YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. (We did that comedy a year or so ago.) He co-wrote hit after hit comedy for Broadway. He won an Oscar nomination for writing the movie GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT. And by the way, he won a Tony Award for directing MY FAIR LADY on Broadway—our last show of this season! But this is a look at Moss as the insecure Jewish young man with his quirky, funny family and hectic friends, as he makes that first move through the door of opportunity straight into success!! Funny, touching, and a beautiful look at an immigrant family and the American dream. Ages – mature 12 and up.

Directed by Mike Wisniewski
Assistant Director: Meagan Eager

Performance dates are January 27 -29 & February 3 – 5

Performance times are 8:00 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 27, 2017. Hours are Friday and Saturday, January 27, 28, 3, & 4 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29 & February 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $16.00 and Adults: $18.00.

Announcing Cast for Act One

Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy drama, “Act One”, by James Lapine, from the autobiography by Moss Hart.

Ben Beauvais – Irving
Janet Dixon – Lady Caroline, Mrs. Rosenbloom, Mrs. Harris
Laurene Franjione – Aunt Kate, Frieda Fishbein, Beatrice Kaufman
Amanda Graham – Helen, Ida, Ingenue
Sandy Graves – Mrs. Borofsky, Shirley, May
Andy Hanson – Hart, Father, Kaufman, Vail
Ben Hanson – Eddie, Woollcott, Regan, Fur Worker #1, Cowboy Actor
Judy Harper – Lillie
Karen Keeley – Belle, Edna Ferber
Lauren Klett – Dorothy Parker, Latecomer #1
Emery Kolb – Bernie, Jerry, Saloon Person, Usher
Leah Markowitz – Hester Worsley, Roz, Mary, Maid, Latecomer #2
Paul Oslund – Augustus Pitou, Jed Harris, Slimowitz, Sir John, Harpo
B Wendell Parker – Wally, Gilpin, Max Siegel, Langston Hughes, Porter
Kyler Rytlewski – Mossy
Chris Scheddel – Fur Worker #2, David Allen, Dore, George
Tim Simons – Moss Hart
Lisa Tomkinson – Aline, Muriel, Phyllis

Act One is directed by Mike Wisniewski.

Bay City Players will present Act One, January 27 -29 & February 3 – 5, 2017 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Performance times are 8:00 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 27, 2017. Hours are Friday and Saturday, January 27, 28, 3, & 4 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29 & February 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $16.00 and Adults: $18.00.

Board Member Spotlight – Kevin Cole

“Thank God for Bay City Players that kept feeding me, challenging me and kept educating me”

“My hope is I can rejuvenate the idea of volunteering for Bay City Players among people my age and younger”

“Wherever I go I’m always talking about Bay City Players”


Rob Little Comedy Night at State Theatre