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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 11 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.  Box Office hours will be December 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and December 13, noon to 2 p.m. only or until all tickets are gone.  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!

When
Saturday December 16, 7:30 PM

Sunday December 17, 3:00 PM

Where:
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 www.baycityplayers.com
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.

Great Cast for A Christmas Story



Bay City Players announces the cast for A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

Dave Ryan from Bay City     as Ralph Parker as adult
Alex Curry from Saginaw      as Ralphie Parker
Amanda Graham from Bridgeport  as Mother
Tim Simons from Freeland as The Old Man
Emily Haubenstricker from Bay City as Various
Avery LeFevre from Bay City  as Santa Claus/Neighbor
Kyler Klein from Bay City as Randy Parker
Erica Tatum from Bay City   as Miss Shields
Connor VanSumeren from Bay City as Flick
Hayden Haubenstricker from Bay City as Schwartz
Lexi Snawder from Bay City as Esther Jane Alberry
Lillia Shelagowski from Bay City as Helen Weathers
Louis VanValkenburg from Bay City as Scut Farkas

 

A Christmas Story is directed by Jessica McFarland.

Bay City Players will present A Christmas Story, December 1-3 & 8-10, 2017 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 www.baycityplayers.com 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, December 1, 2017.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, December 1,2,8,& 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Sunday, December 3 & 10 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.

For further information, go to baycityplayers.com. Email address: info@baycityplayers.com

Auditions for A Christmas Story



A Christmas Story Audition Form

Announcing auditions for A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

Sunday, September 10th 2 P.M. – Youth Audition, 4 P.M. Adult Audition

Monday, September 11th 5:30 P.M. – Youth Audition, 7:00 P.M. Adult Audition

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

Performance dates are December 1 – 3 & 8 – 10, 2017

Directed by Jessica McFarland

Parts available:

Seeking 3 Men Age 20+, 2 Women Age 20+, 5 Boys age 6-14, and 2 Girls age 8-11.  All parts are speaking parts and require good confidence and projection.  All ages are based on appearance and demeanor rather than calendar age.

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. Recommended for all ages.

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 to 1pm for a $20 refundable deposit.  Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information, or visit our website at www.baycityplayers.com

Bay City Players Season 100 Gala



Join us as we celebrate

100 years of “Great Theatre”!

Friday, September 8, 2017


6:30 PM

Hors d’oeuvres, Beer, Wine, and Theatre Tours

8:00 PM

Entertainment arranged by Kevin Cole, accompanied by an ensemble of Bay City Players local and professional performers. Followed by sparkling wine, desserts and coffee.


Single Tickets: $50 – Patron Tickets: $100

Tickets are limited and can be purchased online here or call Bay City Players box office at 989.893.5555 – Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Cast for Nice Work If You Can Get It – Congratulations



We are excited to announce the cast for our Season 100 opening musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It”!

Zach Mason – Jimmy
Rebecca Smith – Billie
Kurt Miller – Cookie
Jesse James Metz – Duke
Meagan Eager – Eileen
To be filled – Senator
Ann Russell-Lutenske – Duchess Estonia
Danielle Katsoulos – Jeannie
Steve Moelter – Chief Berry
Judy Miller – Millicent
David Bowden – Edgar (Ensemble)
Tony Ray – Fletcher (Ensemble)
Joseph Smith – Floyd (Ensemble)
Dominic Pnacek – Vic (Ensemble)
Cameron Schott – Elliot (Ensemble)
Rita Gnida – Alice (Ensemble)
Libby Kronner – Betty (Ensemble)
Danessa Hellus – Dottie (Ensemble)
Keara Dixon – Flo (Ensemble)
Karly Laskowski – Midge (Ensemble)
Marcy Chambers – Olive (Ensemble)
Carly Peil – Rosie (Ensemble)
Rachel Creed – Ruby (Ensemble)

Mark Grzegorczyk – Jack (Ensemble)

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Proposed By-Law Revisions of Bay City Players INC.



Proposed By-Law Revisions of the Bay City Players, INC. – These proposed revisions will be discussed and voted on at the Players Annual Meeting next month.

click here to read proposed revisions.