The Jungle Book is directed by Lee Austin. Jolie VanWert from Expressions in Motion is the movement coach. Set decoration is being done in collaboration with Studio 23 and the after-school art program for children ages 7 – 12 who will be helping paint the set and creating art works for the lobby display under the direction of Autumn Reyes. The production is partially funded by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Bay City Players will present The Jungle Book, December 2 -4 & 9 – 11, 2016 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 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 2, 2016.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, December 2, 3, 9 & 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, December 4 & 11 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $16.00 and Adults:  $18.00.

Bay City Players announces the cast for The Jungle Book by Joseph Robinette.  Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling.

Louis VanValkenburg of Bay City                        as Rudyard Kipling, a school boy
Elijah Holnagel of Bay City                                   as Young Mowgli
Elizabeth Simon of Bay City                                 as Mowgli,
Avery LeFevre of Bay City                                    as Fielding, a bully
Jenna McKnight of Bay City                                 as Shere Khan, the tiger
Kyler Rytlewski of Auburn                                    as Hanley, a bully
Karlie McFarland of Bay City                               as Tabaqui, the jackal
Joy Howell of Bay City                                          as Price, the headmaster
Amanda Martin of Bay City                                  as Akela, father wolf
James D. Strieter of Bay City                               as Willies, the chaplain
Ben Beauvais from Bay City                                 as Bagheera, the panther
Dale Sneller of Bay City                                        as Crofts, the teacher
Rachel Creed of Auburn                                        as Baloo, the bear
Lauren Klett of Bay City                                        as Mother Wolf
Connor VanSumeren of Bay City                        as Wolf Cub
Hayden Haubenstricker of Bay City                    as Wolf Cub
Marcy Chambers of Bay City                               as Kaa, the Snake
Chris Gouin of Kawkawlin                                    as Hathi, the elephant
Cali Bellsmith of Bay City                                     as Rann, the bird
Diana Perry of Bay City                                         as Massau, a woman from the village
Madeline Brown of Bay City                                as Dari, a young woman

The wolves and monkeys will be played by Alexa Snawder, Claudia Rue Sharp, Kaylee Comtois, and Madison Snawder of Bay City; Emily Lavasco of Kawkawlin, Katelyn Trepkowski of Saginaw.

Birds will be flown by Kailey Christensen and Lillian Chambers of Bay City.

Bees will be buzzed by Katrina White of Essexville, and Gabrielle Gaffney, Leah Rubis, and Lillian Sovereign of Bay City.