Bay City Players

Youtheatre for 2016 will be having registration at 10 a. m. Saturday, March 5th, at Bay City Players 1214 Columbus Ave..Youtheatre participants are Grades 3 through 9.  The schedule includes Saturday workshops and rehearsals during March 12 – April 16, then rehearsals 3 per week during May 2 – June 11 and Tech week June 14, 15.  Final performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 16-18. Fee is $35.00 and includes a T-Shirt.

A fillable PDF Form is attached see instructions below.

Registration Form Instructions:
Click the download link below. This is a fillable registration form.  You can open it using Adobe Reader, and may complete it, print it, and bring it to Youtheatre registration.  If you cannot open it as a fillable form, you may still open it as a regular PDF document, print it, complete it by hand, and bring it to registration.  We will also have blank copies available at registration if you do not complete it in advance.

Download Bay City Players Youtheatre Registration Form

Bay City Players announces the cast for the drama, The Best Man, by Gore Vidal.

Kurt Miller of Bay City as Secretary William Russell

Judy Miller of Bay City as Alice Miller

David Newsham of Bay City as Dick Jensen

Kathy Pawloski of Bay City as Catherine

Keith Schnabel of Bay City as Senator Joseph Cantwell

Lauren Klett of Bay City as Mabel Cantwell

Nathan Cholger of Bay City as Don Blades

Leeds Bird of Bay City as Ex- President Arthur Hockstader

Sarah Greene of Essexville as Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge

Mathew Felan of Bay City as Senator Clyde Carlein

Chris Gouin of Kawkawlin as Dr. Artinian

Tim Maughtew of Saginaw as Sheldon Marcus                        

The Best Man is Directed by Randall Manetta.

Bay City Players will present The Best Man, March 4 – 6 & 11 – 13, 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, March 4, 2016. Hours are Friday and Saturday, March 4, 5, 11, & 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, March 6 & 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $16.00 and Adults: $18.00.

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

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The Recyclables “Christmas Gift to the Community” will be presented at Bay City Players on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s show will feature The Recyclables and their guests, The Chancel and Bell Choirs of 1st Presbyterian Church.  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 December 7, 2015. Box Office hours will be December 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and December 8th & 9th from 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.

Bay City Players presents

A Tuna Christmas

by jaston williams, joe sears and ed howard

by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

starring Larry Jacobs and Kurt Miller

Bay City Players will present a special fund raising weekend of A Tuna Christmas, December 4-6, 2015. Performances are 8:00 PM Friday; 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday; and 3:00 PM Sunday at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Tickets are available by visiting our website baycityplayers.com or by contacting the Bay City Players box office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at (989) 893-5556. Evening box office hours begin on Friday, December 4, 2015. Hours are Friday from 7 – 8:30 PM; Saturday December 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM; and 7 – 8:30 PM; and Sunday, December 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Tickets are $20.00 for this special fund raising presentation. No senior or student rates apply. Proceeds go to Bay City Players.

In A Tuna Christmas, we rejoin the denizens of Tuna, Texas for the second in the Tuna Series. Our favorites from Greater Tuna are back, along with some new personalities in the zoo. Larry and Kurt portray 10 characters each in this madcap romp. Arles and Thurston once again have their eyes and ears on all civic proceedings, and report about them in their broadcasts on WKKK radio. We get to spend more time with Bertha and her three kids, Didi Snavely and her used weapons, and of course, Aunt Pearl, whose killing instinct is directed this time at blue jays instead of dogs. Vera Carp is back as head of the Obscene Committee of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order. Will she win the coveted trophy for the best Christmas yard display for the 15th consecutive year, or will waitresses Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd give her a run for the gold? And just who is the mysterious Christmas Phantom who has “wreaked havoc in the greater Tuna area for years?”

All will be answered in due time.

Questions or further information call (989) 893-5555 M-F; 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

or visit our website at www.baycityplayers.com

Bay City Players announces the cast for the biographical musical Always… Patsy Cline.

The role of Patsy Cline will be played by Judy Harrison of Interlochen. Debbie Iacono Lake of Saginaw plays Louise Seger. With 28 of Patsy’s greatest hits and Louise’s story of their real-life friendship, a musical tribute is paid to one of country music’s greatest artists.

Judy is joined on stage by her band, ReBooted: Charlie Sessoms, Marshall B. Cronican-Walker, Clark Harner, and Stephen Krygier. Additional musicians include Andy Rogers of Bay City and Jon Petrykus of Essexville.

Always… Patsy Cline is directed by Leeds Bird with musical direction by Kevin Cole.

Bay City Players will present Always… Patsy Cline, January 15-17 and 22-24, 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, January 15, 2016.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, January 15, 16, 22, 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, January 17 & 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $20.00 and Adults:  $22.00.

Always… Patsy Cline was created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.  Musical clearances secured and used by permission.  Any taping, filming, recording or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.

Bay City Players will be holding auditions for the musical Crazy For You, The New Gershwin Musical with Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and Book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent,  inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan, originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams.

Saturday, December 12,  2015 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, December 13,  2015 at 6 p.m.

Auditions will be held at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI  48708.

Performance dates are April 22-24 & April 29-May 1, 2016

Directed by Michael Wisniewski

Music Direction by Catherine McMichael

Choreographer: Holly Haga Bills

Producer: Susan Ross

Parts available:

Principals: 4 Women to play age 25 and up and 7 Men to play age 25 and up

Tap Ensemble8 Women and 6 Men ages 17 and up Singing Ensemble:  6 Women and 6 Men ages 17 and up

This show requires a large ensemble of singers and well as tap dancers.   There are several large musical numbers that require both talents.  Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t a tap dancer, we will teach you!  There are many 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 so wear comfortable clothes.  Also bring your calendar and be prepared to communicate any scheduling conflicts.  Most important relax and have fun.  This is a great show!

CRAZY FOR YOU is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930’s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

 

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 www.baycityplayers.com.

Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy farce, SUITE SURRENDER by Michael McKeever

Michael Wisniewski as Bernard S. Dunlap

Kathryn Pawloski as Claudia McFadden

Liberty Starkweather as Athena Sinclair

Terese Mauch as Murphy Stevens

Ben Beauvais as Mr. Pippet

Amanda Novak as Dora Del Rio

Tyra Khan as Mrs. Everett P. Osgood

Paul Oslund as Francis

Emery Kolb as Otis

SUITE SURRENDER is Directed by Gordon Levine and assisted by Lee Austin.

Bay City Players will present SUITE SURRENDER, November 13-15, 2015 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, November 13, 2015.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14, 20 & 21 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, November 15 & 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices are Students: $10.00, Senior: $16.00 and Adults:  $18.00.

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 or Email address: info@baycityplayers.com

Learn to Tap Dance! Or Brush Up Your Tap Skills!
 Here is your chance and it’s FREE.
 TAP WORKSHOPS
 October 3, 10, 24, and 31
 10:00 AM to Noon.
 Holly Haga Bills, Instructor
 
(Ages 17 plus – 30 people limit)
 
BAY CITY PLAYERS
Shoes: bring your own if you have them.
Or we may have a pair in Players’ stock you may borrow.
 These workshops are in anticipation for Players’ up-coming show
CRAZY OR YOU, April 22-24 and 29-30, May 1.
But you aren’t expected to audition. And they do not guarantee a part.
The workshops are for FUN—a chance to see if you can pick them up and lay them down. Hope you will join us.

 

Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy drama, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

Sarah Greene of Essexville will be playing Sheree

Susan Meade of Bay City will portray Dinah

Laurene Franjione of Midland is Lexie

Judy Harper of Kawkawlin is Vernadette

Ellen Finney of Midland is Jeri Neal

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is Directed by Debbie Lake.

Bay City Players will present THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, October 2 – 4 & 9 – 11, 2015 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 Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at (989) 893-5556. Evening box office hours begin on Friday, October 2, 2015.  Hours are Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3 and October 9 & 10 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, October 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 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