Bay City Players

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

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 p.m.at 895-5555.

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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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The performing groups for the AACTFest 2017 have been announced. Congratulations to the following:

Tawas Bay Players – Love, Loss and What I Wore

Monroe Community Players – TBD

WE Players, Inc., East Tawas – The Book of Everything

Grand Rapids Civic – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Ichabods Little Theatre, South Haven – American Coffee

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – Sylvia

Stagecrafters, Royal Oak – Trevor

Twin City Players – Make It Home

Center Stage Theatre, Midland – Venus in Fur

Standing Room Only Theatre Group, Bay City – Hamlet

Performance Registration is now closed. We have 10 groups, the maximum we can accommodate. Any groups applying after today can be kept as alternates only, including the following groups that were inquiries only:

   Rosedale Players

   Holland

   Grosse Pointe Theatre

For more information go to Michigan AACTFest 2017

Why did you choose to become a BCP board member?

As a regular audience member with an active and personal appreciation for the arts, theater in particular, I wanted to know “what does it take to make all of this happen?” To answer that question, I volunteered and began working on set decoration, which ultimately led to a board member position, where I am able play an active role in communicating and promoting the Bay City Players mission and programs to the community.

What role can or should the BCP play in the artistic development of the Bay City Community?

The role of the Bay City Players in our community is to entertain, educate and enrich the community through the dramatic arts while making sure these opportunities and experiences are available to every citizen of the community.

If you had a wish list for the BCP, other than money, what would you wish for?

Awareness…making sure everyone knows we are here!

How long have you been a BCP board member?

I was newly elected to the board on July 11, 2016.

What is the best thing about being a board member for the BCP?

Forging new and lasting friendships with like minded individuals who share a passion for the dramatic arts and becoming an integral part of a terrific dedicated group of individuals who are pillars in the Bay City theater scene.

If there is one thing you want the community to know about the BCP-what would it be?

How incredibly dedicated this organization and all that participate are to this community and the willingness to share the experience of theater, whether on the stage or behind the scenes as a volunteer, with each and every member of the community.

Announcing auditions for the comedy drama, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling.

When: Sunday, November 20th & Monday, November 21st at 7:00pm

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

Performance dates are March 17 -19 & 24 – 26, 2017

Directed by Susan Craves

Parts available:

6 Women to play 20’s to 60’s

The ladies who visit Truvy’s beauty parlor may seem as delicate as magnolias, but they are as strong as steel when helping each other through the tough times in life. These sassy ladies shower humor and smart remarks on each other to good result. Not only does their hair look better as they leave Truvy’s of a Saturday morning, but their spirits have a new shine as well. But it is M’Lynn’s challenge that puts these southern ladies to the true test of their steel.  Steel Magnolias is like watching sisters kid, prod, advise, and love each other as only sisters can.   Ages – 12 and up

Those auditioning will be asked to read selections from the script. Limited scripts are available for check-out from the theatre office MondayFriday from 9am to 1pm for a $10 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