Bay City Players

UnravelingMagiciansLogoBay City Players announces available roles for the staged readings of Unraveling Magicians (previously announced as Tynged), a new musical comedy by Bay City, MI native Ryan Sequin. Those who missed the initial auditions in May are still eligible to participate in the debut of this new musical. Email or call 989.415.8422 to learn more about the production and how to become part of the cast. Open auditions are no longer planned for this production.

Friday, September 23rd at 7:00p.m. & Saturday, September 24th at 3:00p.m.
8/3, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/12, 9/14, 9/15, 9/19, 9/21, & 9/22 from 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Adapted from a medieval Welsh folktale, Unraveling Magicians tells the story of a family thrown into turmoil when the black sheep among them curses one of their own. While lifting the curse, they resurface old wounds and must acknowledge how deeply dysfunctional they have become. Despite their distraction of power, the revelation of secrets, and a little wayward magic, is it possible for them to remain together?
*Roles cast during the previously announced open auditions have been omitted from this list.*
THE BARD – any age – male or female – non-singing role
DYLAN – 20s – male – tenor
GOEWIN – 30s/40s – female – soprano
GWYDION – 30s/40s – male or female – tenor or alto
MATH – 50s + – male – bass-baritone
RHIANNON – 20s + – female – ensemble soprano (small ensemble solos)
Tenor Soloist
Baritone Soloist
Bass Soloist

Bay City Players will present the debut staged readings of an original musical by Bay City native Ryan Sequin, September 23rd and 24th at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Performance times are 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

There is no cost for attending this event. Players wants audiences to share in the creation of a new theatrical work. There’s special enjoyment in being in on the creative process and finding your own ideas on what the final show will look like.

Adapted from a medieval Welsh folktale, Unraveling Magicians tells the story of a magical and royal family thrown into turmoil when a curse is cast upon one of their own. In their attempt to lift the curse, the family must resurface old wounds and finally acknowledge how deeply dysfunctional they have become. Despite the distraction of power, the revelation of secrets, and a little wayward magic, is it possible for the family to remain intact?

Questions or further information call (989) 893-5555 M-Th 9am-1pm

President: Robert Chadwick
First Vice President: Jake Monroe
Second Vice President: Tina Sills
Secretary: Judy Miller
Treasurer: Tracy Teich

Board Members:

Ben Beauvais

Joanne Berry

Joy Butler

Jeanne Cadena

Kevin Cole

Meagan Eager

Deborah Lake

Elizabeth Loll

Judy Miller

Debbi Patterson

Dan Taylor

Michael Wisniewski

Honorary President:
Leeds Bird

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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

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SPAMALOT Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music by John Du Prez
October 7-9 and 14-16, 2016

If comic Danny Kaye had married England’s Queen Elizabeth, the result would have been SPAMALOT. SPAMALOT is the fun-filled winner of a Tony as Broadway’s best musical of the year. Actually, it is the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail set to music and dance. It has the knights of the Round Table and the Lady of the Lake with her Laker Girls (rah, rah, rah) and a killer rabbit and sassy Frenchmen and the list goes on. This bright new musical is intended only for audiences with a sense of humor who want to have a good time. All grouches please stay home. Ages – 12 and up.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK by Joseph Robinette
December 2-4 and 9-11, 2016

A holiday show for the whole family, THE JUNGLE BOOK will be performed by adults and kids for adults and kids. We enjoy the treat of watching as Kipling’s ageless story unfolds before our eyes from ideas in his head into the thrilling story of the man-cub, Mowgli, raised by wolves, protected by Baloo, the bear, and Bagheera, the black panther, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the tiger–a perfect example of what family truly is. Size, color, and appearance never matter when we share the bonds that truly make us family—love and faith in each other. Be sure to bring your imagination, your spirit of adventure, and a child or two to delight in this colorful holiday treasure. Ages – 8 and up.


ACT ONE by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart
January 27-29 and February 3-5, 2017

ACT ONE is 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.

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling
March 17-19 and 24-26, 2017

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


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”
May 11-14 and 18-21, 2017

Some people think we are what we eat. Henry Higgins thinks we are who we sound like. And he is determined Eliza will sound like a lady—even if it kills her—or him, as the case may be. One of the most famous musicals ever written, MY FAIR LADY is an abundance of riches: wonderful characters, fantastic music, a captivating story, frolicking dances, winner of six Tony Awards including best musical. This will be MFL’s third time on Players’ stage and you will be delighted to see the lovely lady return. (I Could Have Danced All Night, With a Little Bit of Luck, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face—just in case they may have slipped your mind.) Ages – mature 8 and up

Learn to Tap Dance! Or Brush Up Your Tap Skills!
 Here is your chance and it’s FREE.
 October 3, 10, 24, and 31
 10:00 AM to Noon.
 Holly Haga Bills, Instructor
(Ages 17 plus – 30 people limit)
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.