Directed by Mike Wisniewski. Truly one of the most popular musicals in America; the songs, the comedy, and the eternal optimism still fill the audience with tomorrow’s sunshine today. For those who don’t know, little orphan Annie finds a way to mae friends with Daddy Warbucks – a millionaire – in the middle of the 30’s depression. Trouble sets in. The president of the U.S. is visited. And Annie somehow succeeds in make it all wonderful in the end. And the music: “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” ” I Don’t Need Anyone But You”, “Tomorrow,” and more! Winner of seven Tony Awards, this is entertainment for the whole family.
On Golden Pond
Directed by Jeff List. What makes a successful marriage? Norman and Ethel should know after 48 years. What makes for a successful parent/child relationship? Chelsea and Norman have yet to find out, but Norman and Billy learn it right away. Come spend some time on Golden Pond. Watch Norman and Tehel live the answers to the eternal questions: how do I make a success of living with others? One of America’s most beloved plays still speaks to our minds and hearts. You’ll love it.
Directed by Susan Craves. Simple enough – 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 members step in. Very funny, very loving, and very moving. A cheerful feel-good play: perfect for the heart of a Michigan winter.
A Christmas Story
Directed by Jessica McFarland. 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.
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Directed by Bill Anderson, Leeds Bird, Kevin Cole. One of Broadway’s most successful cocktails! Mix George and Ira Gershwin’s music with upper class snobs and comic crooks, add plenty of 1920s bathtub gin, stir wildly and you have a stage filled with delightful nonsense loaded with great music, dancing and comedy.
Bay City Players Season 100 Gala
Celebrating 100 years of Great Theatre
Friday, September 8, 2017 or Saturday, September 9, 2-17
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 performers. Followed by sparkling wine, desserts and coffee
Single Ticket: $50 – Patron Ticket: $100
The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Hair broke new ground in musical theatre in defining the genre of rock musical. Enormously popular, enormously controversial, and enormously impacting, In the late 1960s, Hair dared to bring nudity, our drug culture, our participation in the Vietnam war, and our love of freedom onto the stage in song, dance, and moving scenes of love and misunderstanding. Hair added songs to America’s culture still sung today: “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “Easy to be Hard.” Our summer show is meant to be edgy.