1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 893-5555
 Casting Calls

Bay City Players presents five diverse, carefully selected and engaging theatre experiences each season, including musicals and plays. We also offer programs that provide youth and seniors opportunities to expand their knowledge in the theatre and expand their ability as actors, directors and stage crew.

A summer production allows us to introduce shows more current and edgy often dealing with humanity in today’s culture.

Materials for musicals are rented and a refundable $25 deposit is required. It will be collected when scripts are distributed. Your deposit will be returned to you when scripts are returned in good condition.

Current Casting Calls

Audition Dates and Times:

  • November 7th and 8th
  • 7 pm

Audition Location:

Bay City Players

Performance Dates:

February 1 – 3 & 8 -10, 2019

Director is looking to cast the following parts:

  • Beverly Weston, patriarch of Weston Clan, late 60s
  • Violet Weston, pill-popping matriarch of the Weston Clan, mid 60s
  • Barbara Fordham, oldest Weston daughter, late 40s to early 50s
  • Bill Fordham, Barbara’s husband, late 40s to early 50s
  • Jean Fordham, Fordham troubled daughter, 14 to 16 years old
  • Ivy Weston, Bev and Violet’s daughter, mid 40s
  • Karen Weston, youngest Weston daughter, late 30s to early 40s
  • Mattie Fay Aiken, Violet’s sister, late 50s
  • Charlie Aiken, Mattie Fay’s husband, 60s
  • Little Charles Aiken, Mattie and Charlie’s son, mid 30s
  • Johanna Monevata, housekeeper/caretaker, late 20s
  • Steve Heidebrecht, Karen’s fiancé, 50s
  • Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, late 40s

 

Other Information:

When Dad disappears suddenly, the entire Watson family is thrown into overdrive. In the search for Dad, Mom is joined by their three daughters and the men in their lives. This house in August in Oklahoma was never intended to see the entire Watson clan together ever again. Secrets, lies, truths, and frustrations come roaring to the surface and make for a stage filled with gasps of laughter. A Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, this play leaps into its place at the table of great American family plays.

Those auditioning will be asked to read selections from the script.

Limited scripts are available for check-out from the theatre office Monday – Friday from 9 am to12 pm for a $20 refundable deposit.

Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • TBD

Callbacks if Necessary:

  • TBD

Audition Location:

Bay City Players

Performance Dates:

March 22-24 and 29-31

Director is looking to cast the following roles:

  • Henry Saunders (m, 40-50): Short-fused general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera.
  • Max (m, late 20-early 30): Shy tenor, assistant to Saunders.
  • Maggie (f, 20s): Passionate and enthusiastic, girlfriend to Max, daughter of Saunders.
  • Tito Merelli (m, 30-40): Italian. World-famous Opera tenor, ladies’ man.
  • Maria Merelli (f, 30-40): Italian. Hot-tempered, fiery wife of Tito.
  • Diana (f, 20-30): Ambitious, seductive. Lead soprano of the Cleveland Grand Opera.
  • Julia (f, 40-70): Ditzy, faux posh gone faux pas. Chairwoman of the Cleveland Opera Guild.
  • Bellhop (m, 20s): Obnoxiously star-struck by Tito.

 

Other Information:

Audition scenes will be taken from the script. Scripts may be checked out from theBay City Players office for a $20 refundable deposit.
Men interested in the roles of Tito and Max: Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of The Star Spangled Banner, acapella, though singing ability is not a pre-requisite to be cast.
Men and Women interested in the roles of Tito and Maria: Be prepared to try out an Italian accent. Short sides of Tito and Maria will be provided for you.

To save time, please complete the online audition form before auditions.

Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • February 4th and 5th
  • 7 pm

Callbacks:

  • February 6th
  • 7 pm

Audition Location:

Bay City Players

Performance Dates:

May 2-5, May 9-12, 2019

Director is looking to cast these roles:

  • 5 – 7 Women 18 & up
  • 18 – 20 Men 18 & up
  • Don Quixote/ Cervantes/Alonso Quijana:Man of La Mancha
  • Sancho :his manservant
  • Captain of the Inquisition
  • Governor/ Innkeeper
  • The Duke/ Carrasco
  • 7 Muleteers : leader Pedro
  • Quito
  • Tenorio
  • Paco
  • Anselmo
  • Jose
  • Juan
  • Padre
  • Barber
  • Guards/Prisoners /Horses
  • Aldonza/Dulcinea :kitchen maid
  • Antonia : niece to Quixote, engaged to Carrasco
  • Housekeeper
  • Fermina : servant
  • Maria : Innkeepers wife
  • Gypsy dancer

Additional Notes:

Other Information:

Please contact the office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm at (989) 893-5555 for more information.