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:

  • AUGUST 11 @ 7 PM
  • AUGUST 13 @ 7 PM

Callbacks:

  • To Be Determined

Audition Location:

Bay City Players

Performance Dates:

OCTOBER 4 – 6, OCTOBER 10 – 13

Director is looking to cast these roles:

Aggie Manville, a stage manager/prompter: She is overwhelmed by her responsibilities to keep cast and crew on task, especially since she is unorganized herself. (No specific age required)

Geraldine Dunbar: She is a middle-aged community theatre director who is flustered by the chaos of mounting a production with a skeleton crew and flighty actors, not to mention being plagued by the playwright.

Henry Benish/”Lord Dudley”: He is a character actor who has appeared in many of this community theatre’s productions, late 40s to mid 50s.

Polly Benish/”Lady Margaret”: She is a character actress who has appeared in several community productions and is Henry’s wife. She is in her late 40s to mid 50s and a little bit out of shape and a tad bit sensitive to that fact.

Marla Smith/”Doris, the maid”: She is a young, inexperienced supporting player, who only wants to “do her best”. She is 17 to 20 yrs. old

Saul Watson/”Dr Rex Forbes, a villain” An experienced community theatre actor in his mid 40s, who is a bit sarcastic as well as impatient with the chaos.

Billy Carewe/”Steven Sellers, a juvenile” : He is around 25 and doesn’t put a lot of effort in at rehearsal.

Violet Imbry/”Diana Lassiter”: She is in her early 20s and the true ingénue, a bit lacking in intelligence.

Louise Peary, sound, lighting, scenic director: She is in her mid 30s and has her hands full as the overworked technician who can’t seem to get one job done before she’s summoned for another.

Phyllis Montague, a novice playwright in the community: She believes she is the Shakespeare of her community and has great difficulty allowing the director to bring her “baby” to life on the stage. She continually revises the script, making it extremely hard for the cast and crew to even attempt to perfect the script.

Additional Notes:

*Note:  Permission has been requested to use either gender for these characters.  It has not officially been granted by the publisher as yet. If you are interested in those characters, please make note on your audition form.

Other Information:

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

Audition Dates and Times:

  • OCTOBER 6 @ 6 PM
  • OCTOBER 7 @ 6PM

Callbacks:

  • To Be Determined

Audition Location:

Bay City Players

Performance Dates:

DECEMBER 6 – 8, DECEMBER 13 – 15

Director is looking to cast these roles:

PRINCIPALS

Gerda

The Snow Queen

Wild Crow

Old Troll

Kai

Grandmother/Finn Woman

Flower Witch/Lapp Woman

Reindeer

ADULT ENSEMBLE/FEATURED

Tame Crow

Prince

Princess

Old Hag

Soldier

Soldier

YOUTH ENSEMBLE/FEATURED

Robber Girl

Troll

Troll

Troll

Child

Child

Gerda and Kai would be youth actors age 12-15 and the rest hopefully 16+.  Youth ensemble would be ages 7-12.

Additional Notes:

Other Information:

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