December 3-6 & 10-13 2020
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true
meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying & Bah Humbug!
This event will be available as a paid virtual performance and if permitted by
government directives we will have a small socially distanced live audience.
Auditions are Oct. 4 or 5 with callbacks on Oct. 6. More info
Director- MICHAEL WISNIEWSKI
Michael has been involved with Bay City Players for many years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, is a past President, and has volunteered in almost every capacity of the organization. He is the current chair for the Play-Reading Committee and Set Design and Decoration. Michael has performed on stage in dozens of shows, has spent countless hours designing and decorating sets and has directed many shows for Bay City Players including RENT, COMPANY, LES MISERABLES, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, CRAZY FOR YOU, ANNIE, just name a few. Michael has also directed BLITHE SPIRIT and ANYTHING GOES at Pit and Balcony and ASSASSINS at Midland’s Center Stage Theatre. He has also been in several productions for Midlands Music Society and most recently was seen on stage in Midland’s Center Stage Theatre’s production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE. Michael is also a current board member for CTAM. Obviously his hobby is theatre but in his free time he enjoys gardening, trips to Stratford and spending time with his two adorable Boston Terriers.
Assistant Director- TRASHAN DONALD
This will be Trashan’s first time in the seat of the Assistant Director, and she thanks Director MJ Wisniewski for the amazing opportunity! Trashan was most recently seen on Pit & Balcony’s stage as Laura in Steven Martin’s Meteor Shower. Prior to that, she made her debut in community theatre as Eileen in P&B’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. Her theatre experience dates back to 2005, where she was given her first lead role, casted as Oprah Winfrey for her elementary school’s D.A.R.E program promotion play. She went on to exploring her passion in her high school years at Carrollton High, where she is most remembered for her role as Sylvia in Up the Down Staircase and Grace in A Christmas Carol. Outside of the theater scene Trashan is a credentialed Medical Assistant, mother, and fiancé. She would like to send a huge thank you to Sharrief Beamon for inspiring her return to the stage; her fiancé, Steven, for his endless support; and Amy Spadafore, for the influence she has had on Trashan’s community theater experience.
HARRY “JAZZBO” HAYWARD