1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 893-5555
 Youth Programs

YOUTHEATRE is a program in which students are able to learn about theatre productions by presenting one act plays.  Third through ninth graders act in productions while seasoned high school students function as directors.  Adult staff provides needed support.

Youtheatre 2018 preview

Youtheatre typically produces about 8 shows.  A typical show has 3-6 student directors and about 20 student actors drawn from schools in Bay City and the surrounding area.

A typical Youtheatre season usually begins with signup at 10:00 am at the Bay City Players theatre on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of March.  Registration in the past has been $30 which includes a t-shirt and limited to 160 participants.

Weekly Saturday morning workshops of an hour and a half continue (with breaks corresponding to spring vacation for the Bay City Schools) until the show is presented, usually about the third week of June.

In addition, about the middle of May, half of the shows will begin Monday & Wednesday6-8 pm rehearsals while the other half begins Tuesday & Thursday 6-8 pm rehearsals.  Dress rehearsals will occur the Tuesday and Wednesday before the performances, which will be about the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in June.

For any given season, the dates may move around a little.  For further information please contact the Bay City Players Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at (989) 893-5555.


Individuals that would like to Volunteer in any activity that involves children are required by the State of Michigan to obtain a Central Registry Clearance to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Stages 2018 is at capacity for registration. If you would like to put your name on a waiting list please email our office at (info@baycityplayers.com)

Stages of Discovery is a group of youth actors, adult directors and parents committed to developing theatre skills and putting on full-scale musicals and plays. It presents Christmas shows, competition plays, and summer repertory theatre.

In July and August, Bay City Players Stages of Discovery will hold a series of workshops designed to develop performance and technical skills.  Acting, movement, creative thinking & problem solving, awareness of the world around us, and theatre technology will be explored.  Activities led by skilled & experienced theatre personnel.

July 16–19, July 23–26, July 30–August 3

Students who have completed second through twelfth grades are eligible to register.

Sessions will be held at Bay City Players (air-conditioned) Theatre from 10:00 to 3:00, Monday through Thursday. Performances, open to the public, will be August 2 and 3. Students must bring their own lunches (refrigerators are available).

The fee for the two-week series of workshops and the production week is $80.  The third week is a full week, providing opportunities for practical applications of skills developed in workshops. Some partial need-based scholarships may be available.  Apply for scholarships by letter to Joanne Berry (jmberryjm@aol.com).  No one-day registrations.

Please make check or money order payable to Bay City Players.  Mail to Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.    If you are paying cash, please bring it to Bay City Players office 9:00 – 1:00, Monday through Thursday.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so that the workshops can begin on time.  Check in for the workshops will be in the Bay City Players lobby. Registration deadline: July 9, 2018 or until all places are filled.

Please indicate any medical condition/allergies we should know about.

Stages of Discovery is partially funded by the Bay Area Community Foundation Advisory Endowment Fund.

Check this page frequently for other upcoming Stages of Discovery programs and opportunities.

Please direct questions to the Bay City Players Administrative Office.