Welcome to Bay City Player’s virtual Lemonade Stand! We know that having the theatre closed to the public is a sour situation, but we’re going to make the best of it through tutorials, interviews, and other valuable content! Stay tuned to learn more about BCP’s amazing 102-year history with one of our most popular members. You’ll get talks on theatre basics, musical theatre, costumes, makeup, and more with some of our talented production staff. You’ll also receive audition tips from real-life theatre pros, as well as learn from their past experiences here at Players. We’ve got a lot of amazing content to unpack, so sit back, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy!
Players Lemonade Stand Video Series:
- Kathy and Leeds BCP History Video
- Behind the Curtain
- Introduction to Theatre with Jean Ciampi
- Make-Up with Carrie Butler
- Lighting with Aaron Butler
- Dance Theatre with Rita Gnida
- Musical Theatre with Mike Wisniewski
- Costumes with Joy Butler
- Success Stories
On Monday, March 16, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the closure of all indoor and outdoor performance venues. Accordingly, we have shut down all operations at Bay City Players. We appreciate your patience and support during this unprecedented crisis. All scheduled performances and programs are postponed or cancelled. YOUTHEATRE has been cancelled for 2020. We will be issuing refund checks as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe.
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.
Registration March 7, 2020: 10:00 AM
You will have the option to register for either the early (9:00 AM-10:30 AM) or late (10:45 AM-12:15 PM) session for our initial workshops/play reading AND our actual play rehearsal.
- March 14, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM OR 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
- March 21, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM OR 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
- Play Reading:
- April 11, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM OR 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
- April 18, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM OR 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
- Initial Practices (Plays 1-4)
- May 2, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
- May 9, 2020– 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
- Initial Practices (Plays 5-8)
- May 2, 2020– 10:45 AM- 12:15 PM
- May 9, 2020– 10:45 AM- 12:15 PM
- Plays 1-4 (Starting May 11, 2020)
- Monday and Wednesdays– 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
- Saturdays– 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
- Plays 5-8 (Starting May 11, 2020)
- Tuesday and Thursdays– 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
- Saturdays– 10:45 AM- 12:15 PM
- Dress Rehearsal
- June 16, 2020
- June 17, 2020
- June 18, 2020
- June 19, 2020
- June 20, 2020
If you are unable to attend registration day, fill out the forms and return to the Players office with your $35 payment.
Registration Form download: YTRegistrationForm 2020
Central Registry Clearance: Please print and fill in the Central Registry Clearance Form. Download form here. Add a copy of your drivers license, check the box “I am completing this for myself”, take completed form to Department of Health and Human Services and provide the Players office with a copy of the returned Clearance Form.
Code of Conduct for Volunteers and Paid Staff Working with Children: Please print, fill in the information, and sign parent and/or legal guardian. Return to Players office. Download form here.
Photo and Video Release For Minors (under age 18) : Please print, fill in information, and sign parent and/or legal guardian. Return to Players office. Download Form here.
Thank you to all the participants and supporters of this program!
Coming Soon Performance Schedule
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
On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the closure of all indoor and outdoor performance venues. Accordingly, we have shut down all operations at Bay City Players. We appreciate your patience and support during this unprecedented crisis. Stage of Discovery registration will reopen when we have the all clear. If you have already registered, we will hold your registration unless the crisis prohibits us from having Stages of Discovery. Thank you for your continued support and please stay safe.
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.
2020 Stages Summer Workshop
July 20-23; July 27-30; August 3-5
Performance Dates: August 6 & 7
2020 Stages of Discovery Registration Form: POSTPONED
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 dates are August 6 and 7. 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 (email@example.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 13, 2020 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.