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1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

Cole in your Stocking

HO-HO-HO It’s KEVIN COLE tickling the Steinway ivories with all your Christmas favorites. Break out the cookies and cocoa. It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with our favorite pianist, Kevin Cole. His annual fundraising concert will have you decking the halls and wassailing before you know it! You’ll find that COLE IN YOUR STOCKING is a good thing!

With Guest Vocalist Karly Laskowski, Rebecca Smith, Tezra Mohr Tromba and Susan Fisher



Thursday, December 2, 2021- 7:30 PM

Friday, December 3, 2021- 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 4, 2021- 3:00 PM


Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole is an award-winning musical director, arranger, composer, vocalist and archivist who garnered the praises of Irving BerlinHarold ArlenE.Y. HarburgHugh Martin, Burton LaneMarvin HamlischStephen Sondheim and members of the Jerome Kern and Gershwin families. He has shared the concert stage with Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, William WarfieldSylvia McNairLorin MaazelItzhak Perlman, Brian d’Arcy James, Barbara Cook, Robert Klein, Lucie Arnaz, Maria Friedman, Idina Menzel and friend and mentor Marvin Hamlisch. Kevin has given Master Classes in musical theatre vocal performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts and North Carolina School of the Arts. He has served as Musical Director for Pasadena Playhouse, Michigan Ensemble Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Royal George Theatre (Chicago) and New York Musical Theatre Festival. Kevin is also an internationally known concert pianist whose engagements include sold-out performances at Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, Wolf Trap, Chautauqua Institute and legendary Carnegie Hall. Kevin has been active at Bay City Players as Music Director, Assistant Director and Actor-Singer. He has been instrumental in the progress of renovations to the theatre through many benefit concerts. One of his original musicals, A SHINE ON YOUR SHOES, made its premiere at Bay City Players in 2007.

Guest Vocalist

Karly Lawskowski

Rebecca Smith

Tezra Mohr Tromba

Susan Fisher

Produced by

Kathryn and James Pawloski


All Patrons, Volunteers, Staff are required to wear face coverings while indoors in the building at Bay City Players except:

  • When actively eating or drinking
  • Child is under 2 years of age
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability
  • Actors on stage during a performance.

For Cole in Your Stocking, there is one additional requirement. All those attending or working on this event will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test (either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance or an antigen test within six hours). This requirement is for this event only.