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1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
 Youth Programs
Encore Youtheatre Logo (1000 × 563 px)

Bay City Players is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of artists and volunteers. Theatre is a holistic art form, encompassing the obvious skills of performance, but also physical arts (set painting, costumes, makeup), English language skills (reading and critical analysis), and STEM (set building, lights and sound, and special effects).  Participating in theatre helps young people build confidence, form friendships, and is a practical way to apply many important skills that have impact well into adulthood.

Student participants will have a well-rounded theatre experience, from learning to audition, to developing characters, designing make-up and costume looks, and performing on a real-life stage. Other workshops in the past have included dancing, set designing, and monologue writing.

All students will be mentored by educational and theatre professionals, as well as cultivate a relationship between their high school/college directors and student actors.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.


August 13 & 14

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Directed by Erin Frye and Sherri Angelotti



November 2, 3, 9, 10 – 3:00 PM


2024 Program:


The 2024 Program will be facilitated by Scott LaMont and Beth Heyart.

  • Dates:
    • A mandatory parent meeting will be held on the first Saturday, May 11, from 9 – 10 AM
    • Saturdays – May 11 & 18, June 1 & 8 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Monday through Thursday – June 10-13, 17-20, and 24-26 from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
      • On Saturdays, students may be dropped off between 8:45 and 9:00 AM. Students must be picked up after workshops between 12:00 and 12:15 PM.
      • On weekdays, students may be dropped off between 12:15 and 12:30 and picked up between 3:30 and 3:45 PM
    • Student Directors: 
      • Saturday, May 4 – Director workshop 9 – 3 (lunch will be provided)
      • Saturdays – May 11 & 18, June 1 & 8 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (with students from 9-noon)
      • Monday through Thursday – June 10-13, 17-20, and 24-26 from 10 – 4 (with students from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
  •  Performances: June 27-28 (2 PM and 7 PM – groups will alternate times each day)


Meet the 2024 Facilitators!

Scott LaMont has been in or directed over 55 stage productions! Through these productions, he has learned how to mentor and direct students and has found his true passion. This is his first year facilitating Encore and he is beyond thrilled. He loves nothing more than seeing kids shine on and off the stage! He wants to thank all the students, staff, and volunteers who have made this amazing program possible.

Beth Heyart is a Professor of Communication at Delta College where she teaches a multitude of different courses. In addition to teaching, Beth is the Director of Theatre at Delta. She has been involved in all aspects of productions since 2004 including play selection, directing, set design, set painting and budgeting. After facilitating last year’s Youtheatere at Bay City Players, she is looking forward to seeing all the campers and student directors this year for another fun adventure!


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