2019-2020 Season

Ticket Prices
Straight shows: $21 / $17 for students / $19 for groups of 10 or more
Musicals: $25 / $21 for students / $23 for groups of 10 or more
Staged readings: $6 

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

August 16-September 1, 2019

Directed by Jeffrey Lorick

In this 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. “Rabbit Hole is an entertaining and satisfying play—it might just be the year’s best.” –Show Business Weekly 

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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Lysistrata by Ellen McLaughlin, inspired by Aristophanes

October 4-20, 2019

Directed by Susan Demers

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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A Hotel on Marvin Gardens by Nagle Jackson

November 8-24, 2019

Directed by Mary Kay Cyrus

K.C., the no-nonsense editor of ME magazine, a popular rag dedicated to the upwardly mobile, lives on an island off the Connecticut coast, the island’s only inhabitant. It is April Fool’s Day. K.C. and her publisher-lover, Bo, are hosting their annual all-day Monopoly game. We follow the game – both the familiar board game and the corporate game. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door and a storm-bedraggled girl enters, leading to a showdown. America’s favorite board game becomes the metaphor for American greed. “Smart interplay of character…sparkling dialogue…” -Variety

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Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross January 17-February 2, 2020

Directed by Ashlie Timberlake

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols: The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

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Forever Plaid Special Gala performance February 7, 2020

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Four Weddings and an Elvis
by Nancy Frick

March 6-22, 2020

Directed by Linda Weir

Sandy, the owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! Witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, are getting married–by the King himself–as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist! “Come enjoy four acts of love…or something like it. What happens in Las Vegas…is hilarious!” – Eventful

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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring

April 17-May 3, 2020

Directed by Brian Yarborough

The Brewster family traces their lineage back to Mayflower settlers. Two charming, innocent aunts populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers as well as a nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and another nephew whose hobbies are far from mainstream. Mortimer, upstanding head of the family, is soon to marry a minister’s daughter, but his family’s antics are putting their reputation and his nuptials on the line. “Arsenic and Old Lace is goofy and fun and requires nothing of the audience other than to sit back and watch it play out merrily.” –Inquirer

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Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

May 29-June 14, 2020

Directed by Donna Donnelly

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. “Good People is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” –NY Post.

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes. 

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Five Women Wearing the Same Dressby Alan Ball          

May 31-June 16, 2019

Directed by Linda Weir

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit from the author of the famed TV Series, Six Feet Under.

Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

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Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students
$19 for groups of 10 or more
Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Gin Game

The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn

April 19-May 5, 2019

Directed by Patrick Brafford

In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, a card game serves as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

“…A vibrant study on loneliness, disillusion, old age and death yet fiercely funny.” – The Boston Globe Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

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Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students
$19 for groups of 10 or more
Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

The Gin Game is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for Alan Ball’s play,  Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at West Coast Players theater, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. Production dates are May 31-June 16, 2019.

Directed by Linda Weir.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit from the author of the famed TV Series, Six Feet Under.

Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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The Gin Game – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for D. L. Coburn’s play, The Gin Game, on Monday, February 25 at 7:00 pm at West Coast Players theater, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. Production dates are April 19-May 5, 2019.

Director Patrick Brafford is seeking one man and one woman. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

Fonsia Dorsey -70-75 years old. Sophisticated, reserved, polite and underneath all of that, a spitfire waiting to let loose.

Weller Martin – 70-75 years old. Set in his ways, easily angered, somewhat of a loner but still hoping for a friend.

In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, a card game serves as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums, by The Organic Theatre Company, conceived by Joe Mantegna.

March 8 – 24, 2019

Directed by George Hook

In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. As the game proceeds, this motley crew bets among themselves on every conceivable event, fuels up on frosty malts or beers, tries to pick up a bathing beauty and, occasionally, watches the game.  Take a seat in the stands to cheer on the comedic and undaunted bleacher bums as they root for the home team.

Please note that Bleachers Bums has some strong language as one might hear in the stands at a ballgame.

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Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students
$19 for groups of 10 or more
Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Cast
  • Rick Bronson
  • Skylar Bronson
  • Bill Harber
  • Heidi Hook
  • Tanner Littlejohn
  • Drew Lundquist
  • Bob Marcela
  • Dennis Winchester

Bleacher Bums is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Bleacher Bums – auditions

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Director George Hook will be holding auditions for Bleacher Bums by The Organic Theatre Company, conceived by Joe Mantegna, in the lobby of West Coast Players Theater on Sunday and Monday, January 6 and 7, at 7 pm both evenings.

In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die-hard Cub fans root for their team. As the game proceeds, this motley crew bets among themselves on every conceivable event, fuels up on frosty malts or beers, tries to pick up a bathing beauty and, occasionally, watches the game. Take a seat in the stands to cheer on the comedic and undaunted bleacher bums as they root for the home team.

Performances are March 8 – 24, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.

Women
-Melody — an attractive and serious sun worshipper — 20s – 40s
-Rose — Zig’s wife, who secretly knows more about the Cubs than her husband – 50s – 60s

Men
-Zig — a large man, able to bellow and chew on a cigar simultaneously — 50s – 60s
-Decker — a successful, energetic businessman — 30s-50s
-Richie — his personal habits and hygiene are disgusting — 20s
-Marvin — a professional gambler — 20s – 30s
-Cheerleader/Superfan — 20s – 30s
-Security Guard / Announcer

Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Bingo! The Winning Musical

Bingo! The Winning Musical 

by Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid, David Holcenberg

January 18-February 10, 2019, with a Special GALA Performance on Friday, February 8, 2019

In this splashy, zippy, and smart musical comedy, a group of die-hard bingo players stop at nothing to miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.  Audiences will be laughing in the aisles when they aren’t playing games of bingo along with the cast!  

“Songs to bring down the house!” — Los Angeles Times

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Click here to purchase tickets for the Special GALA Performance on Friday, February 8, 2019Ticket Prices

 
$25 / $21 for students
 
$23 for groups of 10 or more
 
Performance Times
 
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
 
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Cast & Crew

Vern – Vicki Roush

Honey – Kim Florio

Patsy – Kirsten Stiff-Walker

Alison – Elizabeth Esrey

Bernice – Debbie Burridge

Minnie – Karen ”Kagey” Good

Sam/Frank – Daniel McKay

Director – Tom Costello

Music Director – Donna Grabill

Choreographer – Daniel McKay

Stage Manager –  Helen Crowley

Producer – John Timberlake

 

Bingo! The Winning Musical is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Table 17 – a staged reading

A Staged Reading of Table 17

By Arthur Feinsod

Directed by Jeffery Lorick

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:00 pm

Table 17 is a story about two families. One Jewish and one African American. The African American family worked in the Jewish home as servants. During their time working for the family they had good times, trying times, and challenges. The Grandmother of the Jewish family passes and leaves the household servants a tremendous gift, catching her own family off guard. The two families come together to try to make the best out of difficult circumstances. The play is about healing and reconciliation of one’s past.

Stay for a TalkBack with the author and director after the show.

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Bingo, the Winning Musical – auditions

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West Coast Players and Director Tom Costello are holding auditions for  Bingo, the Winning Musical, November 11-12 at 7:00 pm at WCP.

Callbacks may be scheduled for November 13 at 7:00 pm. Donna Grabill is the music director and Daniel McKay will choreograph. All readings are from the script. Please bring your own sheet music (16 bars) and wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 pm and the show will run four weekends beginning January 18 through February 10. 

We will be casting roles for: 

  • 5 females ages 45-55
  • 1 female 18-23
  • 1 male 35-50

All roles require ability to “belt” out a song.  

This show promises to be a hoot…see you at auditions. 

West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  Directions to the theatre can be found here.
 
West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
 
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