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The Gin Game – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  West Coast Players will hold auditions for D. L. Coburn’s play, The Gin Game, on Sunday, February 24 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. To change your email address click “Update your Profile” here and then enter your email address, or click in the update link in an email from us.

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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.

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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

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Bleacher Bums – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  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. To change your email address click “Update your Profile” here and then enter your email address, or click in the update link in an email from us.

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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 Click here to purchase your tickets now! 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.

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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.

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All Tickets are $6.00.

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Bingo, the Winning Musical – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  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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A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

 
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas by Jones, Hope and Wooten    
 
November 30-December 16, 2018
 
Directed by Susan Demers
 
It’s Christmastime in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in the good ol’ Texas-sized mobile home park. Not only are the residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed by the County. Come get your merry on with the Crumpler family and their band of eccentric Texans as they take on the “Big Guys,” a pack of vengeful raccoons, and their newest resident fresh out of the local mental institution.
 
 
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
 
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

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A Doublewide, Texas Christmas – auditions

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Director Susan Demers will be holding auditions for Doublewide Christmas by Jones, Hope and Wooten at West Coast Players on Sunday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 25, at 7 pm both evenings.
 
Fight or be obliterated!
 
When the residents of the newest- and tiniest- town in Texas, Doublewide, find that the very existence of their little municipality is threatened by the Big Boys of McTwayne County government, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler and her loyal band of buddies (plus the usual standard family oddballs) rise to the challenge.  And while they are sorting out their citizenship issues, they also take on all the neighboring ‘burgs in the annual Battle of the Mangers challenge.  What could possibly beat out “Christmas at the Alamo”? There is no better place to ring in the holidays than in that colorful slice of heaven called Texas-especially Doublewide!
 
As this is a sequel, several roles have been pre-cast. The remaining roles are:
 
Lark Barken (woman - 20s)
Patsy Price (woman - 60s)
Nash Sloggett (man - 40s)
Baby Crumpler (man - 40s)
 
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. All auditioners should be prepared to tell at least one (clean) Texas joke.
 
Performances are November 30 - December 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
 
No performers paid.
 
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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Bell, Book, and Candle

Bell, Book, and Candle by John VanDruten       

October 5-21, 2018

Directed by Jessica Burchfield

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism.  When she casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, he falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love…  

“One of the author’s greatest comedy successes…a wonderfully suave and impish fantasy.” — NY Times

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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
  • Gillian Holroyd - Jessica Sue Butterer
  • Shepherd Henderson - Jay Morgan
  • Miss Holroyd - Olga Kruse
  • Nicky Holroyd - Brendan Osorio
  • Sidney Redlitch - David Middleton
Bell, Book, and Candle is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Chapter Two

Chapter Two by Neil Simon

August 17-September 2, 2018

Directed by Kenn Green

In this semiautobiographical story, George Schneider, a middle-aged widower, is encouraged by his brother, Leo, to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo introduces George to Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Join these not-so-young lovers on the funny, touching, and bumpy road to dreamland.

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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

*Please note that Sunday, August 26 is sold out.

Cast Jenny - Kim Florio Faye - Janice Creneti George - Brad Brady Leo - Jason Freeman Chapter Two is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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