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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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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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Bell, Book and Candle – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for John Van Druten's play, Bell, Book and Candle on Sunday and Monday, July 22 & 23 at 7:00 pm at West Coast Players theater, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. Production dates are October 5-21, 2018, with rehearsals to begin in early August.

Set in late 1950's New York City, Bell, Book and Candle centers around Gillian Holroyd, a modern-day witch. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival, partly because she is bored, and partly because she is attracted to him. He immediately falls head over heels in love with her and soon wants to marry her. But, unfortunately, witches cannot fall in love. If they do, they lose their powers. This tiny complication leads to a number of difficulties. As truths are told and tempers flare, Gillian is surprised to discover that she has fallen in love, but is it too late?

Director Jessica Burchfield is seeking three men/two women to fill out the cast. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Character Breakdown

Gillian Holroyd (25-35) Intelligent, sophisticated woman who is also a practicing witch. She is the landlord of a Murray Hill brownstone where she, her Aunt Queenie, and Shep Henderson live. Gillian experiences a major personality transformation during the play. Must be comfortable with on-stage kissing.

Shep Henderson (28-40) A gentleman, a successful NY publisher, a hard-working man who is ready to get on with the next phase of a "successful" life...marriage. Despite being under a powerful love spell, Shep occasionally senses that something unorthodox is happening. Must be comfortable with on-stage kissing. 

Aunt Queenie Holroyd (50+) Gillian's Aunt, also a witch, although not as powerful as Gillian. She is slightly eccentric and a bit mischievous. She loves her magic and has fun using it.

Nick Holroyd (25-35) Gillian's brother. Charming, bright, with an easy manner and always ready for a party or a prank. Condescending toward mortals, but enjoys their company.

Sidney Redlitch (40+) Author of a book about witchcraft containing just enough truth that it is clear he has some insights into this hidden world. He is an outsider and groupie, who thrives on being "in the know." He is aware he will never be fully part of the witchy world and that lends him a slight air of desperation. He is always a little rumpled and often a little tipsy. 

< p class="m_-7664145040889747088m_456294982348326978ydpf2492c69MsoNormal">All roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. No performers are paid.  
West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  Directions to the theatre can be found here.
 
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Gemini

Gemini by Albert Innaurato

June 1 – June 17, 2018

In this Obie Award winner, Fran Geminiani’s son, Francis, celebrates his twenty-first birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. You will love the antics of this blue collar, South Philly family.

“ … rambunctious, hilarious, touching, quite beautiful play.” – NY Magazine

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

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm

Tickets: $21
Students: $17
Groups: $19 (for groups of 10 or more)
All seating is reserved

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Gemini is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Chapter Two – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  AUDITION: ‘CHAPTER TWO’ BY NEIL SIMON Directed for West Coast Players Theatre by Kenn Green Performance Dates: August 17-September 2, 2018
(rehearsals begin end of June) Audition Dates: June 24th & 25th Actors will complete cold readings from the script.  Time: 7PM Venue: West Coast Players Theatre Chapter Two is widely perceived to be an autobiographical revelation of Neil Simon’s coming to terms with the death of his first wife, followed by his love affair and subsequent marriage to actress Marsha Mason. This very funny but poignant play is based around four brilliantly penned characters: George Schneider, a mourning writer; Jenny Malone, a levelheaded actress; Leo, George’s garrulous but loving brother; and Faye, Jenny’s utterly clueless but enchanting friend. George has not moved on from the untimely demise of his wife, despite Leo’s best efforts to hook him up with other women. Then he meets Jenny, who’s just walked out of a terrible marriage to a football player, and in a very short space of time they’re in love. But George’s memories catch up with him and he soon finds himself trapped between the past and the present, and the new relationship starts to crumble. Can he reconcile his past and move forward with Jenny, a sentimental woman with a strong head on her shoulders? Do they give up or work things out? Although it seems like a heavy subject to deal with, Simon’s wonderful narrative and witty and humorous dialogue makes Chapter Two an immensely likeable piece. In George and Jenny, he shows us complexity and simplicity. In Leo and Faye, he presents us with two of the most confused yet adorable characters that we connect with right from the word go. The play was nominated for the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play, and is considered one of Neil Simon’s finest works. In 1979, Chapter Two was released as a film, directed by Robert Moore and starring James Caan and Simon’s then-wife Marsha Mason, on whom the character of Jennie was based. Cast of Characters: George Schneider (40-55)
Leo Schneider (30-45)
Jennie Malone (30 – 45)
Faye Medwick (20 – 35)

West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL.  Directions to the theatre can be found here.
 
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Death Tax

Death Tax by Lucas Hnath
 
Directed by Jeremy J. Moranski
 
It's December 2010. Well-to-do Maxine is dying and she has come to believe that her Nurse, Tina, is trying to kill her. When she confronts Tina, her accusations have unforeseen and irreversible repercussions. This powder keg of a thriller is sure to put audiences on the edge of their seats with its unconventional structure and fast-paced nature.
 
Two weekends only!
July 6 - 15, 2018
 
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm
 
All tickets are $15
 
 
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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