Lucky Stiff

Lucky Stiff 

by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty

January 12 – 28, 2018

In this offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can succeed in passing his uncle off as alive.

“ … Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old fashioned musical theatre” – London Theatre News

Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm

Tickets: $25
Students: $21
Groups: $23 (for groups of 10 or more)
All seating is reserved

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Cast

Steven Fox                        Harry Witherspoon

Regan Borucke                Annabel Glick

Sarah Roehm                   Rita La Porta

Andrew Roehm                Vincent (Vinnie) Di Ruzzio

Michael Arnold                 Luigi Gaudi

Michael Bruno                  Anthony Hendon

Sarah Holmes                   Dominique

Ashlyn Baralt                    Ensemble

Cristian Torres                 Ensemble

Mara Martin                     Ensemble

Lucky Stiff is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Polish Joke

Polish Joke by David Ives

March 9 – 25, 2018

In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole.

“…furiously funny [and] endearingly foolish.” – NY Magazine

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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Polish Joke is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Talley’s Folly

Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

November 3 – 19, 2017

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, and Sally Talley, the bookish, erudite daughter of a wealthy family, overcome their great differences to ultimately find true love.

“ … a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” – NY Post

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Lucky Stiff – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for Lucky Stiff  on Sunday, November 5th and Monday, November 6th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.

Producer: John Timberlake

Co-Director and Musical Director: Jeremy D. Silverman

Co-Director: Margee Sapowsky

Characters:

  • Harry Witherspoon: Shy, English shoe salesman who inherits $6 million. (20’s to 30’s)
  • Annabel Glick: Representative of the Dog Home of Brooklyn. (20’s to 30’s)
  • Vinnie di Ruzzio: Optometrist, brother of Rita and forced to travel to Monte Carlo with her. (30’s to 40’s)
  • Rita la Porta: Legally blind sister of optometrist, stole $6 million from her casino owner husband. (30’s to 40’s)
  • Dominique du Monaco: Lounge singer in Monte Carlo. (20’s)
  • Luigi Gaudi: American tourist who attempts to help Harry. (50’s to 60’s)
  • Uncle Anthony: Dead uncle preserved by taxidermist. Travels to Monte Carlo with Harry and a heart shaped box. (50’s to 60’s)
  • Ensemble: 3 men and 3 women who play all of the other parts: (Variety of ages)

Audition Procedures:

  • Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song (in your key) that showcases your range and personality, and relates to the style and tone of Lucky Stiff.
  • Please bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided.
  • NO a cappella or recorded music.
  • Although there is no dance component for the audition, please know that Lucky Stiff does feature some minor choreography.
  • There may be readings from the script.

Special Note: Due to the winter holidays, Lucky Stiff will feature a condensed and intense (but rewarding!) rehearsal experience.  Be advised that people with no or little conflicts during November and December will be given priority.

Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can succeed in passing his uncle off as alive.

“ … Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old fashioned musical theatre” – London Theatre News

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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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)

They’re baaaack!

A hilarious send-up of such beloved Christmas classics as A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and many more. Three actors barrel through just about every Christmas story, movie, or Bass-Rankin TV special you can think of. It’s nonstop fun for the whole family.

Whether you’re a scrooge or Jolly Old St. Nick himself, you’ll be sure to HHHOL (Ho, Ho, Ho Out Loud)!

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Director: Rick Bronson
Producer: John Kobasic
Cast: Rick Bronson, Jason Freeman, John Timberlake
 

Only six performances!

Friday 12/8  8 pm
Saturday 12/9  8 pm
Sunday 12/10  2 pm
Friday 12/15  8 pm
Saturday 12/16  8 pm
Sunday 12/17  2 pm
 
Pricing:   Tickets $17  Students (with valid ID) $14  Groups of 10 or more: $15 each
 

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Help West Coast Players spread some Holiday Cheer!
West Coast Players is asking all guests to participate in our holiday food drive to benefit Religious Community Services. We will be collecting both food items and cash in the lobby during all six performances, and West Coast Players will also contribute a portion of the ticket sales from the show’s run.   
 
For Box Office call 727 437-2363 
 
Please note: this is an extra show added to our schedule.
It was not included in season ticket subscriptions.
 
We are located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL. 
Directions to the theatre can be found here.

The Rocky Horror Show

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

September 22 – October 8, 2017

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.

Directed by Keven Renken
 
Audience participation on Friday, October 6 and Saturday nights only. Props provided. Please do not bring any outside props.

 

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

Tickets $25.00

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Cast   
Austin Allison Eddie
Tyler Arnold Phantom
Eric Bohner Dr. Scott
Jaime Brightbill Janet
Joseph Condon Riff Raff
Reegan M. Fabian Phantom
Sydney Harber Columbia
Nicholas Hollifield Frank N Furter
Sarah Holmes Phantom
Christina Kilkelly Phantom
Rico Navedo Rocky
Sarah Roehm Magenta
Jacob Rosado Brad
David Sweat Narrator
Production Staff/Crew  
Keven Renken Director
Eileen Rea Stage Manager
Griffin Spriggs Stage Manager
Alexis Roberts Music Director
Faythe Kelly Choreographer
Donna Donnelly Producer
Cory Sweat Back Stage Crew
DeShawn Matos Hair & Makeup
Dianna Hangar Light/Sound Board Op
Dan Lee Program Editor

Talley’s Folly – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for Talley’s Folly on Sunday, September 24th and Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.

Director: Linda Woodruff Weir

Stage Manager: Cathy Winchester

Producer: Ashlie Johnson

ACTORS NEEDED:

Matt Friedman – Male – age 42
Sally Talley – Female – age 31
(Ages are specified in the script, but looking for actors who can “play” these approximate ages.)

Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson won the Pulitzer Prize and NY Drama Critics Circle Award in 1980.  This 90 minute play with no intermission takes place in 1944 Missouri…two people meet…are they kindred spirits and meant to be together?

 The New York Post described Talley’s Folly as “perhaps the simplest, the most lyrical play Wilson has written – …funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written…”.

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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The Rocky Horror Show – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for The Rocky Horror Show July 23rd and 24th at 7:00 PM at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765. Casting actors 18 years+ for 10 principal roles (7 males including one drag role, 3 females one of whom must tap) plus ensemble. Please note this is the musical, not a screen cast, and all cast members except the Narrator must sing and dance. Please prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably from the show, and bring a recording to which you can sing. Be prepared to learn choreography for the Time Warp.

Performance are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 9/22 – 10/8.

Character Descriptions for The Rocky Horror Show

FRANK N FURTER – High baritone (Top F or G). Very masculine, but also very feminine, alpha-alien. Not just a man in women’s clothing – he is the strutting personification of gender non-specific fierceness. Wide range of ages possible, as long as charisma is evident.

JANET – Soprano (Top F). Young romantic lead. Naïve and innocent – but that’s all about to change.

BRAD – Tenor (Top G). Other romantic lead. Also naïve and innocent – but that’s also about to all change.

RIFF RAFF – Tenor (Top G). Igor-like minion of Dr. Frank N Furter. Spooky and smirking. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible.

MAGENTA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion of Dr. Frank N Furter, usually dressed as the maid. Wild. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible.

COLUMBIA – Mezzo (Top C or D) Another minion, though more of a groupie than a servant. Youngish, though a wide range of ages is possible. Needs to be able to tap. Often doubles as the Usherette at the beginning.

NARRATOR – Should be older. Great speaking voice, as if he’s introducing “Masterpiece Theatre.” Possible non-singing role.

ROCKY – Tenor. Dr. Frank N Furter’s creation, and therefore the epitome of physical perfection. Need to be in great shape and wear little clothing.

EDDIE – Baritone (Top F). Cool bike guy, in the tradition of James Dean or Marlon Brando. Columbia has a thing for him. Could also double as Dr. Scott, though possibly not in this case.

SCOTT – Talk/Singing role. Former teacher of Brad’s. Very academic-looking. In a wheelchair. Could be older if not doubled with Eddie.

4 (OR 6) PHANTOMS – Ensemble. All different vocal ranges. Ideally an equal number of men and women. Sing and dance quite a bit. 

Rock songs (or rock musical theatre songs) would be ideal audition pieces for this show. Anything that shows off your range. Actual songs from the show would be fine.

 

In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.

“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times

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

 

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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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

by Harold Pinter

Dark Comedy

A staged reading

One performance only: Saturday July 1, 2017  8:00 pm

Directed by Sam Burke
Produced by Leo Salerno

The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player who lives in a rundown boarding house run by Meg and Petey Boles in an English seaside town. Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley’s apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare.

All tickets are $6.00.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Cast
Petey- Ray Zacek
Meg- Mary Kay Cyrus
Stanley- Craig Ruska
Lulu- Susan Belliveau
Goldberg- Greg Thompson
McCann- Lance Rumowicz
 

Psycho Beach Party

Psycho Beach Party, by Charles Busch
Directed by Keven Renken
Produced by Ashlie Johnson

Jun. 2-18, 2017

The award-winning author of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife gives “Gidget” beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers a shotgun marriage! Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among these are: a check out girl, a radio talk show hostess, a male model, and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen with nothing less than world domination on her mind. 

*Please note that Psycho Beach Party contains strong language and adult themes.

Cast   
Christian Adams Nicky
Katie Calahan Berdine
Rebecca Hamburg Chicklet
Keaton Hudson Kanaka
Thom Jay Mrs. Forrest
Pedro Medina Bettina Barnes
Paola Miranda Dee Dee
Jarrod Padgett Star Cat
Kristen Powell Marvel Ann
Nathan Tilley Yo-Yo
Anthony Vazquez Provoloney
Production Staff/Crew  
Keven Renken Director
Eileen Rea Stage Manager
Griffin Spriggs Asst. Stage Manager
Ashlie Johnson Producer
Macy Smith Costumer
Dianna Hangar Light/Sound Board Op

“A comic trash compactor of a play that takes an already silly genre – early 1960’s surf and beach blanket movies – and sends it to camp heaven.” –The New York Times

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