West Coast Players Presents ‘The Songs of Life’

West Coast Players will present The Songs of Life, a concert of Broadway Songs in the Key of Life, conceived by local actor and director Ron Zietz.

Music scores the stories of our lives. Enjoy the area’s most talented performers singing new and beloved songs about life’s journey: from birth, growing up, facing challenges, falling in love, success and failure, to growing old, and being remembered.

The Songs of Life features Cherie Albury, Scott Hamilton, Francesca Guanciale Jay, Michael Silvestri, Stu Sanford, Ben Taylor, Jessica Ulbrich, and Nancy Wright with musical direction by Donna Grabill.

Performances run Nov. 6-22, 2015
Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.
Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $19. Student Discount Tickets are $15.

Group Discounts available for parties of 10 or more.

To book tickets: Call 727-437-2363, email boxoffice@wcplayers.com, or visit the website www.wcplayers.org to purchase tickets on-line.

West Coast Players Theatre is located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765. Directions to the theatre can be found at www.wcplayers.org.

West Coast Players is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation.

Final Weekend for ‘A Delicate Balance’

Add some “Balance” to your Weekend!

We are offering BOGO tickets for the final weekend of Edward Albee’s acclaimed A Delicate Balance

Friday Oct., 9 and Saturday Oct., 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Oct., 11 at 2 p.m.
 
Tickets: $19 Two for $19
Students: $15 Two for $15
All seating is reserved.  
 

A Delicate Balance
by Edward Albee
Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, 2015

Audience Raves and a Critic’s Review Say Don’t Miss This Show!

“A very well presented and directed play. The set was one of the best but did not overshadow the wonderful acting. Congratulations to a wonderful cast and crew. This should not be missed.”

“Great Play. I enjoyed it immensely.”

“Very professional production. The acting is superb.”

and Lee Clark Zumpe’s TBNweekly Review

 

Lee Clark Zumpe Reviews ‘A Delicate Balance’

Columnist Lee Clark Zumpe of Tampa Bay Newspapers recently published a review of the West Coast Players’ production of A Delicate Balance. Take a moment to read what Zumpke had to say, then visit our online box office to purchase tickets for this Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning drama by Edward Albee.

2015 S.T.A.R. Nominees

 

Click here to purchase your ticket to the STAR awards today!

2015 STAR nominees

One Acts Festival 2015 Winners

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Songs of Life

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A Concert of Broadway Songs in the Key of Life

Conceived and Directed by Ron Zietz

November 6 – 22, 2015

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
 
Tickets: $19
Groups 10+: $17
All seating is reserved.  

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

For Box Office call 727 437-2363 
 
We are located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL. 
Directions to the theatre can be found here.

2015 – 2016 Season

West Coast Players is proud to announce our 2015-16 season, with a new show added that is sure to be a favorite for the holiday season.

Please visit out Current Season page to see what the theatre will be presenting throughout our 22nd season.

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays

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Perhaps more than any other current controversy, same-sex marriage has been discussed and debated in state legislatures, classrooms, courtrooms and across dining room tables throughout the country. Standing On Ceremony brings the issue down to the human level with laughter and just a few tears. The play not only addresses gay marriage but also celebrates all individuals who commit to a life-long journey together. A heartwarming gem.

Read what the Tampa Bay Times had to say about Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays.

Directed by Donna Donnelly

June 5 – 21, 2015

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
 
Tickets: $19
Groups 10+: $17
All seating is reserved.  

Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
For Box Office call 727 437-2363 
 
We are located at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL. 
Directions to the theatre can be found here.

One Acts Festival 2015

West Coast Players is excited to announce the 6th Annual One Act Plays Festival. This notice is directed to playwrights, play readers, actors, stage managers, back stage crew, directors, set constructors, volunteers, and anyone else interested in participating in any way. Please scroll down to find your area of interest.
 First, the dates:   July 3rd – 5th & July 10th – 12th

Submission deadline for scripts April 11th, 2015
Play reading committee selects scripts for production    April 18th, 2015
Select Directors and assign scripts April 25th, 2015
Auditions May 3rd & 4th
Tech week  June 28th – July 2nd
Production dates July 3rd – 5th and July 10th – 12th    

 
 
To playwrights: 
The Festival will be presented on 2 weekends, July 3rd – 5th & July 10th – 12th. The deadline for submitting scripts has passed. We are no longer accepting soliciting scripts for our Festival.
 
The proceeds of the entry fees will be distributed to the authors whose plays have been voted on by the audiences, as follows:

  • First place: 50% of entry fees received
  • Second place: 30% of entry fees received
  • Third place: 20% of entry fees received

Please contact the Producer, Rick Kastel, at the above e-mail address if you have any further questions.
Thank you for your interest in West Coast Players. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
To play readers
Plays will be submitted via e-mail — no more coming to the theatre to read plays! I will forward them to you for you to read at your leisure. Submissions will be finished as of April 11th. We will then have a meeting on Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 AM at the theatre to discuss and select the 8 – 10 plays you select for production. Plan to spend a couple of hours. This worked very well last year.
 
Directors
We will meet at the theatre on Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 AM. All selected scripts will be there for you to read and indicate which plays you would like to Direct. Decisions will be made that day.
 
Tech people:
If you are interested in participating in ANY CAPACITY, please contact Rick Kastel, 2015oneactproducer@gmail.com, 727-804-8804, as soon as possible.
 
Actors:
Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 3rd and Monday, May 4th at the theatre. Doors open at 6:00 PM to register, auditions begin promptly at 7:00. Directors will cast their plays and all attending will be notified no later than Friday, May 9th.
 
Set builders, painters, techs:
Very simple black box set. Start building Monday, June 22nd, tech week runs Sunday, June 28th thru July 2nd.
 
Notices will be resent as dates approach. Any further questions can be directed to the Producer, Rick Kastel, at 2015oneactproducer@gmail.com, 727-804-8804.

We look forward to presenting the best One Act Plays Festival EVER!

Grand Re-Opening Gala

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Join us along with members of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
and Clearwater City Council as we celebrate our Grand Re-Opening!

Clearwater and Pinellas County have a wealth of quality live entertainment including music, comedy and drama, especially Clearwater’s own West Coast Players. We have a proud history of live theater, loyal patrons and yes, some of the finest award-winning live stage productions in Pinellas County. We invite you to join us on the red carpet as we unveil our beautiful new seating and our brand-new lobby. Please SAVE THE DATE for West Coast Players’ “Live and in Color” celebration. The evening will feature great food and beverage, an open bar and a special hour of music and theater, showcasing some of the best live entertainment that West Coast Players has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!

 
            WHEN:   Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM
            WHERE: West Coast players-21905 US 19 N., located in the Clearwater Commerce Center. 
             Click here for directions.
            WHAT:    An evening of celebration, food, drink and quality entertainment
 
SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres with a ribbon cutting provided by the Clearwater regional Chamber of Commerce
7:15 p.m. – West Coast players presents “Live and In Color” on stage.
8:15 p.m. – more drinks, desserts and fun!

DRESS: Business dress (Jacket suggested for men)