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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.

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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.

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WCP Improvisation and Acting Classes

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Polish Joke – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  Director Rick Bronson will be holding auditions for the West Coast Players' production of Polish Joke by David Ives at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, January 3rd & 4th, 2018. Auditions will be held in the West Coast Players lobby at 21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765. Performance dates are March 9 – 25, 2018.  No performers paid. There are 20+ parts that will be played by an ensemble cast of five actors. Auditions will consist of cold readings in a group setting.  A one minute comedic monologue is optional. Ability to learn dialects a plus. Some parts require Polish and/or Irish accents. Both men and women needed who are able to play in age range 20 - 60. If you are not available on the 3rd or 4th, please contact Rick at ricksdawnsky@aol.com. Feel free to invite friends who may be interested. 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

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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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

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  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.

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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 AllisonEddie
Tyler ArnoldPhantom
Eric BohnerDr. Scott
Jaime BrightbillJanet
Joseph CondonRiff Raff
Reegan M. FabianPhantom
Sydney HarberColumbia
Nicholas HollifieldFrank N Furter
Sarah HolmesPhantom
Christina KilkellyPhantom
Rico NavedoRocky
Sarah RoehmMagenta
Jacob RosadoBrad
David SweatNarrator
Production Staff/Crew 
Keven RenkenDirector
Eileen ReaStage Manager
Griffin SpriggsStage Manager
Alexis RobertsMusic Director
Faythe KellyChoreographer
Donna DonnellyProducer
Cory SweatBack Stage Crew
DeShawn MatosHair & Makeup
Dianna HangarLight/Sound Board Op
Dan LeeProgram Editor

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Talley's Folly – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  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.
 
West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
 
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The Rocky Horror Show – auditions

Click here to receive emails about our shows, auditions, and opportunities to volunteer!  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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