On This Day In History....

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On this day in 1917, the Bay City Players first play was performed! :)

Our History

Bay City Players debuted on March 19, 1917, performing as the Bay City Art Club. During World War I, this hardy band of actors performed in members’ homes as part of the Thursday Morning Musicale and continued in the 1920s as the Musicale-Art Club. By 1929, it was renamed Bay City Theatre Guild. In 1931, it received the name it uses today, Bay City Players.

Mrs. J.D. (Emily) Grinnell is credited as the founder of Bay City Players. During its first 38 years, Bay City Players performed in a variety of places, including private homes, local opera houses, schools, church halls and movie theaters. It purchased its present home, the Pines Theater movie house, in 1955. Since that time there have been a number of renovations, resulting in additions to the stage; an orchestra pit; dressing rooms; several storage areas for props, costumes, scenery and furniture; a rehearsal room; an office; a spacious lobby and other amenities.



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