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A rousing revue that's sure to leave you smiling

A MARVELOUS PARTY! THE NOËL COWARD CELEBRATION by David Ira Goldstein, Carl Danielsen, Mark Anders, Patricia Wilcox, and Anna Lauris

Directed by Steven Flaa*

Previews November 20 and 21
Opens Friday, November 22
Closes Sunday, December 22

Mainstage Lecture Series
Sunday, November 3 @ 1pm
Guest Speaker: Steven Flaa, Director

Special Performances:

“Pay What You Can” Night
Wednesday, November 20 @ 8pm


American Stage is excited to announce that A MARVELOUS PARTY! THE NOËL COWARD CELEBRATION will also have on-stage seating available to add to the holiday festivities. These premium seats are at no additional charge and limited to 20 seats per show. Click here to purchase.

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"Life is a cabaret, old chum, and you are cordially invited to partake of a splendid evening!"

Imagine a party as sparkling as a newly-popped bottle of champagne, a scintillating evening of ravishing melody and witty repartee—all courtesy of that personification of British wit and sophistication, Noël Coward. Drawn from his songs, plays, and journals, this effervescent revue is a whimsical, lighthearted romp featuring 33 songs and a bevy of sketches, anecdotes, writings and musings. The perfect holiday treat for everyone!

Larry Alexander*
Melissa Bayern
Lizzie Hagstedt*
Matthew McGee*

* = member, Actors’ Equity Association

Read the Previews - Click Below:

Tampa Bay Times Preview by Colette Bancroft
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Preview by Jay Handelman
Tampa Tribune Preview by Walt Belcher

Read the Reviews - Click Below:

"Cheers to Noel Coward's marvelous party! Sparkling entertainment for the holiday season: witty and spirited, a touch sentimental, a little old-fashioned and nicely naughty. [Matthew McGee is] an exuberant comic actor, and he does a splendid job with such Coward classics…Lizzie Hagstedt is a standout as well, bouncing all over the stage…Her hilarious big number strings together six songs as she plays an extremely excited young actor portraying all the roles in "The Coconut Girl"…Larry Alexander does a lovely job with everything from the longing ballad "Matelot" to the sublimely silly "I've Been to a Marvelous Party", which he executes with increasingly tipsy body language…Melissa Bayern ranges from wiggly flirtation in "Would You Like to Stick a Pin in My Balloon?" to delicious rue in "Mad About the Boy"." -Tampa Bay Times, Colette Bancroft

"Splendid…ingenious…beautiful…romantic…deeply moving…[Matt] McGee is the crowd-pleaser, born to make us laugh, and [Lizzie] Hagstedt is the dynamo, brimming with talent and enthusiasm and good intentions…honest emotion…wonderfully witty wordplay, not to mention a hilarious parody of Cole Porter’s "Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)." Director Steven Flaa does a tiptop job of keeping the action moving. A Marvelous Party! Indeed" - Creative Loafing, Mark E. Leib

"A Marvelous Party, Indeed…two solid acts of singing and dancing -- and one-liners…The delightful Matthew McGee…here again shows off his comic charm and mastery of the double entendre. And the double entendres abound…No actor gets to relish in the naughtiness more than Larry Alexander…Joining McGee and Alexander is the irrepressible Lizzie Hagstedt, who sings, dances, and plays a second piano with winning spirit. Hagstedt steals the show in Act I’s final comic "Coconut Girl", which finds the actress trying her hand at a few additional instruments and taking on both the male and female parts of a duet. Rounding out the cast is the show’s other female lead Melissa Bayern, whose yearning vocals on the ballad "Matelot" and, later, on Act II’s "Mad About The Boy" were stunning." - articulatesuncoast, Gina Vivinetto

What the patrons are saying:

"Saw A Marvelous Party! last night. True enjoyment. Enjoyed the evening with friends."

"What a wonderful night out! This show was so much fun! Grab a cocktail, sit onstage and have a good time!"

"Marvelous Party was simply maaaaarvelous! Bravo darlings!"

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2014-2015 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. 
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm

2014-2015 Performance Pricing:
$29 Thursday Previews
$39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees
$49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception

Additional Information
Student Advance tickets are $20. 
Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior (adults age 65 and up) and Retired Military Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Artist Discount - Tickets are $20
Active military tickets are FREE with valid I.D. 20% off additional tickets
for friends and family.

To receive one of the above discounts, you must go through our box office. Valid I.D. must be presented to our box office. Only one discount can be used per ticket.
Please contact the box office for further details or questions.

We want to fill our house!
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy the show.

American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or

Services and Facilities
Physical Accessibility: The theatre features
accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, and seating.
Benefits of a Valid Disabled Parking Permit: Displaying your valid disabled parking permit will allow you to park at City metered spaces for FREE, for as long as your event requires, including those posted with time limit signs (green signs).

Please note: this does not apply to loading zones
or otherwise restricted parking signage (red signs).

Listening System:
Theatregoers may enjoy the
free infrared listening system from any seat.

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