Beyond our mainstage series, join us for additional, dynamic programming all season long. Featuring live music, creative storytelling, improv comedy, and staged readings of new works, this programming brings together local performers and guests to celebrate and unite the Tampa Bay community.
Powerful stories bring people of all ages together. Join us on our mainstage this season for these family-friendly American Stage productions.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
December 16 – 24, 2017 | Book Now
Directed by Stephanie Gularte
feat. Alison Burns, Colleen Cherry, Jim Sorensen, Richard B. Watson, and Dean Wick
“a delightful experience…” -Tampa Bay Times
“One of the best holiday shows around. Fresh and inventive. Highly recommended.” -Chicago Sun-Times
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings dozens of characters to the stage, and live, on-stage sound effects, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers a world in which he’d never been born one fateful Christmas Eve.
Enjoy live music, from American standards to new music from a variety of genres including: jazz, blues, and musical theatre favorites performed by local vocalists and musicians.
SHAKESPEARE’S LOVERS (STORYTELLING/CABARET/COMEDY)
Sunday, November 26 | 7PM | $15 ADV, $20 at the Door | Book Now
A one-night only special event in celebration of love! Spend an evening with some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lovers through story and song. Enjoy a glass of wine with your sweetheart in the American Stage lobby cabaret while taking in performances of Shakespeare’s most romantic sonnets and scenes from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and TAMING OF THE SHREW and other Bard favorites. Featuring performances by Colleen Cherry, Roxanne Fay, Stephanie Gularte, Benjamin T. Ismail, Becca McCoy, Michael Raver, Jim Sorensen, Katrina Stevenson, Brock Vickers, Richard B. Watson, and more!
A VERY SWELL NOEL (HOLIDAY/CABARET)
Friday, December 15th | 8PM | $20 ADV | Book Now
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Featuring: Michael Raabe and Sara DelBeato
“Hark the Herald Angels Swing” as American Stage brings you some “hep” holiday cheer. Crooner/jazz pianist Michael Raabe and chanteuse Sara DelBeato will shake and stir up some retro-tastic Christmas tunes that are guaranteed to make you ‘merry and bright.’
AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES
FEATURING PAUL WILBORN & BLUE ROSES
A PARTY IN PARIS WITH COLE PORTER
October 27, 28, 29, 2017
Following in the tradition of radio programs like THE MOTH RADIO HOUR or SNAP JUDGEMENT, artists and storytellers from all over the Tampa Bay area come together to share their personal tales through powerful song, moving poetry, and side-splitting comedy. Click here to submit as a storyteller!
THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME
October 22, 2017 | 7PM
Featuring Ned Averill-Snell, Paula Broadwater, Cranstan Cumberbatch, Rachel Harrison, Bob Devin Jones, Jan Neuberger, Lisa Kay Powers, Chaz Reynolds, Noel Rochford, Lori Shannon, and Michele Young.
Click here for a Highlight Reel from the night courtesy of performer Cranstan Cumberbatch!
Enjoy live music on our Mainstage performed by local vocalists and musicians.
HAWK & WAYNE’S KARAOKE-PROV
First Sunday of Every Month
Now in their 9th season, this hilarious “Best of the Bay” duo takes unscripted comedy to a whole new level! This season join in with KARAOKE-PROV, the ridiculous and totally made-up stories behind the music.
HOUSE TEAMS LIVE!
Second & Third Sundays of Every Month
American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with the four new house teams’ Upright Citizens Brigade style improv. Plus rotating guest teams from across Tampa Bay!