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.

FAMILY SERIES

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

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.

CABARET

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.

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

I GET A KICK: A SINATRA CELEBRATION
January 19, 20, 21, 2018 | Book Now

THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE: A ’60s SONGBOOK
May 11, 12, 13, 2018 | Book Now

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NEW PLAYS

A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from all over the United States. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs with the playwrights and Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte following each play reading.

21st Century Voices: New Play Festival
January 11 – 14

American Stage is proud to continue our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of five new plays from five exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond.
Click here to purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS!

Schedule:
Thursday, January 11 | 8pm | Book Now
LENI & JOSEPH by Jacob Marx Rice

Friday, January 12 | 8pm | Book Now
IF NOW WERE HENCE by Tess Light

Saturday, January 13 | 3pm | Book Now
POSTLINGUAL by Brooke Downs

Saturday, January 13 | 8pm | Book Now
GROUP by Alex Rubin

Sunday, January 14 | 3pm | Book Now
GOOD BAD PEOPLE by Rachel Lynett

AMERICAN STORIES

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!

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
January 28, 2018 | 7PM | Book Now

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
May 05, 2018 | 7PM | Book Now

WHEN I GROW UP
July 29, 2018 | 7PM | Book Now

CONCERT

Enjoy live music on our Mainstage performed by local vocalists and musicians.

Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz
Presents Whitney & Synia Singin’ & Swingin’
Friday, January 5 | 8PM | Book Now

Featuring Whitney James & Synia Carroll 
with La Lucha (Alejandro Arenas on bass, James Suggs on trumpet, John O’Leary on piano and Mark Feinman on drums) 

The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association is thrilled to start 2018 with a special evening of jazz. For the first time working together, Whitney James & Synia Carroll will sign original duet arrangements of their favorite jazz standards such as ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’, ‘Comes Love’, ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ and many more. While the concert will have a nice collection of duets, each artist will have solo performances with St. Pete’s favorite rhythm section La Lucha featuring the talented James Suggs on trumpet. Their diverse influences and styles are a wonderful compliment to each other and will make for an exciting collaboration.

IMPROV

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!