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Lords and Ladies throughout the Tampa Bay area have been going COCONUTS over American Stage in the Park’s production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT!

King Arthur is on a quest and needs your help! Share why you and your merry band desire a #KingArthurUpgrade for a chance to be upgraded to the Premium Blanket or Reserved Chair sections!

In order to qualify:

  • Be sure to follow American Stage on Instagram and Like us on Facebook.
  • Post on any of the above Social Media Platforms.
  • Use the Hashtags #KingArthurUpgrade and #SPAMinthePark in your post.
  • Also include the date of your current tickets and number of peasants in your party (only current ticket holders will be eligible for an upgrade*).

Feel free to post anything: Photos or videos of your best impersonation of the Lady of the Lake or King Arthur, reasons why you love Monty Python, or even your favorite American Stage in the Park memory.

Most importantly, be sure to check your messages up to the day of your chosen performance night so that we can reach you to say, “Hey! You’ve won!”

On Sunday’s April 24th and May 01st, King Arthur (with some help from Bank of America) will include a special deluxe picnic set with your upgrade. Read the rest

WATCH: SPAMALOT – Trailer and Photos

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CHECK OUT our trailer (above) and promotional photos (below) for this year’s American Stage in the Park show: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, directed by Jonathan Williams. You definitely don’t want to miss this St. Petersburg community tradition.

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

“A no-holds-barred smash hit!” -The New Yorker

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit. The supremely silly musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. (Did we mention a bevy of beautiful showgirls?)

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Book and lyrics by Monty Python alum, Eric Idle, and a musical score by John Du Prez and Eric Idle; Spamalot “raises silliness to an art form! (NY Sunday Times).”

April 13 – May 8, 2016

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PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS: (view album below or click here.)
photo credit: Joey Clay
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AMERICAN STAGE WANTS TO HEAR YOUR STORY

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Wish Stephanie Gularte a Happy Birthday!

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We love birthdays at American Stage and that’s why we are extra excited to celebrate our producing artistic director Stephanie Gularte’s birthday AND one-year anniversary with us! Take a look as familiar faces from on-stage and off send a very special message to our fearless leader.

We know Stephanie would love to hear from you! Sign our birthday card and leave a personal message to celebrate the first year of a new American Stage era!

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WATCH: Audiences and Critics Agree!

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Find out what Audiences and Critics are saying about American Stage’s 4000 MILES!

Critics

4000 Miles is the only play in American Stage’s 2015-16 season set in the 21st century, offering more irreverent humor and playful nods to contemporary culture than other offerings at Pinellas playhouses.”

-Julie Garisto, Tampa Bay Times, Review: ‘4000 Miles’ an amusing change of pace at American Stage

Audience Members

“I’ve never had a play touch me like that before.”

“You’re really able to relate to it, no matter what role you play in the family or where you are in the spectrum of life.”

“It’s a play for everybody.”

 

4000 MILES by Amy Herzog
After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace in the West Village apartment of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother, Vera. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and, ultimately, reach each other. 4000 MILES is a look at two outsiders finding their way in today’s world.

March 16 – April 10, 2016

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WATCH: 4000 MILES – Trailer and Photos

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CHECK OUT our trailer (above) and promotional photos (below) for 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, directed by Benjamin T. Ismail. Do not miss the “#1 Play of 2012” (TIME Magazine) that The New York Times calls “a funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama.”

4000 MILES by Amy Herzog
After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace in the West Village apartment of his feisty 91-year-old grandmother, Vera. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and, ultimately, reach each other. 4000 MILES is a look at two outsiders finding their way in today’s world.

March 16 – April 10, 2016

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PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS: (view album below or visit www.flickr.com/photos/americanstage)
photo credit: Joey Clay

 

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Cycling with American Stage – 20 Mile Fun Ride

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To celebrate the opening of our next Mainstage Production of 4000 MILES, American Stage is partnering with ABC Bicycles to organize a very special bicycle fun ride to be held on Sunday, March 20 starting at 10 am. Our goal is for 200 people to join the stars, staff, and creative minds of American Stage for a casual 20 mile loop starting at ABC Bicycles, heading down the Pinellas trail, stopping by Demens Landing Park & Green Bench Brewing and returning to ABC Bicycles to reach our 4000 Mile Community Challenge!

Riders will not just have the opportunity to explore our beautiful downtown on bike, but they will do so with American Stage’s best and brightest, get access to exclusive experiences – including a special beer tasting at Green Bench Brewing, and much more.

Event Info:

  • WHEN: Sunday, March 20 | 10:00 am (Registration 9:00 – 10:00 am)
  • WHERE: ABC Bicycles (6633 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
  • ROUTE: 20 mile fun ride through Downtown St. Pete (Pinellas Trail, Demens Landing Park, Green Bench Brewing)

Rules:

  • Bike Helmets Required
  • Riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • We will follow a guided open course – riders must follow the rules of the road

$10 Pre-Register | $12 Day of Ride
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American Stage names Jim Sorensen as new  Managing Director

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St. Petersburg, FL – American Stage announced today that it has named Jim Sorensen as the nonprofit professional theater company’s new managing director. Currently the associate managing director of Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Sorensen will assume his full-time duties at American Stage on April 4, 2016.

“I look forward to working with producing artistic director Stephanie Gularte to take American Stage into a new era with powerful, visceral, relevant theatre for Tampa Bay audiences,” said Sorensen.  “We have such a vibrant arts community here in St. Pete, and I can’t wait to help it grow and flourish.”

As American Stage’s managing director, Sorensen will supervise the theatre’s financial and administrative operations, including overseeing efforts to generate revenue through ticket sales and fundraising campaigns. Additionally, he will partner with Gularte and the board of directors on the development and implementation of new long-range planning initiatives for the theatre company.Read the rest

Sunday Funday at American Stage

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This weekend we have 3 great events that are sure to add some much needed entertainment to your Sunday.

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The Al Downing Tampa Jazz Association presents GUITARS GALORE
Sunday March 6, 2016 | 3PM | $20 Advance, $25 at the Door | $10 Students (with valid student I.D.)

You won’t want to miss this concert honoring Jazz and the Blues with a tribute to the late, great B. B. King. The start of The Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association can be traced to the joint efforts of Al Downing and Ernie Calhoun, renowned saxophonist and humanitarian who still resides in Tampa, Florida. Its beginnings were in 1981 and emerged from two jazz organizations in 1989

Guitarists: Vincent Sims, Larry Camp, Rob Plates, Charlie Robinson, André Roy

Keyboardist: Richard “STretch” Bruyn

Bassist: Kenny Walker

Drummer: Ron Gregg

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Spotlight on…4000 MILES | Including a Conversation with Janis Stevens
Sunday March 6, 2016 | 1PM | $10 General Public, $7 Subscribers

Take your theatre going experience to the next level through a series of informative and entertaining lectures. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of our upcoming production, 4000 MILES.. Following her presentation, a member of the artistic staff will talk about their approach to the production being discussed. Following the presentation, actress Janis Stevens will talk about her experiences and preparation for her role as Vera.

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Hawk & Wayne’s THE MOCKUMENTARY
Live. Totally Improvised. Seriously Funny.
Sunday March 6, 2016 | 6PM | $12

2015 BEST OF THE BAY winning duo Hawk & Wayne are back with their improvised comedic hit THE MOCKUMENTARY. In this completely improvised one act play, they will create a never before seen documentary on the spot, based on an audience member’s suggestion. So come prepared to laugh!

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