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Stephanie Gularte is thrilled to be heading to London with the American Stage Trippers this fallOctober 10-20, and would like to invite you to join! For the past thirty years, the Trippers have traveled around the country and around the world on cultural adventures. These trips have provided great memories and unique experiences to hundreds of travel lovers, while raising critical funds that support American Stage’s programming. 

General Manager, and Lead Tripper, Tom Block shares 5 of the most exciting things on the docket for this year’s trip:


Our fall trip to what many call the “theatre capital of the world” will be Stephanie’s first opportunity to join the Trippers and she is already having a great time working with General Manager Tom Block to plan an amazing 10-day experience. Stephanie has been poring over the fall London theatre line-up to select the dynamic plays that the Trippers will be seeing— “We got really lucky with the tickets we were able to secure – some of the hottest productions this fall!”

In addition to visiting Salisbury and London, going on interesting excursions, eating great food and staying in elegant hotels, Stephanie will be hosting several gatherings where the Trippers will have the opportunity to chat about the plays before and after each performance.

When you step inside the Prince of Wales, you feel like you’€™ve been transported back in time. The lobby is wonderfully ornate with intricate hardwood floors, plush Victorian furniture, a stained glass mural, beautiful sculptures and plenty of fresh roses. Experience luxury and feel like royalty.





The Trippers will experience the decade of decadence at Eltham Palace as they are transported back to the 1930s (just in time for cocktail hour!). Created for millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, Eltham Palace is part showpiece of Art Deco design and 1930s cutting-edge technology, and part medieval royal palace. The Trippers will make themselves at home, try on clothes, play games and listen to music, as a guest of the Courtaulds.

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THE INVISIBLE HAND by Pulitzer-Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar, directed by Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte, runs May 31 – June 25.

Why not take your experience to the next level by attending one of our spotlight events or theme nights?


Sunday, May 21 @ 1pm
Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of the play, and following her presentation, Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte will give behind-the-scenes insight into the making of THE INVISIBLE HAND.

$7 for Act 1 Club Members & Subscribers | $10 for General Public

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30 minutes prior to every performance
Arrive early and enjoy our new interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to THE INVISIBLE HAND ticket holders

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Spotlight On…THE INVISIBLE HAND: Forum

Monday, June 12 @ 7pm

What are the roots of Islamic terrorism? What role does the American dollar play in events that shape terrorist activities around the world? THE INVISIBLE HAND raises these very raw questions about the past, present,and future.

American Stage FORUMs dig deeper into the relevant and often controversial topics explored by our MainStage productions. Join a panel of local experts for a lively conversation on the global impact of money and terrorism as we further explore THE INVISIBLE HAND.

$7 for Act 1 Club Members & Subscribers | $10 for General Public
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Young American Night

Thursday, June 08 | Happy Hour at 7PM | Show at 8PM

Young Americans between the ages of 21-29 are invited to enjoy THE INVISIBLE HAND with BOGO Specialty Drinks. After the performance, join us at Station House St. Pete where you will be given a free drink voucher good for a beer, wine, or our THE INVISIBLE HAND specialty drink!

YOUNG AMERICANS between the ages of 21-29 are invited to use promo code UNDER30 to access $15 tickets. Code can be only be used for one ticket per order when purchased online. Otherwise you can call the Box Office at 727-823-7529 or email

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Don’t Miss Our HAIRSPRAY Dream Drawing

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Throughout the run of HAIRSPRAY, you have a chance to win the prize of your dreams! For only $20 you can purchase a ticket – or tickets – of only 500 sold to win one of these dreamy prizes: Click Here to View Brochure


Travel to Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico to Enjoy a Luxurious 7-Night Stay at the 4-Star Ixtapan Spa Hotel & Golf Resort

Enjoy spa treatments such as:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Facials
  • Loofah Salt Glow
  • Hair & Nail Treatment
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Hair Styling
  • & More!

Try the personalized tennis lessons or Kundalini yoga classes; relax by one of the pools and enjoy 12 acres of sprawling gardens; visit the spectacular restaurants and bars or the nearby movie theater!


John Waters Ultimate Fan Package


  • Signed John Waters “This Filthy World” Poster
  • Framed in Silver Mooncrater Frame w/ Suedemats & UV Glass from ARTicles Gallery ($500 Value)

John will Record a Personalized Voicemail Greeting for YOU!


These prizes are simply DIVINE and only $20 is standing between you and the vacation of your dreams or official & ultimate John Waters fandom.

Here are three easy ways to enter AND support the theatre you love:

  • CALL
    • Contact the Development Department at 727.823.1600 x 207
  • MAIL


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And definitely don’t miss HAIRSPRAY in the park – Now Playing through May 14 | Click Here for Tickets & Info

Thank You For Supporting American Stage!
Terms and Conditions: Proceeds go to support American Stage Theatre, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization at 163 Third Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Random drawing will be held and winner announced at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the American Stage Theatre Lobby Cabaret. Entry forms are available at American Stage Read the rest


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It’s that time again, the American Stage Travel Trippers are heading to NIAGARA ON THE LAKE for the George Bernard Shaw Festival!

General Manager, and Lead Tripper, Tom Block shares 5 of the most exciting things on the docket for this year’s trip:


Offering close proximity to unique shops and boutiques and just steps from the world renowned Shaw Festival Theatre. The historic Victorian-style hotel has 110 individually decorated guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant, lounge and patio, a world-class spa and a lavish tea room serving afternoon tea daily.

When you step inside the Prince of Wales, you feel like you’€™ve been transported back in time. The lobby is wonderfully ornate with intricate hardwood floors, plush Victorian furniture, a stained glass mural, beautiful sculptures and plenty of fresh roses. Experience luxury and feel like royalty.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. Its many attractions include historic sites – Fort George and the Historical Society Museum, the Shaw Festival with its three theatres, the marina, our heritage business district for shopping, golf courses, parks and beautiful farmland, agricultural markets and our world famous Niagara wineries.

3. The Shaw Festival’s production of ME AND MY GIRL

“You don’t understand, do you? You could no more walk the Lambeth way than we could walk the Mayfair way.”

This delightful comic romp from the thirties follows the fortunes of Bill Snibson, a proud Cockney who is amazed to learn that he’s actually the fourteenth Earl of Hareford. But if he wants to claim his title, it looks as if he will have to shed his old life – and love.

With well-loved classic songs including The Lambeth Walk and Leaning on a Lamp Post, Me and My Girl was brilliantly updated by Stephen Fry in 1986 for a run that won a hatful of Olivier, Drama Desk and Tony Awards.

2. The Shaw Festival’s Production of DRACULA

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Check out our trailer for INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer.

With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate.

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AMERICA: A MOSAIC – Meet the Apprentices

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Hi everyone! I’m Ally Thomas, the Education & Outreach Apprentice this season, and it’s been a pleasure to serve as Stage Manager for AMERICA: A MOSAIC! I had the opportunity to join the five Acting & Production Apprentices as they were writing and revising their piece, and it’s been a great experience to watch the show evolve from the early drafts of the script to where we are now in performances! We have one weekend under our belts, and we’re looking forward to five more performances this week.

17424691_10207222232874520_4773289276168864638_nAs Stage Manager, part of my job is to coordinate the logistics for what everyone needs, and to make sure that there is a smooth flow of communication between all members of the team. This was especially important for communication about when and where rehearsals would take place. We all have many other projects going on within the company, and everyone is juggling so much that scheduling actually became one of the biggest challenges with this process. When we did meet, it was important to use our time as efficiently as possible. When you’re working on a project where five people all share responsibilities as performers, directors, and designers there are a lot of decisions that must be made, and a lot of opinions to consider. I’m so proud of this team for the way they’ve been able to collaborate and take ownership of their show.

Once we got into technical rehearsals, I would take notes in my script so that I could learn the order of all lighting, sound and projection cues, and execute the design that they had in mind for each tech element of the show. Tech rehearsals are always something special because that’s really when the full vision of the piece comes together for the first time- when the ideas that start out on paper actually come to life! It was impressive to witness how much the sound, light and projection added to the production; after that, it felt like we had a real show on our hands!


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2017-2018 Season – WE THE PEOPLE E-Brochure

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Each of us has a powerful story to tell. WE THE PEOPLE celebrate our diversity, embrace our differences, and rejoice in our shared experience of what it is to be a human being.




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THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez
A Tampa Bay Area Premiere
September 20 – October 15, 2017

Charismatic African-American boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson has a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as being knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” “The Sport” just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. This stylized and stunning play about the life of an outsider in American culture explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one.


“…(a) breakthrough saga for a new generation.” – Los Angeles Times

“….captures both the beautiful frenzy of boxing and the volatile state of race relations in America.” – The Telegraph

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare
A New American Stage Adaptation
November 8 – December 10, 2017


As World War II is drawing to a close, Beatrice rails against the roles expected of women of her era. Benedick has just arrived home from the war and is not ready to be tied down. Who needs marriage?! The two face off in a hilarious battle of wits in this American Stage take on the Bard’s famous romantic comedy about the war between the sexes. Full of live music and dance and set against the backdrop of the bright sunshine of the Florida Keys, this exuberant, philosophical, and festive play reminds us that no one is immune when it comes to matters of the heart.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
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