Take a closer look and get closer to the art. Through our informative spotlight series, social TGIF nights, and a new cafe atmosphere in our lobby, you can take your theatre-going experience to the next level.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Our SPOTLIGHT series creates opportunities to take a deeper dive into the themes, artists, and production elements of our mainstage plays. These events are held throughout the run of each production and encourage audience members to learn, connect, and engage with our powerful stories.

BEHIND THE SCENES
Sundays, 1PM – 2:30PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of THE ROYALE with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

THE ROYALE
September 24, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
October 29, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
January 14, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
February 25, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
May 13, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
July 01, 2018 | Book Now

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

THE ROYALE
October 10, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
November 28, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
February 13, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
March 27, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
June 12, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
July 31, 2018 | Book Now

PROLOGUE
30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. Free to ticket holders to the performance.

CHATBACK
After select performances

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

TGIF!

American Stage is also excited to launch TGIF! where guests can kick off their weekend in style and join us for fancy, fun, fierce, and fabulous nights out at the theatre the first four Fridays of every mainstage production.

Opening Night
First Friday of Every Mainstage Production

Celebrate with the stars! Enjoy a pre-show reception with hor d’oeuvres and an open bar, rub elbows with the cast & creative team, witness the unveiling of an original piece of art inspired by the show, and be among the first to see one of our first-class productions.

THE ROYALE
September 22, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
November 10, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
January 26, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
March 09, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
May 25, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
July 13, 2018 | Book Now

Artist Reception & Young Professional Night
Second Friday of Every Mainstage Production

On the second Friday, stop by our lobby to celebrate the visual artwork of Herbert Scott Davis. American Stage will host a solo gallery show for four weeks and will also display an original work inspired by the art on stage. Meet & Greet with the artist begins at 6PM.

Community Engagement Sponsor: Creative Loafing

THE ROYALE
September 29, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
November 17, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
January 26, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
March 16, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
June 01, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
July 20, 2018 | Book Now

Ladies Night
Third Friday of Every Mainstage Production

Grab friends, bring a date and turn your ordinary Friday evening into a scintillating, one-of-a-kind night out highlighting some really awesome local women. Happy Hour begins at 7PM.

THE ROYALE
October 06, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
November 24, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
February 02, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
March 23, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
June 08, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
July 27, 2018 | Book Now

Pride Plus Night
Fourth Friday of Every Mainstage Production

Enjoy a night OUT at the theatre, with Happy Hour drink specials, and meet some local LGBT+ trendsetters and change-makers. Happy Hour begins at 7PM.

THE ROYALE
October 13, 2017 | Book Now

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
December 01, 2017 | Book Now

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
February 09, 2018 | Book Now

MARJORIE PRIME
March 30, 2018| Book Now

STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
June 15, 2018 | Book Now

BAD JEWS
August 03, 2018 | Book Now

EAT/DRINK/ENGAGE

Come together for a drink, a bite, and good conversation in our lobby cafe.

PRE-SHOW
Arrive 45 minutes before any mainstage production and enjoy some refreshments from American Stage’s lobby cafe and listen to a live PROLOGUE presentation providing insight into the show you are about the see.

POST-SHOW
Hang out in American Stage’s lobby cafe & bar after mainstage performances, grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and chat about the show. Often, actors or members of the creative team will join in to take part in these non-structured ‘cafe conversations.’