Music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan 

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.

Directed by Shain Stroff

“The Ultimate Feel Good Show!” -The Guardian

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable “pleasantly plump” teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!

Winner! Tony Award for Best Musical


American Stage in the Park has been a celebrated Tampa Bay tradition for over thirty-years. Established in 1986, American Stage in the Park was first known for producing Shakespeare to audiences in and around Tampa Bay.  American Stage in the Park expanded to included comedies and modern musicals presented under the stars each spring at Demens Landing Park in St. Pete.

PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol or pets are allowed into the park, by City Ordinance.

Food and beverages (both alcoholic and non) are available at concessions.

April 19 – May 14, 2017

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Park opens at 6 PM | Show begins at 8 PM

Pay What You Can Previews
Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20

Opening Night Gala
6pm Friday, April 21


American Stage in the Park is presented by

GENERAL Lawn Admission:
*bring your own chair or blanket
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $18 (advance)/$22 (at the gate)
Fri & Sat – $25 (advance)/$30 (at the gate)

PREMIUM Blanket Seating:
*bring your own blanket
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $32.00
Fri & Sat – $35.00

RESERVED Chair Seating:
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $38.00
Fri & Sat – $40.00

Children 6 and under are free
Prices are subject subject to change without notice. 

What happens if it rains? 
A little rain certainly won’t stop the beat, but should weather conditions look serious enough to cancel or abruptly discontinue a performance, ticket-holders will be able to exchange their tickets for another performance.

If a call to cancel a performance is made prior to the show starting we will make the announcement on our facebook page

If you have any questions you can call the Box Office at 727.823.7529 or email

Will there be food & drink available for purchase? 
Yes. Stay tuned for more information.

*No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park, by City Ordinance.

Where can I park? 
Demens Landing Park is located on the waterfront right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. Below are the two closest parking options:

Southcore Garage
101 1st Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
$1.00 per hour (max $7.00)

Al Lang parking Lot # 1
230 1st Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
$5.00 per day until 3:00am