Theatre Travel

Join the Trippers!

Enjoy travel? Love theatre? Join The Trippers, a fun-loving group of American Stage theatre travelers. Up to four trips per year are offered with an annual theater trip to New York City every March, a trip to the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in the summer, and two other trips to exciting US and European cities. Past trips have included visits to England, Ireland, many regions in France and Italy, the Czech Republic, regions of Canada, and trans-Atlantic crossings.

Over the years, the trips have raised over one million dollars for American Stage while providing Trippers with great memories and good times. Trippers typically stay in four-star hotels, eat in the finest local restaurants, and receive excellent seats at some of the world’s best theatres. These high-quality trips are a good value for our guests based on American Stage’s travel connections and partners. (A tax-deductible donation to American Stage is included in the cost of each trip.)

Upcoming Trips:

Palm Beach
December 9-13, 2019

NYC
March 25-29, 2020

Previous Trips:

London
October 21-31, 2019

Canada (Shaw Festival)
July 8-13, 2019

Palm Beach
December 10 – 14, 2018

Chicago
October 17-21, 2018

Shaw Festival
June 25-30, 2018

NYC
April 4-8, 2018

South Florida
December 12-16, 2017

Niagara on the Lake & Shaw Festival
August 28-September 2, 2017

London
October 10-20, 2017

To book a trip or to learn more about the Trippers, contact Tom Block, General Manager, at
727-823-1600 x 208 or tomblock@americanstage.org.

Or join the Trippers Email List to for updates on new adventures!

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American Stage Annual Holiday at The Breakers in Palm Beach!
South Florida Theatre Tour

December 9th – 13th, 2019

This is one of our favorite trips – stress-free, old Florida elegance with none of the hassle of airline travel. As always, we’ll stay at one of the top-rated hotels in the world, the five-star Breakers in Palm Beach.

Here’s the plan:

Once we arrive, we’ll enjoy magnificent holiday displays, exclusive shopping areas, the best theatre around, and of course, the stellar service and top-notch amenities that The Breakers provides.
On December 9th, our private coach will pick us up at American Stage where you can enjoy complimentary parking in the garage at St. Pete College.
We’ll then head to Palm Beach, stopping for lunch along the way. Later that afternoon, we will check in and enjoy a group welcome dinner that evening.
(You’ll have breakfast daily in the opulent hotel dining room, The Circle.) We are planning a number of outings including the following:

  • The Maltz Jupiter’s light-hearted musical production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.
  • The world premiere of Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough. Based on actual events, the play reflects the real-life challenges of McCarthyism experienced by pioneering television writers Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, featured in the popular series, The Goldbergs.
  • A viewing of the National Tour of ONCE at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. This gorgeous and uplifting show follows an Irish musician ready to give up on his career until he meets a Czech immigrant that helps encourage him to keep writing and performing.
  • A visit to the newly-renovated Norton Museum of Art, now one of the largest museums in the Southeast with a vast collection of European and Chinese art as well as photography and contemporary works.

Additionally, we’ll enjoy two more group meals. You’ll also have free time to enjoy the wonderful five-star amenities at The Breakers or do some shopping along fabulous Worth Avenue. We certainly hope that you will consider joining your Tripper friends for another memorable American Stage experience. If you haven’t traveled with us before, you’ll be sure to make new friends, and if you have, you’ll enjoy catching
up with the group.

Here’s what the trip will include:

  • Four nights at the five-star Breakers
  • Breakfast daily in the fabulous Breakers dining room
  • All coach services
  • Round-trip baggage transfer
  • Three group meals
  • Three South Florida theater experiences
  • A visit to the Norton Museum of Art
  • A $200 tax deductible donation to American Stage

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2,580*.
(Single supplement: $700)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
Due May 30 ($860)
June 30 ($860)
August 30 ($860)

 

IF YOU PLAN ON GOING WITH US, PLEASE LET US KNOW NOW.

Payment plans are available.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208. Make checks payable to American Stage. Mail to American Stage, Attention: Tom Block, P.O. Box 1560, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.

** Because of the limited space at the hotel at this popular time of year, we must commit to our room count right away, and therefore, we need to confirm our plans quickly. If you want to join us, please call Tom Block at 727-823-1600, ext. 208.

*We recommend cancellation insurance. We make every attempt to refund as much money as possible; however, we have financial commitments with signed contracts that we are obligated to meet, and your portion of that financial commitment cannot be refunded. There are no refunds after final payment is received. For cancellation insurance, please contact travelinsurance.com which will give you several options.

“…I’M IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND…” 

March 25-29, 2020

Here’s the plan:

  • We fly nonstop to New York.
  • We’re met by our trusty bus to transport us to the SOFITEL, 44th St. off 5th Avenue near all the shops! (The bus will be with us during the entire trip for transporting to theatres and all events.) The 4-star Sofitel has walk-in showers and tubs and an excellent restaurant where we will enjoy a fabulous breakfast daily.
  • We see four outstanding performances.
  • We have a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Center followed by a group lunch at the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante.
  • We enjoy an excellent Sunday brunch together.

The four days we are there will be filled with THEATRE, the main reason we go to New York! These are the shows we have confirmed:

  • Girl from the North Country, the musical smash hit from the West End and the Public. Written and directed by Conor McPherson with re-imagined music by Bob Dylan, this rousing and critically-acclaimed musical shares a universal story of love and family.
  • Flying Over Sunset, Lincoln Center’s new production written and directed by James Lapine, explores 1957 Hollywood in an imaginative meeting of Aldous Huxley, Carey Grant, and Clare Booth Luce.
  • Plaza Suite, Neil Simon’s classic comedy and currently one of the hardest tickets to get on Broadway, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. Need we say more?
  • A fourth play TBA

Here’s what the trip will include:

  • Round trip air, bus service from and to N.Y. airport
  • 4 nights at the four-star Sofitel hotel with breakfast daily except Sunday
  • 4 great theatre events with round-trip bus service
  • A trip uptown to Lincoln Center for a behind-the-scenes tour
  • A group lunch
  • An elegant Sunday brunch
  • A $200.00 tax-deductible donation to American Stage

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2,970.00*. (Single supplement: $800.00)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
Due now ($990)
January 1 ($990)
February 1 ($990)

IF YOU PLAN ON GOING WITH US, PLEASE LET US KNOW NOW.

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext. 208. Make checks
payable to American Stage. Mail to American Stage, Attention: Tom Block, P.O. Box
1560, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.

*We recommend cancellation insurance. We make every attempt to refund as much money as
possible; however, we have financial commitments with signed contracts that we are obligated to
meet, and your portion of that financial commitment cannot be refunded. There are no refunds after
final payment is received. For cancellation insurance, please visit travelinsurance.com or AAA.