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:

NYC
March 25-29, 2020

Previous Trips:

Palm Beach
December 9-13, 2019

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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“…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?
  • The Minutes, playwright Tracy Letts’ brisk, scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power.

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.

Shaw Festival 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

THE BEST THEATRE IN NORTH AMERICA IN A PICTURESQUE CANADIAN TOWN ON THE SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO

July 27 – Aug. 1, 2020

Here’s the plan:

  • We fly round-trip from Tampa to Buffalo, NY, where we will be transported across the border to the hotel
    (passports required). Your stay will, of course, include breakfast daily.
  • We’ll spend five nights in the center of Niagara-on-the-Lake in the heart of wine country at the welcoming, four-star Prince of Wales Hotel – an English classic.

Picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake offers some of the best theatre in North America. This is what we’ll see this
year:

  • ASSASSINS – With music that spans the lifetime of the United States, Stephen Sondheim, master of the modern musical, creates a carnival show in which nine assassins or would-be assassins tell their stories.
  • FLUSH – Based on the novella of the same name by Virginia Woolf, FLUSH is about a dog who captivated poet Elizabeth Barrett and gives his humorous biography as one of America’s greatest cocker spaniels.
  • GYPSY – Follow the extraordinary story of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee in Stephen Sondheim’s timeless musical about sex, power and longing, which includes such classics as “Let Me Entertain You” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
  • THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD – A comic masterpiece of the Irish literary renaissance, the
    show’s protagonist is a murderer who walks into a bar after killing his father and is greeted as a welcome
    relief from the monotony of this wild-west Irish town.
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RAVEN’S CURSE – When a much-loved uncle dies under mysterious
    circumstances, everyone’s favorite detective must revisit the scenes – and loves – of his youth.

If you’ve never been to Niagara-on-the-Lake, we’re sure you’ll be enchanted with the unique shops, lovely parks and excellent restaurants. As always, the helpful Tom Block will be our trip planner and is sure to find some additional regional outings for us.

Here’s what the trip will include:

  • Round-trip airfare from Tampa
  • All scheduled, private transportation
  • All group excursions
  • All theater tickets (always the best seats available)
  • Hotel room and breakfast daily
  • One group lunch and two group dinners
  • A $200 tax-deductible donation to American Stage

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2,790.00*. (Single supplement: $800.00)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
1st: Due March 1 ($930)*
2nd: Due April 15 ($930)
3rd: Due May 15 ($930)

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.