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:

South Florida
December 12-16, 2017
Details Below

NYC
April 4-8, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

Shaw Festival
July 16-21, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

Chicago
October 17-21, 2018
Trip Details Coming Soon

Previous Trips:

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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Join us at THE BREAKERS

THE DATES: December 11 – 15, 2017

Here are the Details:

This is one of our favorite trips – stress-free, old Florida elegance and none of the hassle of airline travel. As always, we’ll stay at the safe, secure and welcoming grand dame of a hotel, the five-star Breakers in Palm Beach.

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 11th, our private coach will pick us up and take us to Palm Beach, stopping for lunch along the way. Later that afternoon, we will check in and enjoy a group dinner at the hotel’s newly rebuilt Seafood Bar. (You’ll have breakfast daily in the opulent hotel dining room, The Circle.) We are planning a number of outings including the following:

  • The Tony Award-nominated Disney’s Newsies at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
  • The world-premiere of Billy and Me at Palm Beach Drama Works, a new play that explores the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge
  • A day trip to Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale’s premiere shopping and dining district
  • A visit to the historic Stranahan House and its Victorian Christmas display
  • The compelling musical Smokey Joe’s Café, featuring more than 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, at Stage Door Theatre
  • A visit to Lion Country Safari, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence winner. A guide will hop on our bus and lead us on a drive-through safari.

Additionally, we’ll have 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 includes:

  • 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 Stranahan House
  • A visit to Lion Country Safari
  • A $200 tax-deductible donation to American Stage

FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2490

PAYMENTS

Divided payment dates:
1st – August 30th ($830)
2nd – September 30th ($830)
3rd – October 30th($830)
Single Supplement: $700

If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 823-1600 ext 208 or Tinker McKee (727) 895-4835.

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 call BJ Lambert at 727-744-2282.

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

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THE DATES: June 25 – 30, 2018

Here are the Details:

• We fly nonstop to New York.
• We’re met by our trusty bus to transport us to the SOFITEL, 45th 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 visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art and have a fabulous group lunch.
• 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:

• My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center’s production directed by seven-time Tony nominee, Bartlett Sher. The production stars Lauren Ambrose from the recent revival of Awake and Sing! and Harry Hadden-Paton from Downton Abbey.
• Carousel – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic returns to Broadway directed by three-time Tony-winner, Jack O’Brien with choreography by New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck. The production stars Renee Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical and Tony-nominee Joshua Henry from Hamilton.
• Three Tall Women – Edward Albee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece starring three-time Emmy and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf, two-time Academy award-winner Glenda Jackson, and Canadian actress, Alison Pill.
• The Band’s Visit – the new Broadway hot ticket that the New York Times calls a “ravishing musical that whispers with romance.” The show stars Tony Salhoub (Monk) with original songs by acclaimed musical director, David Yazbek (The Full Monty; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

In addition to the plays, we will take a trip out to hotspot Brooklyn with our warm and knowledgeable guide Hardy. We will visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art to see a special exhibit Rodin: The Body in Bronze, which is part of the worldwide, 100-year recognition of the famous sculptor’s death. On the way to the museum, we will tour the Barclays Center, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, and we will also enjoy a fabulous group lunch.

Here’s what the trip includes:
• 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 day trip to the Brooklyn Museum of Art
• A group lunch
• An elegant Sunday brunch
• A $200.00 tax-deductible donation to American Stage

The helpful Tom Block is our trip leader, and your traveling companions are sure to be among the kindest and most spirited you’ll encounter.

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 15 ($990)

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

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

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.

*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 call BJ Lambert at 727-744-2282.

  • "Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."

  • Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist

    "These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students."
-Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist