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American Stage

American Stage American Stage is dedicated to telling compelling stories with integrity and professionalism. As Tampa Bay’s longest-running, most critically-acclaimed professional theatre company, we seek to bring the power of live theatre to our community.

American Stage presents its Mainstage Series in the 182-seat Raymond James Theatre year round and the annual American Stage in the Park each Spring. The theatre’s other programming includes: “After Hours” Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage. “After Hours” Series, Cabaret Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children.

American Stage presents its Mainstage Series in the 182-seat Raymond James Theatre year round and the annual American Stage in the Park each Spring. The theatre’s other programming includes: “After Hours” Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. Raymond James is the Mainstage Sponsor and WUSF 89.7 is the Radio Sponsor of American Stage. “After Hours” Series, Cabaret Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children.

Operating as usual

Happy Friday the 13th from American Stage. Don’t walk under any ladders. 😈🪜
05/13/2022

Happy Friday the 13th from American Stage. Don’t walk under any ladders. 😈🪜

Shout out to our tech team as they strike the "Footloose" stage! We spotted a few set pieces from some of our favorite s...
05/11/2022

Shout out to our tech team as they strike the "Footloose" stage! We spotted a few set pieces from some of our favorite scenes. Do you recognize any pieces from the show?

We have one more MasterClass happening this month! Join us on May 14th for "Brawls & Falls: Stage Combat" taught by Sara...
05/10/2022

We have one more MasterClass happening this month! Join us on May 14th for "Brawls & Falls: Stage Combat" taught by Sarah S. Berland. There's still a few spots left in this session! 🤺​🤜💥

​To register for MasterClasses, head to americanstage.org/education.

Let's hear it for the amazing cast and crew of "Footloose!" The return to Demens Landing was so special to us since the ...
05/09/2022

Let's hear it for the amazing cast and crew of "Footloose!" The return to Demens Landing was so special to us since the show was originally postponed in 2020.

​We hope you enjoyed dancing with us!

Join us next year for "Ragtime" in the park! For more on our 2022-2023 season, head to americanstage.org.

Meet Nayda Baez who plays Urleen in “Footloose”! You have 2 more chances to see her and the rest of the cast cut loose! ...
05/07/2022

Meet Nayda Baez who plays Urleen in “Footloose”! You have 2 more chances to see her and the rest of the cast cut loose! Get your tickets now by clicking the 🔗 in our bio.

Happy Friday! We are holding out for the last weekend of "Footloose!"​​There are just 3 more performances left to cut lo...
05/06/2022

Happy Friday! We are holding out for the last weekend of "Footloose!"

​There are just 3 more performances left to cut loose!

​Reserve your spot for one of the last performances by heading to americanstage.org.

#Throwbackthursday to another park production photo we found in our archives. You only have 4 more chances to catch "Foo...
05/05/2022

#Throwbackthursday to another park production photo we found in our archives. You only have 4 more chances to catch "Footloose" in the park!

​Visit americanstage.org for tickets!

It's not too late to register for the next two sessions of our MasterClasses!​May 7 - Acting for the Camera... 📸 May 14 ...
05/05/2022

It's not too late to register for the next two sessions of our MasterClasses!

May 7 - Acting for the Camera... 📸
May 14 - Brawls & Falls: Stage Combat 🤜

​Visit americanstage.org/education or call 727-823-1600 x212 to enroll!

Heading into the last week of "Footloose" in the Park like....​Still haven't seen the show? There are 5 performances lef...
05/04/2022

Heading into the last week of "Footloose" in the Park like....

​Still haven't seen the show? There are 5 performances left!

​Get your tickets at americanstage.org.

We are still smiling from our "First Mondays" reading of Lynn Nottage's "Poof!" at Creative Pinellas.  Our next reading ...
05/03/2022

We are still smiling from our "First Mondays" reading of Lynn Nottage's "Poof!" at Creative Pinellas. Our next reading "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Tennessee Williams will be June 6.

​​​Featured artists in the photo: Jada Griffin, Andresia Moseley & Treshel Johnson.

Tickets for "First Mondays" are free. RSVP: https://www.americanstage.org/community-engagement.

05/02/2022

Tonight’s performance of “Footloose” has been canceled due to the weather. Please contact the box office at [email protected] to reschedule.

At American Stage we celebrate diversity and inclusion. Today marks the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage mon...
05/01/2022

At American Stage we celebrate diversity and inclusion. Today marks the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage month! We honor you and recognize you.

Meet Cameron, our Chuck Cranston in “Footloose”! You can see Cameron now through May 8th at Demens Landing. For tickets ...
04/30/2022

Meet Cameron, our Chuck Cranston in “Footloose”! You can see Cameron now through May 8th at Demens Landing. For tickets visit the 🔗 in our bio!

04/30/2022

Tonight’s performance of “Footloose” has been canceled due to the weather. Please contact the box office at [email protected] to reschedule.

Join us and our partners at Creative Pinellas for "First Mondays" on May 2. The next reading will be "Poof!" by Lynn Not...
04/29/2022

Join us and our partners at Creative Pinellas for "First Mondays" on May 2. The next reading will be "Poof!" by Lynn Nottage.

​Tickets for this reading are free! Reserve your seats at americanstage.org/communityengagement.

#Throwbackthursday to 1994's "As You Like It"  at Demen's Landing. American Stage has a history of doing elaborate Shake...
04/28/2022

#Throwbackthursday to 1994's "As You Like It" at Demen's Landing. American Stage has a history of doing elaborate Shakespeare in the Park productions. Which is your favorite production you've seen?

04/27/2022

Go behind the scenes with Timon Brown, Director of Production. ​Set to premiere in 2020, "Footloose" was well into construction right before the pandemic. Hear how Timon and our crew revamped the set to what you see today.

​Watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here ➡️ https://bit.ly/AmericanStageYoutube

We are looking for a camp manager! Details below
04/27/2022

We are looking for a camp manager! Details below

"I don’t think people think about it when you hear the name 'Footloose,' but this is a huge costume show. We had 125 cos...
04/26/2022

"I don’t think people think about it when you hear the name 'Footloose,' but this is a huge costume show. We had 125 costumes and we did 577 costume pieces that we were taking care of every single night."

​​ -Costume Designer Saawan Tiwari to Watermark Magazine

​Read the article here ➡️ https://bit.ly/FootlooseWatermark

Interim Executive Director CJ Zygadlo talks to Great Day Live about bringing theatre back to the park! "It's really cont...
04/26/2022

Interim Executive Director CJ Zygadlo talks to Great Day Live about bringing theatre back to the park! "It's really continued to be our love letter to the city."

​Click here to watch her whole interview ~ https://bit.ly/3McGdZK

04/25/2022

Meet Shain Stroff, the Director & Choreographer of "Footloose," back for his fifth year of American Stage In The Park! “One thing I hope the audience takes away from this year’s park show is the fun of Footloose. There’s something about the park show you cannot replicate.” Watch the full interview below!

​For tickets, visit americanstage.org

Ready for a girls night out? Come on down to "Footloose" in the park! This shot is from one of our favorite numbers "Hol...
04/24/2022

Ready for a girls night out? Come on down to "Footloose" in the park! This shot is from one of our favorite numbers "Holding out for a hero!"

​Visit americanstage.org for tickets!

"Maybe it’s just (Alex) DeLeo, or maybe it’s how the script shapes him, but the actor’s leaps across the stage, disdain ...
04/23/2022

"Maybe it’s just (Alex) DeLeo, or maybe it’s how the script shapes him, but the actor’s leaps across the stage, disdain for the rural town of Bomont, and then excitement for an obsessive amount of illegal dancing is plain fun to watch." - Abby Baker, The Gabber

Read the review from The Gabber here 👉 https://bit.ly/footloosegabber

At "Footloose", we welcome you to bring your own picnic to enjoy under the stars. Watch Lennise Germany from Livy O’ Cat...
04/22/2022

At "Footloose", we welcome you to bring your own picnic to enjoy under the stars. Watch Lennise Germany from Livy O’ Catering on Great Day Live gives tips on how to create your perfect outdoor musical meal! What will you pack in your picnic basket?

Click here to watch 👉 ​https://bit.ly/3rDC5tN

It is almost time for the third installment of our "First Mondays" series. Join us and Creative Pinellas on May 2nd at 7...
04/22/2022

It is almost time for the third installment of our "First Mondays" series. Join us and Creative Pinellas on May 2nd at 7 p.m. for a reading of Lynn Nottage's "Poof!"

​We are excited to read another work by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. In 2015, American Stage produced "Intimate Apparel," another play by Nottage. Did you see this play on our Mainstage?

Tickets for "First Mondays" are free! Reserve your seat at americanstage.org/communityengagement.

As of Friday, April 22, 2022, American Stage Theatre Company will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or neg...
04/22/2022

As of Friday, April 22, 2022, American Stage Theatre Company will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative tests to attend indoor seated performances.

Also, face coverings will be recommended, but not required in our venues. We ask our guests to respect individuals who choose to wear masks as a precaution.

Additionally, food and drink will once again be allowed in the theatre.

This decision has been made in response to low positivity levels and with guidance from local, state and federal officials. American Stage will continually monitor CDC, state and local health requirements and make adjustments, as necessary.

American Stage Education guidelines will be based on the policies of the venues the camp or class is being hosted in.

American Stage would like to thank its patrons, visiting artists, students and team members who have complied with the COVID policy. We encourage patrons to continue to make responsible decisions about their health and ask individuals who feel unwell to stay home and contact the box office to discuss their ticketing options.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS

American Stage has also put into place the following safety measures:

American Stage is home to a fully vaccinated team of staff, volunteers, cast, crew and creatives.

The theatre and lobby will be sanitized prior to each performance.

All air handlers have been optimized for maximum air circulation and increased filtration.

04/22/2022

"We're all very excited to finally be able to spend time with our community, be able to watch awesome musicals, and drink some beer." Khris Johnson, Head Brewer and Co-Owner of Green Bench Brewing Co.

​Green Bench's Pre-Prohibition Pilsner is exclusively at "Footloose," April 6 - May 8 at Demens Landing Park

For tickets & more information about Footloose: The Musical you can visit us at AmericanStage.org

#Throwbackthursday to "The Producers" in the Park! This 2018 production was a hit and welcomed thousands to Demens landi...
04/22/2022

#Throwbackthursday to "The Producers" in the Park! This 2018 production was a hit and welcomed thousands to Demens landing. We are excited to welcome you back this year with "Footloose!"

​Tickets are available now at americanstage.org

We are so excited for Pride Plus Night in the Park this Sunday, April 24th. Before "Footloose" begins, enjoy a pre-show ...
04/21/2022

We are so excited for Pride Plus Night in the Park this Sunday, April 24th. Before "Footloose" begins, enjoy a pre-show performance from our friend and award-winning drag artist, Matthew McGee!

Reserve your tickets for Pride Plus Night at americanstage.org.

The Morning Blend sat with Alex DeLeo (Ren McCormack) & Troy D. Wallace (Willard) to talk about "Footloose" in the park ...
04/20/2022

The Morning Blend sat with Alex DeLeo (Ren McCormack) & Troy D. Wallace (Willard) to talk about "Footloose" in the park and the fun choreography they perform five times a week!

Watch the interview here 👉 ​https://bit.ly/footloosemblend

It was wonderful to host "Gala Under the Stars" at Demens Landing again this year for "Footloose." Thank you to everyone...
04/20/2022

It was wonderful to host "Gala Under the Stars" at Demens Landing again this year for "Footloose." Thank you to everyone who came to our opening night celebration! You can read more about the event and our 2022-23 season announcement in the link below.

https://bit.ly/FootlooseGalaDupont

The "Footloose" cast had a blast talking with our media friends about the show at Demens Landing. They were on WMNF's "A...
04/20/2022

The "Footloose" cast had a blast talking with our media friends about the show at Demens Landing. They were on WMNF's "Art in Your Ear" on April 15th.

Listen to the interview with the cast members here: ​https://bit.ly/footlooseartinyourear

Lea Marinelli (Ariel Moore) and Cameron Hale Elliott (Chuck Cranston) were featured on Daytime today to talk about "Foot...
04/19/2022

Lea Marinelli (Ariel Moore) and Cameron Hale Elliott (Chuck Cranston) were featured on Daytime today to talk about "Footloose" in the park and their characters. Who saw the interview on TV this morning?

https://bit.ly/footloosedaytime

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163 3rd St N
Saint Petersburg, FL
33701

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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 2pm - 8pm
Sunday 2pm - 8pm

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Our History

1977 American Stage is founded as The Palisades Theatre of Florida, taking residence in Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College) in St. Petersburg, FL. Its programming consists of theatre for students and educators, including an annual School Tour.

1979 The Junior League of St. Petersburg provides The Palisades funds to convert an old cinema house in downtown St. Petersburg into a 179-seat performance space. The Palisades launches its five-play Mainstage subscription series with a non-union acting company in residence. John Berglund and Victoria Holloway take over leadership of the theater following the departure of the founding directors.

1984 The Palisades Theatre of Florida officially changes its name to American Stage Theatre Company. The City of St. Petersburg condemns the American Stage facility. The local power company offers an alternative site which provides over 10,000 square feet for an intimate 130-seat performance space with a lobby, costume shop, rehearsal hall, and office spaces.

1985 American Stage becomes the first non-profit theatre company in the Tampa Bay region to operate under a full contract with Actors’ Equity Association. The company is one of five original theatres in the country pioneering the Small Professional Theatre contract.

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Four shows of "School Girls: Or; The African Mean Girls Play" on tap for this weekend at American Stage ! “Reading a play by a Black woman playwright exploring these themes was great. Now people of all cultures who see the show have a view of a subject not talked about in our own homes and communities," says sophomore Phineas Slaton about her first professional acting performance.
The Royale American Stage Theater St Petersburg, FL October 2017 “One of the best productions this critic has seen in all of 2017...A uniquely impressive play...” -Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing
MEET THE CAST: Donovan Whitney (he/him) is ecstatic to be working with Jobsite for the first time, taking on the role of Alex in A Clockwork Orange. He loves to volunteer and he has served as a teaching artist for WestCoast BlackTheatre Troupe and American Stage. Film credits include: Paperline (WatsTower Films); Nothing Else Matters (DreamMakerz Productions). Florida theater credits: Joyful! Joyful!; Pipeline (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe); Evil Dead: The Musical (Stageworks Theatre); Between Riverside and Crazy (American Stage). Other credits include: Prowess (Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis); Paper Swords: A Musical (Indianapolis Fringe). He is represented by Level Talent Group. A Clockwork Orange is on stage March 2-27 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, and performances are selling out fast. Book now for the best availability at the lowest price: jobsitetheater.org/clockwork #Tampa #TampaBay #UnlockTampaBay #DowntownTampa #StPetersburg #thingstodotampa #AClockworkOrange #ensembletheater
Last night I attended the opening of this fantastic show. All I can say is: GO! Click👇for info and more events at American Stage celebrating Black History Month. #BlackHistoryMonth
MEET THE TEAM: Giles Davies (he/him) returns to Jobsite once again as Text Coach for Romeo & Juliet, a post he's held with us officially or unofficially since 2013. He was last seen in American Stage’s production of Romeo and Juliet in America. Prior to that, he was associate director and text coach for our Henry V, and appeared in the Straz’s production of Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. He received his MFA from The Ohio State University. Favorite past Jobsite appearances include: Iago in Othello, Marquis de Sade in Quills, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Caliban in The Tempest, and Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles. While we certainly miss having Giles on stage anytime we're doing the Bard, we want to wish him and our friends at Urbanite Theatre all the broken legs down in Sarasota as they begin previews for The Smuggler. Romeo & Juliet is on stage Jan. 19 - Feb. 6 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. jobsitetheater.org/romeo-juliet #Tampa #TampaBay #UnlockTampaBay #DowntownTampa #Shakespeare #JobsiteRocksTheBard #StPetersburg #RomeoAndJuliet
A reading of Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj's BROWN GIRL IN THE RING opened today at American Stage's New Play Festival! Congrats Rajendra! Check out more details here: http://americanstage.org/new-play-festival/?fbclid=IwAR0fEpisYSb9w-L1zfuhsTIL57A6h8hA5DQnS-9yAN7VrCenmEvaU9mnAN4
MEET THE CAST: We're happy to welcome back Artistic Associate Katrina Stevenson (she/her) to our Shakespeare company as both costumer for and actor in Romeo & Juliet, where she takes on Tybalt! Never content to make it easy, Katrina now adds katana fighter to her resume as our duelist Prince of Cats, executing Dan Granke's top-notch choreography. Kat most recently appeared onstage with us up in the air in Shockheaded Peter. Other memorable Jobsite performances include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Edgar and Emily, Orlando, The Maids, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Tempest. She has also been seen at Stageworks Theatre in The Great Gatsby and Psycho Beach Party, and at American Stage in Intimate Apparel and It’s a Wonderful Life. An award-winning costume designer, her costumes have been seen onstage in Shockheaded Peter, The Tempest, The Threepenny Opera, Gorey Stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The 39 Steps, and many more. Katrina holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, UNC. Romeo & Juliet runs Jan. 19 - Feb. 6 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. jobsitetheater.org/romeo-juliet 📷: James Zambon Photography #romeoandjuliet #jobsiterocksthebard #shakespeare #tampa #stpetersburg #tampabay #unlocktampabay #downtowntampa #ensembletheater #ensembletheatre #katana #princeofcats #stagecombat
Plays written by our clients Dana Leslie Goldstein and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj are going to be featured in American Stage's 2022 New Play Festival! Dana's "Go Down Moses" will be read on Friday, Jan. 7 @ 7PM. Rajendra's "Brown Girl in the Ring" will be read on Sunday, Jan. 9 @ 2PM. Check out the link below for more details!
This week the Tampa Bay Yelp Elite Squad got to experience the fantastical punk 80's universe created by American Stage for Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. "The actors were phenomenal. Their portrayal of each of the characters they were cast as was spot on. Once Patrick A. Jackson took his fist step with the limp leg and cane, he oozed Scrooge. Marley's fear, sadness, and compassion for his former business partner was radiating from Saren Nofs Snyder. The bogle, who was my favorite character with her quirky dances and witty one liners, was portrayed fabulously by Amanda Jane Snyder. Then when Amber McNew started to sing, just wow. She just made my heart happy. The space was wisely and wonderfully used. To have graffiti and quotes from the play scattered over the walls and floor was a smart way to incorporate punk into the room. Whoever was in charge of costumes is a genius. All of them were spot on. Every detail was well thought out from glasses to shoes." - Trisha W. There are only a few tickets left for the season, secure yours now so that you don't miss this show: https://tickets.americanstage.org/TheatreManager/1/online?event=0
Congrats to our client, Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, for tonight's opening of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol at American Stage! Check out the article below for more details on this twist on a Christmas classic.
There's so much to do this weekend — music, merriment, parades, ugly sweaters — that you might need a guide. Click below for info on the Boca Ciega Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade, A Celebration of Wishes at The Dalí, "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol" at American Stage and lots, lots more.
We stood for one final round of applause for American Stage's Odd Couple this past weekend. And now it's time to pick a date to see the next show! Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Are you going?