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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2014
Contact: Roman Black, Marketing Director
(727) 823-1600 x 202
mailto:[email protected]
American Stage in the Park is excited to bring its largest annual outdoor production with THE WIZ.
Winner of 7 Tony Awards including “Best Musical”. Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Book by
William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Additional music by
George Faison, Timothy Graphenreed, and Luther Vandross.
Previews April 9 and 10. Gala Under the Stars is April 11 and the production runs through May4.
Gala Under the Stars is our largest fundraising event as well as our Opening Night.
"PAY WHAT YOU CAN" Nights (Previews) are April 9 & 10
In addition, we are continuing our THEME NIGHTS at American Stage in the Park. Full list of special
theme nights are listed below.
Plus: To add to the park festivities, American Stage and Creative Clay will have an Instagram
Contest called EASEL ON DOWN THE ROAD. This Instagram contest celebrates both artwork from
Creative Clay’s Artlink program and the 29 Annual American Stage in the Park production of THE
WIZ. Full details for this contest are listed below.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL –American Stage Theatre Company opens the 29 annual American Stage in
the Park with the musical production of THE WIZ, running April 9 and closing on May 4, 2014. THE WIZ
is about Dorothy who is going to the Land of Oz and she’s walking on a road paved in rock, gospel, and
soul! This beloved Broadway musical – winner of 7 Tony Awards (including “Best Musical”) is a dazzling
multi-cultural journey that will take you to the most fantastical places…and back home again. The perfect
night for families and theatregoers to see American Stage under the stars…downtown St. Petersburg’s
cool spring tradition for almost 30 years.
This musical has 7 cast members, 6 ensemble members, a four-piece band and Toto (soon to be
announced). There are five cast members to make their debut at American Stage; Darryl Reuben Hall*
(The Wiz and Uncle Henry), Whitney Drake (Dorothy), Allyson Tolbert* (Addaperle), Torrey Thomas
(Scarecrow), and Chris Walker (Tin Man). There are four ensemble members to make their debut at
American Stage; Scott Daniel*, Jesse Rodriguez*, Rodner Salgado, and Allyson Tolbert*.
American Stage is excited to bring many familiar faces back to stage for this year’s American Stage in the
Park. Two cast members returning are Sharon E. Scott* (Aunt Em, Evillene, and Glinda) and Sara
DelBeato* (Lion). There will be two ensemble memebers returning; Georgia Mallory Guy* and Tia
The four-piece band consists of the following: Michael Raabe (Musical Director and keyboards), Paul
Stoddart (guitar), Joe Grady (bass), and Burt Rushing (drums)
Karla Hartley* will be the Director for The Wiz. She previously directed The Rocky Horror Show.
Michael Raabe is the Musical Director for this production, Domenic Biseti is the Choreographer, Scott
Cooper# is the Scenic Designer, Mike Wood is the Lighting Designer, Jerid Fox is the Property
Designer and Set Dresser, and Kyle Easley is the Sound Designer. Costume Designer is Saidah BenJudah. Our Production Stage Manager, Garry Allan Breul* will be celebrating his eleventh American
Stage in the Park.
* = a member of Actors’ Equity Association;
# = a member of the United Scenic Artists union;
+ = a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
THE CAST (in order of appearance)
Aunt Em
Uncle Henry
Tin Man
The Wiz
* = member, Actors’ Equity Association
Director…………………………………………….…………………. Karla Hartley
Choreographer……………………………………………………… Domenic Bisesti
Musical Director………………………………………………………. Michael Raabe
Scenic Designer…………………………………………………….. Scott Cooper#
Sound Designer ……………………………………………………… Kyle Easley
Props Master/Set Dressing........................................................... Jerid Fox
Lighting Designer ……………………………………………………..Mike Wood
Costume Designer……………………………………………………..Saidah Ben-Judah
Production Stage Manager…………………..…........................….. Garry Allen Breull*
Technical Director...........................................................................Timon Brown
Asst. Technical Director/Master Carpenter......................................Robert Creedon
Assistant Lighting Designer……………………………………………Cody Basham
Scenic Painter…………………………………………………………… John Beeloo
Musicians……………………………………………………Michael Raabe (Musical Director and keyboards),
Paul Stoddart (guitar), Joe Grady (bass), and Burt Rushing (drums)
SCOTT DANIEL* (Ensemble) is originally from the South of England and moved to the US to
study and begin his career in the performing arts. He began his education in Central Florida and
then moved to NYC where he received a scholarship to attend the American Musical and
Dramatics Academy. Scott, who now resides in Florida, has been traveling and performing both
nationally and internationally for the past 15 years. Some recent credits include national tours of
Cirque Dreams and Footloose. Regional credits include Little Shop Of Horrors, 42nd Street, How
To Succeed..., Sweet Charity, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Godspell, Footloose, A Christmas Carol,
and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has also been a Featured Vocalist for luxury cruise lines such
as Royal Caribbean International and Holland America Line. Scott is a proud member of Actors’
Equity Association. He has also become a sought after Director/Choreographer and Designer for
regional and educational theaters across the country.
SARA DelBEATO* (Lion) is thrilled to return to American Stage in the Park where she was last seen as
Ronette in Little Shop Of Horrors. She performed in the national tour as the Tooth Fairy in Arthur, Live!
(Based on the PBS television series.) Favorite regional credits include Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs.
Fezziwig/Charwoman in A Christmas Carol (freeFall Theatre, FL), Grizabella in CATS, Martha in The
Secret Garden (Lees McRae Summer Theatre, NC), Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (PSST!, GA), Dee Dee
in SUDS (Greenbrier Valley Theatre, WV), Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (Stage West Playhouse, FL), Angela
in Honky Tonk Angels (Arundel Playhouse, ME), Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff (Naples Dinner Theatre, FL),
and Pattie in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Ann in Swing! (Show Palace, FL). Cabarets include The Bette Set, Too
Darn Hot! w/ Michael Raabe (freeFall Tandem Series), and Ring-A-Ding-Ding! (American Stage). National
Awards include JazzFest USA All-Star/jazz vocals. Proud member of Actors' Equity.
WHITNEY DRAKE (Dorothy) is a Miami native, graduate of New World School of the Arts, and is very
excited to be a part of this production of The Wiz. The role of Dorothy is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Whitney is no stranger to the bay area. She landed her first professional role in the Jaeb theaters
production of Cigar City Chronicles. Whitney's most recent role was in New Stage Theater’s production of
Little Shop of Horrors as Ronnete. Whitney has been entertaining internationally onboard several Royal
Caribbean International ships for the past seven years. Her favorite ship was the Oasis of the Seas where
she had the opportunity to be apart of the cast of Hairspray and play the role of Lil Inez. Whether on land
or sailing the seven seas Whitney loves to entertain.
GEORGIA MALLORY GUY* (Ensemble) is excited to be back with American Stage in the Park after
being a part of The Rocky Horror Show. Florida credits include Fiddler on the Roof and Bernarda Alba
(freeFall), Crimes of the Heart (Banyan), The Divine Sister and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
(StageWorks), Phoenix (Tampa Rep), and I Love you, You're Perfect,Now Change (Show Palace).
Regional credits include Cabaret and A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Rep), Othello (Pittsburgh Irish),
Merry Wives of Windsor and Doubt, (Monomy), Proof,Taming of the Shrew, and Almost, Maine (Festival
56). Film credits include Death of the Cool (Sacramento, Best Film) and WIGGAH (Festivus, Feature
Film). Georgia received her M.F.A. from Ohio University 2010 and is currently the Children's Theatre
Director and heads up the voice studio at South Tampa Center for the Arts. She has also taught at the
University of South Florida, Troy University, and Ohio University.
TIA JEMISON (Ensemble) graduated from USF with degrees in Psychology and Theatre Performance.
Professional credits include the Straz Centers ‘S Wonderful and USF’s 100 Saints You Should Know, and
Hair, The Amen Corner (HCC Ybor). Directing credits include USF Honors production of Animals and
Plants, which was remounted at the Silver Meteor Gallery, and Reverse Reverse at Jobsite. Jobsite
audiences have seen her in Race, Einstein’s Dreams, and Taming of the Shrew. Stageworks credits
include A Raisin in the Sun, Colored Museum, As Bees in Honey Drown, which was her first professional
show directed by Karla Hartley…and A Lesson Before Dying. Tia is a teaching artist for American Stage
and credits there include Seven Guitars, and August: Osage County. She is also a part of Talitha
Anyabwele’s Black Girl Speaks, and is a professional jazz vocalist, having toured with Ted Shumate. Tia
is thrilled to perform in the park and would like to thank everyone involved and her mother for all the love
and support a working artist needs. You can also see Tia as Truvy in Steel Magnolias at American Stage
this summer.
SHARON E. SCOTT* (Aunt Em, Evillene, Glinda) The New York Times wrote of her, “she is a performer
of size and vocal quality that overwhelms the stage…and is a pyrotechnic personality with all the dazzle
of a Fourth of July fireworks display.” Sharon began her career in New York and has performed around
the world, touring with several national and international companies, appearing in North and South
America, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Singapore. Ms. Scott has been seen in several offBroadway productions such as High-Hat Hattie, a one-woman play based on the life of Hattie McDaniel,
the unforgettable mammy in Gone With the Wind…and the first African-American to win an Oscar. Sharon
has appeared off-Broadway in Bingo, directed by Ossie Davis, produced by Lee Minskoff and
choreographed by Henri LeTang. Sharon is blessed to be a part of Black Nativity, in which she has
appeared for ten seasons, as the Narrator. Sharon has been busy with Just As I Am: the Life-The TimesThe Music of Mahalia Jackson written by and starring Sharon which premiered at The [email protected] and
received standing ovations each night. Sharon is involved with several original productions, including
Women of Color, Blues on the Bay, Sweet Gospel, Praise Party, The Common Sense of Tom Paine, and
Twenty Thousand Gone. Sharon has appeared in several productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, directed by
such notables as the Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman and Marion Caffey (Three Mo’ Tenors). After
an incredible run of NUNSENSE in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Sharon was requested and
performed her one-woman jazz show at Chimjes in Singapore. Sharon performed in the Florida Premiere
of Meshuggah Nuns, the fifth installment of the Nunsense series, directed by the Nunsense
writer/producer Dan Goggin. Ms. Scott has toured in How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying,
directed by Will Mackenzie (“Everyone Loves Raymond” and “Reba”). Other credits include Romeo and
Juliet, King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean, Crowns, Kiss Me Kate, Manhattan Casino, From the Mississippi
Delta, Spunk, Tapestries, Showboat, Nunsense, Nunsense II: The Second Coming, Sweet Charity,
Jerry’s Girls, South Pacific, and The Wiz, to name but a few. Sharon was a part of a wonderful concert
series with the Florida West Coast Symphony, and has appeared as featured vocalist for the Salzburg
Orchestra. Sharon has shared the stage with many noted performers and had the honor of opening for
Mr. Alex Haley, author of ROOTS, shortly before his death. Sharon and The Studio @ 620 are the
recipients of the coveted Doris Duke Award; creating an exciting new program “GenYes” which is an artist
incubator for 6 super talented St. Petersburg Millennials. Sharon is also the recipient the John Ringling
Award for her Mahalia project.
DARRYL REUBEN HALL* (Uncle Henry/The Wiz) is founder of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company in
Jacksonville, FL and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida. Broadway
and National Tour credits include Godspell (Producer), Linda Eder: The Holiday Concert at The Palace,
Porgy and Bess (Lincoln Center/NYCO, PBS Live from Lincoln Center Telecast), Cinderella (starring
Eartha Kitt), and Street Corner Symphony. Off-Broadway credits include George in Travelin’ (York
Theatre Company), Stormy Weather (with Leslie Uggams, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre)
and with Phylicia Rashad at Amas Musical Theatre), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular,
Carnegie Hall with Linda Eder, the Broadway Gospel Choir, Three Mo’ Tenors (PBS Great Performances
and original cast recording), and Hallelujah, Baby! and Travelin’ (York Theatre Company). Regional
credits include Paul in Kiss Me Kate (Music Theatre of Wichita and Rep of St. Louis, Music Theatre of
Wichita; Judy Award Winner), John in Miss Saigon (Actor’s Playhouse), Clayton Toller in The Civil War
(Ford’s Theatre, Helen Hayes Nomination), No Moe in 5 Guys named Mo (Geva Theatre Center, Studio
Arena, and Riverside Theatre), Man/Preacher in Crowns (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Flick in Violet (“Best Actor” Carbonell Award nomination), and Victor in
Smokey Joe’s Café (Actor’s Playhouse), Jim in Big River (Lyceum Theatre), Gabey in On The Town
(White-Willis Theatre), The Mikado (North Shore Music Theatre and Huntington Theater), High Spirits
(Berkshire Theatre Festival), Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope (Crossroads Theatre-Tony Award Winner),
Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls and Andre’ in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Alhambra Dinner Theatre and
Riverside Theatre at Vero Beach). Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, located in Jacksonville, was
founded in 2000 by Darryl and has produced over 100+ productions including Pulitzer Prize winners To
Kill a Mockingbird (Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Big Read), Driving Miss Daisy,
For Colored Girls…, and Fences. Stage Aurora continues to win numerous awards with the most recent
being (Darryl) being selected as an Honoree for the 2014 Jacksonville Black History Month Calendar. His
original work Frat House has featured Tony Award winner Melba Moore, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, and
Kim Coles recently won two 'Festival Favorite' awards at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.
JESSE RODRIGUEZ* (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in the sunshine state to perform with this amazing
theater and awesome cast! He is a member of Actors’ Equity and has been an entertainer his whole life,
and has performed in many shows and independent films around the country. Some of his favorite roles
have been Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Bernardo in West Side Story, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma, and
Robin in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival. When not on the stage
performing you can find him rocking the clubs and special events around the country as a Disc Jockey.
RODNER SALGADO (Ensemble) received his B.A. in Theater and Dance from the University of Tampa.
Before graduating he took a leave of absence to study at the prestigious Eugene O'Neil National Theater
Institute. While there, Rodner flew over seas to obtain a Certificate of Arts from the renowned St.
Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy. This marks Rodner's debut performance with American Stage.
Rodner currently acts, directs, and choreographs in the Tampa Bay area. Regional credits include La
Boheme(Opera Tampa), Carmen (Opera Tampa), William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead (Hat Tricks),
Hamlet ( Tampa Rep.). Other credits include Sweet Charity, Midsummer Night's Dream, Kiss Me, Kate.
TORREY THOMAS (Scarecrow) – No bio at the moment. Will arrive at a later date.
ALLYSON TOLBERT* (Addaperle/Ensemble) is thrilled to returning home to St. Pete for this wonderful
production of The Wiz! Allyson was raised in St. Pete and is a graduate of Pinellas County Center for the
Arts at Gibbs High School. She received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater Performance from the University of
Florida and currently resides in New York City. Allyson was most recently seen in the national tour of
Catch Me if You Can. Previous tours include Mel Brook’s The Producers and Disney's Beauty and the
Beast. Favorite regional productions include Damn Yankees (Lola), Singing in the Rain (Zelda Zanders),
Hairspray (Dynamite), and Smokey Joe's Cafe (BJ). Much love and thanks to my teachers and mentors,
my family and most importantly Mom.
CHRIS WALKER (Tin Man) is thrilled to be making his debut performance at American Stage in such an
iconic show as The Wiz! A native of Rockledge, FL, Chris was last seen as the Street Singer in the
Second Glance Theatre's Concert reading of, Brooklyn the Musical, as well as Donkey at Seaworld's
Christmas show, O' Wondrous Night. Chris has performed in multiple theme parks throughout the
country, but is happy to be performing in his first professional musical theatre show!
Act One
“The Feeling We Once Had” - Aunt Em
“Tornado Ballet” – Company
“He's the Wizard” - Addaperle and Munchkins
“Soon As I Get Home” – Dorothy
“I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday” - Scarecrow and Crows
“Ease on Down the Road” - Dorothy, Scarecrow and Yellow Brick Road
“Slide Some Oil to Me” – Tin Man, Dorothy and Scarecrow
“Mean Ole Lion” – Lion
“Kalidah Battle” - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Kalidahs and Yellow Brick Road
“Be a Lion” - Dorothy and Lion
“Lion's Dream” - Lion and Poppies
“Emerald City Ballet (Psst)” - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Company
“So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” - The Wiz
“What Would I Do If I Could Feel” - Tinman
Act Two
“No Bad News” – Evillene
“Funky Monkeys” – Monkeys
“Everybody Rejoice” - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Winkies
“Who Do You Think You Are?” - Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion
“Believe in Yourself” - The Wiz
“Y'all Got It” - The Wiz
“A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind” – Glinda
“Believe in Yourself” (reprise) – Glinda
“Home” – Dorothy
THE WIZ will be performed at Demens Landing Park, located on the corner of 1st Avenue South and
Bayshore Boulevard SE in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Performances will be held evenings from
Wednesday through Sunday at 8pm. Gates open at 6 pm and Will Call opens at 5:30 pm. Full
performance time and ticket prices follow. We are also excited to continue our theme nights at Park!
Special theme nights that will be celebrated at THE WIZ performances
Bring your pets out on any of these nights. Treat them to a fun night out and dress them up in theme
attire. Pets FREE.
Sundays, April 13 & 20
Wednesday, April 16
Thursday, April 17
Enjoy live theatre outdoors while learning about all of the great local businesses in your area! Meet
and Mingle.
Wednesday, April 23
First 50 at the door get a free discount shopping card, valid at hundreds of LocalShops1 businesses
throughout Tampa Bay! The 1Card is valued at $20.
Also: Swag, raffle and exhibits from unique shops, restaurants and service providers, all locally owned &
Local Businesses Participating
Bejeweled Gifts from Mother Earth
(gemstone jewelry; they have great display)
Bruner Fitness
(boot camp classes for moms)
Aussie Designs
(hand-painted wine glasses)
(glasses that click on the front and hang from your neck,
so you never lose them. they're very fun!)
Stay tuned. More to come!
tbt* NIGHT
Read all about it!
Thursday, April 24
Express Yourself!
Saturday, April 26
Come out for a fun night out at Park with THE WIZ and show your support. We will have LGBT
organizations out to bring more awareness in our community.
There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit
Next Generation Youth
(A Youth Group for ages 13-18, to provide a forum for safe, friendly discussion on everything from
coming out, bullying, and dating.)
through Metro Wellness and Community Centers.
-2014 Pride Theme Night Sponsor-
-2014 Participating Organizations-
This is a benefit for Next Generation Youth
through Metro Wellness and Community Centers.
Ride out to Demens Landing Park.
Sunday, April 27
Our proud After Hours Sponsor:
Wednesday, April 30
Presented by
Friday, May 2
Contest Runs from April 4 through 28
American Stage is excited to be partnering with Creative Clay for a fun Instagram contest that celebrates
both artwork from Creative Clay’s Artlink program and the 29 Annual American Stage in the Park
production of THE WIZ running from April 9 through May 4, 2014. This partnership allows for Artlink
teams to create unique artwork inspired by this musical. ARTLINK teams will observe the theatrical
rehearsal process and translate their behind-the-scenes inspirations to their own artistic creations.
Easel on Down the Road Contest (running from April 4 through 28) will consist of participants visiting 7
ARTLINK destinations on their own adventurous route. The 7 destinations will lead you through our
vibrant downtown as you find your own yellow brick road to American Stage in the Park located at
Demens Landing. At each destination, the participant will take a selfie photo with each artwork and
hashtag both #americanstageinthepark and #creativeclaystpete. Once the participant successfully takes a
photo of each location, they will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The winner will be announced on
Wednesday, April 30 at American Stage in the Park during a fundraising event with Creative Clay.
Easel on down the road to American Stage in the Park on Wednesday, April 30 to support Creative Clay
while seeing THE WIZ. This will be a night full of art and fun. Creative Clay begins their evening reception
at 6:30 p.m. featuring THE WIZ inspired artwork of 7 Artlink teams. Guests will have the opportunity to
participate in a silent auction of the artwork in their VIP tent, enjoy complimentary refreshments and a
cash bar. THE WIZ performance begins at 8 p.m. For more details or to purchase a ticket for this
fundraiser, visit
How to Play:
1. Plan your downtown adventure route to visit each of the 7 destinations from April 4 through 28.
2. Take a selfie with each art piece and post on Instagram for the 7 destinations.
3. Upload the image on Instagram. When posting, be sure to hashtag both #americanstageinthepark
and #creativeclaystpete.
4. Be sure to also share on Facebook and Twitter.
5. Once complete with all 7 destinations, email [email protected] with your Instagram
username, your name and contact information to complete your entry.
The grand prize will consist of:
4 American Stage Tickets, The Wiz T-shirt, The Wiz magnet, The Wiz poster, 2 Creative Clay T-shirts, 2
Creative Clay martini glasses with a bottle of Vodka, a Creative Clay water bottle, and Creative Clay
greeting cards. Valued at $300.
This contest will entail participants to photograph themselves at each of the 7 locations. In order to be
entered into the drawing for a chance to win the gift package, they must post photos at each of the 7
locations and hashtag both #americanstageinthepark and #creativeclaystpete on Instagram as well as
sharing the post on Facebook and Twitter. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 30 at
American Stage in the Park during a fundraising event held with Creative Clay. American Stage in the
Park is located at Demens Landing Park, on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Bayshore Boulevard SE
in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. All entries must be completed and submitted by April 28 at noon.
7 ARTLINK Destinations
1. Creative Clay
1114 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33705
2. American Stage Theatre
163 3rd St N, St Petersburg, FL 33701
3. Michele Tuegel Contemporary
320 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701
4. St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
100 2nd Ave N #150, St Petersburg, FL 33701
5. The Witches BBQ Den
111 2nd Ave NE #209, St Petersburg, FL 33701
6. The Bicycle Store of St Petersburg
124 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg FL 33701
7. The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge at the Albert Whitted Airport
540 1st St SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701
Artlink Teams:
Student Artist/Guest Artist
Shawn Dunbar/Johnny Hobbs
Asani Nolan/Rachel Stewart
Michael Ray/Julie Price
Ryan Walseth/Denise Baringer
Sean Erwin/Vivian Granese Bowman
Sydney Ray/Calan Ree
Michael Walker/Lisa Glaser
Plus a Class Collaboration of a life-size scarecrow sculpture!
Performance Times and Ticket Prices:
THE WIZ will perform Wednesday through Sunday
at 8 pm at Demen’s Landing Park
Gates open at 6 pm and Will Call opens at 5:30 pm
RESERVED Chair Seating ($32) – Wednesday through Sunday performances PREMIUM Blanket Seating…or lying down ($26) – Wednesday through Sunday performances GENERAL Admission Lawn
($18) – Friday and Saturday performances
($13) – Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances
($20) – Friday and Saturday performances
($15) – Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday performances
Kids 6 and under are free on the lawn.
No alcohol or pets* are allowed to be brought into the park (by city ordinance).
Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are sold at the event.
*Pets will be allowed on the designated theme nights for “pets and their people.”
Please note: There will not be concession sales available on preview nights (April 9 & 10)
American Stage in the Park is performed outdoors at Demens Landing Park, located on the corner of 1st
Avenue South and Bayshore Boulevard SE in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. The box office is located at
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North in the
heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
Follow this link to American Stage Theatre’s Media
Resource Page.
DIRECT LINK to publicity photos:
Photo credit is Chad Jacobs. Please note that publicity photos are not typically available until 2
weeks prior to opening. Please contact Roman Black for immediate needs.
Please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or go to for more information and to purchase tickets.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North in the
heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
AMERICAN STAGE THEATRE COMPANY is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1977. The
company’s mission is to create the most satisfying live theatre in the Tampa Bay area, accessible to all
members of the community. Their vision is to preserve the greatest human stories from our past, while
creating the most defining stories and storytelling of our time. American Stage presents its Mainstage
Series in its, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre each year.

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