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American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater

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American Stage is the Tampa Bay area's only professional regional equity theater. It presents its six-play Mainstage Series in its brand new, 182-seat Raymond James Theatre, across from Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Other productions include the "After Hours' Series, School Tour, and camps and classes for children. American Stage is also known for its springtime American Stage in the Park (also known as Shakespeare in the Park), which was launched in 1986. In 2005, it began staging shows other than Shakespeare under the stars at Demens Landing.

The new theater, built in cooperation with St. Petersburg College, contains approximately 40 more seats than its old venue, plus two large lobbies with 10 accessible restrooms. Ticket prices vary according to day and time. Some performances offer "pay what you can" at the door, or reduced advance pricing. Also, check the theater's website for a list of nearby restaurants offering discounts to patrons. The Historic Courtyard by Mariott and the Vinoy resort offer discounts on hotel rooms.

During performances, patrons can park for free in the Synovus Bank, located one block up 3rd Street at 333 Third Ave. N. St. Petersburg College's parking garage is open to patrons for $5 on Friday night, Saturdays and Sundays and is located next to the theater on Second Avenue North. Along with street parking, there are two other garages within walking distance.

American Stage was founded as The Palisades Theatre Company in 1977. It became American Stage in 1981 and, in 1984, became the Tampa Bay area's first non-profit theater company to operate under a full contract with Actors' Equity Association.

Events at American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater

Blue Skies: The Songs of Irving Berlin
Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 8:00pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 8:00pm

Cinderella Confidential
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:00am
Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00am

Emerging Playwrights Festival
Sunday, November 9, 2014 12:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 7:00pm

Nureyev's Eyes
Sunday, October 26, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 3:00pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 8:00pm Spotlight Series: Engage
Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00pm
Sunday, October 19, 2014 3:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:00pm
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:00pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00pm

Sunday Comedy Series: Hawk and Wayne's This Is a Comedy Show
Sunday, October 5, 2014 6:00pm

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