American Stage inaugurates a "pay-what-you-can" policy for performances of Anna in the Tropics tonight and Oct. 12. "We really mean it," artistic director Todd Olson said. "Come to the box office, give anything you would like and get a ticket, no questions asked." Nilo Cruz's play, set in an Ybor City cigar factory in 1929, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 823-7529 or see www.americanstage.org. Note: Anna in the Tropics is for mature audiences.
Makeup performances at Show Palace
After canceling a show due to Hurricane Jeanne over the weekend, the Show Palace Dinner Theatre will give two presentations of Fabulous '50s and '60s Review on Thursday. Showtimes are 1:30 and 8 p.m.; doors open two hours earlier for buffet and cash bar. Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes will open Friday as scheduled. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco or toll free at 1-888-655-7469 elsewhere.