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American Stage January 2013 After Hours Events

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Cabaret Music Series:
Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses Cabaret present Poets On Broadway with Frank Bowman and Miss Eugenie Bondurant
Showtimes:
Friday, January 4 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 6 at 6 p.m.
The 1920s and 1930s brought a new generation of lyric writers to Broadway and Hollywood. Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses revisit the works of America’s best lyricists – Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, Yip Harburg, Andy Razaf, Johnny Mercer and many more in this original cabaret show. You’ll hear classic hits from the Great American Songbook, along with some hidden lyrical gems, and meet the wry and witty Dorothy Parker. The show features Paul Wilborn on piano and vocals, Eugenie Bondurant, both acting and singing, and Frank Bowman on multiple horns.
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15.00 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.) Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.

Mainstage Lecture Series:
August Wilson's The Piano Lesson Lecture
Time and date: Sunday, January 6 at 1 p.m.
Special Guest: Alan Bomar Jones, starring as Doaker Charles in The Piano Lesson
Take your theatre going experience to the next level. American Stage Education offers a Mainstage lecture series to enhance your theatre going experience. Dedee Aleccia, a retired literature professor, will speak on the history of select plays in our season. Following her presentation, Alan Bomar Jones, starring as Doaker Charles in THE PIANO LESSON, will talk about his approach to the production being discussed. Tickets: The lectures are $5 for subscribers and $7 for the general public.

Sunday Comedy Series:
Hawk and Wayne’s “News of the Weird”
Time and date: Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m.
Ever wonder what happened happened to that guy who ate that other guys face in Miami? What about that lady that drove all night in a diaper? Or the crocodile that was found attacking a pair of crocs.......shoes? Using some of the stories from Chuck Shepherd’s nationally syndicated News of the Weird column, critically acclaimed comedy duo Hawk & Wayne bring you their most original, hilarious and truly weirdest improv comedy show ever. Come by and prepare to laugh at stuff that writes itself and is destined for a good comedy scene. First Sunday of every month now through August 2013.
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15.00 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.)
Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.

Cabaret Drama Series:
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
A Smash Hit Returns with New Cast Members this Month
Showtimes:
Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m.- starring Brandy Grant, Bonnie Agan, Alison Burns, and Colleen Cherry
Sunday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. - starring Brandy Grant, Beverly Mitlin, and Natalie Symon
Obie Award-winner Eve Ensler’s whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone: The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it."
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15.00 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.) Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.

Sunday Comedy Series:
Damage Control and Ricky Wayne present a showing of: The Room: Interactive Rocky Horror for a New Generation
Time and date: Sunday, January 20 at 8 p.m. (plastic spoons are provided!)
Throwing Plastic Spoons, wearing Tuxedos, Johhny Look-a-like Contest, tossing footballs and shouting at the screen! Sounds like a bad night at the movies! Come see what the fuss is all about! The Room, an interactive cult classic film was made in 2003 and is quickly becoming the “Rocky Horror” of our generation. Look it up... Google it, but more importantly witness if for yourself. It must be seen to be believed. The Room has been cited by some critics as one of the worst films ever made, and has been called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." After a brief run in Los Angeles, the film went on to develop a cult following and continues to have midnight screenings around the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Many lines of dialogue are dubbed with the audio often not synching to the mouth movements onscreen. The film is rife with continuity errors, inconsistent plots, subplots and character details that are introduced, then instantly abandoned…which only adds to the hilarity.
Tickets: “Pay-What-You-Can” $15.00 advance ticket purchase (Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door.)
Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.

Creative Clay Presents:
Happy Hour at American Stage (FREE!)
Time and date: Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Mix and mingle with your friends in American Stage’s Lobby Cabaret while you view artwork created by the Creative Clay artists, inspired by the upcoming production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. Music provided by a guest musician from The Ale and the Witch and full cash bar with happy hour drink specials for your after-work libation celebration. Proceeds from the sale of the artwork benefit Creative Clay. Free and open to the general public.

Please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or go to The American Stage Website 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.

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