Tracy, Edna and the whole gang publicity shot from "Hairspray" at the American Stage theatre

American Stage in St. Petersburg Brings “Hairspray” To Life

The John Waters cult classic movie Hairspray gave way to the live musical, and you can see it in St. Petersburg if you’re staying at Bamboo Beach Club Resort in May!

American Stage is the Tampa Bay area’s longest-running professional theatre company. The Hairspray musical extravaganza is performed at Demens Landing Park in St. Petersburg. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays until May 14.

Actors from the musical "Hairspray" performing a song
The cult classic Hairspray is onstage live through May 14. Photo courtesy of American Stage
The cast of Hairspray live dancing in the finale
Edna, Tracy and the gang dance their hearts out in Hairspray live at Demens Landing Park. Photo courtesy of American Stage.

If you miss Hairspray, check out some of the other shows coming up at American Stage.

The Royale, September 20 – October 15, 2017

Charismatic African-American boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson has a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as being knocked out.

Much Ado About Nothing, November 8 – December 10, 2017

As World War II is drawing to a close, Beatrice rails against the roles expected of women of her era. Benedick has just arrived home from the war and is not ready to be tied down. The two face off in a hilarious battle of wits in this American Stage take on the Bard’s famous romantic comedy about the war between the sexes.

A Raisin in the Sun, January 24-February 18, 2018

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this influential American drama.

Professional live performances are just 40 minutes away in beautiful St. Petersburg. Add the arts to your next Bamboo Beach Club Resort visit.

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Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actress (and active) with local community and city theatre.