Picture it. 1986. An all girls school in Ghana and there’s a new girl in town, an American, who challenges the reigning queen bee. There’s a prestigious pageant on the line, which could provide the opportunity to move up in the world to the lucky winner.  This is a funny and touching story about the universal teenage struggle, and the need to feel like you belong. The Hollywood Reporter said it was “ferociously entertaining, as heartwarming as it is hilarious” and the Washington Post called it a “charming comedy of adolescent angst.”


  • Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 7pm
  • Friday & Saturday Evenings @ 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2pm
  • Wednesday Preview, September 15, “Pay What You Can” at the door or $20 in advance
  • Thursday Preview, September 16 – $30
  • Wednesday and Thursday Evenings & Saturday and Sunday Matinees – $44
  • Friday/Saturday Evenings – $50/$54


American Stage Theatre Company

163 3rd ST N, ST PETERSBURG, FL 33701

American Stage Box Office Phone: 727.823.7529

American Stage Box Office

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After the Show

Spotlight Series: CHATBACKS | February 10 and 20, 2022

Stick around immediately following select performances to chat with artists and other audience

members about the play, the characters and the ideas aroused by the production.

Free for SCHOOL GIRLS ticket holders.

ASFWD: The Next Generation

UNDER 30 PASS (Under 30 years of age): Our monthly subscription, offering ‘unlimited theatre’ to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month.

UNDER 20 PASSPORT (Under 20 years of age – suggested ages 12-19): FREE tickets to American Stage’s mainstage season.


Physical Accessibility: The theatre features accessible parking, entrances, restrooms and seating. Displaying a valid disabled parking permit will allow you to park at City-metered spaces for FREE, including those posted with time limit signs (green signs). This does not apply to loading zones or otherwise restricted parking signage (red signs). 

Large Print Program: Theatergoers may peruse large print programs for each Mainstage production. Request from House Manager on duty. A digital version will be available at

Listening System: Theatergoers may enjoy the free assistive listening system from any seat.  Request from box office, concessions or house manager.