“Carolyn Michel gives a ravishing performance as Ann Landers, in The Lady With All the Answers,… I can't think of a role she has inhabited so well as the doyenne of the lovelorn…”
–John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times
"Carolyn Michel rises to the challenge victoriously as Ann Landers...She effectively captures the down-home practicality of the woman...Michel fills the role of Landers with plenty of nuance." -Sarasota's Herald Tribune
"Dear Ann Landers"…For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off-limits, including nude housekeeping, sex in a motorcycle helmet, the proper way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, addiction, religion, and wandering spouses. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful, and often humorously honest responses. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic turn of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.
The production stars Carolyn Michel as Ann Landers, a 20-year veteran of the Asolo Repertory Company in Sarasota who has worked extensively in Florida and all over the country. She is no stranger to this role, and appeared in The Lady with All the Answers at the Florida Studio Theatre in 2007 and the Florida Repertory Theatre in 2011. In addition, she will be performing The Lady with All the Answers at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire just prior to coming to American Stage. She also appeared on Broadway with Sid Caesar in Sid Caesar and Company.
Performances and ticket prices are as follows:
Thursday evening curtain is at 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday evening curtain is at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee curtain is at 3pm
Tickets prices are $25.
Active military tickets are FREE with valid military I.D. presented to our
for serving our country.
Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or