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LAB's 2023 Season


For our 8th season, we are introducing Season Ticket Subscriptions.

Click the button below to see the available ticket packages.

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LAB Laughs: An Evening of Comedic Shorts
Directed by Caroline Jett & Owen Robertson
January 19 - 22 2023
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by Paula Fell 
March 2 - 19 ,2023
Directed by Caroline Jett                          

“With a nod to the bawdiness of The Canterbury Tales and a heavy dose of subversive humor, The Rooster’s Tale addresses the dangers of being different, cancel culture, and how a rooster lays an egg.”

Medieval peasants Margery and Peter have their hands full keeping up the farm, especially with the village full of vile rumors about their sweet but naïve son, and with their daughter, a nun with a bad attitude and a worse glower.  When Margery’s favorite rooster, Henry, unexpectedly (to say the least) and mysteriously lays an egg, the bloviating local mayor insists on putting Henry – and the egg! – on trial for consorting with the devil!  Can the poor couple act fast enough to save their farm, protect their children (and Henry), and maybe make a little extra on the side?

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Larry Corwin 

Ricardo Fernandez

Nathan Juliano

Karena Stanley

Ursula Trasorras

Rachel Stidham

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ZOMBIE BEACH: The Musical!
March 30 - April 8, 2023
Directed by Suzy Devore
Music Direction by Miles Randolph

In a faraway beach town, somewhere unheard of in Southern California, during a summer of fun, a summer of love, a strange incident occurred that would change the lives of Beebee and Freddie forever.  If not for them, it might have changed all our lives.

Come experience the love of the living and the hunger of the dead.

Laugh and sing with us as we frolic in a forgotten time on

Zombie Beach.

Ahead of its time when it was first conceived in 2012, this NEW mashup musical brings together '60s Beach Movies, Zombies, and Punk Rock. 

Such a great show!! I loved every part of it. The set, props, lights, sounds, costuming, and of course the actors! I could see the emotion in their eyes (even without my glasses). Such a good story and a fun one too! I’m a sucker for Greek mythology so I had extra fun hearing the subtle nods to the different myths. Don’t miss out!!  ~ V. LoCicero

You want to see this show.  The acting was exceptional.  You don't need to know or "be into" Greek mythology to get enthralled by this amazing story.  ~ MK Cyrus

Go see this show.  It is entertaining and thought provoking.  Highly recommended.  Kudos all. 

  ~ G. Jennewein Fenlon

This show made me think of life, creativity, and mortality. It’s so unique and clever. One of my favorite scripts I’ve seen at Lab.  ~ E. Hurlburt

by Laura Hirschberg
Directed by Owen Robertson

May 4 - 21,2023

Prometheus steals the fire of the gods and gives it to Man.  But as the flame of inspiration spreads, there are consequences--in the Hall of the Gods and on the earth below.  Exiled from his home and pursued by gods and monsters, Prometheus weaves his way through human history, cultivating art and invention.  But as the centuries wind on, Prometheus begins to realize the cost of creation, the risks of inspiration, and what must be sacrificed for the sake of progress.

May 18 - June 1, 2023







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Fast Strobing Lights and Flashing Lights

are used in this performance.

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Great Show!  ~ D McGuinness

LAB Theater Project's newest show opened last night, and I think everyone should see it. It is a really intriguing look at the Prometheus myth. With some really inspired acting, it opens up great questions about the strength of the bonds of family and friendship, when you know that doing what you are passionate about is going to come with a cost. I really recommend it.   ~ L. Corwin

Another stellar performance.  ~ S McGowan

If you missed this production in person, you can still see it on demand.  

LAB Theater Project is hosting a special fundraiser! Come join us for the

Sizzling Summer Nights Monologue Competition

At this event, local actors will bring their best monologues to the LAB stage for this one-night-only event, including classic monologues and original pieces. It’s an opportunity for our actors to showcase their talents outside of casted roles. Best of all, the audience gets to be part of the process because they will pick the winner of the event by voting on their favorite performance.

It’s a great way to get in on the action and support the theater and actors in Tampa Bay.

This special event is Saturday, June 10, 2023.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the competition begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the fund
raiser are $25 and include free personal charcuterie boards.
Bring some friends and join us for a fun night at LAB Theater Project! 

Actors can sign-up to participate by email to:

To join our audience, you can purchase tickets here. 


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by Patrick Gabridge
Directed by Gigi Jennewein

September 7 - 24, 2023

Two very different farm families intertwined after a deadly incident of pesticide drift.  Two wives, Nora and Molly are caught between holding on to what was lost and moving forward.  

by Jared Eberlein
Directed by Owen Robertson

November 2 - 19, 2023

For Burton Quinn, the opening night of an extremely “out-of-town” production of The Delightfully Dead Kinsman in Binghamton, New York, is an ambitious return to the Broadway musical that nearly made him famous four decades earlier. Certainly, the material still holds magic for Burton, even though he has graduated from theromantic lead to the patriarchal role and now must share a dressing room with the very green Billy Caulfield, Kinsman's new leading man. Technical difficulties delay the curtain, though, prolonging Billy's nervous agony and bringing hope to Burton that Tovah—his wife and good luck charm—might still arrive on time. When Burton’s estranged son, John, arrives instead, with news that Tovah is leaving the marriage, the earth stands still, then shatters at Burton’s feet. John demands his father, for once, choose people who care for him, over a mistress—the theatre—that has always taken and never given back.  

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It allows us to pay actors, directors, designers, stage managers, playwright's stipend, and for equipment. Your donation is tax deductible through our fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas a 501(c)3 company.
LAB News
What is going on at LAB? We send out a quarterly newsletter that will let you know what is brewing. You will read about season information, classes, industry news, fundraisers, and more.
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