New York Times, Jan. 26, 1922
A staged reading of Sunshine City, The Musical by Dewey Davis-Thompson and Tom Sivak will be held at St. Pete Opera on September 10, 2018.
A concert performance of Sunshine City, The Musical will be held on October 28, 2018 as part of the St. Pete Arts Alliance Festival of the Arts.
Based on the true story of the first publicity director for an American town, Sunshine City The Musical follows Jack Handsome as he conjures up publicity stunts to lure tourists to St. Pete! With the help of Hey Kid, Chaos the Dog, and even Ponce DeLeon, Jack learns that real treasure is not always where you think it is and that sunshine is a state of mind.
Racine Journal News, March 7, 1922
One of several true publicity stunts recreated in Sunshine City, The Musical involves an elaborate scheme with “outraged” citizens, called the St. Petersburg League of Upright Citizens – S.P.L.U.C. – in this song from our 2015 reading at the Palladium, sung by Jan Neuberger, Becca McCoy and Melissa Misener.
Here is a song from our first staged reading at the Palladium. The words have changed to fit the latest version of the show, but the love is still there!