April 17-26, 2020
St. Pete City Theatre​

Jack Handsome knows how to get the paper to print his fabricated headlines,
but can he win the heart of Flora Day, the editor's skeptical daughter?

Start With The Truth...

Based on a true story of the first publicity director for an American town, Sunshine City The Musical follows Jack Handsome as he conjures up outrageous stunts to lure tourists to St. Petersburg, Florida.  With the help of Flora Day, 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!

Add a Little Fairy Tale...

“Help! Sea Vamps Capture St. Pete’s Bachelor Mayor”

Actual headline in Racine Journal News, March 7, 1922

One of several true publicity stunts recreated in Sunshine City, The Musical involves an elaborate Swimsuit Inspection as demanded “outraged” citizens Jan Neuberger, Becca McCoy and Melissa Misener at our 2015 reading at the Palladium.

“Wives Ask Mayor to Shield Their Husbands from Wiles of Sea Vamps.”   
Fort Wayne Journal
. Feb. 9, 1922.
 

That's the Recipe for

Tom Sivak

book/lyrics/music

April 17-26, 2020
St. Petersburg City Theatre