• Laugh with Rickey Smiley & Friends July 1

    St. Petersburg, Fla. (April 3, 2017)Comedian Rickey Smiley & Friends will bring the laughs to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m., part of their “Fallout Funny Comedy Series, Vol. 1.”

    As a much-loved comedian, television host and top rated nationally-syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering audience-pleasing performances onstage or off. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and skillfully create comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world.  
    His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Bernice Jenkins” (a.k.a. Granny Swims, Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Francis), “Lil’ Daryl,” “Rusty Dale” and “Beauford.” Bernice Jenkins has a grandson named Rufus, who’s a stereotypical modern-day “gangsta.”

    Tickets, $43.50, $48.50, $53.50, $73.50, $103.50 and $133.50, go on sale to the public Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon today. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office.


    The Mahaffey Theater

    The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.

    Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.