ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 23, 2013) – A summer of comedy, more-than-talented divas, legends and a few spectacular blasts from the past (artists who are still making music and going strong)…this is the summer lineup, so far, at The Mahaffey Theater.
Tickets for almost all shows can be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone (727.893.7832) or in person at the Theater Box Office open 11am-5pm Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
There are no added ticketing charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater. For information: 727.892.5767.
Laughs: Shut Up and Laugh presented by WiLD 94.1
With Bruce Bruce, DeRay Davis and Hannibal Buress
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
A trio of comedians will entertain, each in their own funny style, at this blockbuster night of laughs. You know them from their standup skits, movies and comedy albums and appearances on late night TV.
Tickets: $29.50, $42.50, $49.50, $65
Indulge: 97X Craft Beer Experience
4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17
Come and enjoy more than 100 types of craft beer as 97X brings the second annual Craft Beer Experience to The Mahaffey Theater! Experience hand-crafted beer at 22 beverage stations and live music by Eric Best featuring Kyle Sokol and by duet Mercy McCoy. Feed your senses with a delicious array of signature selections from Café Gala, Wood Fired Pizza and Champions Barbecue, available for purchase.
After the event stay downtown!The Courtyard by Marriott is offering a special rate just for Craft Beer attendees. For more information, click here.
Tickets: $20 through July 14; $25 on July 15; $30 day of festival
Laughs: Kevin James
8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24
The King of Queens who became Paul Blart, Mall Cop, a Zookeeper and “grew up” to be on the Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 cast, will bring his talents to The Mahaffey stage. Doug Heffernan, his lead character on The King of Queens sitcom, still is seen daily on television in syndication across the country and around the world.
Tickets: $52.50, $59.50, $62.50, $69.50, $75.50
Diva: Toni Braxton
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28
Multiple Grammy® winner and star of her own hit reality TV show, Toni Braxton is a one of the leading ladies of American R&B and pop. Her signature song, “Unbreak My Heart,” ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist.
Tickets: $45.50, $55.50, $69.50, $75.50, $99.50
Diva: Diana Ross
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
Former lead singer of the world-renowned group, The Supremes, and a now solo artist and actress, Miss Diana Ross will own The Mahaffey stage for one night. One of the most prominent female singers in music history and pop culture of the late 20th century, this legendary diva‘s career has spanned more than four decades.
Tickets: $69.50, $89.50, $95.50 and $129.50
Blast from the Past: Engelbert Humperdinck
7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
British pop singer Englebert Humperdinck aka the King of Romance, is the consummate entertainer who has released more than 80 albums, 63 of them earning Gold and 24 Platinum. His 1967 signature tune, “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” beat out the Beatles’ double-sided release, “Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever,” for the #1 spot.
Tickets: $39, $49, $59, $69
Blast from the Past: Pet Shop Boys
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13
The most successful electronic dance duo in the UK Neil Tennant on vocals, keyboards and guitar and Chris Lowe on keyboards have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy® nominees have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart.
Tickets: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $55.50 and $99.50
Legendary: Loretta Lynn
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Country music star and the original “coal miner’s daughter,” Loretta Lynn brings her legacy, talent and voice to show to the Burg. The “Honky Tonk Girl” from 1960 has amassed various Female Vocalist of the Year trophies, BMI songwriting honors, Gold record plaques and multiple Grammy® awards.
Tickets: $29.50, $35.50, $39.50, $45.50 and $59.50
Groovy: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Formerly known as The Butlers and later Raw Soul with the multi-talented Frankie Beverly as songwriter, record producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist, the band became Maze after an introduction to Marvin Gaye, who featured them as an opening act.
Maze has created chart-topping singles from their best-selling albums, Golden Time of Day, Inspiration and Joy and Pain. This 1970s soul/ quiet storm band continues to tour the U.S. and Europe proving that their music is still unique, relevant and contemporary after 37 years.
Tickets: $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $75.50 and $79.50
Legendary: Billy Cobham at The Palladium
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Billy Cobham is recognized as one of fusion’s greatest drummers by bringing “explosive power and exacting precision” to the stage. Cobham made his breakthrough debut in the early ‘70s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, thus beginning his influence on the course of jazz and jazz fusion for years to come.
Tickets: $30, $40 and $50
Special student price: $15 at The Palladium Box Office with student I.D.; limit 2 tickets
Tickets may be purchased through The Palladium’s website, MyPalladium.org, by phone (727) 822-3590 or at The Palladium Theater Box Office, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, open noon-3pm Wednesday-Friday and three hours prior to performances.
The concert is presented by The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.
Laughs: Artie Lange
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
Artie Lange is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, entrepreneur and radio personality who finds humor observing life and telling stories. You may have heard him on his own show, The Artie Lange Show, broadcast locally on WHPT-FM, 102.5 the Bone.
Lange gained his reputation as a class clown in school and performed his first stand-up routine at age 19. Since then, Lange has performed in numerous films and also starred, co-wrote and produced Beer League, a film that Variety said, “offers a trip back in time to a pre-PC and feminist era when men were sexist Neanderthals; women supported them from sidelines and the guy with the biggest mouth scored.”
Tickets: $32.50, $42.50, $52.50 and $65
Culinary Arts: E.A.T. St. Pete Food and Wine Festival
Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 17
A three-day food arts festival with celebrity chefs, a Grand Tasting, themed dinners and culinary demos to benefit Florida ProStart, National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Legendary venues include: The Mahaffey Theater, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, The Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and The Club at Treasure Island.
Dance: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
3 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28
40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. It is the holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow, growing Christmas trees and astounding ballet moves. The Moscow Ballet dancers are world-class and a delight to experience. Celebrate Russian ballet and the beauty of the holidays in Moscow Ballet’s grand production of the Great Russian Nutcracker!
The Sleeping Beauty
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre will bring the magic of The Sleeping Beauty to The Mahaffey Theater in 2014! The well-loved fairy tale ballet, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, is choreographed by Marius Petipa.
Tickets: $27.50, $37.50, $47.50 and $57.50 with special pricing ($24.75, $33.75, $42.75 and $51.75) for seniors (60+) and children.
Green Day’s American Idiot
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Green Day’s American Idiot, called “the first great musical of the 21th century” by The Toronto Star, is based on Green Day’s groundbreaking album and rock opera. The show is described by The New York Times as a “wonderfully raucous and gorgeously wrought art opera…emotionally charged and as moving as anything on Broadway!”
The studio album has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy® for Best Rock Album.
Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50. Group discount tickets (10-ticket minimum) are available.
One Night of Queen
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Gary Mullen and The Works will rock the house in a spectacular live concert that recreates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest bands of all time, Queen, fronted by the late Freddie Mercury.
Tickets: $37.50, $47.50. Group discount tickets (10-ticket minimum) are available.
About 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 Theater 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.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.