Tickets may be purchased at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or 1.800.874.9020 or online at www.themahaffey.com, with the My Mahaffey app or on Facebook. Box Office hours are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 90 minutes prior to any publicly-ticketed performance. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
Music: The Hit Men featuring Former Stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
at The Palladium
8 p.m. Friday, March 14
Tickets: $35, $45, $55
This super group of musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers WERE The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli and will relive the magic they created on world stages for one night at The Palladium in St. Pete. The authentic rock and rollers share a legacy of hundreds of mega hit records from the ’60s-’80 with stars including Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens and Elton John.
Comedy: Aziz Ansari-Modern Romance
7 and 10 p.m. Sunday, March 16
One of the biggest stars in the comedy world, also considered “the funniest man under 30” by Rolling Stone, might now be “the funniest man who just turned 31!” Aziz Ansari will share his observations and opinions about the world of dating and, specifically, how digital technology has changed it. (The 7 p.m. show is almost sold out).
Music: A Gala Night with David Garrett at The Palladium
8 p.m. Friday, March 28
Tickets: $30, $40
The crossover musician/composer wows fans with his live rock symphonies and enthralls listeners by playing Bach – or Nirvana. David Garrett is a world class violinist who got an early start on his music career at age 10 performing with the Hamburg Philharmonic and then later studied at the Julliard School of Music.
Music: Branford Marsalis Quartet at The Palladium
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3
Tickets: $39, $49, $59
Renowned Grammy™ Award saxophone player Branford Marsalis and his innovative, hard-working jazz ensemble (Joey Calderazzo, piano, Eric Revis, bass and Justin Faulkner, drums) perform at The Palladium Theater for one night only and present original compositions and classics by the masters. Marsalis led The Tonight Show with Jay Leno band for three years, performed with symphony orchestras, collaborated with Sting and the Grateful Dead, had his own hip-hop band Buckshot LeFonque and composed scores for Broadway.
Musical Theater: Green Day’s American Idiot
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
Tickets: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50
Green Day’s American Idiot is the story of lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of the suburbs. The musical, based on Green Day’s groundbreaking album and rock opera, 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, released in 2004, won a Grammy™ for Best Rock Album and has sold more than 14 million copies.
Music: One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16
Tickets: $37.50, $47.50
The band has been rockin’ sold-out houses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand since May 2002. One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, will rock the house in a spectacular live concert that recreates the look of sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time!
Comedy: Rhonda Shear’s Comedy PJ Party
8 p.m. Friday, April 18
Tickets: $35, $50
It’s time for your favorite jammies and the “world’s funniest” and most entertaining pajama party at The Mahaffey Theater! Comedian and underwear designer Rhonda Shear comes back a second year with a few friends (Carole Montgomery, Ludo Vika, Jay Hewlett and Trish Keating) to gab and have fun. There will be signature drinks, a pre-show fashion event, a silent auction benefitting Bill Edwards Foundation of the Arts and more!
Music: The Gipsy Kings
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14
Tickets: $52.50,. $62.50, $72.50, $92.50
This multi-Grammy™ award-winning group celebrates their 25th anniversary with a family affair at The Mahaffey! The Kings – brothers Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Pathai and Andre Reyes and brothers Tonino, Paco and Diego Baliardo – will be joined by Olé Noys, who are sons of Tonino and Nicolas.
The Kings’ music called “Rumba Flamenca” or “Rumba Gitano” combines traditional flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms, Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic, reggae, jazz and gypsy styles performed in their native Gipsy language.
Hit songs include: “Bamboleo,” used in a Burger King commercial, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (in the movie Toy Story 3) and “Hotel California” (in The Big Lebowski).
Family: Sid the Science Kid LIVE!
2 p.m. Sunday, May 18
Tickets: $22.50, $32.50, $42.50
With mysteries to explore and wonders to discover, Sid and his curious friends May, Gabriela and Gerald, set off on a day of excitement and adventure and use comedy to explain why things work the way they do.
8 p.m. Friday, May 30
Tickets: $55, $69, $79, $89.50
Morrissey, former frontman of the 1980’s British rock group The Smiths and renowned as one of the world’s most legendary and influential recording and performing artists, will perform with his longtime band in St. Pete for one night. Morrissey’s solo career began in 1988 after the dissolution of the Smiths with the release of Viva Hate. He has released nine acclaimed studio albums and an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings.
Information: April Minor, education coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 727.892.5891
The Mahaffey Theater’s educational initiative supported by Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts celebrates its 21st season providing quality educational performing and cultural arts programming for students in the Tampa Bay region.
Class Acts places professional teaching artists in the classroom to deepen arts knowledge, integrate and enhance the curriculum and offers professional development in various art disciplines and presents performing arts in an in-theater environment.
Class Acts has served more than 24,000 students each year since 1993.
CLASS ACTS SCHEDULE
May 19 at The Palladium
The Snail and the Whale
THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
To purchase tickets: http://www.floridaorchestra.org/ticket-center-info.asp
TFO ROCK SERIES
The Music of the Eagles
8 p.m. Friday, May 9
With five No. 1 singles, six Grammy® awards and six No. 1 albums, memories of the past come soaring back in The Music of The Eagles, a tribute to the band’s amazing vocal harmonies. Hits include: “Heartache Tonight,” “Take It Easy,” “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Witchy Woman,” “One of These Nights” and “Hotel California.”
Masterworks, Coffee Concerts and Pops
The Florida Orchestra and The Mahaffey Theater feature live performances offering music lovers classical Masterworks and Pops to symphonic rock and roll concerts. The Masterworks series includes favorites from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more. The Pops series features eight symphonic pops concerts in an array of classics. The Coffee series includes symphonies, opera, Broadway, film and ballet. This series also highlights Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Gershwin’s American in Paris.
TFO Masterworks: Korngold’s Violin Concerto
11 a.m. Friday, March 14
TFO Masterworks: Korngold’s Violin Concerto
8 p.m. Saturday, March 15
TFO Masterworks: Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 1
8 p.m. Saturday, March 22
TFO Coffee: Theme and Variations
11 a.m. Thursday, April 3
TFO Pops: A Tribute to Benny Goodman
8 p.m. Saturday, April 5
TFO Masterworks: Mozart, Diamond & Brahms
8 p.m. Saturday, April 12
TFO Special Concerts: rePlay: Symphony of Heroes
2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19
TFO Masterworks: Tan Dun’s Water Concerto
8 p.m. Saturday, April 26
TFO Masterworks: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
8 p.m. Saturday, May 17
TFO Coffee: Earth, Wind, Fire & Water
11 a.m. Thursday, May 22
TFO Pops: A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade
8 p.m. Saturday, May 24
TFO Masterworks: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe
8 p.m. Saturday, May 31
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 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.
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