St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2014) – The incredible “Rhythm of the Dance” celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined Celtic Step to the sensual, ancient Sean Nos style. Thirty young dancers, a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors will usher in this new era in Irish entertainment at The Mahaffey Theater Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
This epic, enormously entertaining show relives the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, the richly costumed production marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand-year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.
The amazing cast of dancers, musicians and singers are a touring carnival of working class talents, performing their crafts since they were children. Representing today’s 21st Century Irish lad and lassie, their “Rhythm of the Dance” tour is a dream come true; performing for millions of fans, stomping out the beats of a thousand years in Gaelic history.
To date, they’ve performed to standing ovations in front of more than 4.8 million people in 59 countries. International Attractions Directory describes “Rhythm of the Dance” as “one of the top three touring Irish dance companies in the world.”
Tickets are $25, $35 and $45, and go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 14 at noon. 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 Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
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.
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.