St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014) – The Kiwis are coming! Don’t miss the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, at 7 p.m. January 18 at the Palladium Theater, part of our Mahaffey On The Move series. National treasures in their homeland, the dozen-strong New Zealand strummers are more fun than a box of budgies in a bun-fight!
And they’re on their first-ever tour of the United States!
Hailing from the home of the Hobbit movies and sharing DNA with cult hit Flight of the Conchords (co-star Bret was one of the band’s founding members before he hit the Big Time), the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra have left critics from the UK to Asia raving about their most enjoyable shows:
“The WIUO is all about pure entertainment, and they certainly delivered … the crowd was literally dancing in the aisles” (13th Floor)
“A wonderful, funny celebration” (Dominion Post)
“Great chemistry, genuine warmth; the show climaxes to rapturous applause” (Festival Journal)
It’s an unforgettable evening of music, mirth and merriment from one of the world’s most unique bands!
Tickets are $35, $45 and $55, and may be purchased online at MahaffeyOnTheMove.com and 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.