St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 4, 2016) – With a cast featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, the acclaimed Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular comes to the Mahaffey stage Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
Rhythm in the Night is world-class Irish step-dancing, re-imagined as a dynamic, edgy and breathtaking production that pushes the envelope of traditional Celtic storytelling and performance.
Led by Justin Boros, the former Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance lead dancer, the accomplished cast tells a timeless story of good versus evil, the tale of a fallen hero who faces overwhelming challenges as he fights his way to redemption:
Darkness has fallen across the land. Evil has taken the unsuspecting kingdom by surprise. Deception now reigns and temptation has rivaled the strongest of wills. The evil sorceress Azura has trapped the legendary hero Balor under her spell to command her legion of relentless henchmen. Unable to free himself, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom … until now.
In a final attempt to rescue their leader, the people have called upon Balor’s loving companion Aisling, along with his younger brother Solas and their knights, to release Balor from Azura’s control and restore peace to the divided kingdom. As the storm rolls in and the lightning crashes, will redemption rise from the shadows? Or will evil prevail in the legend that has come to be known as Rhythm in the Night.
Set to dramatic, original orchestrations, Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular combines dance, music, storytelling and brilliant lighting and effects for an unparalleled evening of entertainment for the entire family!
Tickets, $25, $35 and $45, are available 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.
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.