St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2016) – Big3 Entertainment, which manages the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, has expanded its programming team with the addition of veteran New York talent booker and promoter Harlan Halper.
Halper has been working with Big3 since 2011, bringing standup comedy to The Mahaffey and The Palladium Theater. As Vice President of Programming, his role now expands to include all genres of the performing arts.
His years of experience include operations management, booking, promoting and talent buying for theaters and performing arts venues around the country.
“The Mahaffey is an absolutely gorgeous building, and needs to be experienced by locals, as well as visitors to this dynamic community,” Halper said. “And we want more and more artists, regardless of the genre of entertainment, to experience how amazing The Mahaffey is, how they’re taken care of, and how we put on and present shows.
“And part of my job is to continue expanding the theater’s diverse, varied programming, and to align live entertainment with the changing marketplace.”
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.