St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 22, 2017) – The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater announces new performances for November that will lift the spirits of audiences of all ages this Fall.
PRESERVATION HALL PRESENTS: IRMA THOMAS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & THE PRESERVATION LEGACY QUINTET
Lovers of jazz, soul, R&B and the sounds of gospel will enjoy Preservation Hall presents: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet heading to St. Petersburg Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm. As part of New Orleans’ musical royalty, Irma Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning singer. If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable concert hall, combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual gospel authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama (earning two Grammy nominations for their work) and you’ll enjoy a very special evening of music that showcases “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans.”
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! will light up the faces of children on Friday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the top-rated PBS KIDS television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! with an all-NEW show for 2017 including new songs, dance performances and an exciting new adventure. Daniel Tiger along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger take the audience on an interactive musical experience in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing and laughter will warm the hearts of multiple generations. “Won’t you be my neighbor?” is a question known by families for generations.
This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations. In February 2015, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was the #2 program across all TV networks for Kids 2-5 and with moms of young children. In addition, it continues to be one of the highest-streamed shows, averaging over 40 million streams per month. One million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes.
Tickets: $25, $35, $45. A VIP Meet & Greet is available for an addtional $30.
Tickets for both performances go on sale to the public Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon on Tuesday, May 23. 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 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.