TWO NEW EVENTS ANNOUNCED
St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 17, 2017) – The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg announced today that two new performances have been added to their 2017/2018 entertainment line-up. The addition of these two shows further enhances the Mahaffey Theater’s annual diverse entertainment offerings.
Tickets for both performances go on sale to the public Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets starting at noon today. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charged by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office.
Get ready to laugh when Marlon Wayans stops in St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. He’s been selling out shows across the country for years as one of comedy’s top standup comedians. As an actor, he’s best known for his films “White Chicks,” “Scary Movie,” “A Haunted House,” and “Fifty Shades Of Black” and also starred on the hit TV shows “The Wayans Bros.” and “In Living Color.” Wayans is the star of the highly-anticipated new NBC sitcom “Marlon,” premiering on August 16 at 9 p.m. Loosely based on his life, the family comedy centers around a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. He can also be seen starring in the new Netflix film “Naked” which will be released on the streaming site on August 11. Marlon, who is also a writer and producer on the movie, stars as Rob Anderson, a charming man-child, who wakes up on his wedding day, naked in an elevator, reliving the hour before the ceremony over and over again.
Tickets: $30, $40, $50, $80
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
Get in the holiday spirit early this year when Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis stops in St. Pete to entertain audiences on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.Known around the world, this year marks the 33rd Anniversary that the group offers uplifting songs that have WOWED generations for years. Grammy Award® winner Chip Davis directs and co-produces with MagicSpace Entertainment. His first Christmas album in 1984 revolutionized the sounds of the holidays, blending traditional carols with his unique synthesized style. The show features classics and dazzling multimedia effects with an impressive track record of 19 gold, 8 multi-platinum and 4 platinum-certified records.
Tickets: $46.50, $50.50, $68.50, $78.50
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.