St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 29, 2017) – The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. The Mahaffey has announced an exciting and diverse calendar of live entertainment options for the 2017-2018 season. The theater boasts top-quality artists and performances including all genres of music, comedy shows, dance, family shows, and holiday entertainment. For a comprehensive listing of all upcoming events, be sure to check TheMahaffey.com.
St. Petersburg’s 2,031-seat cultural jewel showcases spectacular waterfront views that provide priceless entertainment memories. Ticket purchasers can upgrade their experience and enjoy pre-show dining presented by Catering By the Family during designated performances in an elegant dining room setting overlooking Tampa Bay. Members receive additional benefits including meet & greets with a variety of entertainers before or after a show, access to the VIP lounge and the opportunity to book their seats before anyone else!
A varied comedy line-up will hit the Mahaffey in 2017-2018, featuring some of the top comedic voices from TV, film and the stage. Guests can enjoy Marlon Wayans and John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous in September, the ever-popular Bill Burr for two shows in October, and the resilient Tracy Morgan in November. Family favorite, Michael Carbonaro, heads to St. Petersburg in December. He has performed over five hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV.
The diverse live music selection ranges from An Evening with Bruce Hornsby to Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson to The Legendary Ladies of Motown. A special performance of La La Land in Concert (La La Land was the winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song) hits the stage in November, offering the chance to experience the original award-winning musical film like never before when a live symphony orchestra performs the entire score. Kick off the new year with PINK MARTINI with singer China Forbes or ease in to the spring with fan favorite The Righteous Brothers and the beloved & inspirational CELTIC WOMAN.
The 2017-2018 season has many choices for family entertainment. Bring your children to the live experience for the popular TV show DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE in November. The always sold-out WILD KRATTS LIVE!, based on the hit animated TV series, will make a stop at the Mahaffey in the spring and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Holidays will be even sweeter this year with MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS arriving in November to kick off the season. The Mahaffey Theater is excited to feature 98° AT CHRISTMAS and the unforgettable CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE offers a holiday extravaganza with 20 world-class acts and 300 costumes. The TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays will help set the tone for seasonal cheer, with performances of a unique selection of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites.
SUPER STAR STING: The Mahaffey is also home to the prestigious Florida Orchestra, celebrating its 50th anniversary with a spectacular, yet intimate evening with Stingheadlining their fundraising gala. The 16-time Grammy winner will perform on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, joined by the orchestra and a three-piece band.
Tickets for upcoming events may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at 727.893.7832 or ordered in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office which is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Become a member of Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts and be the first to know about your theater shows! Please contact us at BEFA@themahaffey.com or 727-892-5720 to sign up.
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. More than a half million school children have attended since the series was introduced in 1993.
DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE ARTS – MAHAFFEY THEATER ANNOUNCES 2017-2018 SEASON
|Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017||8:00pm||Marlon Wayans|
|Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017||7:00pm||John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous|
|Friday, Oct. 6, 2017||7:00pm||Bill Burr|
|Friday, Oct. 6, 2017||10:00pm||Bill Burr|
|Friday, Oct. 20, 2017||10:30am||Sesame Street Live|
|Friday, Oct. 20, 2017||6:00pm||Sesame Street Live|
|Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017||2:00pm||Sesame Street Live|
|Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017||6:00pm||Sesame Street Live|
|Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017||1:00pm||Sesame Street Live|
|Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017||7:00pm||Tracy Morgan|
|Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017||7:30pm||An Evening with Bruce Hornsby|
|Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017||8:00pm||JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson|
|Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017||7:00pm||LA LA LAND in Concert|
|Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017||7:30pm||Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis|
|Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017||7:00pm||The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees|
|Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017||7:30pm||Preservation Hall presents: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet|
|Friday, Nov. 24, 2017||6:00pm||Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE|
|Friday, Dec. 8, 2017||8:00pm||98° at Christmas|
|Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017||7:00pm||Michael Carbonaro Live!|
|Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017||7:30pm||Cirque Dreams Holidaze|
|Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017||7:30pm||The TEN Tenors Home for the Holidays|
|Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017||3:00pm||Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker|
|Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017||7:00pm||Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker|
|Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017||7:00pm||Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker|
|Friday, Jan. 5, 2018||7:30pm||The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Sleeping Beauty|
|Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018||7:30pm||An Night with Janis Joplin|
|Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017||7:30pm||An Evening With Branford Marsalis Quartet|
|Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018||7:30pm||Tango Fire|
|Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018||7:30pm||The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, and The Platters|
|Friday, Jan. 19, 2018||8:00pm||The Original Stars from American Bandstand Featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, The Chiffons, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland and Merrilee Rush|
|Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018||7:30pm||Pink Martini with singer China Forbes|
|Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018||8:00pm||Masters of Illusion|
|Monday, Feb. 5, 2018||7:30pm||Garrison Keillor|
|Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018||7:30pm||BalletBoyz|
|Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018||7:30pm||ABBA Mania|
|Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018||3:00pm||American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook|
|Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018||7:30pm||The Midtown Men|
|Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018||7:00pm||The Legendary Ladies of Motown|
|Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018||6:30pm||Wild Kratts Live!|
|Friday, March 2, 2018||8:00pm||Celtic Woman|
|Sunday, March 4, 2018||7:00pm||The Righteous Brothers|
|Tuesday, March 13, 2018||7:30pm||An Evening with Audra MacDonald|
|Thursday, March 15, 2018||7:30pm||TAO: Drum Heart|
|Sunday, March 18, 2018||7:00pm||Cirque Eloize Saloon|
|Tuesday, March 20, 2018||7:30pm||Million Dollar Quartet|
|Friday, March 30, 2018||8:00pm||Dennis Miller|
|Saturday, March 31, 2018||3:00pm||Popovich Comedy Pet Theater|
|Sunday, April 29, 2018||2:00pm||Mummenschanz|
|Friday, May 18, 2018||8:00pm||Animaniacs Live!|