St. Petersburg, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2018) – The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg announces that two new performances have been added to the Spring 2019 entertainment schedule. These two great shows pay tribute to the classic favorites of The Beatles with “1964” and The Bee Gees with the Australian Bee Gees Show.
Tickets for both performances go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at (727) 300-2000 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Saturday.
The Australian Bee Gees Show – A musical tribute to the Brothers Gibb
Coming to The Mahaffey Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7 p.m., the Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees is a multi-media theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
You’ll hear hits like “Stayin’ Alive,” “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Jive Talkin’,” and “Night Fever.” The performers’ authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style and moves showcases five decades of the Brothers Gibbs’ success as rock and disco legends, while audiences groove to their unforgettable music!
Together for more than 20 years, the Australian Bee Gees Show has mastered the look, sound and personality of the adored trio, while cementing their reputation as the world’s leading Bee Gees show.
Tickets: $35, $45 and $55
Strut Productions Presents “1964”…The Tribute
Back in 1964, a historical moment happened when Ed Sullivan brought The Beatles to his “Really Big Show” in New York City and to the Napoleon Ballroom of the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. It was the U.S. debut of The Beatles, introduced as “Great Britain’s cultural gift to America,“ who went on to become one of the biggest and most influential music groups in history. See the magic recreated as “1964”…The Tribute makes its stop at The Mahaffey Theater on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Going strong since the 1980s, “1964” …The Tribute has earned a reputation as the most spectacularly accurate – in both sound and appearance – Fab Four tribute band (Rolling Stone, in fact, calls them “The best Beatles tribute band on Earth”). They are superb musicians and singers.
Performing songs from the PRE–Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” …The Tribute astonishingly recreates an early ‘60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. In addition to all the beloved hits, from “She Loves You” to “Eight Days a Week,” they also perform numerous songs (such as “Michelle” and “And Your Bird Can Sing”) the Beatles themselves never played in concert! Notably, “1964” has performed at Carnegie Hall 14 times.
Tickets: $43.50, $48.50, $53.50
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – 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.