|St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – The entertainment options for downtown St. Pete are endless as Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts brings more world class entertainment to the area. New performances have just been announced for the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater!
Membership has its perks! Members of Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets from May 2nd to May 9th. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 10th at 10 am. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at (727) 300-2000 or in person at The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm.
More incredible live performances coming soon to St. Petersburg. Stay tuned as we announce more amazing shows that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
|Brian ReganSaturday, July 27 at 8pm*Tickets on sale NOW!Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country. Vanity Faircalls him, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly claims he is, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” A regular in the comedy club circuit since the 1980s, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America. Brian is a regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and has appeared in two episodes of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Jerry Seinfeld and Brian Executive Produce his new Netflix series, Stand Up And Away! With Brian Regan, the sidesplitting series that combines sketch comedy and stand-up.
|Benise – FUEGO!Friday, October 11 at 8pm*Tickets on sale May 10Back again, Emmy Award-winning composer, Benise, brings the heat with his global tour FUEGO! Join Benise and his Spanish guitar on a musical journey through powerful, yet romantic compositions with Latin flair. A feast for the eyes, as much as the ears; this show features dancers with diverse ranges of expertise and will showcase dance styles including Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba and Parisian Waltz. “This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 15 years,” Benise notes, “I want to take the audience on an escape to Spain…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars.”
|Terry FatorThursday, November 7 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the start of his Vegas residency, Terry Fator brings five new characters to St. Petersburg with “It Starts Tonight.” After winning America’s Got Talent in 2007 for his two-in-one impersonations and ventriloquists act, Fator became an icon of Sin City. He’s been selling out crowds and winning awards like Best Impressionist, Best Family Show and the coveted award of Las Vegas’s Best Show. Terry can impersonate more than 100 voices with favorites like President Donald Trump, Elton John, Garth Brooks, The Rat Pack and who could forget, Winston the Impersonating Turtle.
|Mannheim Steamroller ChristmasWednesday, November 13 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy® Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
|Cirque Dreams HolidazeThursday, November 21 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Cirque Dreams Holidaze brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to St. Petersburg this holiday season! This critically-acclaimed extravaganza has all the excitement of a Broadway production with incomparable cirque artists, singers, dancers and talent to amaze audiences with new acts, holiday scenes and theatrical innovations never before seen! Witness snowmen, penguins, reindeer, gingerbread and even Santa fly through the air, balancing and stretching imaginations to new heights, all while carolers set the mood with new twists on classic holiday hits and new originals. New York Daily News hailed Cirque Dreams Holidaze as “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.”
|Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian NutcrackerDecember 26 at 7pm December 27 at 3pm & 7pm*Tickets on sale NOW!Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic with Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Make this Christmas special and share in the enjoyment of live performance. With world-class artists, more than 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score it’s no wonder The New York Times names it a “Hot ticket!” Don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza.
|We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters RememberedWednesday, January 8 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Long ago and oh so far away . . . the world fell in love with the Carpenters and their era-defining repertoire of songs. We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered is the definitive show celebrating the music of one of the most successful recording acts of all time. Accomplished vocalist Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by her band of Nashville musicians directed by Harry Sharpe. Fans and reviewers alike swear that Michelle sounds just like Karen Carpenter. Experience an intimate portrait of the pop music phenomenon that defined an era, and sing along with hits including “Close to You”, “Yesterday Once More”, “Rainy Days & Mondays”, and many more!
|The Doo Wop ProjectThursday, January 16 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Take a journey through the influence Doo Wop has left on the American music scene. Starting from the top, the show begins with foundational classics from groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos. The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from harmonies on the street to the biggest hits on the radio today. Hear the influence on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and the Four Seasons and enjoy reimagined, doowopified versions of modern musicians from Michael Jackson to Maroon 5. The stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical and Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale harmonize beautifully and apply their vocal excellence to some of the greatest songs in American pop and rock history.
|The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda DavidsWednesday, January 22 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Belinda Davids has captivated audiences all over the world in The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston. Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on.” Allow the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids to take you on a nostalgic, wonderful journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You,’ ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ ‘How Will I Know,’ ’I’m Every Woman’ and many more! With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.
|Ira Glass Saturday, January 25 at 8pm*Tickets on sale Fall 2019Ira Glass has created one of the most listened to radio programs in the United States. This American Life is heard every week by more than 2.2 million listeners across more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million people downloading each podcast. Starting as an intern at National Public Radio in 1978, Glass proves tenacity is key working through almost every position at the company to get where he is now. This American Life was first aired in 1995 and has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including six Peabody awards. The American Journalism Review declared This American Life was “in the vanguard of a journalistic revolution” in 1999 and since then, a generation of podcasts and radio shows have sprung up building on the style of narrative journalism championed by Glass and his staff.
|Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale Fall 2019“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Daniel Tiger and all of his friends from the beloved PBS KIDS television series are hopping aboard Trolley to your town with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Along with “O” the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, Mom and Dad Tiger and many more, Daniel Tiger will take live audiences on an interactive musical adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with music, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.
|Tapestry: Tribute to Carole KingWednesday, February 5 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10Carole King is without question the most successful and revered female singer-songwriter in pop music history. It was 1971’s Tapestry that brought King to the pinnacle of musical success, winning all 3 of the key Grammy® Awards – record, song and album of the year as well as best female vocalist honors for King. Jeannie Austin brings her wealth of experience to the stage as she pays tribute to her inspiration, Carole King. Joined by a backing band, the show faithfully recreates the glorious sound of King’s concerts, leaving you with memories of the groundbreaking music she wrote and recorded, including “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Beautiful,” and “One Fine Day.”
|ABBA ManiaThursday, February 13 at 7:30pm*Tickets on sale May 10ABBA’s timeless melodies and catchy hooks live on with ABBA Mania. Hear your favorite tracks from the Swedish ‘Supergroup’ the way they were intended; LIVE! For the last twenty years the show has been selling out venues around the world including Australia, Singapore, South Korea, the UK and of course, the United States with two hours of uplifting, dance inducing music and world class staging, lighting and effects. ABBA Mania is for all ABBA fans, new and old, and features hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Fernando” and many more! If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained, take a chance on ABBA Mania!
|Celtic WomanSunday, March 1 at 7pm*Tickets on sale May 10Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to capture the hearts of an audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians to the world stage. Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.
|Pink Floyd Laser SpectacularFriday, March 20 at 8pm*Tickets on sale May 10Relive the grit and glory of quintessential ‘70s British Rock with cult-hit Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. There’s no better way to celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd than with this multi-media laser and light extravaganza. The original master recordings of Pink Floyd set the soundtrack for a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers and hi-definition big screen video projections. The first half, viewed through 3-D glasses, features Dark Side of the Moon. While the second half, viewed through mind-blowing prism glasses, rocks to Pink Floyd’sThe Wall, using imagery from the 1982 film. Classic Rock fans of all ages will enjoy this unique theater experience, bring a friend and share the journey together!
|Tickets: (727) 300-2000 – – TheMahaffey.com
|Outdoor Concerts at Al Lang Live
|Bryan AdamsShine A Light Tour
May 7 at 8pmTedeschi Trucks BandWheels of Soul Tourwith Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope
June 30 at 6:30pm
|Al Lang Live tickets: (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com