The illustrious, Emmy-nominated comedian, Randy Rainbow, brings his sold-out tour to the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00pm. Ticket Prices: $85.00, $49.50, $43.50, $37.50 and can be purchased online at www.TheMahaffey.com, by phone (727) 300-2000, or at the Box Office located at 400 1st St. South Downtown St. Pete. The Box Office is open 11am – 5pm Monday through Saturday.
Randy Rainbow (yes, that’s his real name) is best known for his fresh take on politics and current events which have garnered him international acclaim. Currently touring the U.S. to sold-out shows, the internet sensation enjoys a star-studded fan base that regularly retweets and shares his work, resulting in videos that become instant viral sensations with hundreds of millions of views across all social media and digital platforms. His musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. Forbes Magazine recently pondered, “Why Randy Rainbow, The Muppets and The Avengers Should Host the Oscars.”
American author and media pundit, Dan Savage, called Rainbow “the best thing to come from the GOP race.” He has also been interviewed/profiled by venerable media outlets such as The New York Times, ABC News, OUT, People, Entertainment Weekly and NPR. Rainbow has written for numerous comedians as well as the cast of NBC’s “Will & Grace” which asked Rainbow to parodize a song which they performed during a political fundraiser for the 2016 election. Rainbow headlined a concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York alongside Rosie O’Donnell and has been featured in a musical commercial/campaign for Orbitz opposite Margaret Cho. Rainbow also created and starred in multiple hit web series for BroadwayWorld.com, hosting and performing in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as for the Tony Awards . He has appeared/performed in and some of New York City’s most popular night spots including 54 Below and Birdland Jazz Club., “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” He is heard regularly as both a guest and co-host on Sirius XM Radio and recently starred in New York City Center’s Encores production of “Call Me Madam.”
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. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, 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 supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community with emphasis on diverse programming for youth, underserved audiences and families. Each year more than 20,000 school children are provided a field trip experience to learn Florida State curriculum through a live theater performance. This Class Acts Educational Performance series is in its 27th season and serves students from six counties. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that funding is in place to continue providing diverse programming in the theater for the general public.
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