From comedy to cooking and rock to R&B, the 20 shows announced by the Mahaffey Theater today as part of its 2014-15 season offer a diverse buffet of entertainment to meet anyone’s taste.
Among the entertainers on tap are Steve Martin and Martin Short, Patti LaBelle, ventriloquist Terry Fator, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, the Pink Floyd Experience and Chef Robert Irvine.
Then venue also announced a new build-your-own-series service called Three For Me, where subscribers can mix and match shows, building their perfect entertainment package.
Among the shows:
♦ Steve Martin & Martin Short in a Very Stupid Conversation (Sept. 7): Two of the “Three Amigos” answer questions, banter and one will play a banjo.
♦ Steve Harvey “Act Like a Success” (Oct. 18): The talk show host offers an afternoon of motivation, education and inspiration.
♦ Patti LaBelle (Nov. 16): The soul diva sings her greatest hits from her long-lived career.
♦ Ventriloquist and impersonator Terry Fator (Nov. 23): The season 2 winner of “America’s Got Talent” will share his many voices.
♦ Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (Jan. 18): A long leap from Do Ho, this New Zealand ensemble puts a ukulele twist on popular favorites by artists ranging from The Beatles to Justin Timberlake.
♦ The Pink Floyd Experience (March 6): Six musicians, a million-dollar light show and two hours of Pink Floyd music. ‘Nough said.
♦ Chef Robert Irvine Live (April 19): Watch the TV chef/host make “Dinner: Impossible” happen before your eyes in this interactive cooking experience.
Also on the Mahaffey season list: Arrival: The Music of ABBA (Oct. 24), jazz group Pieces of a Dream (Oct. 14), Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits (Nov. 30), Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Pops (Dec. 7), Colors of Christmas with Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holiday, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Dayne (Dec. 9), Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (Jan. 18), Ballroom With A Twist with Louis van Amstel (Jan. 28), Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible (Feb. 20), comedian Paul Reiser (Feb. 21), Ramsey Lewis & Philip Bailey (Feb. 24), “1964 ... The (Beatles) Tribute” (March 13), and Smokey Robinson (April 12).
Tickets for all these events go on sale to Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members at noon Tuesday. Three For Me subscribers can buy packages starting July 25 and single tickets to the season go on sale Aug. 1. Tickets may be purchased at The Mahaffey box office (400 First St. S., St. Petersburg), by phone at (727) 893-7832 or online at TheMahaffey.com