Benise Brings the Latin Heat to Downtown St. Petersburg, October 11

By September 9, 2019Client News, Press
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“The Prince of Spanish Guitar” Performs Live for Fuego! Tour at Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

St. Petersburg, FLA (September 4, 2019) – This Fall, Benise will headline at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Friday, October 11th at 8:00 pm. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more. 

Benise composes works with powerfully emotional arrangements that are both wild and refined, producing a sound that is as edgy and exotic as it is romantic and sensual. A beautiful and charming Spanish courtyard is the backdrop as Benise debuts all new music, dance, and costumes. A musical journey that includes the ‘Dress of a Thousand Roses’ and many more surprises. 

Benise handpicked the “Gitanas,” the dancers in Fuego!, from a global pool of brilliantly diverse talent. In breathtaking couture and innovative staging and choreography, they give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover.

Tickets are on sale now for $67.50, $52.50, $42.50, and $32.50. Guests can purchase tickets online at https://www.themahaffey.com or by phone at (727) 300-2000, or at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

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 world-class Mahaffey Theater 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! 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.

Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview contact Lisa Williams lisa@evolveandco.com or 727.490.9835.

 

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