Modern-day circuses focus on colorful staging and acrobatics to excite crowds, rather than exploiting clown collectives that can only afford one car. Marvel at modern physical feats with this GrouponLive deal to see Cirque Dreams’ “Pop Goes the Rock” at The Mahaffey in St. Petersburg. Choose from the following options:
- For $45, you get two tickets for seating in the loge or dress circle (a $99 value).
- For $60, you get two tickets for seating in the orchestra sections (a $139 value).<p>
For each seating option, choose from the following shows:
- Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Cirque Dreams’ family-friendly “Pop Goes the Rock” variety extravaganza calls upon a cast of acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils to wring the oohs and aahs out of audiences with tremendous feats of derring-do. More than 100 performers garbed in dazzling outfits twirl high in the air, contort their bodies into impossible shapes, and pop wheelies on bicycles to earn uproarious applause from the crowd. A live band backs up the action, playing a suite of chart-topping tunes from across the decades including “In the Summertime,” “Jump (For My Love),” and “Womanizer,” enthralling pop music fans of all ages and classical music enthusiasts from the future. The Mahaffey elegantly houses the show in a modern, glass-lined space that offers arriving visitors panoramic views of the bay and early warning of reptilian monsters rising out of the water.
The Mahaffey Theater
Just minutes from downtown's bustling shops and overlooking the glassy waters of Tampa Bay, The Mahaffey Theater's picturesque building hosts some of Florida's most entertaining art and performance offerings. Originally built in 1965, the renovated building's floor-to-ceiling glass façade pierces the night with softly glowing light, cordially inviting patrons inside and awakening desires in moths that can never be fulfilled. The box-style seating of the theater ensures clear sightlines for all patrons, and its excellent acoustics make the venue suitable for both thunderous rock bands and delicate chamber ensembles.