Before talking came into vogue, most communication was conducted via song and dance, with brokers whistling out the prices of shares and shoppers ordering at the deli counter with tap routines about pimiento loaf. Express an interest in the glory days of expression with today's Groupon to the Progress Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater, located on First Street South in St. Petersburg. Choose from the following show and seating options:
- For $19, you get one rear-orchestra or dress-circle ticket to Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. (a $38 value).
- For $24, you get one front orchestra ticket to Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. (a $48 value).
- For $14, you get one balcony ticket to Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. (a $28 value).
- For $17, you get one upper-balcony ticket to Rhythm of the Dance on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. (a $34 value).
- For $22, you get one lower-balcony ticket to Rhythm of the Dance on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. (a $44 value).
- For $27, you get one orchestra or dress-circle ticket to Rhythm of the Dance on Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. (a $54 value).
The newly renovated Mahaffey Theater celebrates a wide range of performances, from traditional Broadway musicals to sensational acrobatics and comedy shows within its elegant confines. Get enraptured by the sweeping and tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, the original star-crossed lovers who were torn apart by their dueling families and bickering astrological signs, or hop on the cheer-up train heading for Rhythm of the Dance, a Celtic explosion of classic foot shimmying featuring a tap-like Sean-nós dancer and a trio of tenors trilling about the color green. Boasting an array of high-tech stage shenanigans, the vivacious mixture will have audience members and marching band leaders grooving in their chosen seats and tapping their mandatory shoes.
Groupon must be redeemed at the box office or via fax before the day of the show.
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.