With the advent of modern technology, humans are listening to fewer radio broadcasts in favor of everlasting Orson Welles androids and cardigan-wearing Speak 'N Says. Hear the eloquent words of a real radio man with today's Groupon for one ticket to see An Evening with Garrison Keillor on Thursday, November 18 at 8 p.m. The show takes place in the Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg. Choose from the following seating sections:
- For $26, you get one ticket in the dress circle, loge, or lower balcony (a $52 value)
- For $21, you get one ticket in the upper balcony (a $42 value)
Garrison Keillor is an accomplished author and radio host whose mellifluous voice delivers monologues and radio plays on his weekly radio series A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor has developed his storytelling skills on the AM–FM bands since 1969, and is fully prepared to utilize his dulcet tones to wrap audiences in warm, comforting blankets of Americana. The newly renovated Mahaffey Theater provides a striking venue for audiences to absorb these cardiac-thawing anecdotes, and then shout out requests for social security numbers or phonebook pages they want to hear read.
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.