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Energizing the arts.

The symphony, the ballet, the musical, the art show – these cultural experiences enhance our quality of life. Duke Energy is proud to play a supporting role in this thriving arts community.



e are excited to launch Backstage Pass, our new magazine to bring audiences together, connect and keep you better informed on YOUR theater: The Mahaffey. While we celebrate another wonderful season at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts- Mahaffey Theater, we also embrace the opportunity for growth and look to the future. We aim to increase our member experience with added opportunities and benefits, to continue to develop outstanding and diverse programming, to grow our presence in the community and to build our arts education program for schoolchildren. The Foundation’s mission focuses on bringing world class entertainment to our city and providing Arts Education for students across the community. I see the joy and awe in my own daughter’s eyes when she is in the theater, and I passionately believe that all children deserve access to this opportunity. Since 2011, more than 100,000 area schoolchildren have visited The Mahaffey to attend live performances that combine music, dance and fun.

Bill Edwards

Foundation for the Arts Benefiting The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727.892.5720


Melissa Hughey President 727.892.5757 Christine Feller Development Director 727.308.5121

Our members and corporate partners are the backbone of the Foundation and provide support for us to be able to continue to increase programming and provide fantastic arts education programs for schoolchildren. If you are not already a member, I encourage you to join. Not only will you be supporting the arts community, but members receive access to the best tickets, enjoy the VIP Member Club, have access to artist meet and greet opportunities, and much more.

Lori Belvedere VIP Coordinator 727.892.5716

I am also pleased to announce the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts new Development Director, Christine Feller. Christine brings a wealth of non-profit and event experience and I know she looks forward to meeting you all. If you’re interested in becoming more involved with the Foundation in a volunteer capacity please reach out to Christine or myself; we look forward to hearing from you.

Rob Kapusta Chairman

The Mahaffey Theater continues to play an important role in the ongoing cultural renaissance of downtown St. Petersburg. We are so pleased to be involved in this amazing community and to have hosted over 70 non-profit events last year. As a non-profit performing arts center we understand the critical need to support the community and we sincerely appreciate the continued support from you and all of our community members. I look forward to seeing you soon. With Gratitude,

Melissa Hughey “ Art is not what you see. But what you make others see.” Edgar Degas


Bill Edwards CEO

MEMBERS Bob Churuti Michelle Ligon Mark Mahaffey Terry McCarthy Carole Merritt Anthony Sullivan


Now in its 24th season, Class Acts – the welcomed more than 1,500 youngsters to musical Charlotte’s Web. More than 15,00

More than a field trip, more than a little sho Each and every presentation is aligned with guide that’s made available for all teachers

“We actually just finished the book Charlott Plato’s Academy 2nd grade teacher Heathe

A few of her 38 kids were experienced thea herself was attending for the first time.

Everyone was excited about the show they

And Law was looking forward to talking thin contrast better than watching a movie,” she same.

“And they can create their own opinions on would they do if they could re-write it?”

A small group of preschoolers from LCC Da Productions to begin Charlotte’s Web.

“Other than at theme parks, these are the o whose daughter was part of the LCC class

Once the story of Wilbur the pig, Charlotte friendship, cooperation and tolerance in the

Chuck Fogarty, who’s been a kindergarten Acts shows the entire time, rated the Charl she explained with a smile. “And there was

Her current class, Fogarty said, had never b shows – but these children’s shows are so audience participation! They ask us to clap

When the kids get back to school, she exp

Truth is, some of the lessons learned are in the creativity that goes into all the productio I don’t even know how they can do all the t


theater-in-education program funded by the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts – o the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater April 11 for a performance of the 00 local students visited the theater this season through the Class Acts program.

ow in the school auditorium, Class Acts presentations give kids real-world theater experience. h the Florida Standards, meeting our state’s educational guidelines, and comes with a study to use at their discretion.

te’s Web yesterday, and so we’re going to do a comparison of the play and the book,” said er Law as she and her little ones entered The Mahaffey.

ater-goers, having participated in the Class Acts experience as Kindergarteners, but Law

y were about to see.

ngs back in the classroom. “A live show like this helps them to be able to compare and e explained. “They get to see the creativity behind it, because I’m sure it’s not going to be the

n what they liked better, and why. And if they could change something a little bit, maybe, what

ay School settled (somewhat) quietly in their seats, waiting for the actors from Stages

only live theater performances they’ve seen – and they love it,” said chaperone Arin Altman, s. “They especially like the singing.”

the spider and sweet Fern Arable was finished – leaving author E.B. White’s message of e air – the kids and their adult companions filed out.

teacher at Christ the King Academy for 22 years, and has been bringing her students to Class lotte’s Web excursion a complete success. “When you’re 5 and you gasp, it’s a good thing,” s a lot of gasping!”

been to a big-person theater. “We’re 5, so we have not been invited to many of the adult fabulous. There’s so much music and dancing, and everybody just loves it. And there’s p along and sing along.”

plains, they’ll do what’s called a “writing prompt” – explaining their favorite part of the show.

ntangible. “I think it teaches them to be a good audience,” says Fogarty, “and to see ons, from the scenery to the ways the characters move, and change their clothes… things that they do!”


Give Day Tampa Bay It’s Give Day time again – please show your support for the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts! In 2016, more than $2 million was raised for the Tampa Bay area’s approximately 600 nonprofit organizations during the third annual Give Day Tampa Bay event, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. This year, Give Day takes places Tuesday, May 2. Give Day is an opportunity for you to express your appreciation and encouragement for local nonprofits and their community-based missions. And our primary mission, of course, is to keep Class Acts, the arts-in-education series at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, going strong. The Foundation also provides support for The Mahaffey and its programming, helping ensure the finest in performances and the patron experience. “Without community support, we wouldn’t be able to maintain the theater’s high levels of first-class service,” says Development Director Christine Feller. “We believe The Mahaffey to be a step above all other performing arts venues in terms of luxury, comfort and patron satisfaction – and it’s only going to keep getting better, with additional support from the community. That’s our goal, and our promise to our patrons.” So your Give Day donation to the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts will not only make it possible for more area schoolchildren to see live, education-based theater, it’ll help maintain the level of excellence in every area our members and guests have come to expect from The Mahaffey! Plus, your $25 or greater tax-deductible donation to The Mahaffey Theater and Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts could score you: • VIP Experience to Arturo Sandoval, including two tickets to the June 23 concert, dinner for two before the show, access to our Member Lounge and VIP parking. • VIP Experience to Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, including two tickets to the Nov. 9 concert, dinner for two before the show, access to our Member Lounge and VIP parking. • VIP Experience for two to Loretta Lynn, including two front row tickets to the Nov. 3 concert, meet & greet, dinner for two before the performance, access to our Member Lounge and VIP parking. • Two VIP tickets to the show of the winner’s choice, dinner for two before the performance, access to our Member Lounge, VIP parking, a private backstage tour and one night stay at The Vinoy. Donate on May 2 at



‘It’s a step above anything else I have experienced’ As an emerald-level member of the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts, Elizabeth Ryan has become quite fond of the perks of membership – the ability to purchase tickets early, the great seats, the special offers, the cozy pre-show comforts of the VIP Member Lounge – but for her, there’s so much more to belonging. “I believe that The Mahaffey exemplifies everything that St. Pete is,” she says. “St. Pete is a vibrant, diverse city. There’s no doubt about it. The Mahaffey offers something for all segments of the community, and it appeals to me in that way. The people at The Mahaffey are wonderful - and that appeals to me also.” For Ryan, who relocated to this area in 2013, after 23 years in the Florida Keys (she and her late husband ran a business out of Coconut Grove), supporting her community is paramount. “I had always done that, wherever I was,” she explains. “So once I moved here I went to pretty much every venue that I could – The Mahaffey was one of them, and around the second year I decided that it was my favorite.” Each year, she showed her appreciation by “notching up” her membership to another level. “It’s been so enjoyable that when it came around this year to consider my donation, I decided to just put everything into The Mahaffey,” she says. “And I haven’t regretted it one minute.” Ryan often attends shows with her grandchildren, or with a group of friends who enjoy music (anything but opera!) as much as she does. They adore the VIP Member Lounge. “I’m not into huge crowds, so to be in that smaller, more intimate atmosphere is a special perk for me,” she insists. “We’ll come over an hour before the show, have a drink and eat the little hors d’ouevres they provide – that’s just perfect for us. “And because I’m treated so well, I might go and see an artist I’ve only heard about, but wouldn’t normally see.” Ryan’s friends often ask why she chose to leave Lower Matecumbe Key, where she and her family had indulged their passion for backwater fishing. “It was time; that’s what I tell people. That was a great time in my life. But I have to say that St. Pete, compared to what it was 20 or 25 years ago, has changed so much. There are so many things to do here that it’s amazing.” Hands down, she prefers the Mahaffey Experience. “I really appreciate the way that members are treated,” she enthuses. “The personal contact and the interaction is incredible. It’s a step above anything else I have experienced. “That personal contact really means a lot to me. I have to believe in something before I support it, and the people that work at The Mahaffey make me believe in it.”

Upcoming Shows Fall and winter may be the busiest time of year at the Mahaffey Theater, but we’ve got great entertainment year-round! As we head into the warm months, our patrons get to see some of the hottest shows! Three of the biggest rhythm ‘n’ blues/hip hop acts of the 1990s join forces Sunday, May 14 for a Mother’s Day show no one in the family will forget. Bell Biv Devoe, the New Jack Swing pioneers who delivered such hits as “Do Me!,” “Poison,” “BBD (I Thought it Was Me)” and “Gangsta,” will be joined by SWV (Sisters With Voices), known for “Right Here/Human Nature” and “I’m So Into You” and En Vogue (“Hold On,” “My Lovin’ You’re Never Gonna Get It” and Don’t Let Go Love”). Also on May 14, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp brings an “unplugged” acoustic show to the Palladium Theater for our “Mahaffey on the Move” series (membership in the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts also entitles you to purchase tickets early for Palladium shows). Stapp’s special guests will be the band Art of Dying, and Jeremy from the group Willet. Back at The Mahaffey, Jamey Johnson – called “one of the greatest country singers of our time” by the Washington Post – performs Thursday, May 25. The 11-time Grammy nominated Johnson scored major hits with “Give it Away” and “In Color.” In 2013, Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named Johnson’s Living For a Song the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year’s best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.) Rock legend Todd Rundgren (“Hello It’s Me,” “Love is the Answer,” “Can We Still Be Friends”) will be onstage Saturday, May 27, in support of his 26th solo album, the brandnew White Knight. Rundgren’s 2016 Mahaffey show was a quick sellout, and a triumph people are still talking about. June 23 brings the great Cuban American jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and nationally-known radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley takes over the Mahaffey stage July 1. And on Aug. 18, it’s La La Land in Concert, a special screening of the Academy Award-winning musical film, accompanied by a live symphony orchestra! A few shows for the 2017 fall season (Loretta Lynn, Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson) have already been announced, but look for the entire 2017-2018 season to be announced at the end of July!



Bell Biv Devoe

En Vogue


Jamey Johnson

May 5 – The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Journey May 9 – Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition May 11 – Class Acts: Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Other Stories May 13: The Florida Orchestra: American Songbook Then & Now May 14 – Bell Biv Devoe, SWV, En Vogue May 14 – Scott Stapp* May 20: The Florida Orchestra: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto May 21 – Studio Dance Company’s SLAM 2017 May 23 - Volunteer usher luncheon May 25 – Jamey Johnson May 27 – Todd Rundgren June 4 – A&G Dance Academy Recital June 23 – Arturo Sandoval July 1 – Rickey Smiley & Friends July 13 – Member Appreciation Event & Open House July 16 – Classic Albums Live: Hotel California* Aug. 16 – The Isley Brothers Aug. 18 – La La Land in Concert Aug. 30 – Classic Albums Live: Breakfast in America* Sept. 20 – Season Preview Luncheon *Palladium Theater

Scott Stapp

Todd Rundgren

Arturo Sandoval

Behind the Bar Every Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts member who’s spent time in our VIP Member Lounge knows Stephanie Henry, who’s been lead bartender since the exclusive enclave had its grand opening in November, 2011. She’s become synonymous with the outstanding, personalized service our members have grown to expect. “There are people who come in that I’ve known for years,” says the bright-eyed Sarasota native with the million-dollar smile. “They’re like family. I’ve watched their kids grow up before my eyes. And there are always a lot of new faces, which is amazing.” Guests can count on Stephanie being on duty during the biggest and busiest shows, sometimes with an assistant to keep things moving briskly. Some nights, she switches out with other bartenders to tackle a regular lobby-bar shift. “Stephanie’s a wonderful part of our team,” says Food and Beverage Manager Greg Fitting. “She’s great with the VIP clientele, and with everybody out in the general public, too – she does really well with them. And people request her all the time.” During her time as a student at the University of Tampa, Stephanie began working on craft beer promotions and marketing. When a friend asked if she’d be willing to help out during opening weekend of the VIP Lounge, she said sure. “I showed up there that night thinking I was doing branding and sampling, and I was in heels and a cocktail dress,” she recalls. “And they were like ‘Oh, you’re bartending.’ So I was bartending in heels! “Then I met Greg, and he asked if I’d be interested in staying on and working there. I said yes – as long as I don’t have to keep wearing heels.”

VOLUNTEER TO HELP DIRECT THE FOUNDATION’S FUTURE Did you know that there are numerous ways you can volunteer to be on Team Mahaffey? Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts President Melissa Hughey’s plans for the 20172018 season include a number of planning and organizing committees, whose missions will be to bolster, strengthen and advance the Foundation and, in turn, The Mahaffey itself. We need your help! First and foremost, Hughey is assembling a volunteer committee to address several key Foundation issues including fundraising, event planning and the creation of a summer camp series for area youngsters in 2018. Also on the front burner is an exclusive gala, in the fall of 2018, featuring a brilliantly catered dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and more. This is sure to be the event of the season – and now’s your chance to help us plan and develop it! A special gala committee is being organized. The Foundation wants to hear your ideas. If you’re interested in being part of one of these exciting volunteer committees – or if you’d like to learn more – contact Christine Feller at 727.308.5121 or


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Backstage Pass, May 2017  

The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts member magazine.