Shows for every fan coming to Mahaffey Theater this year

These are some of the big shows coming in the New Year.

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Swan Lake

Jan. 6

With music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, this ballet classic is based on Russian folklore and German legend. The story follows a young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Jan. 17

Presenting the music of Pink Floyd in a special way. Experience the hits and other tracks accompanied by the psychedelic images that are the band’s signature. Driven by cutting-edge effects, full-color lasers, multiscreen video projection, concert-quality sound and lighting, audiences are surrounded by an array of displays, choreographed to the master recordings.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Jan. 22

The famous big band brings timeless classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction” back to the stage. More than 20 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable sound music lovers remember.

Penn and Teller

Feb. 1

For more than 40 years, they have redefined the genre of magic and invented their own niche in comedy. With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and hundreds of appearances on established TV shows, this enduring team shows no signs of slowing down. They host the series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”  on the CW Network, on which up-and-comers and veterans try to fool the hosts for a chance to star in the duo’s Las Vegas stage show. This is a rescheduled show from August 2018.

The Florida Orchestra Gala Concert:
An Evening with Seal

Feb. 9

The four-time Grammy Award-winner is joined by orchestra music director Michael Francis, who will conduct an evening of American standards and soulful music to benefit the orchestra’s community and artistic initiatives.

Abba Mania

Feb. 12

Still humming “Mamma Mia 2” tunes? Then this show is a must-see. Abba’s timeless songs were written to be enjoyed live, and that’s what Abba Mania provides—two hours of uplifting, dance-inducing and sometimes-heartbreaking songs, live with fantastic staging, lighting and effects.

BB Blues Band
and Tito Jackson

Feb. 15

The pop music figure, who made his name with the Jackson Five, teams up with B.B. King’s Blues Band to tour and promote his newest album as he carries on the family name.

Sarah Brightman

Feb. 19

Known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover movement, Brightman has sold more than 30 million albums and singles around the world. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has racked up more than 180 gold and platinum awards in more than 40 countries. She is also known for her star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

Shen Yun

Feb. 20-24

Heroes, mischief and miracles—everyone likes a good story. Chinese culture has 5,000 years of them. Folktales, legends, and timeless classics make up this magical world. Its heroes—a quirky monk, a fearless general, a mischievous monkey—fly up to the heavens, split mountains and visit deep-sea palaces. Dive into the action-filled stories embodying the wisdom and virtues of ancient China. Classical Chinese dance, with its elegance, vividness and athleticism, is the perfect way to bring these stories to life. The dancers’ seamless interaction with animated backdrops puts audiences inside the story and in another time and place.

Celtic Woman

March 13

The Grammy Award-nominated group celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, combining musical talent with epic stage production for a uniquely inspiring live experience.


March 21

A tribute to the music of Billy Joel. Since 2011, Turnstiles has performed to thousands of enthusiastic Joel fans all over the country, and is met with rave reviews. Considered one of the top Joel tribute acts, Turnstiles’ renditions will please passionate Joel fans.

The Australian BeeGees

March 31

It’s “Saturday Night Fever” every night with the Australian Bee Gees Show. One of the most successful acts in musical history is re-created in a 75-minute multimedia event, which features such hits as “Staying Alive,”  “You Should Be Dancing,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” and “Jive Talkin.’ ” The performers authentic take on the trio’s clothes, style and moves showcases five decades of success as rock and disco pioneers, while audiences’ groove to the music and are immersed in the era.

1964 … The Tribute

April 5

It’s a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. The Beatles tribune band is hailed by critics and fans as authentic and endearing. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 re-creates an early Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.

One Night of Queen

April 28

Great Britain’s Gary Mullen & the Works re-create a complete Queen concert, with all the pomp, power and unforgettable songs of one of rock’s greatest bands. Between “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen” and “We Are the Champions,” they will rock you.

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