This week: PascoBy Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published November 15, 2002
CENTENNIAL OPERA GROUP will view a video of Leos Janacek's Kat'a Kabanova at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, (1.2 miles east of U.S. 19), Holiday. It's the story of a suffocating matriarch, her spineless son and the anxieties of his wife Kat'a. Soprano Nancy Gustafson sings the title role. No admission charge; bring chair cushions.
"MY FAIR LADY,' a musical in two acts, concludes Sunday at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Doors open two hours before each show for double buffet and full service cash bar. Dinner and show, $37.50; show only, $26.45. Ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95, all plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere 1-888-655-7469.
"AIN'T MISBEHAVIN,' the Fats Waller musical revue, continues through Nov. 24 at the Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $32.50; show only, $19.95. Ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95. Call (727) 847-0019.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL will be held at Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey from 6 to 10 p.m. today and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, crafts, music, sports tournaments, obstacle course, pony rides, 25-foot slide, dance, theatrical shows, prizes and food. Everything is free.
KIP WINGER OF WINGER AND RANDY JACKSON of Zebra! will perform today at Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4431 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (727) 843-0686.
FLORIDA LYRIC OPERA singers Constantine Grame, Kevin Nickorick, Donna DeLaine and David Powers will perform Broadway show tunes, popular favorites and songs from The Barber of Seville at a concert luncheon Saturday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Social hour is followed by lunch at noon and then the entertainment. Tickets are $16.50, including tax and tip. Call (727) 578-1657.
THE HIGHWAYMEN: African-American Florida Landscape Artists author Gary Monroe will talk about his book and show slides of the artists' work at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson (off Fivay Road). Admission is free.
GOODTIME DIXIELAND REVIEW will perform Saturday at a dinner show at Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner of roast pork is at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Prime seating is $22; other tables, $20. Tickets available at the lodge office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Call (727) 868-2994.
THE DRIFTERS (There Goes My Baby, Save the Last Dance for Me) will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $12-$16 and available at the campus bookstore from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays or at the center box office an hour before the show. Call (727) 816-3241.
THE MAN WHO INSPIRED DUSTIN HOFFMAN'S Rain Man, Kim Peek, will be featured speaker at a buffet dinner on Sunday at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey. The buffet of chicken and steak by Outback Steakhouse will be served at 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. After the meals, Peek, who is not autistic, but is a megasavant with total recall capabilities, will discuss and answer questions on a variety of subjects, including world history, current events, professional sports, music, literature, geography, telephone systems and television. Dinner and discussion, $20 a person, $35 for two, or $175 for 10. Call (727) 847-2555.
SINGER LISA DONOVAN will perform Hollywood Hits with the Richey Community Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The program also features the Chasco Spotlight Kids and orchestral songs from Evita, Titanic and Star Trek. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 919-3866. Tickets may be available at the door.
THE BARBER SHOP QUARTET, Herb James and the Charmonizers, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey. The group sings and tells jokes. Admission is $3.
THE MUSICAL "MAME' continues through Nov. 24 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.
A BONFIRE AND BUDDY VERDI CONCERT will conclude the fall series of Concerts on the Beach at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs. Bring beverages, picnics and folding chairs. There is no admission charge, but a donation will be accepted.
CONTESTANTS IN THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE contest at Pioneer Florida Museum must have their entry forms to the museum by Nov. 22 and their creations to the museum between noon and 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Entries in this first "Cracker Shack Gingerbread House Contest" will be judged Dec. 3. First prize is $100; second is $50; third is $10. Call (352) 567-0262 for contest rules.
SINGERS, DANCERS, COMEDIANS AND MUSICIANS ages 5 through 20 are invited to vie for audition spots for the 2003 Chasco Fiesta. Application blanks are at www.sbray.com, click on "Talent Search" (no phones calls accepted). The completed form must be mailed by Nov. 29. From those, 30 will be selected from Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties (for a total of 120) to be videotaped and screened (at no charge) by professionals to select the final 30 to be in the Chasco show. Taping will be Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 in Clearwater. Performance date is March 21 in New Port Richey's Sims Park.
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