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This week: Pasco

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 16, 2004

PERFORMING ARTS

A VIDEO OF PUCCINI'S "LA BOHEME' will be shown at 12:30 p.m. today at the Centennial Library, 5740 Moog Road, 1.2 miles east of U.S. 19, Holiday. The production by the Australian Opera Chorus and Orchestra sets the opera in 1950s Paris and features pop singer David Hobson as Rodolpho. Admission is free.

"CHICAGO,' a musical, through Feb. 22 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Jan. 29 (just added), Feb. 5, 12 and 19; 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Jan. 24; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and full cash bar. Dinner and show, $38.50; show only, $27.45; ages 12 and younger, $20.95 and $15.95, all plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere 1-888-655-7469.

"BIG BAWDY BURLESQUE,' through Feb. 15 at Angel Cabaret Theatre, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. some Wednesdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours earlier for buffet and cash wine and beer bar. Dinner and show, $35.50; show only, $21.95, plus tax and tip, reservations required. Call (727) 847-0019.

"RAIN,' A DRAMA, continues weekends through Feb. 1 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m., excepts Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

"NIGHT OF THE IGUANA' continues weekends through Feb. 1 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $16. Box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

THE 24TH ANNUAL BROOKSVILLE RAID Civil War reenactment battle and encampments will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation on State Road 50 east of Weeki Wachee. The event also has vendors selling food and items from the era. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for ages 6-17. Call (352) 799-0129.

JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINELLI impersonators Rebecca Young and Suzanne Goulet will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Dr., Port Richey. Admission is $20. Presenter is John Timpanelli Playhouse. Call 849-3758 for tickets.

BARRY MANILOW'S "COPA CABANA' will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Springs Country Club in Trinity. It's the saga of a young girl named Lola who goes to New York City to dance at the Copa, meets a struggling young composer, Tony, and is whisked away to Havana by a mob boss named Rico. Tickets are $20.95, plus tax. Pre-show buffet is available at additional cost. Reservations recommended. Call (727) 372-5411.

THE MOVIE "SEABISCUIT' will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 South Walton Ave., Tarpon Springs. Admission is free.

VISUAL ARTS

WEST PASCO ART GUILD'S annual "Members Water Media Show" continues through Feb. 6 at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A reception honoring the entrants will from 6 to 8 p.m. todayJan. 9. Admission is free.

WORKS BY FOUR ARTISTS continues at Greater New Port Richey Main Street and Progress Energy Arts Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The artists are painter George Holmberg, photographer Kelly M. Maki, potter Christa Stanelun and jeweler Liz Dono. Viewing is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 30.

WORKS BY 19 ARTISTS continue through Jan. 31 in the foyer of the West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road. Most of the paintings can be purchased. The exhibit is sponsored by the Pasco Arts Council.

"BEYOND THE BED: STATE OF THE ART QUILTS' continues through Feb. 21 at Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays), and at the library at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and 2-5 p.m. Sundays). The shows features 50 quilted works by 22 quilters from across Florida. Receptions for the artists are 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pasco Arts Center.

CURTAIN CALLS

AUDITIONS FOR THE OPERA Fallen Fairies will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Roles are for women and girls in singing and speaking roles. Production dates are April 17 and 18. Rehearsals are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call (727) 937-9752 for audition details.

RICHEY SUNCOAST THEATRE and the Pasco Education Foundation, Inc. will hold auditions for high school-aged students who want to be in the variety show, Ticket to Broadway, at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Those who audition should use the material they plan to use for the show, which will be presented Feb. 13, 14 and 15 at the theater. Proceeds from the show will establish a scholarship fund through the foundation for students who plan to study the performing arts. Performers may sing, dance, play a musical instrument or do comedy or drama. They may perform alone or in pairs or groups. Call the theater at 842-6777 or foundation director Chip Wichmanowski at 774-2705 for details.

ANGEL CABARET THEATRE will hold auditions for the comedy Holy Cannoli at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at theater, 5201 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Roles are available for one male and one female who can appear to be between ages 40 and 65 and are "Italian New Yorker" types. Production dates are Feb. 26-March 28. All performers are paid. Those who audition should bring a recent photo and be prepared to read from the script. Call (727) 847-0019.

STAGE WEST COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE will hold auditions for the comedy I Hate Hamlet at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Three men and three women of varying ages are needed. Production dates are May 6-23. Actors will read from the script. Contact director Saul Leibner at (352) 666-0099 for information.

[Last modified January 16, 2004, 01:33:00]


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