Trumpeting a new season

By Times Staff
Published September 15, 2006

Hernando Performing Arts Guild

Concerts are at the Hernando High School Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Tickets are $18 per show, $60 for the season (five shows). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with all shows beginning at 7. Ticket and information hotline: 799-5577.

Nov. 11: The Shenanigans, comedy variety show.

Dec. 16: Southern Exposure Jazz Christmas Show.

Jan. 20: The Sounds of Harry James Orchestra and the Andrews Sisters, featuring Charly Raymond.

Feb. 9: Red, Hot and Blue.

March 2: New Odyssey, comedy, music and variety.

Community Performing Arts Guild

Performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. at Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Guild subscriber season passes will be available for pickup at the church between 9 a.m. and noon Oct. 17, 24 and 31. A limited number of free tickets are available for most shows and are distributed well in advance of the concert dates. The first public ticket distribution will be Oct. 31. For ticket information, call Phyllis at 544-1068.

Nov. 11: Chris Michaels, variety music show.

Dec. 16: Paul Todd holiday concert.

Jan. 13: The Blackwoods, country gospel group.

Feb. 3: The Hughes Brothers (subscriber-only show).

Feb. 24: Bob Milne, ragtime piano.

March 3: To be announced.

March 17: Cahal Dunne - "It's Grand To Be Irish".

The Hernando Symphony Orchestra

Concerts are at the performing arts centers at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, and Hernando High School, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville. Season subscription tickets are $27. Individual seats are $10. Call 597-9555 for tickets and information. The orchestra's Web site is at www.hernandosymphony.com.

"Love at the Holidays": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Hernando High Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Springstead Theater.

"A Salute to the Movies": 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Hernando High Performing Arts Center; 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Springstead Theater.

Young Artists concerts: 7:30 p.m. April 21, Hernando High Performing Arts Center; 2 p.m. April 22 and 7:30 p.m. April 24, Springstead Theater.

Brookridge Entertainment Series

All shows are at 7 p.m. at the Brookridge community clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. Season tickets are $88 for Brookridge residents, $104 for nonresidents. Single general seats are $15 each. For information or season tickets, call Barbara at 597-4620.

Oct. 12: Cahal Dunne and the Irish Dancers.

Nov. 9: Sounds of Harry James and the Andrew Sisters, featuring Charly Raymond.

Dec. 14: Synd' Cats holiday show.

Jan. 11: The Diamonds, vocal group.

Feb. 8: The Vogues, vocal group.

March 8: Red Hot and Blue, comedy, variety.

April 12: 4:2: Five, vocal group.

May 10: David Glickman and Jeanne Alexis.

Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center

10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey (turn south off Ridge Road at the traffic signal at the college entrance, go to the end of the street, then turn left and follow the circle around to the performing arts center parking lot). Ticket prices and times vary by show. Tickets can be purchased online at www.phcc.edu/tix, by mail, or by phone at (727) 816-3707. Tickets are also on sale at the PHCC bookstore in New Port Richey or at the box office one hour before the show, if available.

8 p.m. Oct. 14: The Outlaws, Southern rock group, concert and scholarship endowment fundraiser. Tickets are $50 for the show and a reception afterward; $25 show only.

8 p.m. Oct. 28: Seals & Seals, with Grammy nominees Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts (Summer Breeze, Diamond Girl) and Dan Seals of England Dan & John Ford Coley (I'd Really Love to See You Tonight). Tickets are $50 for show and reception, $25 for show only.

2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 28: Social Security, the 1986 Broadway comedy about a zany family whose members interfere in each other's lives. Tickets are $22 center section, $20 outer sections, $16 floor (folding chairs).

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9: Ozark Mountain Christmas Show, featuring Branson, Mo., performers the Yearys. Tickets are $20, $18, and $16.

8 p.m. Jan. 20: The Von Trapp Children, the grandchildren of the family made famous in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. Tickets are $35, $32, and $26.

7 p.m. Jan. 1: Gaelic Storm, the Celtic band in steerage in the movie Titanic, sings Celtic ballads and rousing dance tunes adding madcap humor. Tickets are $25, $22, $18.

2 p.m. Feb. 10: The Living Legends of American Bandstand, starring James Marvell of Mercy (Love Can Make You Happy); Troy Shondell (Still Loving You); and George Galfo's Mystics (Hushaby, White Cliffs of Dover). Wear an outfit from the 1950s or '60s and win a prize. Tickets are $30, $25, $20.

7 p.m. Feb. 17: Livingston Taylor, folk and acoustic artist (Liv, Best of Friends). Tickets are $25, $20 and $18.

8 p.m. Feb. 24: Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Manchester (You Should Hear How She Talks About You, Midnight Blue). Tickets are $32, $28, and $22.

7 p.m. March 16: Santa Fe Guitar Quartet from Argentina, classical, tango and South American folk. Tickets are $18 and $16.

Festivals, special events

Oct. 13-15: Hernando Cattlemen's Association Rodeo and Barbecue Festival. For information, call 279-2435 or 279-7139 or visit www.hernandocattlemen.com.

Oct. 19-22: St. Joan of Arc Ethnic Festival, on the church grounds at 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 688-0663.

Nov. 9-12: Riverhawk Music Festival, Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake on Myers Road. Tickets are $15 on Nov. 9 and 12, $25 on Nov. 10 and 11 (evening) and $45 for all day on Nov. 11. Camping is available at extra cost. Call (863) 984-8445.

Nov. 23-26: Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake on Myers Road. Tickets are $8 on Nov. 23, $20 on Nov. 24 and 25, and $12 on Nov. 26. Camping with or without hookups is available. Call (352) 754-3082 or (813) 985-2780.

March 9-11: The Will McLean Music Festival, Sertoma Youth Ranch, south of Spring Lake on Myers Road. Admission is $18 on March 10; $15 on March 11. Camping is available. Call (352) 465-7208. Order weekend tickets for $25 online at www.willmclean.com; click on "order tickets online."

Three weeks ago, Steppin' Out presented a preview of musicals, plays and variety shows coming to local venues in the coming months. Today, we present "Seasons II," a look at concerts, shows and many of the major festivals and entertainment events in the Hernando County area during the 2006-07 season. Dates and times are subject to change.