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Diversions: Coming attractions

By TIMES STAFF
Published January 6, 2007


Through JAN. 21

The farce 'Charley's Aunt' continues weekends at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15. 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.

The musical 'Victor/Victoria' continues at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and some Thursdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for cash bar and included buffet. Shows are also at 1:15 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

Progress Energy Art Gallery and Greater New Port Richey Main Street continue an exhibit of whimsical paper sculptures by Kim Michelle Coakley at the gallery at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The gallery will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

An exhibit of fabric art by June Colburn will be in the Forum Room at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 230 Grand Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Ms. Colburn will give a lecture on fabrics and quilting at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Exhibit hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 27. Other times are by appointment. Call Rose Larsen at (727) 845-1650.

THROUGH FEB. 6

"Alternative Fusions" by Glen Trumble will be exhibited at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Fine Arts Gallery on the east end of the campus library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The process fuses photographs with computer imagery. For access to the gallery, inquire at the library desk. Call (727) 816-3418

JAN. 16 AND 23

Suncoast Harmony Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will hold a weekly program of barbershop style singing and dancing for women ages 18 through 80 at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and Jan. 23 at the Gulf High School chorus room, 5335 School Road, New Port Richey. The group will give a concert on March 10 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge. Neither musical training nor ability to read music is required. Carpools are available from many locations. Call Cathy at (727) 542-7860.

SUNDAY

The Joe Piscopo Show: The television, film, theater and nightclub comic will perform at a dinner show at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7, show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.50, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

TUESDAY-FEB. 16

Pasco Arts Council will present "Dreams, Meditations & Myths: The Art of Patrick Stickney" from Tuesday through Feb. 16 at the council's gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A meet-the-artist reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

TUESDAY

Retro folk singers Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson will perform ancient ballads of the British Isles and their Appalachian counterparts at 6 p.m. at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

WEDNESDAY

The trio "Cover to Cover" will perform comedy and popular songs at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Members are Louis Fortunato, Susan Falcone and Michael D'Aquino. Tickets are $5, reserved seating. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show, starting today Call (727) 842-6777.

THURSDAY-Jan. 28

The comedy "Auntie Mame" will be presented at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27; and at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays starting Friday. Call (727) 842-6777.

THURSDAY

Bluesmen Lucky Peterson and Sarasota Slim will perform together for the first time in 15 years at the Bourbon Street Concert Club at 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. The club is at 4431 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

FRIDAY-FEB. 1

A transparent watercolor exhibit will open with a "Meet the Artist Gathering" from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at West Pasco Art Guild's gallery, 6206 Jefferson St., New Port Richey. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 1.

JAN. 20

Classic guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform the music he played at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York at 3 p.m. at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

JAN. 20

Chasco Fiesta Talent Search auditions for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians and other entertainers ages 5 through 25 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. For information and application forms, go to SBray Productions at www.sbray.com. For audition appointment, call (727) 842-7651. Winners will perform on March 25 at the Chasco Fiesta.

JAN. 20

The Von Trapp Children, the grandchildren of the family made famous in the Broadway musical, The Sound of Music, will perform folk songs, spirituals, classical and tunes from the movie at 8 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $26-$32, available online at www.phcc.edu/tix or by phone at (727) 816-3707 (limited hours) or at the center box office one hour before the show.

JAN. 21

Richey Community Orchestra will perform "Fabulous Fifties" with crooner Gary Edwards doing songs made famous by Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Tom Jones and others, at 3 p.m. at (new location) the Knight of Columbus Hall, K of C Drive, Port Richey (go east one street south of Ridge Road). Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866.

JAN. 21

The S & S Duo: Pianist Sue Bond and organist Sheila Heinrichs will perform at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19 (a mile north of State Road 52), Hudson. Admission is free, but a donation will be accepted.

JAN. 21

Gaelic Storm, the party band in steerage in the movie Titanic, will sing Celtic ballads and rousing dance tunes at 7 p.m. at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $18 to $25 and available online at www.phcc.edu/tix or by phone at (727) 816-3707 (limited hours) or at the box office one hour before the show.

FEB. 9-MARCH 12

"Waiting for Guacamole," an exhibit of avocado images by Elizabeth Indianos, will be at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Art Gallery at the east end of the campus library building, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. A reception that includes excerpts from the artist's play, Waiting for Guacamole, will be on Feb. 9.

FEB. 10

The Living Legends of 'American Bandstand' will perform at 2 p.m. at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $20 to $30 and available online at www.phcc.edu/tix or by phone at (727) 816-3707 (limited hours) or at the box office one hour before the show.

FEB. 11

Richey Community Orchestra will perform "Tour of Italy," a multimedia presentation featuring soprano Susan Falcone and baritone Lothar Bergeest doing Neapolitan favorites, at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Call (727) 919-3866.

FEB. 13-15

The Jackie Mason Show: The stand-up comedian will do his unique style of political satire and observations of everyday life at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter-mile north of the Pasco-Hernando border). Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Dinner and show, $39.95, plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 16-18

Shakespeare by the River: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) will highlight the second annual Shakespeare by the River festival in Sims Park and at Richey Suncoast Theatre in New Port Richey. The play will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18. Other events are the movie The Two Gentlemen of Verona shown at the indoor theater, talks on history and music of time, nightly Torchlight Tourneys, food vendors and other era-appropriate activities.

FEB. 17

Folk singer Livingston Taylor (Best of Friends) will perform at 7 p.m. at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $18 to $25 and available online at www.phcc.edu/tix or by phone at (727) 816-3707 (limited hours) or at the box office one hour before the show.

FEB. 18

The 20th annual Festival of Choirs Concert will be presented at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church-Hudson, 13123 U.S. 19 (one mile north of State Road 52), Hudson. Choirs from five area churches will each sing two anthems and then combine to sing religious songs.

FEB. 24

Grammy-winning singer Melissa Manchester (Midnight Blue; Don't Cry Out Loud) will perform at 8 p.m. at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $22 to $32 and available online at www.phcc.edu/tix or by phone at (727) 816-3707 (limited hours) or at the box office one hour before the show.

MARCH 9-11

The Will McLean Music Festival will be held at Sertoma Youth Ranch northwest of Dade City. Events include Florida folk singers, arts, crafts, poetry, storytelling and Florida Cracker foods. 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."