Diversions: Coming attractions
By TIMES WIRES
Published February 1, 2007
THROUGH FEB. 18
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.
THROUGH FEB. 16
Pasco Arts Council presents "Dreams, Meditations & Myths: The Art of Patrick Stickney" through Feb. 16 at the council's gallery, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
The Thursday Musicale, a 50-woman nonsectarian chorus, will present a concert at 2 p.m. at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey. Guest performer is singer Stephanie Wells. Donations accepted.
Paintings of European scenes by Karen L. Hayne will be exhibited Feb. 1-27 in the UpStairs Gallery at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Free.
A youth talent show, "Ticket to Broadway," will be presented by Richey Suncoast Theatre and the Pasco Education Foundation, Inc. at the theater, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Profits provide scholarships for students majoring in the performing arts. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call (727) 842-6777 or go by the box office between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and an hour before each show.
Singer Rob Garrett will perform "The King of Diamonds," a tribute to Neil Diamond, at a dinner show at the Polish American Pulaski Assn., 4616 Darlington Road, Holiday. Opening is singer-comedian-impressionist Christopher John. Dinner is from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., followed by the show. Dinner and show, $22. Call Leona at (727) 376-8149 or Bea at 785-6296.
Women artists will be featured in "A Woman's Work Is Never Done" at the Progress Energy Art Gallery, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Friday with a reception. The gallery is open noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays.
Hudson Regional Library will present actor Ersula Odom portraying Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune at 2 p.m. at the library, 8012 Library Road (off Fivay Road), Hudson. Dr. Bethune, who died in 1955, was a civil rights activist, educator and founder of Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls (now Bethune-Cookman College) and vice president of the NAACP.
The Heritage Arts Center Association will present the "Moonlight and Ivory" concert at 2 p.m. ($15) and 7 p.m. ($25) on Saturday at the Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. The event starts with an art show and refreshments, followed by the show. For tickets, call (352) 523-0305 or (352) 567-3460.
The Lovell Sisters Band will play a fusion of bluegrass, folk, country and contemporary music at 8 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $18; center members and students, $16, reserved seating. Call (727) 942-5605.
Richey Concert Band will present a concert at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The program includes the Carpenters' Close to You, Hello, Dolly, Strangers in the Night, White Silver Sands, Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo, plus marches and an overture. Admission is $2. Parking is free.
"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
The trio "Cover to Cover" will perform pop favorites and do comedy at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Members are Louis Fortunato, Susan Falcone and Michael D'Aquino. Admission is $5. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call (727) 842-6777.
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. Free.
Comedy hypnotist Ken Whitener and comic G. David Howard will star in "Two...Much Funny!" at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus tax and tip. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The show is for ages 18 and older. Call (888) 655-7469.
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.
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; 19-21
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, $42.50, plus tax and tip. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free 1-888-655-7469.
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 the time, nightly Torchlight Tourneys, food vendors and other era-appropriate activities.
FEB. 16 and 17
The Vagina Monologues will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Dade City Woman's Club, 37922 Palm Avenue, Dade City. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance (call Terri O'Brien or Trish Kley at 352-521-3358) or $30 at the door, open seating. The performances will raise money for the Sunrise Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center.
The comedy-drama Same Time, Next Year will play weekends at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10. Call (352) 683-5113.
The "Bright Star Senior Talent Show" will be presented at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge. Tickets are $5 and available at any CARES center, at Bright House Networks offices or at the door. Call (727) 844-3077 or (727) 856-5129, ext. 81255.