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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 10, 2007


TODAY THROUGH MAY 27

'The Music Man' will be presented by Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 727 842-6777.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 27

Neil Simon's newest comedy 45 Seconds from Broadway will be presented by Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.stagewest.net, click on TicketLeap, or at the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

TODAY

Giggles Comedy Club will present comic Dale Hoffman (Days of Our Lives) and feature Erick James from 8:30 to 10 p.m. May 10 in the Trio Lounge at Quality Inn Hotel, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Tickets are $8 ($4 for hotel guests). Dinner is available until 9 p.m. at additional cost. Call (727) 847-9005 for tickets and reservations.

MAY 11, 12 AND 13

The 16th annual Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow by the Sumter Native American Family Tribe will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 11 and 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at Withlacoochee Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. The festival features drumming, dancing, arts, crafts, children's games, musicians, the West Wind Riders marching horse band and other Native American events. Admission is $2.

MAY 11, 12 AND 24

The Cotee River Seafood Festival & Bright House Networks Boat Show will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in and around Sims Park in New Port Richey. Friday features live music; Saturday and Sunday events include live music, fishing and boating demonstrations, Miss Daisy boat tours, games for kids, food and beverage vendors and nautical and nature themed hand-crafted items. Admission is free, but a $2 donation will be requested.

MAY 13

The New Dawn Singers will perform a Mothers' Day Celebration matinee on May 13 at The Palace Grand, 275 Della Court (off U.S. 19 a quarter mile north of the Pasco-Hernando county line), Spring Hill. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., dinner at noon, show at 1:15 p.m. Dinner and show, $42.50, plus tax. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

MAY 13

A DVD of Laurent Petitgirard's first opera, Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. May 13 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art video room, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free.

MAY 15

Seniors Are Someone Special (SASSY) will present four hours of live entertainment in honor of mothers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Gulf View Square Mall center court. Entertainers include Tommy Russo, Jaime Perlow, Dennis Boff and Stan Prinston. The "Mother of the Year" will be announced.

MAY 19

The Faith United Methodist Church will hold its annual Corn Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on May 19 at the church, 12128 State Road 52, Hudson. The day includes Crimson and a country-western trio, crafts, the Truck Stop Ministry, an apple pie baking contest and door prizes. Dinner of home-grown corn and ham is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 5 through 12; and family tickets for $20.

JUNE 1-AUG. 3

Work by Pasco County Artists will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. Awards will be presented at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on June 8. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

JUNE 1-JULY 8

The comedy-farce 'Rumors' by Neil Simon will be presented matinees and evenings at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. 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.

JULY 13-AUG. 26

The rollicking musical 'Ain't Misbehavin', a tribute to Thomas "Fats" Waller, will be presented in matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. 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.

AUGUST 11

Singer-impressionist Rich Natole will perform at a dinner show at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson, on Aug. 11. Dinner is at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Natole's act includes impressions of Larry King, Jay Leno, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and others. Tickets are $26, reservations required. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call (727) 868-2994.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 23

The comedy-farce 'Greater Tuna, ' starring Matthew McGee and Candler Budd, will be presented in matinees and evenings at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. 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.

Send entertainment items for Diversions: Coming Attractions to Barbara L. Fredricksen, St. Petersburg Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34667 or e-mail to fredricksen@sptimes.com.