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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARABARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 14, 2007


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.

THROUGH MAY 27

'Swingtime Canteen', a musical tribute to the music of World War II, continues matinees and evenings through May 27 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $42.50; show only, $31.45; ages 12 and youngers, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-74

TUESDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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-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.

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.

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.

AUG. 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.

AUG. 31-OCT. 6

'Theresa Villani: Sculptural Abstractions' will be at the Pasco Art Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception with the artist is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

SEPT. 21-22

Shady Hills Family Center will hold its 12th annual Septemberfest and Concert in the Park with Wiley Fox from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be a Trash and Treasures sale, food concessions, a chili cook-off, classic car show and games. County social service agencies will have information booths with advisers. Businesses and agencies that want to participate should call Tammy Castillo at (727) 868-1966.

OCT. 5-NOV. 7

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic 'South Pacific' 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.

OCT. 12-NOV. 10

Vahak Sarkis: Sculpture will be at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception with the artist is from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free.

OCT. 13

Singer-impressionist Mark Ralston will headline the dinner show at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

NOV. 10

Trumpeter Charly Raymond and the Apple Blossoms will do a tribute to Harry James and the Andrews Sisters at Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

NOV. 22-DEC. 25

A Show Palace Christmas 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.

DEC. 8

Pianist-singer Martin Preston will perform a tribute to Liberace at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Opening act is singer William Garon. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

2008

JAN. 4-FEB. 24

'The Full Monty, ' a musical comedy, 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.

JAN. 12

The Red Hot Jubilee Jam musical variety show will be at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. The show has tributes to Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball and New York City. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

JAN. 28

The Village People (Y.M.C.A., Macho Man) will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, premium seating (front tables) is $75.95; other tables, $65.95, both plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 4

Singer-actor Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman, 1976-79) and comedian John Byner will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Doors open at 6 p.m. for cash bar and buffet. Dinner and show, premium seating (front rows), $69.95; other seats, $54.95, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

FEB. 9

British comedian Jimmy Keys will do jokes and impersonations of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and others at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

FEB. 29-APRIL 13

'Kiss Me, Kate, ' with music by Cole Porter and book by Bella and Samuel Spewack, 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 at 1-888-655-7469.

MARCH 8

The Four Aces (not the original four, but the group with legal right to use the name) will sing at the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520, 9135 Denton Ave., Hudson. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Premium seating, $28; general seating, $26. Visit or call the box office at the lodge building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; call (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.

APRIL 18-MAY 25

'Big, Bad, Bawdy Burlesque, ' with music and lyrics by Joe Camper and sketches by 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.

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