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Diversions: Coming attractions

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN
Published May 16, 2007


THROUGH MAY 27

'The Music Man' continues weekends through May 27 at 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

Neil Simon's newest comedy 45 Seconds from Broadway continues weekends through May 27 at 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.

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 younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. Call toll-free 1-888-655-74

SATURDAY

The Faith United Methodist Church will hold its annual Corn Festival from noon to 5 p.m. 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 toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

JUNE 3

Progress Energy Art Gallery and Greater New Port Richey Main Street will hold "A Sinful Sunday" with soulful, singin' blues singer Julie Black. A VIP party at the art gallery starts at noon ($30 for cocktails and buffet, an "Angel for Blues" T-shirt and CD and a ticket to the show). The show at Richey Suncoast Theatre is at 2 p.m., with tickets at $5. Those who attend are asked to bring donations of usable items for the SPCA of West Pasco, Inc. (laundry detergent, bleach, soaps, trash bags, cat litter, blankets, towels, garden hoses and nozzles, animal safe toys, treats and collars).

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.